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Elysium – A Sci-fi Film not so Fictional Afterall

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By Gunner Glam

Coming this weekend from the director of District 9 (2009) comes Elysium, an action-packed thriller starring Matt Damon and Jodie Foster.

Elysium is an American science fiction action film written, co-produced and directed by Neill Blomkamp. It was released on August 9, 2013 in both conventional and IMAX Digital theaters. Elysium is a co-production of Media Rights Capital and TriStar Pictures.

In the year 2154, the very wealthy live on Elysium, a Stanford torus high-tech space station governed by President Patel (Faran Tahir), in a utopian setting which includes access to private medical machines that offer instant cures, while everyone else lives below on the overpopulated, disease ridden, ruined, “Third World slum” Earth has become. Those who maintain Elysium will stop at nothing to enforce anti-immigration laws and preserve their citizens’ lifestyle, even destroying ships that attempt to get there. After an industrial accident exposes him to a fatal dose of radiation, 36-year-old factory-worker and ex-con Max DeCosta (Matt Damon) has only five days to get from Los Angeles to Elysium in order to be cured. Max straps into a powerful exoskeleton and attempts to kidnap a rich businessman (William Fichtner) in order to steal his identity and hijack his way into Elysium. This pits him against Elysium’s Secretary of Defense Delacourt (Jodie Foster) and her violent secret police forces, led by Agent Kruger (Sharlto Copley).

The film takes place on both a ravaged Earth and the luxurious space habitat called Elysium. It will explore political and sociological themes such as immigration, health care and class issues. When asked whether the film reveals how he sees Earth turning out in 140 years, director Blomkamp responded “No, no, no. This isn’t science fiction. This is today. This is now.”

Elysium re-unites Blomkamp with some of his District 9 crew, such as editor Julian Clarke, production designer Philip Ivey, cinematographer Trent Opaloch, and actor Sharlto Copley playing one of the film’s villains.

In January 2011, independent studio Media Rights Capital met with major studios to present Elysium, and Blomkamp shared art designs of his proposed science fiction film. The art designs won over the executives at Sony Pictures, who bought the film after making a more attractive offer than the other studios.
With a budget of $90 million, production began in July 2011. The film’s Earth-bound scenes were shot in a dump in the poor Iztapalapa district on the outskirts of Mexico City, while the scenes for the space city Elysium were shot in Vancouver and the wealthy Huixquilucan-Interlomas suburbs of Mexico City. Matt Damon shaved his head for the role of Max, and also worked out four hours a day with personal trainer Dr. Sae-ung.

The main role was offered to rapper Eminem, but he wanted the film to be shot in Detroit. That was not an option for the two studios, so Blomkamp moved on to Damon as his next choice.

The futuristic designs were executed by Philip Ivey after long periods of researching and studying older science fiction films. Ivey has continuously cited Syd Mead as a substantial influence for the film. Complicated visual effects were handled by Industrial Light and Magic and Image Engine, the latter of which collaborated on District 9. Re-shoots took place through October 2012.

The film’s “organic” music score was composed by newcomer Ryan Amon and recorded at Abbey Road Studios with the London Philharmonic Orchestra.

Go check it out!

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-


2013 Academy Award Winners

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By Gunner Glam

Here are the Winners for the 85th Oscar Ceremony. Enjoy! =)

Best Motion Picture: Argo
Achievement in Directing: Ang Lee, Life of Pi
Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Jennifer Lawrence, Silver Linings Playbook

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained
Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
Adapted Screenplay: Argo, Chris Terrio
Original Screenplay: Django Unchained, Quentin Tarantino

Original Score: Life of Pi, Mychael Danna
Original Song: “Skyfall,” Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth; Skyfall
Best Animated Feature Film: Brave

Best Animated Short Film: Paperman
Achievement in Cinematography: Life of Pi, Claudio Miranda
Achievement in Visual Effects: Life of Pi
Achievement in Costume Design: Anna Karenina, Jacqueline Durran

Achievement in Makeup & Hairstyling: Les Misérables
Best Live-Action Short Film: Curfew
Best Documentary Short Subject: Inocente
Best Documentary Feature: Searching for a Sugar Man

Best Foreign-Language Film: Amour (Austria)
Achievement in Sound Mixing: Les Misérables
Achievement in Sound Editing: Zero Dark Thirty & Skyfall

Achievement in Film Editing: Argo
Achievement in Production Direction: Lincoln


2013’s 25 Most Anticipated Films

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By Gunner Glam

1.) The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

2.) The Smurfs 2

3.) A Good Day to Die Hard

4.) Beautiful Creatures

5.) The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones

6.) The Last Stand

7.) The Wolverine

8.) Oblivion

9.) The Host

10.) GI Joe: Retaliation

11.) Evil Dead

12.) Warm Bodies

13.) Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

14.) Carrie

15.) R.I.P.D

16.) Elysium

17.) After Earth

18.) Monsters University

19.) Star Trek into the Darkness

20.) The Lone Ranger

21.) Oz: The Great and Powerful

22.) Iron Man 3

23.) Pacific Rim

24.) World War Z

25.) Man of Steel


2013 Grammy Award Winners

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By Gunner Glam

It was never a dull moment with music in 2012. From FUN to Mumford and Sons, there were hits flaring up YouTube and radio stations everywhere.

The 55th Grammy Award Ceremony was held live on Sunday, February 10.

Studio Brow would like to share the winners!=)

GENERAL FIELD

Record Of The Year

Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

We Are Young – Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

WINNER Somebody That I Used to Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra

Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean

We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together – Taylor Swift

Album Of The Year

El Camino – The Black Keys

Some Nights – Fun.

WINNER Babel – Mumford & Sons

Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Blunderbuss – Jack White

Song Of The Year

The A Team – Ed Sheeran, songwriter (Ed Sheeran)

Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Call Me Maybe – Tavish Crowe, Carly Rae Jepsen & Josh Ramsay, songwriters (Carly Rae Jepsen)

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Jörgen Elofsson, David Gamson, Greg Kurstin & Ali Tamposi, songwriters (Kelly Clarkson)

WINNER We Are Young – Jack Antonoff, Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Dost & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe)

Best New Artist

Alabama Shakes

WINNER Fun.

Hunter Hayes

The Lumineers

Frank Ocean

POP FIELD

Best Pop Solo Performance

WINNER Set Fire To The Rain [live] – Adele

Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – Kelly Clarkson

Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen

Wide Awake – Katy Perry

Where Have You Been – Rihanna

Best Pop Duo/Group Performance

Shake It Out – Florence & the Machine

We Are Young – Fun. featuring Janelle Monáe

WINNER Somebody That I Used To Know – Gotye Featuring Kimbra

Sexy And I Know It – Lmfao

Payphone – Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa

Best Pop Instrumental Album

24/7 – Gerald Albright & Norman Brown

WINNER Impressions – Chris Botti

Four Hands & A Heart Volume One – Larry Carlton

Live At The Blue Note Tokyo – Dave Koz

Rumbadoodle – Arun Shenoy

Best Pop Vocal Album

WINNER Stronger – Kelly Clarkson

Ceremonials – Florence & the Machine

Some Nights – Fun.

Overexposed – Maroon 5

The Truth About Love – Pink

DANCE / ELECTRONICA FIELD

Best Dance Recording

Levels – Avicii

Let’s Go – Calvin Harris Featuring Ne-yo

WINNER Bangarang – Skrillex Featuring Sirah

Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia Featuring John Martin

I Can’t Live Without You – Al Walser

Best Dance/Electronica Album

Wonderland – Steve Aoki

Don’t Think – The Chemical Brothers

>Album Title Goes Here< – Deadmau5

WINNER Fire & Ice – Kaskade

Bangarang – Skrillex

TRADITIONAL POP FIELD

Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album

Christmas – Michael Bublé

A Holiday Carole – Carole King

WINNER Kisses On The Bottom – Paul Mccartney

ROCK FIELD

Best Rock Performance

Hold On – Alabama Shakes

WINNER Lonely Boy – The Black Keys

Charlie Brown – Coldplay

I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons

We Take Care Of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen

Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance

I’m Alive – Anthrax

WINNER Love Bites (So Do I) – Halestorm

Blood Brothers – Iron Maiden

Ghost Walking – Lamb Of God

No Reflection – Marilyn Manson

Whose Life (Is It Anyways?) – Megadeth

Best Rock Song

Freedom At 21 – Jack White, songwriter (Jack White)

I Will Wait – Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, songwriters (mumford & Sons)

WINNER Lonely Boy – Dan Auerbach, Brian Burton & Patrick Carney, songwriters (the Black Keys)

Madness – Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

We Take Care Of Our Own – Bruce Springsteen, songwriter (Bruce Springsteen)

Best Rock Album

WINNER El Camino – The Black Keys

Mylo Xyloto – Coldplay

The 2nd Law – Muse

Wrecking Ball – Bruce Springsteen

Blunderbuss – Jack White

ALTERNATIVE FIELD

Best Alternative Music Album

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever Do – Fiona Apple

Biophilia – Björk

WINNER Making Mirrors – Gotye

Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. – M83

Bad As Me – Tom Waits

R&B FIELD

Best R&B Performance

Thank You – Estelle

Gonna Be Alright (f.t.b.) – Robert Glasper Experiment featuring Ledisi

I Want You – Luke James

Adorn – Miguel

WINNER Climax – Usher

Best Traditional R&B Performance

Lately – Anita Baker

WINNER Love On Top – Beyoncé

Wrong Side Of A Love Song – Melanie Fiona

Real Good Hands – Gregory Porter

If Only You Knew – Swv

Best R&B Song

WINNER Adorn – Miguel Pimentel, songwriter (Miguel)

Beautiful Surprise – Tamia Hill, Claude Kelly & Salaam Remi, songwriters (Tamia)

Heart Attack – Benjamin Levin, Rico Love & Tremaine Neverson, songwriters (Trey Songz)

Pray For Me – Antonio Dixon, Kenny Edmonds, Anthony Hamilton & Patrick “jque” Smith, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)

Refill – Darhyl “dj” Camper, Elle Varner & Andrew “pop” Wansel, songwriters (Elle Varner)

Best Urban Contemporary Album

Fortune – Chris Brown

Kaleidoscope Dream – Miguel

WINNER Channel Orange – Frank Ocean

Best R&B Album

WINNER Black Radio – Robert Glasper Experiment

Back To Love – Anthony Hamilton

Write Me Back – R. Kelly

Beautiful Surprise – Tamia

Open Invitation – Tyrese

RAP FIELD

Best Rap Performance

Hyfr (Hell Ya … Right) – Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne

WINNER … In Paris – Jay-z & Kanye West

Daughters – Nas

Mercy – Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz

I Do – Young Jeezy featuring Jay-z & André 3000

Best Rap/Sung Collaboration

Wild Ones – Flo Rida Featuring Sia

WINNER No Church In The Wild – Jay-z & Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean & The-dream

