| Aug 21, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Modern movie stardom is dependent on many things, but perhaps none more so than well-known, good-looking faces appearing in new films.
So what would make a high-profile actor decide to spend most of a movie wearing a cartoon face that renders him...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Toronto Film Festival has announced more than 40 titles -- a mix of awards contenders, star-powered indies, and international arthouse fare -- screening in its Gala and Special Presentations program this September, including Denzel Washington's "The...
| Jul 22, 2014
It’s been nearly seven years since a cappella group Straight No Chaser became a YouTube sensation singing a mash-up of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” and Toto’s “Africa.” The resurgence of a cappella music is ebbing and...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:43 AM
"It might sound crazy what I'm about to say." — Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Virginia is a lyrical place to live and work. From the Shenandoah Mountains to here in Hampton Roads, the commonwealth inspires great music and we should embrace so rich...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Movies are so much more than a concept. “Gravity” was an amazing onscreen achievement, but the script was lousy. It’s not a great movie—what’s impressive is the fact that Alfonso Cuaron pulled it off.
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Reports from Friday, day one at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
11:30 a.m.: Idyllic weather and what are likely to be capacity crowds are forecast as the Pitchfork Music Festival opens its ninth...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Maybe it was pure exhaustion, or maybe everyone's serotonin levels were finally returning to normal. But the final night of Electric Daisy Carnival had an almost dreamy glaze to it.
On Friday night, dudes pounded tequila shots and hoisted girlfriends...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
PARIS- BBC Worldwide Production France has been tapped by paybox Canal Plus to produce a documentary film about French electro band Daft Punk.
The one-hour docu, announced at non-fiction confab Sunny Side, marks BBC Worldwide's first commission from...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:15 AM
The Grammys are conflicted about electronic dance music, and Beatport sees an opening.
In 2012, the Recording Academy nominated dubstep producer Skrillex for new artist, but its Grammy "Tribute to EDM" was a strange melange of DJs performing mash-ups...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 4:27 PM
"Let It Go," the soaring showstopper from “Frozen,” has an unlikely remix coming out soon.
The Academy Award-winning smash sung by Idina Menzel got a reworking by Dutch electronic dance music DJ Armin van Buuren.
His remix is just one of...