Monday, November 02, 2009

This is It: Top concert film of all time (Michael Jackson)

Michael Jackson and Orianthi In a scene from This Is It. The Michael Jackson rehearsal flick "This is It," continued to lead in the box office topping all other concert films taking in $103 million in the first five days.

On Sunday, the film beat projections by production company Sony by raking in $8.3 million.

The movie surprised many critics who expected something completely different from this film. According to the website rottentomatoes.com, This is It garnered 81 percent favorable reviews.

MJ looks surprisingly energetic in the film and not all like the downtrodden images that many remember during his well-publicized trial.

Sony has extended the movie's release, which was originally scheduled to end after two weeks, through to the Thanksgiving holiday.










http://www.thisisit-movie.com/

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"This is it", new MJ single released



The late Michael Jackson's newly-released single "This is It," is actually a remake of a song written by Jackson and Paul Anka many years ago.

In this version, the lyrics have been changed, orchestration added, and the Jacksons are doing the backup vocals. Wasn't impressed initially, but after hearing it over several times, I think it will be a big hit.

The movie will be widely released on Oct. 28 worldwide and as already breaking box office records in early sales.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Michael Jackson Vienna Tribute tickets go onsale

Tickets for the Michael Jackson Tribute in Vienna, Austria are now on sale via the official website.

The concert will take place on September 26 and will be hosted by MJ's brother and former Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson, and the World Media Awards group.
Schönbrunn Palace, the old haunt of the Hapsburg Dynasty will serve as venue in accordance with Michael Jackson's fascination with castles and palaces.

Jermaine Jackson will announce the lineup of performers during a press conference in Vienna at the end of August.

Ticket prices will range from 63 Euros for standing room only to 518 Euros for prime Gold seating. The ticket price includes fare for Vienna's public transportation system.





Visit the official site to obtain tickets.

A substantial part of the proceeds for the event will go to three selected charities: Larry Jones’ Feed The Children, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Jermaine’s own Earth Care Foundation.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cebu Inmates continue to honor Michael Jackson



Ok, these prisoners from Cebu in the Philippines are mostly guilty of serious crimes. But that doesn't mean they aren't capable of being reformed.

Whatever the case, the viral videos released by these inmates dancing to old Michael Jackson tunes seems to have helped the late King of Pop in a number of ways, or so one could suggest.

After all, it was after the first Thriller video released from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in April 2007, that Michael Jackson released the Thriller 25 anniversary album in February, 2008. Jackson had discussed the possibility of the album back in 2006, but it is arguable that the tremendous success of the Cebu thriller video helped make Thriller 25 a big success.

In fact, the album sold 3 million copies, a big success when one considers that album sales are nowhere what they used to be back when MJ was at his peak.

By Jan. 2008, the Thriller video from Cebu had been viewed more than 15 million times. At the the time of this writing, the video has some 31,108,033 views.

The video above is a new release in honor of the late star.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Eastern inspiration for your home

Have you ever wanted to added the influences of the East to your home?

A hand-woven log basket, for example, or Tussar silk drum lamp shades. The East has long inspired the imagination, and your home may also fire up the minds of guests with elegant furnishings from the East.

Lombok Eastern Inspired Living is a premier site for bringing wonderful Asian furniture into your home or office.

The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, a service that ranks the United Kingdom's fastest-growing companies listed Lombok for the third straight year in 2006.

You can browse Lombok's website with ease perusing extensive listings of every possible product needed for home furnishing -- wooden bookcases, coffee tables, wardrobes, laundry baskets -- to name a few.

As if the company's high quality products were not enough, Lombok also is committed as a company to helping preserve the environment.

The company uses reclaimed timber wherever possible and uses only wood that meet the standards of the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).

SFC
is an non-profit NGO that advocates for proper management of the world’s forests. SFI is charitable organisation that promotes sustainable forest management that is independently certified.
Furthermore when you buy a product from Lombok, a percentage is donated to Trees-4-Trees, a non-profit foundation that plants trees in Indonesia.

Lombok also has a unique interest free credit system that you can apply for over the phone or at their store whenever you make purchases over £500. If you purchase more than £2000 worth of goods, you choose between a 6, 12, 18 or 24 month term with no deposit required.

Your privacy and security are of utmost importance to Lombok, and they provide secure credit card transactions and state of the art privacy protection.

