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Special 40th Anniversary Screenings of ‘Grease’ Open In Theaters This April


Director Randal Kleiser’s big-screen adaptation of the Broadway hit Grease is celebrating its 40th anniversary this April. To celebrate the occasion, TCM Big Screen Classics Presents and Fathom Events are hosting special screenings of the Oscar-nominated film in theaters across the country. Although Jim Jacob’s and Warren Casey’s original Broadway production received seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, Best Choreography (Birch), Best Actor (Barry Bostwick), and Best Costume Design, it was Kleiser’s film adaptation that would go down in history as an American pop-culture icon, with John Travolta (Pulp Fiction, Face/Off) and Olivia Newton-John (Xanadu, Two of a Kind) in the roles of greaser Danny Zuko and good-girl Sandy Olsson. The film received several Golden Globe nominations, including Best Picture (Musical/Comedy), Best Actor (Travolta), Best Actress (Newton-John), and Best Original Song for Frankie Valli’s “Grease” and John Farrar’s “You’re The One That I Want,” neither of which is featured in the original musical. John Farrar’s “Hopelessly Devoted To You” also earned the film an Oscar-nomination for Best Original Song. For the anniversary event, special screenings will be played at select theaters on April 8th, April 11th, and April 14th. To find showings near you, visit Fathom Events at the link below and enter your Zip Code on your preferred date, and enjoy the show!

TCM Big Screen Classics Presents and Fathom Events

This Friday Marks 30th Anniversary Of ‘Back To The Future’


This Friday, July 3rd, will mark the 30th anniversary of Back to the Future, the time-traveling hit from director Robert Zemeckis (Forrest Gump, Flight) that made Michael J. Fox (Family Ties, Casualties of War) an instant superstar and became an instant classic in American cinema. Co-written by Zemeckis and screenwriter Bob Gale (1941, Used Cars), Back to the Future was a huge hit among fans and critics alike, receiving an Academy Award for Best Sound Editing/Effects and another 3 nominations for Best Screenplay, Best Sound, and Best Music (Original Song); Huey Lewis even received a Grammy in 1986 for The Power of Love, which he wrote specifically for the film’s soundtrack. I think many fans would agree that Christopher Lloyd (One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Angels in the Outfield) deserved a nomination for Best Supporting Actor, but that aside Back to the Future proved a great success. Since 1985 the film has been followed by two sequels, and although Zemeckis has said that a remake is definitely not happening, he is currently working to adapt the movie into a new musical due out in the next year or two. Either way, I’m sure there will be no shortage of marathons on TV this weekend, but if you happen to have your own copy be sure to watch Back to the Future this weekend to celebrate the anniversary…and Independence Day too!!

Civil Rights Biographical Drama ‘Selma’ Opens In Theaters This Friday

Like Interstellar, we’ve been following the upcoming Civil Rights drama Selma for some time now, and this week we’ll finally see it open in theaters. Starring David Oyelowo (Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Interstellar) as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the film comes from producer Oprah Winfrey and director Ava DuVernay (Middle of Nowhere, Scandal) about King’s epic march between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama at the height of the Civil Rights movement in 1965. Making up the supporting cast are actors Cuba Gooding Jr. (Pearl Harbor, American Gangster), Tim Roth (Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction), Carmen Ejogo (Away We Go, The Purge: Anarchy), Martin Sheen (Apocalypse Now, Bobby), and Tom Wilkinson (The Patriot, Rush Hour) as President Lyndon B. Johnson. While the film chronicles the events of the march historically, writer Paul Webb also delves into the character of King as a person, showing him not only as the leader of a powerful movement but also as a man with his own trials and tribulations. Selma has already been nominated for four Golden Globes, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (David Oyelowo) and also Best Original Song for Common and John Legend‘s Glory (Common will also be seen in the movie!). You can see the trailer above, then definitely add this to your Must-See list. Also opening this week is Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice and Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen‘s Taken 3, so you have plenty of options for this weekend…choose wisely!

Disney Adds Bryce Dallas Howard To Cast Of ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Remake


One of Disney‘s iconic animated features, 1977’s Pete’s Dragon, is getting a modernized update and recent news has Bryce Dallas Howard (The Village, The Help) joining the cast lineup. Pete’s Dragon followed an orphan boy, Pete, who is guided and protected by a giant green dragon named Elliot as they pass from town to town trying to evade the abusive family who adopted Pete after his parents died. The film is known for it’s use of animation and live-action film as well as the popular single from the film’s score, Candle on the Water. Sean Marshall, Helen Reddy, Mickey Rooney, and Shelley Winters lead the original cast, and the film received two Oscar nominations for Best Score and Best Original Song (Candle on the Water). The new film will be helmed by director David Lowery (Pioneer, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints) and feature Howard as part of a cast that already includes Robert Redford (Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Sting), Oona Laurence (Penny Dreadful, American Gladiators), and Oakes Fegley (Fort Bliss, This Is Where I Leave You) as Pete. While the original took place in a New England fishing town and featured a musical-style soundtrack, the new film will take place in a tree-logging town and not feature any musical numbers, save the actual score that plays along with the film. Filming is scheduled for this January in New Zealand at Stone Street Studios.

Pharrell – Gust of Wind ft. Daft Punk

It looks like the collaborations haven’t stopped with these two groups. This latest track off of, G I R L, is downright funky. It is to bad these guys haven’t made an album together yet, cause that would be littered with hit songs. What baffles us is that we can’t recall a record that Daft Punk was ever featured on. Between all of Pharrell’s recent success and now this, it seems as if his fame will continue to rise. Enjoy it while you can, because in a few weeks this will be repetitive as all hell.

Blak and Blu – Big K.R.I.T. Remix

Blak and Blu - BIG K.R.I.T. Remix

Gary Clark Jr. if you don’t know the man, get acquainted with the man now.  The Singer/Songwriter and all around badass on the guitar, is set to release a remix-tape from his Blak and Blu album. The original album was nominated for both Best Rock Song and Best Traditional R&B performance, which happens to be the first time in history that someone has been nominated for both categories in the same year.

The first track released off of the new album, features Big KRIT as the accompanying emcee. The upcoming mix will also feature the likes of Talib Kweli, Erykah Badu, and Robert Glasper to name a few. There has not been an official set date for release, so stay locked at MADE for any upcoming news on Gary’s new mix.

Breaking Bad Theme – Remix by MetroGnome

This kid MetroGnome, I don’t know much about him but from the looks of it, he produces and remixes songs with quite the YouTube presence. MetroGnome decided to remix the theme from BrBa, and it is pretty nuts; his EDM spin of the song takes it to a whole different level. The best part throughout the track is how he adds Jesse and Walt’s quotes from the show, it’s pretty badass.

Danny Brown – Dope Song (Video)

Danny Brown has released another visual for his track “Dope Song” from off of his latest project “Old”. The video follows Danny around Detroit as he announces his last song about drugs. I could see Mr. Brown killing this one at a live show, if you’re a fan of Danny you’ll definitely be bobbing your head. Shouts out D-Town, 6 to the 8 Southfield Highway to Livernois WHAT UP!?!?

Chance the Rapper – Everybody’s Something

Chance just released his latest video Everybody’s Something. The video once again brings a abstract-trippy look into Chance’s rhymes. We see a few clips from some of the older vids from a while back, with glimpses of Chicago, and other images in the background.  Overall the visuals are pretty dope, peep the video above.  Oh, and RIP JDILLA.