Vol. 8 No. 42
Off The Record
Over the last decade,
Snapcase have proven themselves to be one of the most influential and
innovative bands in the hardcore scene. With a musical backbone that challenges
as it inspires and lyrics that scream out to the listener the value of
self-awareness and self-determination, Snapcase make music for a generation that
refuses to stay silent. They're an acknowledged influence of many commercially
successful alt-rock acts such as P.O.D. and Papa Roach. And while
the pupils may have surpassed the teachers in terms of sales, Snapcase has
outlasted many of their peers. And with End Transmission, the mission statement
is louder and clearer than ever.
At The Movies
A female journalist, Rachel (Naomi
Watts), discovers a disturbing videotape with a bizarre history, everyone
who's seen its contents has died within seven days. Believing this to be a
strange urban legend worthy of an article and allowing her investigative
curiosity to get the better of her, Rachel tracks down the video and watches it.
Now, she must enlist the aid of her friend Noah (Martin Henderson) to
save her life and the life of her son (David Dorfman). Together, they
have just seven days to unravel the mystery of The Ring. Wonderfully thrilling
and creep, The Ring is a remake of one of Japan's highest-grossing box-office
Sent from the city to
investigate the murder of a teenage girl in a small Alaska town, a veteran LAPD
detective Will Dormer (Al Pacino) accidentally shoots his partner while
trying to apprehend a suspect, whom Dormer believes is mystery writer Walter
Finch (Robin Williams). Instead of admitting his guilt, the detective is
given an unexpected alibi, but his investigation begins to falter and he enters
a cat and mouse game with Finch. Meanwhile, a local detective (Hilary Swank)
conducts her own personal investigation of Dormer's partner's death. Director
Christopher Nolan (Memento) takes us deep into his characters' feelings and
confusions, all the while exerting a strong grip on the pacing and story line.
Based on the fabulous 1997 Swedish film of the same name.
Survivor mastermind Mark
Burnett is signing a deal this week with Russia's space agency to train 20
contestants for a reality show that will send the winner on a trip to the
International Space Station. The program will launch in November 2003.
Britney Spears, Dave
Matthews, Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Chuck D and Bono
are among the artists celebrating Elvis Presley's legacy on an hour long
NBC special to air in late November or December.
Work is clearly going well on
the story for the fourth and final Indiana Jones film. Harrison Ford has
began talking about reprising the role.
THE SIMPSONS MOVIE
Al Jean, Executive
Producer of The Simpsons apparently scooped inside sources at the Vancouver Film
Festival that the principal cast of the show had all signed on for no less than
three motion pictures.
Led Zeppelin are set to
re-group after 22 years for a stadium tour of America, according to Britain's
Sun newspaper. Robert Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page and bassist
John Paul Jones plan to hit the road next summer and hope to pocket $10
million for the shows.
Korn singer Jonathan
Davis photographed his fiancee/porn Star Deven Davis for Playboy.
Davis joined Tommy Lee, Nelly and Disturbed singer David
Draiman as the magazine's celebrity shooters.
Ozzy Osbourne and his
wife/manager, Sharon, check in at No. 37 on Entertainment Weekly's Power
List 2002, a gauge of Hollywood's biggest players.
Former Smashing Pumpkins
leader Billy Corgan says the debut album by his new outfit, Zwan,
should be finished before the end of the year.
Opera singer Placido Domingo
received an honorary knighthood for his contributions to music and his charity
work in England and around the world.
Three appeal court judges ruled
that a British newspaper was justified in publishing a photo of Naomi
Campbell leaving a drug addiction center, as the model had lied to the news
media about her drug problems.
Canadian punk band Simple
Plan has re-recorded the Scooby Doo theme for the new series of the cartoon
Michael Douglas and
Catherine Zeta-Jones are expecting. The child is due next spring,
Nearly seven months after movie
scoopster Harry Knowles posted an early-bird review of Star Wars--Episode
II: Attack of the Clones on his Website, a former Lucasfilm employee has been
arrested on suspicion of stealing Episode II images, storyboards and video
Bruce Willis is
reportedly being wooed big-time by 20th Century Fox to take on the terrorists
one more time in a fourth installment of the lucrative Die Hard franchise.
Actor Ben Curtis, famous
for informing computer buyers "Dude, you're getting a Dell", is taking a rest
after two years.
With a sequel to Warner Bros.
Pictures' Scooby-Doo on the fast track, the studio is already moving forward on
a third installment, hiring scribes Dan Forman and Paul Foley to
write a script, tentatively titled Scooby-Doo 3.
Penelope Ann Miller has
been tapped to play Rudolph Giuliani's ex-wife, Donna Hanover, in
Rudy! USA Network's upcoming biopic of the former New York mayor.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer has
spent 20 years teaching the world how to put the romance back into their
love-making. She has now turned her hand to poetry with Communicating Love which
she is publicizing at the Frankfurt Book Fair with her customary zest.
Pop beauty Christina
Aguilera said she was on the look-out for a boyfriend, squashing rumors she
is romantically linked with Justin Timberlake of pop group 'N Sync.
Former Metallica and
current Voivod bassist Jason Newsted has confirmed plans to tour
with the latter outfit following the release of the band's next album, The
Multiverse, tentatively due in early March.
Creed have reworked
their tour schedule after postponing several dates because of singer Scott
Stapp's severe throat problems.
Former Limp Bizkit
guitarist Wes Borland is searching for a singer to front his new band,
Eat the Day.
Whitney Houston's father
is suing the pop diva for $100 million in a breach-of-contract dispute.