Beyoncé shares new song “Spirit” from upcoming album The Lion King: The Gift

Beyoncé has announced a new album straight outta Pride Rock. A companion piece to Disney’s upcoming live-action remake, it’s called The Lion King: The Gift and features a number of international artists picked by Queen Bey herself. In anticipation of its July 19th release, she’s unlocked her own new anthem titled, “Spirit”. “This is sonic cinema,” she says of the album in a statement. “This is a new experience of storytelling. I wanted to do more than find a collection of songs that were inspired by the film. It is a mixture of genres and collaboration that isn’t one sound. It is influenced by everything from R&B, pop, hip hop and Afro Beat.” “Spirit” finds Bey collaborating with Lebo M. and the great Hans Zimmer. In an interview with Fandango, director Jon Favreau explained, “They were all collaborating with her and helping to bring this new piece of music into a film where there’s already a very established musical personality to the piece. So it was nice of them to have them working with her to allow the new song to feel organically a part of the new production.” Beyoncé further elaborated on the album itself: “I wanted to put […]

Eric Andre, Tiffany Haddish, and Lil Rel Howery go on a Bad Trip in red-band trailer: Watch

Since a hidden-camera prank (or ten) never goes out of style, here’s the trailer for Bad Trip, an upcoming comedy written by longtime Jackass director/ringleader Jeff Tremaine. In the tradition of Bad Grandpa, Bad Trip has a loose plot to tie together its series of increasingly ridiculous pranks, pratfalls, and stunts. Eric André and Lil Rel Howery star as friends who decide to take off on a cross-country adventure, using a car stolen from André’s incarcerated sister (Tiffany Haddish). As she gives pursuit, the three work their way from one group of shocked everyday strangers to the next, with André appearing to take the brunt of the punishment. Kitao Sakurai directs the hidden-camera outing, which if its NSFW red-band trailer is any indication, will feature its fair share of nudity, frightened middle-aged folks, and Howery grimacing at the sight of his pal’s body being destroyed. And look, we’re not going to sit here and pretend we won’t watch. Adult men have been getting pantsed and hit in the genitals since the earliest days of cinema as a medium, and the tradition remains alive as long as new generations are invited to partake in these lowbrow joys. Bad Trip will stumble, crash, and scream its way […]

Quentin Tarantino says Thor: Ragnarok “drastically my favorite” of the MCU

Quentin Tarantino has yet to see Avengers: Endgame. Reason being, the auteur is still catching up on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, according to a new interview with Empire Magazine (via CBM). “I haven’t been keeping up to date with them for, I guess, the last four years,” Tarantino admitted, acting as if he hasn’t been busy making movies himself. “I think the only comic book movies I saw last year at theaters were Wonder Woman and Black Panther.” He shared that he started bingeing the series “a couple of weeks ago” with the intent to finally see Endgame. He added, “I just finished Captain America: Civil War, so next up is Doctor Strange.” (Ranking: Every Marvel Movie and TV Show from Worst to Best) So, far his top pick involves everyone’s favorite Norse god. “Actually, the last one I saw was [Thor:] Ragnarok,” Tarantino insisted. “I loved it. It was my favorite one of the series since The Avengers – drastically my favorite.” He’s not alone. Taika Waititi’s has quickly become a favorite among many MCU fans, namely for its ability to feel like a filmmaker’s film. That aspect likely appealed to Tarantino, who certainly has a thing for signature […]

Keanu Reeves says he’s lonely, despite living in a world obsessed with Keanu Reeves

The world loves Keanu Reeves. So much so that they’ve demanded four John Wick movies, turned the blockbuster action star into an infinite meme, and even created film festivals surrounding his eclectic oeuvre. Even so, and amidst all of this lavish praise, the actor says he’s lonely. In a new interview with The Jakarta Post, Reeves mildly opened up about his romantic life, admitting, “You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.” While that may disappoint the super fans hoping he was as incredible with romance as he is with motorcycles, horses, and speeding buses, there’s something quite affecting about his response. It’s not just human, it’s brutally romantic. When pressed about how fans might perceive him as a lonely guy — you know, those of you reading this article — he boldly stated, “I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer.” Not surprisingly, that brand of modesty extended to the rest of the interview in which he talked about his love […]

Disney threatens to boycott Georgia over abortion ban

Disney has followed Netflix’s lead and is threatening to cease production in Georgia if the state follows through with its controversial abortion ban. In an interview with Reuters, Disney CEO Bob Iger said it would be “very difficult” to see the company continue to operate in Georgia. “I think many people who work for us will not want to work there, and we will have to heed their wishes in that regard. Right now we are watching it very carefully,” Iger explained. As such, if the law does goes into effect, Iger doesn’t “see how it’s practical for us to continue to shoot there.” Disney has filmed several major productions in Georgia in recent years, including Black Panther and Avengers: Endgame. Alabama’s law bans abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, when many women are still unaware of being pregnant at all. While hardly the first bill of its nature to rise through state governments in recent weeks, it’s drawing ire from a substantial number of producers and filmmakers who use the state’s myriad sound stages and lucrative tax credits for their productions. Earlier this week, Netflix CEO Ted Sarando announced that the company will work with the ALCU and […]

