37 years ago on this day – August 14, 1975 – Jim Sharman’s infamous The Rocky Horror Picture Show premiered in London, England.
It continues to hold, and break the record for the longest running film still playing theaters. Do any of you guys still go or is Repo! the new cool?
Starring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meat Loaf, the cult classic follows a newly engaged couple who have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.
The film continues its cult craze as audiences still line up for midnight showings across the globe and interact with the film by throwing rice, singing and acting out scenes in front of the screen. The soundtrack features classics including “Science Fiction/Double Feature,” “Time Warp,” and Metloaf’s “Hot Patootie – Bless My Soul”. READ MORE
“Big Love” thesp Douglas Smith (Antiviral) is set to star opposite Meat Loaf (pictured; Rocky Horror Picture Show, Burning Bright) in the indie Stage Fright, reports Variety. Jerome Sable is helming from a script he wrote “About a teen who lands a role in a Broadway-bound show. Her joy disappears when the production is terrorized by a masked killer.”
They also report that Lynn Cohen has been cast in Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games: Catching Fire as Mags, a past victor of the Hunger Games. Francis Lawrence directs with a release on November 22, 2013 release set. Filming of the sequel is expected to begin September. Suzanne Collins’ “Catching Fire” story features a special edition of the Hunger Games every quarter-century in which tributes are “reaped” from the victors of past games.
In other news, NBC’s “Hannibal” has set the stage for a “Wonderfalls” reunion, tapping star Caroline Dhavernas as a series regular and adding L.A. Complex’s Aaron Abrams for a recurring role, states THR. Dhavernas will board the series as Dr. Alana Bloom, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago who also works as a consultant profiler for the FBI, while Abrams will play Brian Zeller, one of three crime scene investigators working with the agency.
Based the books by Thomas Harris, James Bond villain Mads Mikkelsen will play the psychiatrist-turned-serial killer in the 13-episode dramatic take from “Pushing Daisies” creator Bryan Fuller. Hugh Dancy stars as Will Graham, the criminal profiler who is on the hunt for a serial killer with the FBI and enlists Dr. Lecter’s help with the case.
Dhavernas’ character is an academic who does her best to keep her work at a strict intellectual distance from her private life, who knows that Will is spectacularly gifted at this kind of work — but believes he needs to keep many many firewalls between himself and the murderers he hunts. An honest, direct woman who would like to be Will’s friend, she fears that Jack Crawford’s recruitment of Will Graham might place Will in harm’s way. She ends up coming to Langley to be Will’s protector, and inadvertently falls for Jack. Abrams’ Brian is a medical school graduate and tech geek who uses forensic evidence and clues from victims’ corpses to determine how they died and who could be responsible. He’s astounded by the absurdity of the serial killer’s tactics and amazed with Will’s insight into the killer’s mind.
They join a cast that also includes Laurence Fishburne, who will recur as Jack Crawford, the head of the FBI’s behavioral science unit.
Perhaps one of the most famous love songs of all time, Meat Loaf‘s “I Would Do Anything For Love” is a rock opera masterpiece that captures the raw, powerful emotion of love and adoration. Originally appearing on the Bat Out Of Hell II: Back Into Hell album, which was released in 1993, the song was a smash success, reaching number one in 28 countries and earning Meat Loaf a Grammy Award for Best Rock Vocal Performance, Solo. But what cemented the songs place in history was the confusion and ambiguity over one of the recurring lines in the song: “But I won’t do that.”
What is “that”? What does “that” mean? For years now this question has plagued listeners, much to the amusement of Meat Loaf. So I decided that I would undertake the mission to decipher what “that” means. But I needed a reference point, something to base my findings on. And with that in mind, I decided that the best place to look for the answer would be in the epic music video for the song, which is at the bottom of this article. It would be there that I would find the elusive answer to the haunting question.
So join me below readers and I will share with you the many possibilities of what Meat Loaf WON’T do for love! READ MORE
Meat Loaf will embark on a summer North American tour beginning July 3rd in support of his star-studded forthcoming album Hang Cool Teddy Bear, it was announced today. Meat Loaf’s new Hang Cool Teddy Bear, whose title was taken from a line in Beyond The Valley of the Dolls, was produced by Rob Cavallo and features guest appearances by Jack Black, Hugh Laurie, Kara DioGuardi, Queen’s Brian May and Steve Vai. The highly anticipated album is due out May 11th from Roadrunner/Loud & Proud Records. Free single downloads from the new album will be included in the price of the ticket in select markets. The first single from Hang Cool Teddy Bear, “Like a Rose,” debuted on AOL’s Spinner.com last Friday.
The CD’s theme was inspired by screenwriter/director Kilian Kerwin’s story. A soldier who has been wounded in battle thinks he is going to die. Instead of his life flashing backward at the prospect, his life flashes forward into what could have been. The inter-related songs are the different scenarios he finds himself in. It’s not always the same time or place, but it is always the same woman. The first video, “Los Angeloser
,” tells a tale of a bad significant other who takes advantage of a generous lover. (Who hasn’t been there?!)
Read on for more information and for tour dates!
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Directors returning for a second season include: Brad Anderson (The Machinist), Dario Argento (Suspira), John Carpenter (Halloween), Joe Dante (The Howling, Gremlins), Ernest Dickerson (Bones), Mick Garris (The Stand), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), Tobe Hooper (Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London), Peter Medak (The Changeling), Rob Schmidt (Wrong Turn), Norio Tsuruta (Premonition).
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.