Off The Record...
Our Dystopian Lives
Brave New World
Our Dystopian Lives is powerful, speedy, lean, and melodic with great production
and skilled musicianship. Brave New World immediately puts the pedal to the
floor with I'll be Myself which is also the premiere video for the band as well.
Life gives punchy time changes framing perfect pop melodies leading to a
hard-core chorus. Dr. Arnot plays some hot guitar that should keep all the
shred-starved maniacs gratified, while Quazi lets loose a barrage of jugular
popping vocal daggers. This will be the year they reach a broader audience,
primarily by continuing with the positive and unabashed original music that they
deliver both live and on disc.
One Rainy Night
Grab your raincoat and your shotgun, there's black rain a comin' in Richard Laymon's One Rainy Night. Laymon, the author of the classic horror novels
Resurrection Dreams, Quake, and Bite brings on the mayhem in this twisted tale
of people gone insane. The racially motivated murder of a high school boy has
opened the doorway to revenge on the town of Bixby and it looks like every
resident will end up as so much chop meat before the storm clouds pass. One
Rainy Night is a definite page-turner with a brisk pace and plenty of hideous
Snow Falling On Cedars
A murder mystery unfolds on a small island off the Puget Sound in the Pacific
Northwest, bringing up painful memories of the Japanese-American internment
during WWII. When a fisherman turns up dead, all suspicions turn to an American
man of Japanese descent and the ensuing trial, covered by a reporter who is
secretly in love with the accused man's wife turns into a whirl of unresolved
emotional conflicts. Michael Caine captured a well-deserved Oscar for his
Brave New World are
poised to conquer the masses with their new album, Our Dystopian Lives. The CD
is fresh off the presses and available in all record stores. Look for a crazy
live performance at an all ages CD/video release party June 16 at the Apollo.
sequel to the 1990 romantic comedy that made Julia Roberts star may be in
the works. Roberts and Richard Gere are in discussions for Pretty
Woman 2 along with director Garry Marshall. One stalling point is the
buget it would take to reunite the trio. Roberts talent would command $20
million plus 5 percent to return, which Gere would like to see matched.
Marshall would need $10 million in addition to 2 percent of the gross to direct.
Christina Ricci will co-produce and star in the lead role in the big
screen adaptation of the Adrenalynn comic book series. Joel Silver (The
Matrix sequels) will collaborate on the project with Ricci for Warner Brothers.
According to Tunisian officials, director George Lucas will be returning
to the Tunisian desert in October or early November to film segments of Star
Wars: Episode II. Tunisia has served as the location for the desert planet
Tatooine in the original Star Wars and last year's Star Wars: Episode I.
The USA Network has scheduled the premiere of three new action series to replace
the recently canceled La Femme Nikita and Pacific Blue. The two
half-hour comedies Kill! Kill! Kill! and Manhattan, AZ will begin
airing July 23 in the Sunday 9 and 9:30 PM timeslots. The hour-long drama The
Huntress starring Annette O'Toole will debut the following Wednesday
at 10 PM.
On the official Harry Potter movie website, Warner Brothers has put out a
casting call for British children aged 9 to 11 to fill the roles of the
characters from J.K. Rowling's popular children's books. The site asks
youngsters who look like Harry Potter to send photos and videotapes of
themselves reading passages from Rowling's Harry Potter novels.
Marvel exec Avi Arad confirmed that Green Goblin and Doctor Octopus
will be the villains in the upcoming Spider-Man feature film. Casting for
the movie should be underway in the next 60 days.
A seven-disc, Collector's Edition version of the first season of The X-Files is now available on DVD. The season that started a cultural phenomenon ran
from Sept. 10, 1993 to May 13, 1994. All 24 season one episodes, including the
pilot, are available in the set. Each disc has four 48-minute shows.
A fourth Scream movie is said to be in the works. An e-mail, apparently
from director Wes Craven, to the Dark Horizons Web site says he's been
contacted by Dimension Films about another installment of the popular slasher