Tonight (Best You Ever Had) – John Legend Featuring Ludacris

Cherry Wine – Nas Featuring Amy Winehouse

Talk That Talk – Rihanna Featuring Jay-Z

Best Rap Song

Daughters – Nasir Jones & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Patrick Adams, Gary Decarlo, Dale Frashuer & Paul Leka, songwriters) (Nas) Track From: Life Is Good

Lotus Flower Bomb – Olubowale Akintimehin, S. Joseph Dew, Jerrin Howard, Walker Johnson & Miguel Jontel Pimentel, songwriters (Wale Featuring Miguel)

Mercy – Sean Anderson, Tauheed Epps, Stephan Taft, James Thomas, Terrence Thornton & Kanye West, songwriters (Denzie Beagle, Winston Riley & Reggie Williams, songwriters) (Kanye West featuring Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)

The Motto – Dwayne Carter, Aubrey Graham & Tyler Williams, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil’ Wayne)

WINNER … In Paris – Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis & Kanye West, Songwriters (W.A. Donaldson, songwriter) (Jay-Z & Kanye West)

Young, Wild & Free – Calvin Broadus, Chris Brody Brown, Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine, Peter Hernandez & Cameron Thomaz, songwriters (t. Bluechel, M. Borrow, T. Griffin, K. Jackson, N. Lee & M. Newman, songwriters) (Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa featuring Bruno Mars)

Best Rap Album

WINNER Take Care – Drake

Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album, Pt. 1 – Lupe Fiasco

Life Is Good – Nas

Undun – The Roots

God Forgives, I Don’t – Rick Ross

Based On A T.r.u. Story – 2 Chainz

Best Country Solo Performance

Home – Dierks Bentley

Springsteen – Eric Church

Cost Of Livin’ – Ronnie Dunn

Wanted – Hunter Hayes

Over – Blake Shelton

WINNER Blown Away – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance

Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Eli Young Band

WINNER Pontoon – Little Big Town

Safe & Sound – Taylor Swift & The Civil Wars

On The Outskirts Of Town – The Time Jumpers

I Just Come Here For The Music – Don Williams Featuring Alison Krauss

Best Country Song

WINNER Blown Away – Josh Kear & Chris Tompkins, songwriters (Carrie Underwood)

Cost Of Livin’ – Phillip Coleman & Ronnie Dunn, songwriters (Ronnie Dunn)

Even If It Breaks Your Heart – Will Hoge & Eric Paslay, songwriters (Eli Young Band)

So You Don’t Have To Love Me Anymore – Jay Knowles & Adam Wright, songwriters (Alan Jackson)

Springsteen – Eric Church, Jeff Hyde & Ryan Tyndell, songwriters (Eric Church)

Best Country Album

WINNER Uncaged – Zac Brown Band

Hunter Hayes – Hunter Hayes

Living For A Song: A Tribute To Hank Cochran – Jamey Johnson

Four The Record – Miranda Lambert

The Time Jumpers – The Time Jumpers

Best New Age Album

WINNER Echoes Of Love – Omar Akram

Live Ananda – Krishna Das

Bindu – Michael Brant Demaria

Deep Alpha – Steven Halpern

Light Body – Peter Kater

Troubadours On The Rhine – Loreena McKennitt

JAZZ FIELD

Best Improvised Jazz Solo

Cross Roads – Ravi Coltrane, soloist

WINNER Hot House – Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists

Alice In Wonderland – Chick Corea, soloist

J. Mac – Kenny Garrett, soloist

Ode – Brad Mehldau, soloist

Best Jazz Vocal Album

Soul Shadows – Denise Donatelli

1619 Broadway: The Brill Building Project – Kurt Elling

Live – Al Jarreau (and The Metropole Orkest)

The Book Of Chet – Luciana Souza

WINNER Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding

Best Jazz Instrumental Album

Further Explorations – Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian

Hot House – Chick Corea & Gary Burton

Seeds From The Underground – Kenny Garrett

Blue Moon – Ahmad Jamal

WINNER Unity Band – Pat Metheny Unity Band
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album

Centennial: Newly Discovered Works Of Gil Evans – Gil Evans Project

For The Moment – Bob Mintzer Big Band

WINNER Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) – Arturo Sandoval

Best Latin Jazz Album

Flamenco Sketches – Chano Domínguez

WINNER ¡Ritmo! – The Clare Fischer Latin Jazz Big Band

Multiverse – Bobby Sanabria Big Band

Duos Iii – Luciana Souza

New Cuban Express – Manuel Valera New Cuban Express

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners – Casting Crowns

Take Me To The King – Tamela Mann

Go Get It – Mary Mary

WINNER 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Matt Redman

My Testimony – Marvin Sapp

Best Gospel Song

WINNER Go Get It – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, Songwriters (Mary Mary)

Hold On – Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & Fiya, Monica & Fred Hammond)

I Feel Good – Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond)

My Testimony – Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp)

Released – Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence)

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

Jesus, Friend Of Sinners – Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)

WINNER 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman)

When Mercy Found Me – Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band)

White Flag – Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin)

WINNER Your Presence Is Heaven – Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed)

Best Gospel Album

Identity – James Fortune & Fiya

Jesus At The Center Live – Israel & New Breed

WINNER Gravity – Lecrae

I Win – Marvin Sapp

Worship Soul – Anita Wilson

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

Come To The Well – Casting Crowns

Where I Find You – Kari Jobe

Gold – Britt Nicole

WINNER Eye On It – Tobymac

Into The Light – Matthew West

Best Latin Pop Album

Independiente – Ricardo Arjona

Ilusión – Fonseca

Kany Garcia – Kany Garcia

¿con Quién Se Queda El Perro? – Jesse Y Joy

WINNER MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition – Juanes

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album

Campo – Campo

Déjenme Llorar – Carla Morrison

WINNER Imaginaries – Quetzal

Electro-jarocho – Sistema Bomb

La Bala – Ana Tijoux

Best Regional Mexican Music Album (including Tejano)

WINNER Pecados Y Milagros – Lila Downs

Sembrando Flores – Los Cojolites

365 Días – Los Tucanes De Tijuana

Oye – Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea

El Primer Ministro – Gerardo Ortiz

Best Tropical Latin Album

Cubano Soy – Raúl Lara Y Sus Soneros

Desde Nueva York A Puerto Rico – Eddie Montalvo

WINNER Retro – Marlow Rosado Y La Riqueña

Formula Vol. 1 – Romeo Santos

AMERICAN ROOTS

Best Americana Album

The Carpenter – The Avett Brothers

From The Ground Up – John Fullbright

The Lumineers – The Lumineers

Babel – Mumford & Sons

WINNER Slipstream – Bonnie Raitt

Best Bluegrass Album

The Gospel Side Of – Dailey & Vincent

Life Finds A Way – The Grascals

Beat The Devil And Carry A Rail – Noam Pikelny

Scratch Gravel Road – Special Consensus

WINNER Nobody Knows You – Steep Canyon Rangers

Best Blues Album

33 1/3 – Shemekia Copeland

WINNER Locked Down – Dr. John

Let It Burn – Ruthie Foster

And Still I Rise – Heritage Blues Orchestra

Bring It On Home – Joan Osborne

Best Folk Album

Leaving Eden – Carolina Chocolate Drops

Election Special – Ry Cooder

Hambone’s Meditations – Luther Dickinson

WINNER The Goat Rodeo Sessions – Yo-yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile

This One’s For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark – (Various Artists) Shawn Camp & Tamara Saviano, producers

Best Regional Roots Music Album

Malama Ko Aloha (Keep Your Love) – Keola Beamer

Shi Kéyah Songs For The People – Radmilla Cody

Pilialoha – Weldon Kekauoha

Nothin’ But The Best – Corey Ledet With Anthony Dopsie, Dwayne Dopsie And André Thierry

WINNER The Band Courtbouillon – Wayne Toups, Steve Riley & Wilson Savoy

REGGAE FIELD

Best Reggae Album

WINNER Rebirth – Jimmy Cliff

Miracle – The Original Wailers

Tomahawk Technique – Sean Paul

New Legend – Jamaica 50th Edition – Sly & Robbie & The Jam Masters

Reggae Got Soul: Unplugged On Strawberry Hill – Toots And The Maytals

WORLD MUSIC FIELD

Best World Music Album

Folila – Amadou & Mariam

On A Gentle Island Breeze – Daniel Ho

Jabulani – Hugh Masekela

Traveller – Anoushka Shankar

WINNER The Living Room Sessions Part 1 – Ravi Shankar

CHILDREN’S FIELD

Best Children’s Album

WINNER Can You Canoe? – The Okee Dokee Brothers

High Dive And Other Things That Could Have Happened … – Bill Harley

Jumpinjazz Kids – A Swinging Jungle Tale – Featuring Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws And Dee Dee Bridgewater – James Murray & Various Artists

Little Seed: Songs For Children By Woody Guthrie – Elizabeth Mitchell

Radio Jungle – The Pop Ups

SPOKEN WORD FIELD

Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)

American Grown (Michelle Obama) – (Various Artists) Scott Creswell & Dan Zitt, producers

Back To Work: Why We Need Smart Government For A Strong Economy – Bill Clinton

Drift: The Unmooring Of American Military – Rachel Maddow

Seriously… I’m Kidding – Ellen Degeneres

WINNER Society’s Child: My Autobiography – Janis Ian

COMEDY FIELD

Best Comedy Album

WINNER Blow Your Pants Off – Jimmy Fallon

Cho Dependent (live In Concert) – Margaret Cho

In God We Rust – Lewis Black

Kathy Griffin: Seaman 1st Class – Kathy Griffin

Mr. Universe – Jim Gaffigan

Rize Of The Fenix – Tenacious D

MUSICAL THEATER FIELD

Musical Theater Album

Follies – Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters & Ron Raines, Principal Soloists; Philip Chaffin & Tommy Krasker, producers (Stephen Sondheim, Composer/lyricist) (New Broadway Cast With Danny Burstein, Jan Maxwell, Elaine Paige, Bernadette Peters, Ron Raines & Others)

The Gershwins’ Porgy And Bess – David Alan Grier, Norm Lewis & Audra Mcdonald, Principal Soloists; Tommy Krasker, producer (George Gershwin, Composer; Ira Gershwin, Dorothy Heyward & Dubose Heyward, Lyricists) (New Broadway Cast With Audra McDonald, Norm Lewis, David Alan Grier & Others)