Visit Lombok's eastern inspired living site to find all your furniture needs. Click here to visit the exotic East!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Star Trek and Rock Band "Where no one has gone before"

Check out the new press release announcing the link-up between Star Trek (Paramount) and Rock Band (MTV Games).



MTV Games and Paramount Pictures Take STAR TREK

and Rock Band® “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

First-of-its-Kind Promotion to Rock Fans During Month Lead-Up

to the Film’s Release on May 8, 2009

New York, NY, April 1, 2009 – MTV Games and Harmonix’s Rock Band® are joining forces with Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment to celebrate the May 8th theatrical release of the film STAR TREK from director/producer J.J. Abrams. The first-of-its-kind collaboration will fuse together the massive cultural followings of both STAR TREK and the video game phenomenon Rock Band to engage fans with free music, an in-game battle of the bands, and futuristic avatar creation contest.

Beginning today, fans can register for a 15-day sweepstakes that will give away 500 free

Rock Band Music Store downloads each day from April 7th through April 21st for the Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360® and PlayStation®Store for PlayStation3.

And if that’s not enough – fans will want to fire up Rock Band 2’s online Battle of the Bands mode to participate in the STAR TREK Ultimate Battle. Bands of three to four players can battle the Rock Band galaxy. The band with the highest score will win a STAR TREK hometown movie screening for their band and their friends. Additionally, twenty randomly selected players will win an awesome STAR TREK/Rock Band prize pack equipped with STAR TREK and Rock Band gear. The Battle of the Bands component will begin on April 20th and run through April 27th.

The Rock Band and STAR TREK promotion will culminate when the first-ever avatar creation contest launches on April 27th. Fans will be asked to create a futuristic avatar in-game and export it to RockBand.com for the community and Harmonix team to judge the winner. The Duke of Gravity will ultimately decide which avatar has what it takes to rock with the Enterprise crew. The winner will be chosen on May 11th and win "The Future is Now" prize pack including the top of the line Rock Band game accessories.

For more information on Rock Band and STAR TREK’s collaboration, visit www.ROCKBAND.com/StarTrek.

STAR TREK opens in theatres worldwide on Friday, May 8th.

About STAR TREK

From director/producer J.J. Abrams (“MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE III,” “Fringe,” “Lost” and “Alias”), producer Damon Lindelof and executive producers Bryan Burk and Jeffrey Chernov and screenwriters/executive producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (“TRANSFORMERS,” “MI: III”), comes a new vision of the greatest space adventure of all time, STAR TREK, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone before. Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present a Bad Robot Production STAR TREK starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zoë Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy, and based upon “Star Trek” created by Gene Roddenberry. The film’s director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC; the production designer is Scott Chambliss; the film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E.; the costume designer is Michael Kaplan; the visual effects and animation are by Industrial Light & Magic; and the music is by Michael Giacchino. This film has not yet been rated.

About Rock Band

Rock Band and Rock Band 2 are available for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment systems and Wii™ home videogame console from Nintendo. Rock Band continues to satisfy music fans’ and gamers’ voracious appetite for rock with more than 570 songs available through the Rock Band Music Store and 36 million paid downloads since its launch on November 20, 2007. For more information on Rock Band 2 and Harmonix Music Systems please visit www.rockband.com and www.harmonixmusic.com.

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About Paramount Pictures Corporation

Paramount Pictures Corporation (PPC), a global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment, is a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), a leading content company with prominent and respected film, television and digital entertainment brands. The company's labels include Paramount Pictures, Paramount Vantage, Paramount Classics, MTV Films and Nickelodeon Movies. PPC operations also include Paramount Digital Entertainment, Paramount Famous Productions, Paramount Home Entertainment, Paramount Pictures International, Paramount Licensing Inc., Paramount Studio Group and Worldwide Television Distribution.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of entertainment content, with brands that engage and connect diverse audiences across television, online, mobile, games, virtual worlds and consumer products. The company’s portfolio spans more than 150 television channels and 350 digital media properties worldwide, and includes MTV, VH1, CMT, Logo, Harmonix, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Noggin, The N, AddictingGames, Neopets, COMEDY CENTRAL, Spike TV, TV Land, Atom, GameTrailers and Xfire.

About MTV Games

MTV Games is dedicated to creating, marketing and publishing high-quality, innovative interactive products that are relevant to the MTV audience and complement the core values of the MTV Networks brands.

