A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them, and many have been shot. The release of Bohemian Rhapsody is likely to revive and rev up the film genre of rock and roll biopics. By […]

Watch Dave Grohl’s ‘In Memoriam’ Performance of ‘Blackbird’ on the Oscars

Watch Dave Grohl’s ‘In Memoriam’ Performance of ‘Blackbird’ on the Oscars

For the ‘In Memoriam’ segment on the Academy Awards Sunday night, Foo Fighters front man Dave Grohl delivered a stripped-down cover of the Beatles‘ classic Blackbird. The song served as the musical accompaniment to the montage of entertainers that were lost in the pat year, including Alan Rickman, Omar Sharif, David Bowie, Wes Craven and […]

2015 Academy Award Winners – See Who Won What

2015 Academy Award Winners – See Who Won What

Missed any of the Academy Awards broadcast from Hollywood on Sunday night? Here’s a rundown of some of the biggest awards of the night. And congratulations to the folks behind Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)! Best Picture Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Best Actor in a Leading Role Eddie Redmayne – […]

Must-Watch: Sesame Street’s ‘Birdman’ Parody Starring Big Bird and Caroll Spinney (Video)

Must-Watch: Sesame Street’s ‘Birdman’ Parody Starring Big Bird and Caroll Spinney (Video)

With the Academy Awards coming up on Sunday, there’s a lot of attention being thrown at Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), the Michael Keaton-starring film directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu. Many expect the film to win a slew of Oscars, including Best Picture. So what better movie to be the target of an amazing parody […]

Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Boyhood’ Lead Nominees (Video)

Oscar Nominations: ‘Birdman’, ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘Boyhood’ Lead Nominees (Video)

Nominations for the 87th annual Academy Awards were announced early Thursday morning, and a few films in particular stood out from the pack. Both Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance and The Grand Budapest Hotel were given nine nominations each, while Richard Linklater‘s buzzed-about film Boyhood earned six nominations itself. Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzalez […]

Hear the 2014 Oscar-Nominated Songs by U2, Karen O., Pharrell Williams, and More (Audio)

Hear the 2014 Oscar-Nominated Songs by U2, Karen O., Pharrell Williams, and More (Audio)

With Thursday’s announcement of the Academy Award nominations came the list of songs up for an Oscar: U2‘s Ordinary Love (from the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk to Freedom), Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman Karen O.‘s The Moon Song (from the film Her), Pharrell Williams‘ Happy (from Despicable Me 2), Joni Eareckson Tada’s theme to the […]