Off The Record...
After dominating British radio for the past several months Coldplay have finally
made it across the pond with Parachutes, their subtly restrained debut album.
Songs such as the opening Don't Panic become intoxicating concoctions that seep
into the subconscious. The songs are filled with simple words sung with a
pleading passion that command attention. The standout track is Yellow, a song
that is jaw-dropping in its perfect blend of voice, words, and music. Check out
this refreshing and ultimately brilliant premiere.
At The Movies...
Shadow of the Vampire
This film is a fictional depiction of the filming of the classic 1922 horror
film, Nosferatu. As German director F.W. Murnau begins filming his version of
Dracula, the cast and crew begin to wonder about the actor playing the vampire,
one Max Schreck, especially as strange things happen on and around the set. Is
it possible that Schreck is himself a real vampire? Expect costume, art
direction, and cinematography nom's at the Oscars in 2001. Success and
popularity both commercially and critically spill from this film, don't miss it.
David (Josh Hamilton) is a 23 year old university graduate, and stuck in a low
paying nothing job at a shopping mall clothing store. When he’s not at work,
David spends his time hanging out with his semi-vegetable friend Freak, dreaming
of various unattainable women, and trying to avoid his
away-at-college girlfriend. David seems to only want what he can’t have. This is
an intermittently hilarious and often quietly perceptive film full of laughs.
Rent it or buy it, you will come away with a better understanding of the latest
At The Movies...
On a college campus, a group of four girlfriends ruthlessly humilates a nerdy
kid. Ten years later,
physically transformed into a handsome, happening guy, he wreaks his revenge
through seduction and unpleasantness, killing each of the women on Valentine's
Day each year. Valentine offers some decent scares. The killer who wears a
cherub mask is pretty freaky at times and reminding us a lot of Michael Myers,
the killer from Halloween. So grab a date and have fun with this romantic horror
Kevin Smith, the famed
writer/director of Clerks and Mallrats, will be penning the adventures of
Green Arrow with the first issue of the Emerald Archer's new series,
shipping Feb. 28.
controversial but popular music file-sharing Web site, will start charging users
a membership fee later this year.
AALIYAH TO STAR IN THE MATRIX
The cast of the Matrix films is getting
better-looking by the moment. Comely singer Aaliyah, who proved her
acting chops in Romeo Must Die, has joined the sci-fi franchise.
Rich Fogel confirms he and Stan Berkowitz will be writers for the just-announced Justice League of America series for The Cartoon Network.
Scream and Friends star Courteney Cox reportedly threw husband David
Arquette out of the house and is seeking a divorce.
Progress on the Ghost Rider movie continues with word of the script being
George Lucas promises the next Star Wars film will be character
driven rather than just the showcase for special effects that Phantom Menace
turned out to be.
The Cartoon Network will replace the voice actresses for its runaway hit
Power Puff Girls even as the series heads to the big screen.
Old, the Disney fantasy film about two bratty teens who tease senior citizens
until they become old folks themselves overnight, will be scripted by Cinco
Paul and Ken Daurio of Bubble Boy.
Sarah Michelle Gellar, star of WB's Buffy, the Vampire Slayer says she'll
leave the show if it moves to another network.
Creed are beginning to write their next album over the next couple of
months. The band plans on heading into the studio in July and are shooting for
an October or November release.
Korn bassist Fieldy is continuing his work on his rap-rock solo
album, called Fieldy's Dreams, playing bass, guitar, keyboards, and singing on
all the songs.
Rammstein's new album, Mutter, will be released on April 3rd.
Metallica's self-titled 1991 Black album will be released as a
surround-sound audio DVD on February 27th. Is this the beginning of the end for
Michael Anthony says the new VH album will be a return to their classic
sound but would not confirm who the new singer is. He did, however, confirm
there will a summer or fall tour to promote the album.