Off The Record...
Here on the Outside
Firing an explosive blend of
large melodies, gruff guitars and vocal fervor, Tidewater Grain serve more than
just a dose of down n’ dirty rock n’ roll. They rub your face in it and then
make you feel good about it. The Philadelphia based quintet deliver a debut full
of powerful and edgy tracks that set them apart from the status quo. With a
perfect blend of heavy riffs and melody, Tidewater Grain aren’t afraid to stake
their ground, and as a result, a fresh and exciting band has hit the scene. In a
musical landscape that has become largely homogenized, this is one disc that
clearly stands apart.
At The Movies...
See Spot Run
A FBI drug-sniffing dog placed in the witness protection program is accidentally
adopted by a postal worker (David Arquette) in suburban New Jersey. The two get
along great until two hitmen track down the dog, targeted for assassination.
This is a kid’s movie, complete with plenty of Home Alone style stunts and gags.
The result will play terrifically with an all-ages crowd. Warner Bros. will
likely see Spot run for a good stretch in theaters before taking a healthy bite
out of the video market. Sure it’s stupid, but in a fun kind of way.
If Lucy Fell
Two New York City roommates, nearing their thirtieth birthdays, recall a death
pact they entered into during college, if they didn’t find love by 30, they
would jump together from the Brooklyn Bridge. Their last efforts to find love
are packed with peril. If Lucy Fell has all the attributes of romantic comedy,
including absolute predictability. The surprise is that it also provides a
mostly-enjoyable journey to its ultimate destination. Quirking and charming, If
Lucy Fell is right on the mark.
Harrelson will appear on NBC’s hit comedy Will & Grace as Grace's new beau.
The remake of the 1960s spy
spoof series Get Smart is gaining personnel. John Whitesell may direct the
Warner Bros. comedy with Robert Simonds and Village Roadshow producing.
The next few episodes of The X-Files will deal with Agent Mulder’s ultimate
fate, series creator Chris
Pix from the upcoming Children of the Living Dead and House of 1,000 Corpses
have hit the web. Check them out at UpcomingHorrorFilms.com .
Look for Haunted Castle to appear on Imax 3-D with a PG rating. Castle is
Belgian computer animator Ben Stassen's film about a rising teen rock star
(Jasper Steverlinck) who inherits a ghost-filled castle from his legendary rock
diva mother. Harry Shearer plays Mephisto.
PREPARE TO PLAY "THE GAME" THIS
While The Rock is away filming
The Scorpion King, Triple H vs. Stone Cold Steve Austin is expected to be the
main WWF feud for the summer once again. Look for The Game to interject himself
into the Rock vs. Austin Wrestlemania Main Event.
The live action Tick TV
series won’t be showing up this spring. Fox reportedly said the show will be
for as a summer replacement or a fall debut.
Look for Tomb Raider promotions at Taco Bell, on Land Rovers and on Pepsi and
Ericsson products as part of a movie promotional deal signed by Paramount.
It looks like the developing Punisher movie will be much more faithful to the
original Marvel comic character than the ill-fated Dolph Lungren 1990 starring
version was. In the next Punisher movie he is going to have a skull on his
Warner Bros. says Coca-Cola will be its sole promotional partner for the Harry
Liv Tyler, who plays Arwen in the upcoming Lord of the Rings film is engaged to
frontman-guitarist for Spacehog, a British rock band.
Cheap Trick will kick off a Japanese tour on March 29th in support of their new
double live album Silver. You can still catch them if you can on March 6th in
Minneapolis, MN at First Avenue.
U.S. District Court Judge Marilyn Patel today (march 2nd) is holding a hearing
that will help decide how she modifies the RIAA injunction that could shut down
Stone Temple Pilots' singer Scott Weiland and guitarist Dean DeLeo will be
special musical guests on a remix of The Wallflowers' Letters From the Wasteland
from their most recent album, Breach.
Foo Fighters leader Dave Grohl, along with Melissa Etheridge, won Gibson Guitar
Awards for Best Rock Guitarist in Los Angeles on February 20th.