Archive for July, 2009

MY ONE AND ONLY will open in Los Angeles on August 21, 2009, at the Landmark Theater with additional screens in Pasadena and Orange County on August 28, 2009 Nationwide expansion slated for September 4, 2009  Starring Renée Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Chris Noth, Nick Stahl and Logan LermanDirected by Richard Loncraine; Written by Charlie Peters

The tires of a baby-blue ’53 Cadillac Coupe de Ville convertible squeal down the New York street, and none of its occupants looks back. The beautiful but mercurial Ann Devereaux (Renée Zellweger) has just left her philandering husband Dan Devereaux (Kevin Bacon), a society bandleader, and taken to the road with her teenage sons, George (Logan Lerman) and Robbie (Mark Rendall), in search of a wealthy replacement mate. Although it’s 1953, Ann is certain that her girlish charms will serve her as well as they did two decades earlier.

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FarscapeCompleteSetup1 THIS NOVEMBER, A&E HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND THE JIM HENSON COMPANY MARK THE 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF A GROUNDBREAKING TELEVISION CLASSIC

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July 23, 2009  San Diego, CA
Article and photos copyright Suzanne Philips
 
Michael Dougherty, Lauren Lee Smith, Brian Cox

Michael Dougherty, Lauren Lee Smith, Brian Cox

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Whitney Houston’s new album “I Look To You” is due to hit the stores August 31, 2009.  The title track can be downloaded on whitneyhouston.com. Links are available for US and international fans.

I Look To You available in stores August 31, 2009

I Look To You available in stores August 31, 2009

The last time I saw Whitney Houston my heart was broken.  I actually thought she was a man in drag. She was too thin and looked unhealthy.

If you go to whitneyhouston.com you will see a YouTube clip of a beautiful, rested healthy Whitney Houtson. “I Look To You” debuted to a roomful of enthusiastic celebrities that welcomed Houston back with her new album.

The familiar voice is more mature and doesn’t  hit the soaring heights it once did.  None the less if you are a Houston fan you won’t be disappointed. Her voice is still rich and beautiful.  “I Look To You” written by R.Kelly is a perfect way for Houston to give us insight into how she has struggled to made her way back to her fans.

At the risk of making you groan I must end this by saying that with “I Look To You” Whitney Houston has unbroken my heart. The beautiful, vibrant woman we fell in love with is back and with all of us behind her here to stay.

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July 25, 2009  San Diego, CA
Article and photos copyright Suzanne Philips
 



FOCUS’ AFRICA FIRST PROGRAM  CLOSING 2009 ENTRY PERIOD MONDAY, AUGUST 17th;  $10,000 IN FINANCING APIECE EARMARKED FOR 5 NEW FILMMAKERS

FOCUS’ AFRICA FIRST PROGRAM CLOSING 2009 ENTRY PERIOD MONDAY, AUGUST 17th; $10,000 IN FINANCING APIECE EARMARKED FOR 5 NEW FILMMAKERS

FOCUS’ AFRICA FIRST PROGRAM

NEW YORK, July 28th, 2009 – Following the success of last year’s inaugural program, Focus Features is accepting entries for a second year of its Africa First Program through Monday, August 17th (please note newly extended deadline). The uniquely conceived initiative, with funds earmarked specifically for emerging filmmakers of African nationality and residence, offers eligible and participating filmmakers the chance to be awarded $10,000 in financing for pre-production, production, and/or post-production on their narrative short film made in continental Africa and tapping into the resources of the film industry there. Complete details on Africa First – including application information – can be accessed through www.filminfocus.com/africafirst.