Newsies – Jeremy Jordan & Kara Lindsay, principal soloists; Frank Filipetti, Michael Kosarin, Alan Menken & Chris Montan, Producers (Alan Menken, Composer; Jack Feldman, Lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Jeremy Jordan, Kara Lindsay & Others)

Nice Work If You Can Get It – Matthew Broderick & Kelli O’Hara, principal soloists; David Chase, Bill Elliott & Robert Sher, producers (George Gershwin, Composer; Ira Gershwin, Lyricist) (Original Broadway Cast With Matthew Broderick, Kelli O’Hara & Others)

WINNER Once: A New Musical – Steve Kazee & Cristin Milioti, Principal Soloists; Steven Epstein & Martin Lowe, producers (Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova, Composers/lyricists) (Original Broadway Cast With Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti & Others)

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Descendants – (Various Artists)

Marley- (Bob Marley & The Wailers)

WINNER Midnight In Paris- (Various Artists)

The Muppets- (Various Artists)

Rock Of Ages- (Various Artists)

Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media

The Adventures Of Tintin – The Secret Of The Unicorn – John Williams, Composer

The Artist – Ludovic Bource, Composer

The Dark Knight Rises – Hans Zimmer, Composer

WINNER The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo – Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Composers

Hugo – Howard Shore, Composer

Journey – Austin Wintory, Composer

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Abraham’s Daughter (from The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Win Butler & Régine Chassagne, Songwriters (Arcade Fire)

Learn Me Right (from Brave) – Mumford & Sons, Songwriters (Birdy & Mumford & Sons)

Let Me Be Your Star (from Smash) – Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, Songwriters (Katharine Mcphee & Megan Hilty)

Man Or Muppet (from The Muppets) Bret Mckenzie, Songwriter (Jason Segel & Walter)

WINNER Safe & Sound (from The Hunger Games) – T Bone Burnett, Taylor Swift, John Paul White & Joy Williams, Songwriters (Taylor Swift Featuring The Civil Wars)

COMPOSING / ARRANGING FIELD

Best Instrumental Composition

December Dream – Chuck Loeb, Composer (fourplay)

WINNER Mozart Goes Dancing – Chick Corea, Composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

Music Of Ansel Adams: America – Chris Brubeck & Dave Brubeck, Composers (Temple University Symphony Orchestra)

Overture, Waltz And Rondo – Bill Cunliffe, Composer (Temple University Symphony Orchestra)

Without A Paddle – Bill Holman, Composer (Tall & Small)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

Afro-Cuban Jazz Suite For Ellington – Michael Philip Mossman, Arranger (Bobby Sanabria Big Band)

WINNER How About You – Gil Evans, Arranger (Gil Evans Project)

Irrequieto – Bob Mintzer, Arranger (Bob Mintzer Big Band)

A Night In Tunisia (Actually An Entire Weekend!) – Wally Minko, Arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado) – Gordon Goodwin, Arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)

WINNER City Of Roses – Thara Memory & Esperanza Spalding, Arrangers (Esperanza Spalding)

Look To The Rainbow – Gil Evans, Arranger (Gil Evans Project And Luciana Souza)

Out There – Shelly Berg, Arranger (Lorraine Feather)

Spain (I Can Recall) – Vince Mendoza, Arranger (Al Jarreau And The Metropole Orkest)

Wild Is The Wind – Nan Schwartz, Arranger (Whitney Claire Kaufman And Andrew Playfoot)

PACKAGE FIELD

Best Recording Package

WINNER Biophilia – Michael Amzalag & Mathias Augustyniak, Art Directors (Björk)

Boys & Girls – Brett Kilroe, Art Director (Alabama Shakes)

Charmer – Gail Marowitz, Art Director (aimee Mann)

Love This Giant – Noah Wall, Art Director (David Byrne & St. Vincent)

Swing Lo Magellan – David Longstreth, Art Director (Dirty Projectors)

Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (soundtrack From The Motion Picture) – Rob Sheridan, Art Director (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross)

Go Fly A Kite – Liz Kweller, Art Director (Ben Kweller)

Ram – Paul McCartney Archive Collection (Deluxe Edition) – Simon Earith & James Musgrave, Art Directors (Paul And Linda McCartney)

Some Girls: Super Deluxe Edition – Stephen Kennedy, Art Director (The Rolling Stones)

WINNER Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection – Fritz Klaetke, Art Director (Woody Guthrie)

ALBUM NOTES FIELD

Best Album Notes

WINNER Singular Genius: The Complete ABC Singles – Billy Vera, album notes writer (Ray Charles)

Banjo Diary: Lessons From Tradition – Stephen Wade, Album Notes Writer (Stephen Wade)

First Recordings: 50th Anniversary Edition – Hans Olof Gottfridsson, Album Notes Writer (The Beatles With Tony Sheridan)

The Pearl Sessions – Holly George-warren, Album Notes Writer (Janis Joplin)

Piazzolla In Brooklyn – Fernando Gonzalez, Album Notes Writer (Pablo Aslan Quintet)

HISTORICAL NOTES

Best Historical Album

He Is My Story: The Sanctified Soul Of Arizona Dranes – Josh Rosenthal, Compilation Producer; Bryan Hoffa & Christopher King, Mastering Engineers (Arizona Dranes)

Old-time Smoky Mountain Music: 34 Historic Songs, Ballads, And Instrumentals Recorded In The Great Smoky Mountains By “song Catcher” Joseph S. Hall – Kent Cave, Michael Montgomery & Ted Olson, Compilation Producers; John Fleenor & Steve Kemp, Mastering Engineers (Various Artists)

Opika Pende: Africa At 78 Rpm – Steven Lance Ledbetter & Jonathan Ward, Compilation Producers; Michael Graves, Mastering Engineer (Various Artists)

Ram – Paul McCartney Archive Collection (Deluxe Edition) – Paul McCartney, Compilation Producer; Simon Gibson, Guy Massey & Steve Rooke, Mastering Engineers (Paul And Linda McCartney)

WINNER The Smile Sessions (Deluxe Box Set) – Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson & Dennis Wolfe, Compilation Producers; Mark Linett, Mastering Engineer (The Beach Boys)

Woody At 100: The Woody Guthrie Centennial Collection – Jeff Place & Robert Santelli, Compilation Producers; Pete Reiniger, Mastering Engineer (Woody Guthrie)

PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Non-classical

The Absence – Moogie Canazio & Al Schmitt, Engineers; Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer (Melody Gardot)

Ashes & Fire – Glyn Johns, Engineer; Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer (Ryan Adams)

WINNER The Goat Rodeo Sessions – Richard King, Engineer; Richard King, Mastering Engineer (Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile)

Love Is A Four Letter Word – Joe Chiccarelli, Steve Churchyard, Lars Fox, Graham Hope, Tony Maserati & Morgan Stratton, Engineers; Bob Ludwig, Mastering Engineer (Jason Mraz)

Slingshot – Helik Hadar, Engineer; Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer (Rebecca Pidgeon)

Producer Of The Year, Non-classical

WINNER Dan Auerbach

Jeff Bhasker

Diplo

Markus Dravs

Salaam Remi

Best Remixed Recording, Non-classical

In My Mind (Axwell Remix) – Axel Hedfors, Remixer (Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl Featuring Georgi Kay)

Lie Down In Darkness (Photek Remix) – Photek, Remixer (Moby)

Midnight City (eric Prydz Private Remix) Eric Prydz, Remixer (m83)

WINNER Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix) – Skrillex, Remixer (nero)

The Veldt (Tommy Trash Remix) – Thomas Olsen, Remixer (deadmau5 Featuring Chris James)

SURROUND SOUND FIELD

Best Surround Sound Album

Chamberland – David Miles Huber, Surround Mix Engineer; David Miles Huber, Surround Mastering Engineer; David Miles Huber, Surround Producer (David Miles Huber)

WINNER Modern Cool – Jim Anderson, Surround Mix Engineer; Darcy Proper, Surround Mastering Engineer; Michael Friedman, Surround Producer (Patricia Barber)

Quiet Winter Night – Morten Lindberg, Surround Mix Engineer; Morten Lindberg, Surround Mastering Engineer; Morten Lindberg, Surround Producer (Hoff Ensemble)

Rupa-khandha – Daniel Shores, Surround Mix Engineer; Daniel Shores, Surround Mastering Engineer; Marina Ledin & Victor Ledin, Surround Producers (Los Angeles Percussion Quartet)

Storm Corrosion – Steven Wilson, Surround Mix Engineer; Steven Wilson, Surround Mastering Engineer; Steven Wilson, Surround Producer (Storm Corrosion)

PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Engineered Album, Classical

Americana – Daniel Shores, Engineer; Daniel Shores, Mastering Engineer (Modern Mandolin Quartet)

Beethoven: The Late String Quartets, Op. 127 & 131 – Bruce Egre, Engineer (Brentano String Quartet)

WINNER Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen – Tom Caulfield & John Newton, Engineers; Mark Donahue, Mastering Engineer (Charles Bruffy & Kansas City Chorale)

Music For A Time Of War – Jesse Lewis & John Newton, Engineers; Jesse Brayman, Mastering Engineer (Carlos Kalmar & The Oregon Symphony)

Souvenir – Morten Lindberg, Engineer; Morten Lindberg, Mastering Engineer (trondheimsolistene)

Producer Of The Year, Classical

WINNER Blanton Alspaugh

Tim Handley

Marina Ledin, Victor Ledin

James Mallinson

Dan Merceruio

CLASSICAL FIELD

Best Orchestral Performance

WINNER Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride In A Fast Machine – Michael Tilson Thomas, Conductor (San Francisco Symphony)

Mahler: Symphony No. 1 – Iván Fischer, Conductor (Budapest Festival Orchestra)

Music For A Time Of War – Carlos Kalmar, Conductor (Oregon Symphony)

Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances – Valery Gergiev, Conductor (London Symphony Orchestra)

Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 – Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)

Best Opera Recording

Berg: Lulu – Michael Boder, Conductor; Paul Groves, Ashley Holland, Julia Juon & Patricia Petibon; Johannes Müller, Producer (Symphony Orchestra Of The Gran Teatre Del Liceu)

Handel: Agrippina – René Jacobs, Conductor; Marcos Fink, Sunhae Im, Bejun Mehta, Alexandrina Pendatchanska & Jennifer Rivera (Akademie Für Alte Musik Berlin)

Stravinsky: The Rake’s Progress – Vladimir Jurowski, Conductor; Topi Lehtipuu, Miah Persson & Matthew Rose; Johannes Müller, Producer (London Philharmonic Orchestra; Glyndebourne Chorus)

Vivaldi: Teuzzone – Jordi Savall, Conductor; Delphine Galou, Paolo Lopez, Roberta Mameli, Raffaella Milanesi & Furio Zanasi (Le Concert Des Nations)