About Harmonix Music Systems, Inc

Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., based in Cambridge, MA, and established in 1995, is the leading developer of groundbreaking music-oriented videogames. Harmonix was founded by Alex Rigopulos and Eran Egozy, who formed the company to invent new ways for non-musicians to experience the unique joy that comes from making music and have pioneered music and rhythm gaming in the US. For more information please visit: www.harmonixmusic.com .

© 2009 Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Harmonix, Rock Band and all related titles and logos are trademarks of Harmonix Music Systems, Inc., a MTV Networks company. Rock Band developed by Harmonix Music Systems, Inc. MTV: Music Television, MTV Games and all related titles and logos are trademarks of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Microsoft, Xbox. Xbox 360 and Xbox Live are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. “PlayStation”, “PLAYSTATION” and “PS” Family logo, and “PSP” are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

New Star Trek trailer breaks records

New Trailer for J.J. Abrams’ “Star Trek” Breaks All Existing Records With Over 1.8 Million Downloads During First 24 Hours on Apple.com

New Trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Trek Breaks All Existing Records with Over 1.8 Million Downloads During First 24 Hours on Apple.com

Trailer Also Breaks Weekly Download Record With Over Five Million Downloads Since Exclusive Debut on Apple.com/trailers on March 6th




Los Angeles, CA March 11, 2009 – The new trailer for J.J. Abrams Star Trek had more than 1.8 million downloads during its first 24 hours on Apple.com and has gone on to become the most popular HD download ever on the site with more than five million downloads in its first five days. The trailer made its exclusive debut on Apple.com/trailers on March 6th giving fans a sneak peak of this summer’s highly anticipated Star Trek for viewing on their Mac or PC, iPhone or iPod with video.

From J.J. Abrams (Mission: Impossible III, Fringe, Lost and Alias), producer Damon Lindelof and executive producers Bryan Burk and Jeffrey Chernov and screenwriters and executive producers Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (TRANSFORMERS, MI: III) comes a new vision of the greatest adventure of all time, Star Trek, featuring a young, new crew venturing boldly where no one has gone
before. Star Trek opens nationally on May 8, 2009.

Paramount Pictures and Spyglass Entertainment Present a Bad Robot Production Star Trek starring John Cho, Ben Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Simon Pegg, Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Winona Ryder, Zo Saldana, Karl Urban, Anton Yelchin, Eric Bana and Leonard Nimoy. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams (Mission Impossible III, Lost, Alias), written by Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman (MI: III, Transformers).

Based upon Star Trek Created by Gene Roddenberry. The film is produced by J.J. Abrams and Damon Lindelof. The executive producers are Bryan Burk, Jeffrey Chernov, Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The director of photography is Dan Mindel, ASC. The production designer is Scott Chambliss. The film is edited by Maryann Brandon, A.C.E. and Mary Jo Markey, A.C.E. The costume designer is Michael Kaplan. The visual effects & animation are by Industrial Light and Magic. The music is by Michael Giacchino. This film has not yet been rated.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

"Slumdog Millionaire" is Top Dog at Golden Globes

"Slumdog Millionaire" topped the heap with four Golden Globe awards on Sunday making it the current favor for the Academy Awards in February.

The picture, a Bombay-based love story about a kid from slums who wins a fortune on a reality game show, won the best drama award, best director (Danny Boyle), best screenwriter( Simon Beaufoy) and best composer (A.R. Rahman).




Jan 12 - "Slumdog Millionaire" won four coveted Golden Globe awards on Sunday (11 January), boosting its chances at the Oscars in February.



guardian.co.uk
'Slumdog Millionaire' is the top dog
Los Angeles Times, CA - 11 hours ago
By winning trophies for best dramatic picture, director, screenplay and score, "Slumdog Millionaire" cemented its place as the awards season's most beloved ...
Slumdog Millionaire’: A Triumph For South Asians Everywhere MTV.com
'Slumdog Millionaire,' Kate Winslet Earn Golden Globes Voice of America

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

New Star Trek Movie Props on Display at this year’s CES Convention in Las Vegas!

WEDNESDAY · 7 JANUARY · 2009

New Star Trek Movie Props on Display at this year’s CES Convention in Las Vegas!



Lenovo, one of the marketing partners on STAR TREK, will be displaying three original props from the upcoming feature film at this years CES Convention in Las Vegas. Included in this display are Kirk’s Communicator, Uhura’s Communications Unit and Bones’ Medical Tricorder.

Visitors can view these props in front of the AquaKnox restaurant at the Venetian Hotel starting tonight at 6pm (Wednesday, January 7th) through midnight (12am) on Friday, January 9th.