Launched in 2008, Africa First last fall awarded $10,000 apiece to five winning filmmakers; Mr. Edouard Bamporiki (from Rwanda), Ms. Jenna Bass (from South Africa), Mr. Jan-Hendrik Beetge (also from South Africa), Ms. Dyana Gaye (from Senegal), and Ms. Wanuri Kahiu (from Kenya). Their short films are, respectively, Long Coat, a drama about a young Hutu coming to terms with Rwanda’s and his own family’s past; The Tunnel, a 1980s-set story centering around a 10-year-old girl’s quest; The Abyss Boys, a thriller about an illegal trade in a small fishing town; the public transportation musical N’Dar [Saint Louis Blues]; and Pumzi [Breath], a futuristic sci-fi tale. Read the rest of this entry




Joseph Fiennes

Joseph Fiennes

ABC brought it’s anticipated fall show “FLASH FORWARD” to the 2009 Comic Con to spread the word about this unique project. Creator David S. Goyer (BATMAN BEGINS, THE DARK KNIGHT (writer))  brought cast members Joseph Fiennes, John Cho, Courtney B. Vance and a special surprise guest to give the audience a little taste of what is to come.

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Alexander Skarsgard and Deborah Ann Woll

Alexander Skarsgard and Deborah Ann Woll

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Cathy-Anne McClintock CD Review

Cathy-AnneMcClintock Writing music reviews can be little over whelming and can make you feel like you are slogging through mud. There is always a pile of CD containing envelopes on my desk.

In those envelopes you will find garnets, sapphires, rubies, emeralds and pearls. If you are like me there are a few you will say you don’t have time to review. Those are the reviews you can’t bring yourself to write. An honest review would be, “someone should have loved you enough to say don’t record that”.

Then it happens you open the envelope pop in the CD and you hear an exquisite voice.  You realize you have fished a perfect diamond out of that envelope pile. In this case it is the voice of Cathy-Anne McClintock.

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Article and Photos by Suzanne Philips
Jul 23, 2009 San Diego, CA

2008_0323comiccon20090054 WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase, Jr. stopped by the 2009 Comic Con in San Diego to promote his upcoming DVD release of “The Marine 2”.  CFM News caught up with
Ted and he filled us in on the details.

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July 22, 2009

Article and photos by Suzanne Philips

2008_0322comiccon20090141 On this warm Wednesday afternoon, over a hundred thousand

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Ignition Entertainment Announces San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Game Line-up, Contests, Prizes and Events

 

SAN DIEGO, CA – JULY 22, 2009 – Ignition Entertainment brings their full arsenal of face-kicking, blade wielding, world renowned games to San Diego Comic-Con 2009, showcasing some of their most anticipated titles of 2009 including, The King of Fighters XII, Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Nostalgia and the instant classic PSP game, Mercury Meltdown.

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KONAMI AND ADULT SWIM ANNOUNCE

METALOCALYPSE: DETHGAME FOR XBOX LIVE® ARCADE AND PLAYSTATION®NETWORK

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CFM NEWS BRINGS YOU COMIC CON 2009!

CFM News will be bringing you all of the news, photos,

and dish from the 2009 Comic Con.  Starting tomorrow, we

will be bringing you daily updates on all the panels and events

that make Comic Con a must see!  Check back starting on

Wednesday, July 22nd for all the updates.




ole1 MORE EPIC BATTLES ON THE HORIZON!

SPIKE TV RENEWS THE MULTI-PLATFORM HIT SERIES

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KELLY LEBROCK APPEARING AT 2009 COMIC CON

“The Woman in Red” herself, Kelly LeBrock, will be making her first Comic Con appearance on Friday, July 24th, from 12PM to 3PM in the Catastrophic Comics Booth #2109 to promote her new tell-all Hollywood novel.

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GREG LONDON, BJ THOMAS (left to right)

GREG LONDON, BJ THOMAS (left to right)

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Zombie_Girl_Emily_1 Meet the youngest zombie filmmaker on the block…12 year old Emily Hagins

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WYOMING BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER  CELEBRATES THE VALUES, LIFESTYLE AND  RESPECT FOR NATURE IN THE PLACES  ‘WHERE COWPOKES GROW’ ON HIS  LATEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

WYOMING BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER CELEBRATES THE VALUES, LIFESTYLE AND RESPECT FOR NATURE IN THE PLACES ‘WHERE COWPOKES GROW’ ON HIS LATEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM

BRYAN RAGSDALE: MODERN DAY MOUNTAIN MAN

A Conservationist Cowboy And U.S. Veteran Who Drives A Prius, Ragsdale Loves Fishing, Camping And Backpacking, Performs 200 Shows A Year And Recently Released His First Single “Modern Day Mountain Man” To Americana, Country And College Radio


Back in ’78, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson scaled the country charts with the warning of “Mamas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys.” The song’s lyrics by Ed Bruce and Patsy Bruce advise mothers to raise their children as doctors or lawyers rather than cowboys, who seem to be “always alone.”