WINNER Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen – James Levine & Fabio Luisi, Conductors; Hans-peter König, Jay Hunter Morris, Bryn Terfel & Deborah Voigt; Jay David Saks, Producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)

Best Choral Performance

Handel: Israel In Egypt – Julian Wachner, Conductor (Trinity Baroque Orchestra; Trinity Choir Wall Street)

WINNER Life & Breath – Choral Works By René Clausen – Charles Bruffy, Conductor (Matthew Gladden, Lindsey Lang, Rebecca Lloyd, Sarah Tannehill & Pamela Williamson; Kansas City Chorale)

Ligeti: Requiem; Apparitions; San Francisco Polyphony – Peter Eötvös, Conductor (Barbara Hannigan & Susan Parry; Wdr Sinfonieorchester Köln; Swr Vokalensemble Stuttgart & Wdr Rundfunkchor Köln)

The Nightingale – Stephen Layton, Conductor (Michala Petri; Danish National Vocal Ensemble)

Striggio: Mass For 40 & 60 Voices – Hervé Niquet, Conductor (Le Concert Spirituel)

Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance

Americana – Modern Mandolin Quartet

WINNER Meanwhile – Eighth Blackbird

Mind Meld – Zofo Duet

Profanes Et Sacrées – Boston Symphony Chamber Players

Rupa-khandha – Los Angeles Percussion Quartet

Classical Instrumental Solo

Bach: Das Wohltemperierte Clavier – András Schiff

The Complete Harpsichord Works Of Rameau – Jory Vinikour

Gál & Elgar: Cello Concertos – Claudio Cruz, Conductor; Antonio Meneses (Northern Sinfonia)

Holst: The Planets – Hansjörg Albrecht

WINNER Kurtág & Ligeti: Music For Viola – Kim Kashkashian

Classical Vocal Solo

Debussy: Clair De Lune – Natalie Dessay (Henri Chalet; Philippe Cassard, Karine Deshayes & Catherine Michel; Le Jeune Coeur De Paris)

Homecoming: Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce Didonato – Joyce Didonato (Michael Stern; Kansas City Symphony)

Paris Days, Berlin Nights – Ute Lemper (Stefan Malzew & Vogler Quartet)

WINNER Poémes – Renée Fleming (Alan Gilbert & Seiji Ozawa; Orchestre National De France & Orchestre Philharmonique De Radio France)

Sogno Barocco – Anne Sofie Von Otter (Leonardo García Alarcón; Sandrine Piau & Susanna Sundberg; Ensemble Cappella Mediterranea)

Classical Compendium

Partch: Bitter Music – Partch, Ensemble; John Schneider, Producer

WINNER Penderecki: Fonogrammi; Horn Concerto; Partita; The Awakening Of Jacob; Anaklasis – Antoni Wit, Conductor; Aleksandra Nagórko & Andrzej Sasin, Producers

Une Fête Baroque – Emmanuelle Haïm, Conductor; Daniel Zalay, Producer

Contemporary Classical Composition

WINNER Hartke, Stephen: Meanwhile – Incidental Music To Imaginary Puppet Plays Stephen Hartke, Composer (eighth blackbird)

León, Tania: Inura For Voices, Strings & Percussion – Tania León, Composer (Tania León, Son Sonora Voices, Dancebrazil Percussion & Son Sonora Ensemble)

Praulins, Ugis: The Nightingale – Ugis Praulins, Composer (Stephen Layton, Michala Petri & Danish National Vocal Ensemble)

Rautavaara, Einojuhani: Cello Concerto No. 2 ‘towards The Horizon’ – Einojuhani Rautavaara, Composer (Truls ørk, John Storgárds & Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra)

Stucky, Steven: August 4, 1964 – Steven Stucky, Composer; Gene Scheer, Librettist (Jaap Van Zweden, Dallas Symphony Chorus & Orchestra)

MUSIC VIDEO

Short Form Music Video

Houdini – Foster The People | Daniels, Video Directors; Gaetano Crupi, Video Producer

No Church In The Wild – Jay-Z & Kanye West Featuring Frank Ocean & The-dream | Romain Gervais, Video Director; Mourad Belkeddan, Video Producer

Bad Girls – M.I.A | Romain Gavras, Video Director; Romain Gavras, Video Producer

WINNER We Found Love – Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris | Melina Matsoukas, Video Director; Juliette Larthe & Ben Sullivan, Video Producers

Run Boy Run – Woodkid | Yoann Lemoine, Video Director; Roman Pichon, Video Producer

Long Form Music Video

WINNER Big Easy Express – Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros & Old Crow Medicine Show | Emmett Malloy, Video Director; Bryan Ling, Mike Luba & Tim Lynch, Video Producers

Bring Me Home – Live 2011 – Sade | Sophie Muller, Video Director; Roger Davies, Grant Jue & Sophie Muller, Video Producers

Radio Music Society – Esperanza Spalding | Pilar Sanz, Video Director; Esperanza Spalding, Video Producer

Get Along – Tegan & Sara | Salazar, Video Director; Nick Blasko, Piers Henwood, Sara Quin & Tegan Quin, Video Producers

From The Sky Down – U2 | Davis Guggenheim, Video Director; Belisa Balaban, Brian Celler, Davis Guggenheim & Ted Skillman, Video Producers

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2013 Top Artists (so far)

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By Gunner Glam

Days after naming it’s most tagged songs of 2012, popular music id app, Shazam is predicting which artists it expects to make headlines in 2013.  Using tags as a leading indicator of fan interest, Shazam analyzed internet hype and other public data alongside its own stats to indicate which acts are trending. Shazam’s Predictions For Top Emerging Artists Of 2013:

French Montana – an American Moroccan rapper, his collaboration with Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, “Pop That”, was one of the breakthrough singles of 2012.

Bei Maejor – after finding success as a writer and producer with Trey Songz and Justin Bieber, he now looks to break big in 2013 with new solo material.

Aluna George – comprised of Aluna Francis and George Reid, this London band has been turning heads with their R&B-infused electronic sound.

Joey Bada$$ – only in the game a year, this young Brooklyn rapper is already gaining attention with his 90’s- style hip-hop.

Becky G – with Simon Cowell and will.i.am as fans, she already has two strong advocates in the pop world.

Angel Haze – perhaps the most exciting female rap star since Nicki Minaj, Angel Haze has racked up huge tags on her single, “New York.”

Rhye – this mysterious duo produce startlingly original soul-drenched pop music.
Tito Lopez – this Mississippi-born rapper has been signed to Capitol and has been gaining notable tagging numbers stateside.

Baauer – this American producer makes bass-heavy dance music that smashes together the worlds of dubstep and hardcore hip-hop.

Haim – these three LA sisters sound like a cross between Stevie Nicks and En Vogue.

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The 85th Academy Awards Nominations

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Looking back, 2012 was an amazing year in film.

We wanted to share the films the Academy will let us know what they think are the best!

The 85th Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and broadcast live on ABC.

See the full list of nominees below.

BEST PICTURE
Amour
• Argo
• Beasts of the Southern Wild
• Django Unchained
• Les Miserables
• Life of Pi
• Lincoln
• Silver Linings Playbook
• Zero Dark Thirty

BEST ACTOR
• Bradley Cooper, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Daniel Day-Lewis, “Lincoln”
• Denzel Washington, “Flight”
• Hugh Jackman, “Les Miserables”
• Joaquin Phoenix, “The Master”

BEST ACTRESS
• Emmanuelle Riva, “Amour”
• Jennifer Lawrence, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Jessica Chastain, “Zero Dark Thirty”
• Naomi Watts, “The Impossible”
• Quvenzhane Wallis, “Beasts of the Southern Wild”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
• Amy Adams, “The Master”
• Anne Hathaway, “Les Miserables”
• Sally Field, “Lincoln”
• Helen Hunt, “The Sessions”
• Jacki Weaver, “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
• Alan Arkin, “Argo”
• Christoph Waltz, “Django Unchained”
• Philip Seymour Hoffman, “The Master”
• Robert De Niro, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Tommy Lee Jones, “Lincoln”

BEST DIRECTOR
• David O. Russell, “Silver Linings Playbook”
• Behn Zeitlin, “Beast of the Southern Wild”
• Michael Haneke, “Amour”
• Paul Thomas Anderson, “The Master”
• Steven Spielberg, “Lincoln”

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
• “Amour”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Flight”
• “Moonrise Kingdom”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
• “Argo”
• “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Silver Linings Playbook”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
• “Brave”
• “Frankenweenie”
• “ParaNorman”
• “The Pirates! Band of Misfits”
• “Wreck-It Ralph”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
• “Amour”
• “A Royal Affair”
• “No”
• “Kon-Tiki”
• “War Witch”

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Lincoln”
• “Mirror Mirror”
• “Snow White and the Huntsman”

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
• “5 Broken Cameras”
• “The Gatekeepers”
• “How to Survive a Plague”
• “The Invisible War”
• “Searching for Sugar Man”

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
• “Inocente”
• “Kings Point”
• “Mondays at Racine”
• “Open Heart”
• “Redemption”

BEST FILM EDITING
• “Argo”
• “Life of Pi
• “Lincoln”
• “Silver Linings Playbook”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
• “Hitchcock”
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Les Miserables”

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
• “Anna Karenina”
• “Argo”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
• “Before My Time” from “Chasing Ice”
• “Everybody Needs a Best Friend” from “Ted”
• “Pi’s Lullaby” from “Life of Pi”
• “Skyfall” from “Skyfall”
• “Suddenly” from “Les Miserables”

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
• “Anna Karenina”
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
• “Adam and Dog”
• “Fresh Guacamole”
• “Head Over Heels”
• “Maggie Simpson in ‘The Longest Daycare’”
• “Paperman”

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT
• “Asad”
• “Buzkashi Boys”
• “Curfew”
• “Death of a Shadow (Dood van een Schaduw)”
• “Henry”

BEST SOUND EDITING
• “Argo”
• “Django Unchained”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Skyfall”
• “Zero Dark Thirty”

BEST SOUND MIXING
• “Argo”
• “Les Miserables”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Lincoln”
• “Skyfall”

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
• “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey”
• “Life of Pi”
• “Marvel’s The Avengers”
• “Prometheus”
• “Snow White and the Huntsman”

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The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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By Gunner Glam

     Studio Brow thought we would share with you the biggest motion picture release of the holiday season, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

     A fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson, it is the first of a three-part film adaptation of the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, to be followed by The Desolation of Smaug and There and Back Again, due for theatrical release in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
Set sixty years before The Lord of the Rings, the story is about the hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman), who is hired by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen) to accompany thirteen dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield (Richard Armitage) on a quest across Middle-earth to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from Smaug the dragon. The film premiered in New Zealand on 28 November 2012 and was released on 14 December 2012 at over 4,000 theaters.
The film is written by Peter Jackson and his longtime collaborators Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens and Guillermo del Toro, who originally was chosen to direct the film before leaving the project in 2010.

