Off The Record...
Ain't Life Grand
Never one to concern himself with reinvention, Slash knows what he does, knows
what his fans like, and wants to continue to thrive, learn, and improve within
that realm. Make no mistake, that realm is straight-up, bluesy hard rock. The
resultant, riffy, groovin', drivin' sound is familiar to anyone who has made
Guns N' Roses part of their listening diet. The hour-long album is a very
satisfying chunk of traditional hard rock music, done to perfection with no
apologies. Those who have been waiting for something in this vein should be
significantly blown away.
In the deeper reaches of the Mariana Trench lies the Megalodon shark, a
prehistoric creature not found anywhere else in he world. That is until humans
interfered and captured an infant Meg. Dubbed Angel by his keepers, the Meg has
been imprisoned for the last four years in a Monterey marina where he appears in
three shows a day. However, during his captivity, Angel has grown to the point
that he easily destroys his steel door barrier and escapes, but not before he
has a tasty morsel of humans. The Trench, the sequel
to Meg, is an entertaining tale of gripping non-stop horror.
This political suspense film about a U.S. President trying to decide whether to
drop a nuclear bomb is psychologically fascinating and benefits from strong
performances by its key players. There's plenty here to keep the average
moviegoer interested, but this is really a thinking-person's film. Like a game
of chess that's played in the diner during the blizzard, international diplomacy
involves strategy beyond comparison. It's not just a King you're playing to
capture, it's the lives of millions that you're trying to protect.
Actor John Malkovich is being considered for the role of the Green
Goblin in the Spider-Man movie.
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch has finally found its home. At 8 PM on Sept.
22 at , the former ABC fantasy sit-com will materialize on the WB in its regular
Friday night timeslot.
Despite rumors to the contrary, the man who has played R2-D2 in all of
the previous Star Wars films will be back in Episode II.
Darkchylde creator Randy Queen is taking his long-legged comic book
beauty solo into the arena of self-publishing under the Darkchylde Entertainment
Hasbro unveiled its John F. Kennedy: PT 109 Boat Commander G.I. Joe
figure at Boston's John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.
When director Joe Johnston's Jurassic Park 3 starts shooting next month,
the production will count Michael Jeter among its cast members.
Look for a Logan's Run remake to hit theaters in either the summer or
holiday season of 2002.
AC/DC will be inducted into Hollywood's RockWalk outside Guitar Center on
September 15 at 7:00pm. Meanwhile, Def Leppard will be inducted into the
RockWalk on September 5.
Chino Moreno, lead singer for the Deftones, is recording an album
in February with his side project band Team Sleep after warming up with a tour
supporting Incubus in October.
Soulfly are planning an upcoming tour to support their highly anticipated
new album Primitive , released on September 26. The tour will kick off two days
earlier with support coming from Downset, Primer 55, and Slaves On
Potter makes a surprise appearance in the upcoming Charlies Angels
movie. Apparently Drew Barrymore is so into Harry Potter that she
disguised herself as him for a scene in the film. She dresses up as Potter to go
A disc of live
performances, recorded at the end of 1999, will be the only unreleased material
on an upcoming Eagles box set, a four-volume package slated for release
Nov. 14. There were a number of other rarities under consideration, but those
were all scratched in favor of more familiar material.
United Artists Theater Co. filed for Chapter
11 protection from creditors while it reorganizes to reduce debt and expenses.
An Austin Powers Shagmobile and a 3-D version
of the futuristic 1960s cartoon car Speed Racer were sold at auction for
$225,000 to the founder of a Los Angeles auto museum.