R.I.P. Doris Day, legendary actress and musician dead at 97

Legendary actress and singer Doris Day has died at the age of 97. According to The Associated Press, Day died Monday at her Carmel Valley, California home surronded by close friends. At the peak of her popularity in the 1950s and 60s, Day was the biggest female film star and ranked sixth all time among box office performers. At the 1989 Academy Awards, she received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in motion pictures. Day was also an accomplished musician, who released 29 albums over the course of her life. For her efforts, she was bestowed a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and a Legend Award from the Society of Singers. Consequence of Sound RSS Feed

Winnie the Pooh actor Jim Cummings accused of sexual assault, animal abuse by ex-wife: Report

(Editor’s note: The following article contains descriptions of sexual assault, domestic abuse, and animal abuse.) Reports have emerged from The Blast regarding court documents from an ongoing case between veteran actor (and longtime voice of Winnie the Pooh) Jim Cummings and his ex-wife Stephanie. In them, Stephanie accuses Cummings of rape, animal abuse, and sustained harassment of her over several years. The couple initially separated in 2011. The Blast reported the news based on court documents obtained (which were not included in the article), from legal filings between the two in their divorce proceedings. In the documents, Stephanie alleges that Cummings “has engaged in physical, sexual and emotional abuse including but not limited to death threats, rape, and various sexual deviant behavior forced upon me without my consent.” The court claims speak to a battery of abusive behavior during and after their marriage, from harassment in front of their children (the ) to drug abuse to repeated violations of restraining orders. In the filings, Stephanie also alleges that “…she was raped by Jim in 2013, and allegedly filed a police report over the incident but did not give more detail. In open court testimony, Stephanie describes how she entered rehab after the […]

Zac Efron: Metallica’s James Hetfield “crushed” his role as a cop in Ted Bundy movie

James Hetfield in Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, via Brian Douglas (COTA Films) The new movie Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile premieres on Netflix and in select movie theaters this Friday (May 3rd), and actor Zac Efron, who stars as serial killer Ted Bundy, has nothing but praise for Metallica frontman James Hetfield’s role in the film. Hetfield plays Officer Bob Hayward, the highway patrolman who arrested Bundy in 1975. While it may be his first dramatic acting role, Hetfield had previous experience working with the film’s director, Joe Berliner, who co-directed the infamous Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster. Last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Efron was asked by the late-night host about working with the Metallica legend, and the actor immediately applauded at hearing Kimmel utter Hetfield’s name. “He comes on the set, and it’s one of the more pivotal moments,” began Efron. “It’s the moment that Ted actually got caught for the first time — he ran a stop sign. And James Hetfield plays the policeman that picks him up.” Efron continued, “And James Hetfield, to his credit, and absolutely nailed the part, he just crushed it. It’s like he’s been acting his own life. […]

Grease prequel coming as if sequel wasn’t enough of a misfire

Want to know what rarely works in Hollywood? Prequels. Too often we go into these stories knowing exactly how they’ll end, which is why most, if not all, can be filed under the increasingly overstuffed Bad Idea Jeans cabinet. The latest addition? A prequel to Grease. Yes, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount wants to turn the key again on Danny Zuko and Sandy Olsson’s relationship with Summer Loving, their aptly titled prequel that doubles back to the time when the two star-crossed lovers met on the beach one summer. You know, everything the two already detailed in the song “Summer Nights”? Nevertheless, screenwriter John August has been tapped by the studio to tell us more, tell us more, and he’ll have the unenviable task of capturing magic that’s now well over 40 years old. (Read: The 50 Greatest Rock and Roll Movies of All Time) Currently, there’s no director attached, but god have mercy on the soul of any casting director who has to find replacements for John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. Perhaps they could go the Scorsese route and de-age the two stars for a wickedly talented spectacle? We’ll have to see. In the meantime, revisit the song […]

The Toxic Avenger will avenge once again in new reboot

Those who grew up in the ’80s, and even the ’90s, no doubt remember Troma’s disgusting anti-hero The Toxic Avenger. Michael Herz and Lloyd Kaufman’s 1984 splatter superhero film spawned three sequels, a musical, a video game, and, yes, even a children’s cartoon. Well, Toxie is back, as Variety reports that actor, screenwriter, and director Macon Blair has grabbed hold of the slimy toxic drum and will write and direct a new reboot for Legendary. Even better, Kaufman and Herz will serve as producers to make sure it’s as grimy and despicable as ever. Blair, who starred in Jeremy Saulnier’s indie thrillers Blue Ruin and Green Room, has recently made some waves as a screenwriter and filmmaker. In 2017, he won Sundance’s Grand Jury Prize I Don’t Feel At Home in This World Anymore, and has since penned Netflix’s Hold the Dark and Small Crimes. Rest assured, this will be brutal, and Blair will certainly add another edge to the janitor-turned-toxic crusader. Revisit the original film’s trailer below, in addition to the trailer for his award-winning directorial debut shortly after. [embedded content] [embedded content] Consequence of Sound RSS Feed