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2

By Gunner Glam

     In theaters now, Studio Brow wants to share some info on the fourth and final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn – Part 2.

      The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (commonly referred to as Breaking Dawn – Part 2) is a 2012 romantic fantasy film directed by Bill Condon and based on the novel Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

The second part of a two-part film forms the fifth and final installment in the series The Twilight Saga, the film is the conclusion of the 2011 film The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1. All three main cast members, Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, reprise their roles, along with Mackenzie Foy portraying Bella and Edward’s child, Renesmee.

Part 2 was released on November 16, 2012, and was released by Lionsgate in the United States, in consequence of the merger between Lionsgate and Summit Entertainment.

The story line is as follows:

After being brought back from near-death by Edward after childbirth, Bella begins her new life as a vampire and mother to their daughter, Renesmee. But when Irina, a member of the Denali coven, misidentifies Renesmee as a immortal child, a human infant who has been bitten and transformed into a vampire, to the Volturi, they set out to battle and destroy the Cullens for their betrayal.

In a final attempt to survive, the Cullens begin to gather foreign Vampire clans and nomads to stand and witness against the Volturi, including the Denali, the Amazonian, the Egyptian, the Irish and Romanian Covens, with European and American nomads. With their allies, the Cullens and the Wolf Pack stand to prove their innocence to the Volturi once and for all.

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The Hollywood “Packs”

By Gunner Glam

From time to time, there are a series of movies made which feature reoccurring actors, writers and directors who collaborate to provide different experiences for viewers.

Studio Brow wants to share some of the most famous “packs” in Hollywood:

The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack was a group of actors originally centered on Humphrey Bogart. In the mid-1960s it was the name used by the press and the general public to refer to a later variation of the group, after Bogart’s death, that called itself “the summit” or “the clan,” featuring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., Peter Lawford and Joey Bishop, who appeared together on stage and in films in the early-1960s, including the movie Ocean’s 11. Sinatra, Martin and Davis were regarded as the group’s lead members.

The Brat Pack

The Brat Pack is a nickname given to a group of young actors who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented coming-of-age films in the 1980s. First mentioned in a 1985 New York magazine article, it is now usually described as the cast members of two specific films released in 1985 – The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire – although sometimes other actors are included. The “core” members are Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.

The Frat Pack 

The “Frat Pack” is a nickname given to a group of male Hollywood comedy actors who have appeared together in many of the highest grossing comedy movies since the late 1990s. The group usually includes Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell.

The Judd-Ap Pack

Judd Apatow’s shows and films often feature the same actors including Seth Rogen, Jason Segel, James Franco, Martin Starr, Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann (Apatow’s wife), Gerry Bednob, Will Ferrell, Jane Lynch, Craig Robinson, Jonah Hill, Mo Collins, Carla Gallo, Jay Baruchel, Stormy Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader and David Krumholtz.

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Walking Dead – Season Three: It Takes Brains to Succeed

By Gunner Glam

When sitting down on a a Sunday night this Halloween season, what better than to see characters running and killing the undead?

The best show for this? On Walking Dead Season Three, which began Sunday, October 14.

The main returning cast of the series includes:

Andrew Lincoln portrays the series’ protagonist Rick Grimes, a former deputy sheriff from King County, Georgia, who has established himself as the group’s leader.

Sarah Wayne Callies portrays Lori Grimes, Rick’s wife and Carl’s mother.

Chandler Riggs portrays Carl Grimes, Rick and Lori’s young son.

Laurie Holden portrays Andrea, a former successful civil rights attorney, who was separated from the group at the end of the second season.

Norman Reedus portrays Daryl Dixon, an antihero-like Southern gent who’s also the group’s primary hunter.

Steven Yeun portrays Glenn, a former pizza delivery boy.

Scott Wilson portrays Hersel Greene, a former farm owner who lives in rural Georgia and has lived there for many years with his family.

Lauren Cohan portrays Maggie Greene, Hershel’s tomboyish eldest daughter and Glenn’s lover.

Danai Gurira portrays Michonne, the hooded figure that saves Andrea in the season two finale and a prominently featured character in the comic series.

The third season of AMC’s television series The Walking Dead will feature 16 episodes. The series is based on the series of comic books of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard; it was developed for television by Frank Darabont, and is executive produced by Robert Kirkman and Glen Mazzara. As in the comics, the season will be set in both an abandoned prison and an active rural town of survivors. It introduces two characters from the comics, The Governor and Michonne.

The first eight episodes will run on Sundays from October through December 2. After the winter-mission, the season will resume on a yet-to-be-determined February date.

The first episode followed the story of after several months on the road, the group finds the prison and fights off walkers to get inside, trying to make a prison into a safe fortress. Lori (Callies), thinking her husband Rick (Lincoln) hates her and also fearing for her unborn child, confides in Hershel (Wilson). Elsewhere, Michonne (Gurira) tends to a feverish Andrea (Holden) as they seek safer refuge.

Stay tuned with Walking Dead Season Three Sundays on the American Film Channel at 9 pm/8 pm central time.

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All-Time Horror Icons

By Gunner Glam

When looking for something to watch, what better films to choose than good horror movies?!

Studio Brow would like to share some of the most iconic horror film characters to give you something good and scary to watch this Halloween season.

Dracula played by Bela Lugosi

The Mummy played by Boris Karloff

Frankenstein’s Monster of the Frankenstein series played by Boris Karloff

The Wolfman played by Lon Chaney, Jr.

Norman Bates of Psycho played by Anthony Perkins

Leatherface of Texas Chainsaw Massacre played by Gunner Hansen

Michael Myers of the Halloween series played by different actors, the first being Nick Castle

Jason Vorhees of the Friday The 13th series played most famously by Kane Hodder

Freddy Krueger of the Nightmare on Elm Street series played by Robert Englund

Pinhead of the Hellraiser series played by Doug Bradley

Chucky voiced by Brad Dourif

Leprechaun played by Warwick Davis

Candyman played by Tony Todd

Ghostface of the Scream series played by different actors in each sequel, the first being Skeet Ulrich and Matthew Lillard

Jigsaw of the Saw series played by Tobin Bell

Hope you have a chance to enjoy some of these this month.

In the words of Austin Powers…

“Yeah baby, yeahhhh.”

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SKYFALL: 50 Years of Bond

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow, the Cosmetic UltraLounge, is devoted to providing a customer experience like no other.  Studio Brow TV in our stores is to provide entertainment for our customers and let them know about the hottest new music videos, video games and of course movies as well.

On November 9, the latest 007 film, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig as the lead role will be released.

Skyfall is the third 007 film to star Craig and follow the linear story that began with Casino Royale and continued with Quantum of Solace.

The story line is as follows; after an operation in Istanbul ends in disaster, James Bond (Craig) is missing and presumed dead and the identities of every active MI6 undercover agent are leaked onto the internet; as a result, M (played by  Judi Dench) becomes the subject of a government review over her handling of the situation. When the service itself is attacked, Bond’s sudden reappearance gives M the pretext she needs to seek out Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem), a dangerous villain claiming a personal connection to both of them – but as he follows a trail from London to the South China Sea, Bond soon finds his loyalty to M challenged over secrets from her past.

The first 007 film to ever be released was Dr. No starring Sean Connery in 1962 which would launched 22 sequels and a string of “secret agent” films in the following decade.

The classic opening of the Bond films seen through the barrel of a gun began with Dr. No and has been used ever since.

Over the past five decades six actors have portrayed Bond on screen; Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Craig.

On a budget of $150 million, Skyfall looks to make with a promising cast and story.

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Legendary Female Musicians

By Gunner Glam

The 10 best female rock legends stand the test of time, with hit songs and legendary performances. Studio Brow wants to share how many of these women started in bands while a few made their name on their own. Whether they broke away from a singing partner or left a successful band, all of them produced amazing singles careers as the best women to perform rock and roll.

Janis Joplin was an American singer and songwriter from Port Arthur, Texas. As a youth, Joplin was ridiculed by her fellow students due to her unconventional appearance and personal beliefs. She later sang about her experience at school through her song “Ego Rock.” Early in her life, Joplin cultivated a rebellious and unconventional lifestyle, becoming a beatnik poet. She began her singing career as a folk and blues singer in San Francisco, playing clubs and bars with her guitar and auto-harp. Joplin first rose to prominence in the late 1960s becoming one of the best female rock legends in the history of rock and roll.

Patti Smith helped create the punk movement of the 70s, and remains one of the most popular female singers in the genre’s history. Her biggest hit was in 1978 with “Because the Night” and Smith retired one year later. She has performed on and off over the years since her initial retirement.

Tina Turner began her music career, and one of the most abusive relationships in music history, when she met Ike Turner. The duo’s signature hit was the cover song “Proud Mary” but Turner became one of the best female rock legends in music history after they split. Her solo album “Private Dancer” sold over 20 million copies and won four Grammys.

Stevie Nicks started her music career in the band Buckingham-Nicks. When Fleetwood Mac invited her partner, Lindsey Buckingham, to join the group he only agreed when they took Nicks as well. Nicks became one of the lead singers for the band and became one of the best female rock legends when her debut solo album reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts.

Melissa Etheridge caught her break as a songwriter for A&M Records in 1984. Her first album in 1988 earned Etheridge a Grammy nomination. In 1994, with her fourth album, Etheridge finally became one of the best female rock legends when “Never Enough” rose to the top of the charts.

Pat Benatar was discovered in 1977. She instantly became one of the best female rock legends when her debut album brought the hit single “Heartbreaker.” She began a long relationship with guitarist Neil Giraldo and the two released hits like “We Belong,” “Invincible” and “Love is a Battlefield.

Joan Jett – Joan Jett started her career as a member of the girl band The Runaways and achieved early success with hits like “Cherry Bomb.” However, when she left that band she became a serious female rock legend. She became world famous with songs like “I Love Rock and Roll” and “Crimson and Clover.”

Debbie Harry became famous when she sang lead in the pop group Blondie. The band broke out thanks to their unique sound, missing ska, reggae and funk music. This female rock legends first major hit was “Heart of Glass” in 1978. She also had hits with songs like “Call Me,” “Rapture” and “The Tide is High.”

Lita Ford, just like Joan Jett, got her start in the girl band The Runaways. Ford also went on to enjoy a solid solo career in the hair metal genre. Along with her hit single “Kiss Me Deadly” she also performed the “Close My Eyes Forever” with Ozzy Osbourne.