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G4 PRESENTS “COMIC-CON ’09” FEATURING LIVE COVERAGE FROM INSIDE THE LEGENDARY POP CULTURE CONVENTION AND THE FIRST EVER TELEVISED COMIC-CON PANEL ON SATURDAY, JULY 25

Coverage Kicks Off With a Special Presentation of The Star Wars Spectacular! Panel Hosted by Olivia Munn and Kevin Pereira from 2-4PM ET/PT

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Vogster Offers Comic Book Inspired Mayhem, Madcap Robots and Gang Warfare at San Diego Comic-Con 2009

Emerging Publisher Announces Presence at Leading Pop Culture Event

July  20, 2009, New York – Vogster Entertainment, an international innovator in video game design and content is pleased to announce their attendance at San Diego Comic-Con 2009.  Vogster’s entire slate of upcoming releases will be on-hand at the largest pop culture gathering in the world.  Detailed below is the full schedule of Vogster’s activities that include tournaments, comic book signings and more!

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KICKING ASS EVERY FRIDAY CHANNEL 18 AT MIDNIGHT

KICKING ASS EVERY FRIDAY CHANNEL 18 AT MIDNIGHT

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Spirit of the Swanee Music ParkSPIRIT OF THE SUWANNEE MUSIC PARK, LIVE OAK, FLA – She may be little, but she’s loud and talented – and she’s the 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist Emily Brooke! “I just love performing,” Emily said later after it had sunk in that she will be representing North Florida in the state finals Oct. 25 in Pensacola.

Colby Craig of Lake City was named first runner-up in the NF competition.

The event was sponsored by WQHL 98.1 and the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park. Kevin Thomas, WQHL radio

Emily Brooke 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist

Emily Brooke 2009 Colgate County Showdown North Florida finalist

personality, was the emcee for the exciting event. Thomas was also the emcee last year for not only the North Florida events, but the state finals as well.

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CATHY-ANNE MCCLINTOCK’S “UP” STRIKES A CHORD WITH THOSE SUFFERING FROM BIPOLAR DISORDER

CATHY-ANNE MCCLINTOCK’S “UP” STRIKES A CHORD WITH THOSE SUFFERING FROM BIPOLAR DISORDER

Folk/Americana singer-songwriter Cathy-Anne McClintock (www.cathyannemcclintock.com ) is striking a chord with people around the world who are suffering from Bipolar Disorder or who have a loved one who is, with her prolific song “Up” from her self-titled debut album. In writing the song, McClintock drew upon personal experience with her mother who suffers from the life altering disorder.

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DAVID KIRTON – BARBADOS’ 2009 REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – HEADS TO LOS ANGELES FOR A COVETED PERFORMANCE AT THE LEGENDARY MINT L.A. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

DAVID KIRTON – BARBADOS’ 2009 REGGAE ARTIST OF THE YEAR – HEADS TO LOS ANGELES FOR A COVETED PERFORMANCE AT THE LEGENDARY MINT L.A. ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19

WHO: Barbados modern roots reggae star, David Kirton will perform at Los Angeles’ popular music venue, The Mint (www.themintla.com), on August 19 with songs off his latest album Time for Change.  Kirton gave two crowd pack live performances at The Parish and Flamingo Cantina during the 2009 South By South West (www.sxsw.com) in Austin, TX. The Sunday Mercury UK wrote “The new album from Barbadian balladeer Kirton has the crossover appeal to break him big in the mainstream pop charts”. Caribbean Today wrote, “Kirton has struck the right cord. He brings to the market place a refreshingly unique aura. His appeal is broad, easily satisfying the mainstream audience, especially those who crave something new.”

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