Off The Record...
On this, their second album, the Boston band seems to be settling into a nice
groove. Musically, the riffs and changes are solid, the production is crystal
clear and powerful, and while Tony Rambola is an adept guitarist, he wisely
chooses not to overdo it. When he does decide to stomp on his wah-wah and let
loose a bit, as on the title track, he makes his point and them lets Erna
reclaim his spot centerstage. Godsmack are something of a more straight-ahead
Deftones and their loud n proud and uncluttered modern metal approach should
please fans of Sabbath, Metallica, and Alice in Chains. A very strong effort.
At The Movies...
Get ready for some real grrrl power. Three dangerous (and very lovely) women are
off to save the world. Who are they? Their names are Dylan, Natalie and Alex and
they work for a man named Charlie. And here's some really exciting news, the
girls didn't just kick butt on camera. Drew Barrymore has taken on a whole new
job as producer. And what can you expect in this movie? High-tech tools, fast
cars, dangerous computer technology, kidnapping and many, many karate kicks. But
dont look for any guns, the Angels only use their bodies and wits as weapons.
Mel Brooks was at the peak of his directing powers when he mounted Young
Frankenstein. Considered to be one of his most successful outings, this
parody/homage of the great horror films of Hollywood's Golden Era still holds up
today. The film is shot in black and white to heighten the effect and contains
some of the
best performances ever by Teri Garr, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman
and Madeline Kahn. In addition to theatrical trailers and TV spots, there are
deleted scenes, and on-set bloopers, and production photos.
Despite rumors to the contrary, John Malkovich
will not be playing the Green Goblin in the upcoming Spider-Man
British actress Julie Walters has been added to the cast of the Harry
Potter feature film. Walters will play Mrs. Weasley, the mother of Harry's best
The WB Network has placed an order for nine more episodes of Roswell.
That gives the teen sci-fi drama a full season of 22 episodes.
Harrison Ford and his wife of 17 years,
screenwriter Melissa Mathison, have separated.
Theater owners have adopted new guidelines blocking
trailers for R-rated movies and strengthening policies to prevent children under
17 from seeing restricted films.
CBS stations in some of the nation's biggest
television markets have relegated Dr. Laura to the pre-dawn hours, a
likely death knell for the troubled talk show.
Jurassic Park author Michael Crichton has finished work on his first
computer game, Timeline. The 3-D game follows a group of students as the travel
back to 14th century France to save their lost professor.
Buffy star Sarah Michelle Gellar is thinking about appearing with
real-life beau Freddie Prinze Jr. in the upcoming live-action Scooby Doo
film. Gellar would play Daphne and Prinze would portray Fred. I thought Fred was
After weak album sales for her new CD, Kathie Lee
Gifford could use a promo boost from her former TV home, Live, but the
syndicated show sure doesn't need her. Ratings have been up, and a constant
stream of fill-in co-hosts such as Bernadette Peters and Survivor's
Sue Hawk have kept things pretty lively. Now execs at the morning talk fest
have banned the perky former co-host from making an appearance on the newly
redubbed Live With Regis. The for-the-record reason given for the Gifford snub
is that any reference to her might derail efforts to find a new co-host for
Alice Cooper is preparing new material for a new album,
tentatively titled Spirits Rebellious, which he hopes to begin recording in
December-January and release next year.
The Black Crowes are discussing a possible co-headlining tour of the
States this summer with British popsters Oasis.