Annie Lennox started her musical training at London’s Royal Academy of Music. She soon left and eventually started the rock band The Eurythmics. During the ten years the band remained together, they released hits like “Sweet Dreams,” “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Would I Lie to You.” Lennox began a solo career as one of the best female rock legends with songs like “Walking on Broken Glass.”

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2013: A Year of Comics in Film

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow loves to treat our friends, and keep everyone informed about what’s hot in the world.

In the last 10 years there have been ongoing franchises which bring Hollywood in billions of dollars in revenue from Harry Potter to Transformers.

One solid base for creative and strong-following movie franchises is comic book adaptations.

2012’s The Avengers, directed by Joss Whedon, is currently ranked number three worldwide of the highest grossing films.

One major role in this achievement was that marketing for the film began with a post-credit scene of 2008’s Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk and continued with various parts of Iron Man 2 in 2010 and Thor and Captain America in 2011.

For 2013, it looks to be one of the biggest years for comic book films as there are eight slated for release between the spring and fall.

Kicking off the 2013 summer movie season is Iron Man 3 on May 3. In the third addition to the series, Tony Stark (played by Robert Downey Jr.) is a full-on Tony Stark-centric movie, very much inspired by the first half of the original Iron Man. He’s stripped of everything, he’s backed up against a wall and he has to use his intelligence to get out of it. He can’t call Thor (Chris Hemsworth), he can’t call Cap (Chris Evans), he can’t call Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) and he can’t look for the Helicarrier in the sky. Looks to be a full-on action thrill ride.

June 14 brings Superman: The Man Of Steel, where the lead role will for the first time be played by a non-American. Harry Caville, a British actor, plays Clark Kent, a journalist in his twenties who was adopted as a child by Martha and Jonathan Kent after he was transported to Earth from the dying planet Krypton. Raised with the values of his adoptive parents, he feels alienated because of his unique super abilities and struggles to find his place in life. When the world is attacked, he becomes the hero Superman to protect its people.

June 28 is Kick-Ass 2. Universal bought the rights to a film adaptation of the comic in May 2012 and plans to produce it. Jeff Wadlow was confirmed to direct. The comic book was adapted by Matthew Vaughn, Jeff Wadlow and John Romita Jr. The proposed title for the upcoming film is Kick-Ass 2: Balls to the Wall. Aaron Johnson and Chloë Grace Moretz were reportedly in negotiations to reprise their roles as Kick-Ass and Hit-Girl, respectively.  Mintz-Plasse also confirmed his involvement in the sequel. Yancy Butler will return as Red Mist’s mother Angie D’Amico. Lyndsy Fonseca will return in a limited role. Morris Chestnut will replace Omari Hardwick as Hit-Girl’s guardian Marcus Williams.

R.I.P.D will be released on July 19. In this film, a recently slain young cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest In Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him. The film is set to be directed by Robert Schwentke, based on the comic book of the same name by Peter M. Lenkov and published by Dark Horse Entertainment. The film will star Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges as Nick Walker and Roy Pulsipher, respectively. Filming for R.I.P.D. was completed on January 28, 2012.

The Wolverine is the sixth installment in the X-Men film series and a stand-alone sequel to the 2009 film X-Men Origins: Wolverine (starring Hugh Jackman as the titular character). The film, to be released July 26, is expected to take place in Japan, borrowing elements from Chris Claremont and Frank Miller’s 1982 limited series, which was set in the same location.

2 Guns is based onthe graphic novel written by Steven Grant. Set for release on August 16, the film follows Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington as a Navy SEAL and a DEA agent, respectively, who work together despite not knowing each is undercover. When the duo unknowingly steals millions from the CIA for the mob, they discover double-crossing associates who will do anything to retrieve the money.

On October 4 comes Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, a crime thriller neo-noir film and sequel to the 2005 film Sin City. Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller are set to direct a script co-written by them and William Monahan and based on the second book in the Sin City series by Miller.

Finally, set for a November 8 release date, Thor: The Dark World is American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Thor, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Pictures. It is intended to be the sequel to 2011’s Thor and the eighth installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Alan Taylor is set to direct a screenplay by Don Payne and Robert Rodat with Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba and Rene Russo reprising their roles from the first film.

All of the above lead into Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, X-Men: Days Of Future Past and Guardians of the Galaxy in 2014.

Ultimately to follow is The Avengers 2 in 2015, where more heroes and villains will be added to the mix between now and then through the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s sequels.

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Rock & Roll Icons

By Gunner Glam

Elvis Presley was one of the most popular American singers of the 20th century. A cultural icon, he is widely known by the single name, Elvis. He is often referred to as the “King of Rock and Roll” or simply “The King.” Born in Tupelo, Mississippi, Presley moved to Memphis, Tennessee, with his family at the age of 13. He began his career there in 1954, working with Sun Records owner Sam Phillips, who wanted to bring the sound of African American music to a wider audience. Accompanied by guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, Presley was the most important popularizer of rockabilly, an up-tempo, backbeat-driven fusion of country and rhythm and blues. RCA Victor acquired his contract in a deal arranged by Colonel Tom Parker, who would manage the singer for over two decades. Presley’s first RCA single, “Heartbreak Hotel,” released in January 1956, was a number one hit. He became the leading figure of the newly popular sound of rock and roll with a series of network television appearances and chart-topping records. His energized interpretations of songs, many from African American sources, and his uninhibited performance style made him enormously popular—and controversial. In November 1956, he made his film debut in Love Me Tender.

The Rolling Stones is an English rock band formed in London in 1962 and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. The group’s earliest line-up consisted of Brian Jones (guitar, harmonica), Ian Stewart (piano), Mick Jagger (lead vocals, harmonica), Keith Richards (guitar, vocals), Bill Wyman (bassist) and Charlie Watts (drummer). Since 1993, the band has consisted of Jagger, Richards, Watts and guitarist Ronnie Wood. In studio and live performances, Darryl Jones (bassist) and Chuck Leavell (keyboardist) also serve as regular contributors. Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989, the Rock Hall states; “Critical acclaim and popular consensus has accorded them the title of the “World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band.” They were ranked fourth in Rolling Stone magazine’s 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and their worldwide sales are estimated at more than 200 million albums.

Eric Clapton is an English guitarist and singer-songwriter. Clapton is the only three-time inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: once as a solo artist, and separately as a member of The Yardbirds and Cream. Clapton has been referred to as one of the most important and influential guitarists of all time. Clapton ranked second in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and fourth in Gibson’s Top 50 Guitarists of All Time. In the mid 1960s, Clapton departed from the Yardbirds to play blues with John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. In his one-year stay with Mayall, Clapton gained the nickname “Slowhand.” Immediately after leaving Mayall, Clapton formed Cream, a power trio with drummer Ginger Baker and bassist Jack Bruce in which Clapton played sustained blues improvisations and “arty, blues-based psychedelic pop.”

Jimi Hendrix was an American musician and singer-songwriter. He is widely considered to be the greatest electric guitarist in music history and one of the most influential musicians of his era despite mainstream exposure limited to four years.  After initial success in Europe with his group, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, he achieved fame in the United States following his 1967 performance at the Monterey Pop Festival. Later, he headlined the iconic 1969 Woodstock Festival and the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival. He often favored raw overdriven amplifiers with high gain and treble and helped develop the previously undesirable technique of guitar amplifier feedback. Hendrix helped to popularize use of the wah-wah pedal in mainstream rock, which he often used to deliver tonal exaggerations in his solos, particularly with high bends, complex guitar playing, and use of legato. As a record producer, he also broke new ground in using the recording studio as an extension of his musical ideas. Hendrix was a pioneer in experimentation with stereophonic phasing effects in recordings made of rock music. He was influenced by blues artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Albert King and Elmore James, rhythm and blues and soul guitarists Curtis Mayfield and Steve Cropper, and the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery. Hendrix began dressing and wearing a moustache like Little Richard when he performed and recorded in his band from March 1, 1964 through to the spring of 1965. In 1966, he stated, “I want to do with my guitar what Little Richard does with his voice.”

The Who is an English rock band formed in 1964 by Roger Daltrey (lead vocals, harmonica and guitar), Pete Townshend (guitar, keyboards and vocals), John Entwistle (bass guitar, brass and vocals) and Keith Moon (drums and percussion). They became known for energetic live performances which often included instrument destruction. The Who have sold about 100 million records, and have charted 27 top forty singles in the United Kingdom and United States, as well as 17 top ten albums, with 18 Gold, 12 Platinum and 5 Multi-Platinum album awards in the United States alone. The Who rose to fame in the UK with a series of top ten hit singles, boosted in part by pirate radio stations such as Radio Caroline, beginning in January 1965 with I Can’t Explain. The albums My Generation (1965), A Quick One (1966) and The Who Sell Out (1967) followed, with the first two reaching the UK top five. They first hit the US Top 40 in 1967 with “Happy Jack” and hit the top ten later that year with “I Can See for Miles.” Their fame grew with memorable performances at the Monterey Pop, Woodstock and Isle of Wight music festivals. The 1969 release of Tommy was the first in a series of top ten albums in the US, followed by Live at Leeds (1970), Who’s Next (1971), Quadrophenia (1973), The Who by Numbers (1975), Who Are You (1978) and The Kids Are Alright (1979).

Black Sabbath is an English rock band, formed in Aston, Birmingham in 1969 by Ozzy Osbourne (lead vocals), Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass guitar) and Bill Ward (drums). The band has since experienced multiple line-up changes, with Tony Iommi the only constant presence in the band through the years. Originally formed in 1968 as a heavy blues rock band named Earth and renamed Black Sabbath in 1969, the band began incorporating occult and horror-inspired lyrics with tuned-down guitars and achieving multiple platinum records in the 1970s. Despite an association with occult and horror themes, Black Sabbath also composed songs dealing with social instability, political corruption and the dangers of drug abuse and apocalyptic prophesies of the horrors of war. Black Sabbath’s members are cited as pioneers of heavy metal. The band helped define the genre with releases such as quadruple-platinum Paranoid, released in 1970. They were ranked by MTV as the “Greatest Metal Band” of all time and placed second in VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock” list, behind Led Zeppelin. Rolling Stone called the band “the heavy-metal kings of the ’70s.” They have sold over 15 million records in the United States and over 70 million records worldwide.  Black Sabbath were inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005, the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2006, and were included among Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time.

