This week’s Memorable Movie Moment takes us back to director John Sturges‘ 1963 war-era classic, The Great Escape. Set in a POW camp in Nazi Germany, the film follows the true story of a group of Allied prisoners who sought to accomplish the biggest jail break ever conceived, scattering more than 200 Allied troops across the country in an effort to divert Nazi war efforts on finding and re-capturing the escaped soldiers. The Great Escape is famous for a number of reasons. It featured an all-star cast including Steve McQueen (The Cincinnati Kid, The Sand Pebbles), James Garner (The Rockford Files, The Notebook), Richard Attenborough (Jurassic Park, Elizabeth), Charles Bronson (Once Upon A Time In The West, Death Wish), Donald Pleasance (Halloween, Escape From New York), and James Coburn (The Muppet Movie, In Like Flint), several of which were actual POWs with the Allied Forces during World War II. It also set and broke a number of on-screen records, ranging from the scale of the production (an entire replica of a real-life German POW camp was built in which to shoot the film) to the impressive array of stunts. Continue reading →
Filmmaker Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, The Equalizer) is currently working on principle photography for his upcoming remake of the classic 1960 western The Magnificent Seven. The original film was directed by legendary director John Sturges (The Great Escape, Joe Kidd) and featured an all-star cast that included Yul Brynner (The Ten Commandments), Eli Wallach (The Good The Bad and the Ugly), Steve McQueen (Bullitt), Charles Bronson (Death Wish), Robert Vaughn (Julius Caesar), Brad Dexter (Run Silent Run Deep), and James Coburn (Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid). Composer Elmer Bernstein received an Oscar-nomination for Best Musical Score (Drama/Comedy) for his work on the picture, and the film was selected for the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board in 2013. Continue reading →
Location: 3730 N Clark Street, Chicago When: Friday, January 24th @ 7PM
The man, the myth, Action Bronson will be live at Chicago’s Metro tonight. Bronsolini has been riding the success of his most recent project “Blue Chips 2” and continues to prove that he’s here for the long haul. This one’s all ages and tickets are only $20 so if you’re interested in going, you should definitely cop your tickets NOW; this will surely sell out.
A couple of days back we posted about Action Bronson’s upcoming show in Chicago later this month. As the tour kicks off, Action decided to drop a funny trailer for all of our viewing pleasure. For whatever reason, Action has decided to skip Minneapolis this time around; but our Chicago brethren will still be able to see him at Metro. Peep the clip above (Ashy Larry sighting) and keep an eye out for more from Bronsolini.
Action Bronson & Danny Brown will join forces for a surprise nation wide tour this fall. Both Action & Danny have been putting in a lot of work lately so this should be a fun show. O and we alllll remember what happened at the last Danny Brown show in Minneapolis (blowjob incident…yes) so i’m sure he’ll be happy to be coming back. Check out the tour dates below, if you see your city get ready to cop your tickets; they’re sure to sell out.
09/08 – San Bernadino, CA @ Rock The Bells
09/10 – Calgary, AB @ Republik
09/11 – Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
09/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
09/13 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia
09/15 – Mountain View, CA @ Rock The Bells
09/17 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
09/20 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
09/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
09/24 – Bloomington, IN @ Bluebird Nightclub
09/25 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection
09/27 – Philadlephia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
09/29 – Washington, DC @ Rock The Bells
10/01 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/02 – Montreal, QC @ Totus Theatre
10/03 – Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre
10/04 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Skidmore
10/05 – East Rutherford, NJ @ Rock The Bells
Action Bronson has being doing his thing as of late, last weekend he tore up the stage at the Bushwick Block Party in Brooklyn, New York and fed the crowd afterwards from a Ray Bans sponsored food truck. Now he drops a Harry Fraud produced track named “Water Sports”, no word on what Action has up his sleeve; but we like what we’re hearing from the Queens native on this track. Check it out and be on the look out for more from Bronsolini.
The annual Bushwick Block Party will be going down this coming Saturday, July 27th and Action Bronson will be live in two forms. Bronson will be performing but he will also be cooking up some of his specials in the VICE x RayBan food truck. Bronsilini definitely know’s what he’s doing in the kitchen, he even has a YouTube series of cooking videos showcasing his talent. The block party should be a good one so if you’re in New York, make your way down to Brooklyn and check out Action cookin up.