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If you had to pin me down to establish my favourite albums of all time, it’s guaranteed that The Who’s awesome 1973 double record Quadrophenia would at least in the top 20, if not higher. While many swear by Tommy, for me, this tale of mods and rockers has always been my go to when I want to listen to The Who – the music is a mix of epic progressive music (the title track), rockers (The Real Me, 5:15), and a ballad to end all ballads (Love Reign O’er Me). Though the band never quite pulled the album off in the 70’s (Keith Moon was never one to play to a click track), in the past twenty years The Who was able to perform it on two separate tours, the most recent of which was ran from 2012-2013. The tour’s final date in London was recorded for the brand new The Who Quadrophenia Live In London DVD, which you now have a chance to win, courtesy of our friend’s at Universal Music Canada. There’s three ways you can win:
1) Tell us your favourite song by The Who in the comments section below
2) Tell us your favourite song by The Who on Twitter – be sure to use hashtag #bbpwho
Contest closes Friday August 1st at 11:59pm. Random winners will be chosen and contacted via email.
You humble Editor-In-Chief also has the Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks blog, for his upcoming book of the same name. Here’s today’s post, celebrating the release of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery on Blu-ray.
Originally posted on Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks:
Happy release of Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery and The Missing Pieces day! Like so many of you, I’ve waited decades to see the scenes cut from Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and having watched them over the weekend for Rue Morgue Magazine, I can tell you that you won’t be let down by what David Lynch has compiled.
I’ll let you know when the review is published; in the meantime, here’s my friend Kimym Robertson unboxing the brand new Blu-ray set!
I can still remember the teaser trainer to the first The Lord of the Rings film, The Fellowship of the Ring. I think it was in the fall, nearly fifteen years ago and I was completely captivated by it, freeze-framing every still so that I could get a good look at all the imagery that director Peter Jackson had put on display.
Today, we have our first teaser trailer for the final instalment of The Hobbit trilogy. This is, as they say, the defining chapter of the six films.
Follow me after the jump for an early look at December’s The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.
Lucy debut at the top of the box office with an outstanding $46 million. The unique concept combined with Johansson’s post-Marvel star power helped bring this sci-fi action flick to a wide audience. While it certainly won’t hold onto the top spot come next weekend, Lucy certainly has achieved worthwhile bragging rights for the moment.
The other new movie to debut in the top five, Hercules simply did ok, bringing in $30 million to place second. I can’t say I’m surprised – as mentioned on Friday, mythological flicks don’t tend to perform particularly well at the box office. Even the power of The Rock couldn’t raise this movie to blockbuster heights.
As for the rest of the top five, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit third place with $16.5 million, The Purge: Anarchy was in fourth place with $10 million, Planes: Fire and Rescue closed things out in fifth with $9.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Hercules – $35 million
2) Lucy – $32 million
3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $20 million
4) Planes: Fire and Rescue – $12 million
5) The Purge: Anarchy – $10 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) Lucy – $46 million
2) Hercules – $30 million
3) Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – $16.5 million
4) The Purge: Anarchy – $10 million
5) Planes: Fire and Rescue – $9.5 million
Next weekend sees the release of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Check back on Friday to see our predictions!
To of the biggest names in Hollywood are gunning for the top spot at the box office this weekend, but as we know, only one will come out on top. Who will it be? Here’s our prediction:
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is arguably the biggest male action star in the world today, and this weekend he takes on the role of the legendary Hercules in the movie of the same title. The Rock knows how to engage his audience via social media, and he’s been hyping this film for months now. The problem is, historical/mythical characters just haven’t been big bucks in the action genre lately, and I think that could have a detrimental effect on Hercules this weekend. I’m going to predict Hercules will come out on top with $35 million.
An interesting weekend at the box office, as there was a bit of a tight race for the top spot. Here’s what went down.
After duking it on Friday night, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes managed to hold off The Purge: Anarchy from the number one spot, bringing in a very strong $34.5 million to bring it’s total to $139 million. Meanwhile, The Purge: Anarchy’s debut at number two with $28.9, less than the original’s debut total but a decent enough number for a film with a $9 million budget. It likely won’t have real legs, but at this point it really doesn’t need them.
The summer movie roles on, this weekend with the arrival of two sequels and another R-rated comedy. Only one can top the box office. Which will it be? Here are our predictions:
The Purge: Anarchy is the sequel to last summer’s horror hit, which grossed $34 million on its opening weekend. Don’t look for this one to do as well; it’s got some serious competition for the top spot with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, which should hold onto number one for the second weekend in a row. Look for The Purge: Anarchy to debut in second place with $30 million.