 Led Zeppelin was an English rock band, active in the late 1960s and throughout the 1970s. Formed as the New Yardbirds in 1968, the band consisted of guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. They are widely considered to be one of the most successful, innovative and influential rock groups in history. After changing their name, the band signed a favorable deal with Atlantic Records that allowed them considerable artistic freedom. Led Zeppelin disliked releasing their songs as singles; they viewed their albums as indivisible and complete listening experiences, thus promoting the concept of album-orientated rock. Due to the heavy, guitar-driven blues-rock sound of their first two albums, Led Zeppelin are frequently recognised as the progenitors of heavy metal and hard rock. However, the band’s individualistic style drew from a wide variety of influences, including folk music, which they incorporated into their next two albums. Their untitled fourth album, which features the track “Stairway to Heaven,” is among the most popular and influential works in rock music, and it cemented the status of the group as “superstars.” Subsequent albums saw greater experimentation and were accompanied by record-breaking tours, which earned them a reputation for excess. Although they remained commercially and critically successful, in the later 1970s the band’s output and touring schedule were limited by the personal difficulties and circumstances of the members.

Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group’s first United States tour. Rutsey’s departure stemmed primarily from health concerns regarding his diabetes. Since the release of the band’s self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy and philosophy. Rush’s music style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock and a period with heavy use of synthesizers. They have been cited as an influence by various musical artists, including Metallica, Primus and The Smashing Pumpkins, as well as progressive metal bands such as Dream Theater and Symphony X.

Pink Floyd was an English rock band that achieved international success with their progressive and psychedelic rock music marked by the use of philosophical lyrics, sonic experimentation and elaborate live shows. One of the most commercially successful and influential rock groups in the history of popular music, they have sold over 250 million records worldwide, including 74.5 million certified units in the United States. They were inducted into the US Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996, and the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. The band originally consisted of university students Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright, and Syd Barrett. Founded in 1965, they gained popularity performing in London’s underground music scene during the late 1960s. Under Barrett’s creative leadership they released two charting singles, “Arnold Layne” and “See Emily Play,” and a successful début album, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn (1967). Guitarist and vocalist David Gilmour joined as a fifth member in December 1967, several months prior to Barrett’s April 1968 departure due to deteriorating mental health. With the loss of Syd, the band moved from psychedelic pop to a more progressive sound, with many tracks written collaboratively while on tour. With this line-up they achieved critical and commercial success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon (1973), Wish You Were Here (1975), Animals (1977) and The Wall (1979). With Animals and The Wall, Waters became the primary songwriter.

Metallica is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, whose releases include fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship that placed them as one of the founding “big four” of thrash metal alongside Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. The band formed in 1981 when James Hetfield responded to an advertisement that drummer Lars Ulrich had posted in a local newspaper. As of 2003, the line-up features long-time lead guitarist Kirk Hammett (who joined the band in 1983) and bassist Robert Trujillo (a member since 2003) alongside Hetfield and Ulrich. Previous members of the band are lead guitarist Dave Mustaine (who went on to found the band Megadeth) and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted. The band also had a long collaboration with producer Bob Rock, who produced all of its albums from 1990 to 2003 and served as a temporary bassist between the departure of Newsted and the hiring of Trujillo. The band earned a growing fan-base in the underground music community and critical acclaim with its third album Master of Puppets (1986), described as one of the most influential and “heavy” thrashes metal albums. Metallica achieved substantial commercial success with their eponymous fifth album (also known as The Black Album), which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. With this release the band expanded its musical direction resulting in an album that appealed to a more mainstream audience.

Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990. In the late 1980s Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. The band eventually came to develop a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the first single from the band’s second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana’s sudden success widely popularized alternative rock as a whole, and the band’s frontman Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the “spokesman of a generation,” with Nirvana being considered the “flagship band” of Generation X. Nirvana’s third studio album In Utero (1993), challenged the group’s audience, featuring an abrasive, less-mainstream sound. The album didn’t match the sales figures of Nevermind but was still a commercial success.

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All-Time Famous Beauties

By Gunner Glam

It is said beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Throughout the centuries, people from all over the world perceive “beauty” differently. From ancient Africa, Egypt, Asia, Europe and America, there have been so many versions of what beauty means to society.

Studio Brow wanted to share some of the all-time beauties with our friendly readers.

Cleopatra – Cleopatra VII Philopator, known to history as Cleopatra, was the last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. She was a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, a family of Greek origin that ruled Egypt after Alexander the Great’s death during the Hellenistic period. The Ptolemies, throughout their dynasty, spoke Greek and refused to speak Egyptian, which is the reason that Greek as well as Egyptian languages were used on official court documents such as the Rosetta Stone. By contrast, Cleopatra did learn to speak Egyptian and represented herself as the reincarnation of an Egyptian goddess, Isis.

Nefertiti was the Great Royal Wife (chief consort) of the Egyptian Pharaoh Akhenaten. Nefertiti and her husband were known for a religious revolution, in which they worshiped one god only, Aten, or the sun disc. Nefertiti had many titles including Hereditary Princess, Great of Praises, Lady of Grace, Sweet of Love, Lady of The Two Lands, Main King’s Wife, his beloved, Great King’s Wife, his beloved, Lady of all Women and Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt.

Marlene Dietrich was a German-American actress and singer. Dietrich remained popular throughout her long career by continually re-inventing herself, professionally and characteristically. In the Berlin of the 1920s, she acted on the stage and in silent films. Her performance as “Lola-Lola” in The Blue Angel, directed by Josef von Sternberg, brought her international fame and provided her a contract with Paramount Pictures in the US. Hollywood films such as Shanghai Express and Desire capitalized on her glamour and exotic looks, cementing her stardom and making her one of the highest-paid actresses of the era. Dietrich became a US citizen in 1939, and throughout World War II she was a high-profile frontline entertainer. Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999, the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth-greatest female star of all time.

Judy Garland was an American actress, singer and vaudevillian. Renowned for her contralto voice, she attained international stardom through a career that spanned 45 of her 47 years as an actress in musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist and on the concert stage. Respected for her versatility, she received a Juvenile Academy Award and won a Golden Globe Award as well as Grammy Awards and a Special Tony Award. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the remake of A Star is Born and for the Best Supporting Actress for her performance in the 1961 film Judgment at Nuremberg. She remains the youngest recipient (at 39 years of age) of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement in the motion picture industry.

Audrey Hepburn was a British actress and humanitarian. Although modest about her acting ability, Hepburn remains one of the world’s most famous actresses of all time who was ranked as the third greatest female screen legend in the history of American cinema. Remembered as both a film and fashion icon of the twentieth century, Hepburn redefined glamour with “elfin” features and a gamine waif-like figure that inspired designs by Givenchy and earned her place in the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame.

Jane Fonda is an American actress, writer, political-activist, former fashion model and fitness guru. She rose to fame in the 1960s with films such as Barbarella and Cat Ballou. She has won two Academy Awards and received several other movie awards and nominations during more than 50 years as an actress. After 15 years of retirement, she returned to film in 2005 with Monster in Law, followed by Georgia Rule two years later. She also produced and starred in over 20 exercise videos released between 1982 and 1995 and once again in 2010.

Tyra Banks is an American model and television personality. She first became famous as a model, appearing twice on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue and working for Victoria’s Secret as one of their original Angels. Banks is the creator and host of the UPN/The CW reality television show America’s Next Top Model, co-creator of True Beauty, and was the host of her own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show. Banks is one of four African Americans and seven women to have repeatedly ranked among the world’s most influential people by Time magazine.

Halle Berry is an American actress and a former fashion model. Berry received an Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, and an NAACP Image Award for Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and won an Academy Award for Best Actress and was nominated for a BAFTA Award in 2001 for her performance in Monster’s Ball, becoming the first and, as of 2012, only woman of African American descent to have won the award for Best Actress. She is one of the most highly paid actresses in Hollywood and has been involved in the production side of several of the films in which she performed. Berry is also a Revlon spokes model.

Lucy Liu is an American actress, singer and film producer. She became known for playing the role of the vicious and ill-mannered Ling Woo in the television series Ally McBeal (1998–2002), and has also appeared in several Hollywood films including Payback, Charlie’s Angels, Chicago, Kill Bill and Kung Fu Panda. In 2012, Liu joined the cast of the TNT original series Southland.

Shakira – Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll, known by her stage name as Shakira, is a Colombian singer-songwriter, dancer, record producer, choreographer and model who emerged in the music scene of Colombia and Latin America in the early 1990s. Born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, Shakira began performing in school, demonstrating her vocal ability with rock and roll, Latin and Arabic influences with her own original twist on belly dancing. Shakira is a native Spanish speaker and also speaks fluent English and Portuguese as well as some Italian, French, Catalan and Arabic.

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Summer Blockbusters to Check Out

By Gunner Glam

With some of the hottest months of the year approaching, Studio Brow wanted to recommend some upcoming flicks to match the weather.

June

  • Promethues
  • Rock of Ages
  • That’s My Boy
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  • Ted

July

  • The Amazing Spider-Man
  • Savages
  • Ice Age: Continental Drift
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Step Up: Revolution

August

  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days
  • The Bourne Legacy
  • Total Recall
  • The Campaign
  • The Expendables II

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra: An Experience of Sight and Sound Unlike Any Other

By Gunner Glam

Not often would historic music mesh well with the modern rock and roll setting. However, the Trans-Siberian Orchestra takes the sounds of classical, orchestral, symphonic and progressive elements into hard rock and heavy metal.

These concerts share a unique experience of lights, lasers, pyrotechnics, moving trusses, video screens and effects synchronized to music, all of which takes 15 hours to set up. TSO is very well known for these concerts, which are critically acclaimed.

Founded in 1993 by producer, composer and lyricist Paul O’Neill, who brought together Jon Oliva and Al Pitrelli (both members of the band, Savatage) and keyboardist and co-producer Robert Kinkel to form the core of the creative team.

Since then, TSO sold more than nine million concert tickets and over eight million copies of their albums.

The band has released a series of rock operas: Christmas Eve and Other Stories, The Christmas Attic, Beethoven’s Last Night, The Lost Christmas Eve (the final installment of its Christmas trilogy) and its two-disc Night Castle.

TSO is also known for its extensive charity work and elaborate concerts.

Since the band began touring, it has donated over $10 million to a combination of local and national charities. At every tour stop, the group donates one dollar or more from each ticket sold to a local charity in the city it is performing in.

Both Billboard Magazine and Pollstar have ranked TSO as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium.

TSO first toured in 1999, performing a handful of concerts in Upper Darby, New York City, Cleveland, Chicago and Detroit.

In 2009, Billboard ranked TSO as one of the Top 25 Touring Artists of the past decade.

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Models Turned Actors

By Gunner Glam

It is rare that people who fit the look to be on the cover of a magazine have the talent to also front a movie poster.

Studio Brow thought we would share some of the most well-known models who went into acting, according to My Lifetime.

Ashton Kutcher

Funny guy Ashton Kutcher’s modeling career began in 1997, when he won the Fresh Faces of Iowa contest. He moved to New York to make it big. After just a year in the Big Apple, Kutcher was cast as Michael Kelso in the hit television series That ’70s Show, and his career was launched.

Josh Duhamel

According to Josh Duhamel, he just “sort of fell into modeling.” In 1997 Duhamel won the Male Model of the Year title in an International Modeling and Talent Association competition (first runner-up was Ashton Kutcher). After an appearance in Christina Aguilera’s music video for Genie in a Bottle, he got his first big role on All My Children. He made his big-screen debut in Win a Date With Tad Hamilton.

Chad Michael Murray

When wannabe actor Chad Michael Murray moved from New York to Los Angeles in 1999, he supported himself modeling for Gucci, Skechers and Tommy Hilfiger. That same year he landed a recurring role as Tristin Dugray on Gilmore Girls, which led to his role on One Tree Hill.

Mark Wahlberg

Mark Wahlberg became a star in Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, partially due to his impressive physique. No surprise he ended up sporting Calvin Klein underwear on billboards in Times Square. He left modeling and rapping behind when he got his first acting role, in the 1994 movie Renaissance Man.

Antonio Sabato Jr.

TV movie favorite Antonio Sabato Jr. became a Calvin Klein underwear model at just 18. As the son of actor Antonio Sabato Sr., it was only a matter of time before the younger Sabato made his way into the family business with a role on General Hospital and its spin-off.

Cameron Diaz

Before appearing in hits like The Mask, alongside Jim Carrey, and Charlie’s Angels, Cameron Diaz was signed to Elite Model management as a teen and has featured in ads for Calvin Klein and Levi’s.

Lily Cole

The 23-year-old model, graced her first Vogue cover in 2005 and has since gone on to walk the catwalk for designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier. She made her acting debut in the 2007 British film St Trinian’s, appeared in The Imaginarium Of Doctor Parnassus in 2009 , and will be seen in the upcoming Snow White And The Huntsman. She also has a first class degree from Cambridge and spends a fair whack of her time doing charity work.

Famke Janssen

Though taller than most models (at 5ft 11in), Janssen landed a job with Elite Model Management and worked for Yves Saint Laurent, Victoria’s Secret and Chanel in her time. Early work included a role in an episode of TV series Star Trek: The Next Generation, working alongside Patrick Stewart. The pair would work together again in the first three X-Men films, Janssen’s most high profile movie outings.

Brooke Shields

Famous for a Calvin Klein jeans ad, hit the big time with the 1980 hit movie The Blue Lagoon. More recently she was seen in the TV hit Lipstick Jungle. These days she is best known as an actress, but her modelling career began at 11 months of age when she starred in an advert for soap.

Rebecca Romijn

Romijn once joked that she was nicknamed the Jolly Blonde Giant thanks to her height (5ft 11in), proving she’s got a sense of humour to match that stature. She modelled for Sports Illustratedand, of course, Victoria’s Secret. Romijn’s first big role came along with X-Men, in which she played blue mutant Mystique. She was asked back for both sequels, and even cameos in X-Men: First Class. Since then she’s turned up in TV’s Ugly Betty.

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Movie & TV Show Eyebrows

Here at Studio Brow, we like to take on the challenge of giving people the look of a movie star.

These are Studio Brow’s top-ten TV show and movie eyebrows:

Twin Peaks – Shelly Johnson played by Madchen Amick

The Matrix – Trinity played by Carrie-Anne Moss

Resident Evil – Alice played by Milla Jovovich

Spider-Man – Mary-Jane Watson played by Kirsten Dunst

Lost – Kate Austen played by Evangeline Lily

Lost – Claire Littleton played by Emilie De Raven

Twilight – Bella Swan played by Kristen Stewart

True Blood – Sookie Stackhouse played by Anna Paquin

Mad Men – Joan Holloway played by Christina Hendricks

Glee – Rachel Berry played by Lea Michelle

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Ayala retains WBC Middleweight Championship at MGM Grand

By Gunner Glam

Mashantucket, Conn. – Elvin Ayala said everyone can expect the beast and this fight was his time to show everyone his real side.

Studio Brow has been a sponsor of Ayala since 2011 and backed him in each professional fight since then.

Ayala took on Philadelphia fighter, Eric Mitchell for the WBC USNBC middleweight title, in the fifth bout of the live ESPN2 event at the MGM Grand theater at Foxwoods on Friday, March 30.

The fight was put on hold due to “an important tennis match airing” before it could begin.

Mitchell came out to the theme song “Indestructible” by Disturbed.

The lights were bright, the crowd was roaring and Ayala made his appearance with rap artist, Nat Turner, singing “Fight Music.”

With the belt held high, Ayala and Mitchell would face each other for eight rounds.

Mitchell was wearing black and gold trunks, Ayala sported black and white.

Ayala was in the blue corner and Mitchell in the red.

Per instructions of referee, Johnny Callas, the opponents touched gloves and began.

Ayala moved steadily and kept the jabs straight.

From a lockup, Mitchell threw a few forward punches, Ayala blocked and maintained his stance.

After few hits to the face from Ayala, round one was over.

Round two began.

Ayala stayed low and Mitchell locked up then threw a few back punches.

Mitchell blocked shots to the stomach as  Ayala guarded against head shots.

Delivering a low punch, Ayala kept clear of the red corner.

The two duked it out with a few body punches and round two ended.

Round three began with Mitchell throwing the first punch.

Delivering some low blows,  Ayala blocked a shot to the face.

Ayala got Mitchell in the corner almost and stayed on him with face shots.

Mitchell hit back, and Ayala stayed low as round three ended.

Round four began, Ayala stayed low and received a shot to the head.

He punched his opponent in the face and Mitchell had Ayala on the ropes.

Ayala came back with forward punches and turned it around from the corner and round four ended.

Round five began with Ayala blocking several face punches.

Mitchell got Ayala in the corner but he got out real quick.

Ayala delivered a head shot and came back to get Mitchell in the corner and made him bleed.

The round ended.

Round six began and Mitchell danced around.

Staying center, Ayala came back with several direct hits.

Ayala got cut under his right eye by an accidental headbutt.

Round six ended with several blocks and hits from Ayala.

The seventh round started and Ayala hit Mitchell several times and blocked.

Ayala charged Mitchell against the ropes and punched him in the head.

Mitchell delieverd a few low punches and round seven ended.

When round eight began, the two fighters looked to hold nothing back now.

Ayala came in strong and hit low then Mitchell struck back with a stomach punch.

The two battled in the middle of the ring and Ayala had Mitchell on the ropes.

Ayala tied up and hit with several  low punches, Mitchell got him near the corner and Ayala blocked.

The match ended.

The final result – Ayala won and retained his title by unanimous decision from judges Tony Paolillo (79-73), Don Trella (79-73) and Glenn Feldman (78-74).

Team Studio Brow was in Ayala’s corner throughout the event and joined him after to celebrate.

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Movie Duels 2012: Snow White & Abraham Lincoln

By Gunner Glam

Coming to theatres this year will be two sets of movies which portray the same characters in different genres.

Studio Brow would like to share some quick info on these movies.

Mirror Mirror  and Snow White & The Huntsman

According to the entertainment news site, Buzz Sugar, 2012 is the year of Snow White.

There are currently two different films on their way into the theater based on the classic fairy tale: Universal’s Snow White & The Huntsman, due June 1, 2012, and Relativity’s Mirror Mirror, which is scheduled to opened March 16.

Mirror Mirror stars Lilly Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane.

Kristen Stewart, star of Twilight, and Chris Hemsworth of Thor, headline Huntsman with Charlize Theron as the evil queen.

Mirror Mirror is a family-friendly comedy and Snow White & The Huntsman falls into the action/adventure range.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter and Lincoln

The former stars Benjamin Walker, Dominic Cooper, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Alan Tudyk.

From About.com, Honest Abe wasn’t just a U.S. President, he was apparently an expert vampire hunter (but you probably figured that out from the film’s title, right?).

Based on the bestselling book by Seth Grahame-Smith (who also worked on the screenplay), Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter finds the 16th US President committed to killing vampires after his mother is murdered by one.

But fans of the book should be prepared for a few changes to the story. Alan Tudyk said in our exclusive interview that the film “does and it doesn’t” stick to the source material.

Says Tudyk, “It’s a lot more active than the book. [With] the book there’s a lot of description and, because of the way the book is, a lot of it is his journal. So, it’s like a history. The book, for me, got a little slow towards the last quarter as Lincoln gets older in his life and he starts to slow down. The book – for me – is more about ideas and not so much about what’s going on. And in the movie it stays at a pace. The action’s more immediate and Abe Lincoln’s involvement in everything is a little more active than it was in the book.”

With the latter, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones, DreamWorks has announced that the film “will focus on the political collision of Lincoln and the powerful men of his cabinet on the road to abolition and the end of the Civil War.” 

According to Spielberg, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s entire book about Lincoln’s presidency is “much too big” for a film and said that the film will focus on the last few months of Lincoln’s life, the ending of slavery and the Union victory in the Civil War.

Spielberg said, “What permanently ended slavery was the very close vote in the House of Representatives over the 13th Amendment – that story I’m excited to tell.”

Spielberg said he plans to show “Lincoln at work, not just Lincoln standing around posing for the history books…arguably the greatest working President in American history doing some of the greatest work for the world.”

Vampire Hunter, which comes out June 22,  is an action/horror film and Lincoln, scheduled for a fourth quarter premier, is a historical biopic.

As they’ve all come together, it’s been tough keeping up with the separate films and trying to not get them confused, so we’re helping you out.

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Legendary Directors

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow takes pride in having technicians who give the look and shape of perfection to guests who visit our locations.

Over the years, there have been people with visions of magnificent stories and recording these stories on film.

Studio Brow would like to share some of these directors and select films they created.

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau – Nosferatu (1922) and Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans.

Alfred HitchcockVeritgo, North by Northwest, Psycho and The Birds.

Orson WellesCitizen Kane, The Stranger, Touch of Evil and Chimes at Midnight.

Steven SpielbergE.T., Indiana Jones series and Jurassic Park.

George LucasTHX-1138, Star Wars: A New Hope and prequel trilogy.

Martin ScorseseTaxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas and The Departed.

James CameronTerminator, T2: Judgment Day, Titanic and Avatar.

David LynchEraserhead, Elephant Man, Blue Velvet and Mulholland Drive.

Wes CravenThe Hills Have Eyes (1978), A Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream series and Red Eye.

Chris NolanMemento, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight and Inception.

Francis Ford CoppolaThe Godfather Part 1, 2 and 3 and Apocalypse Now.

Darren AronofskiPi, Requiem for a Dream, The Wrestler and Black Swan.

George RomeroNight, Dawn and Day of the Dead and The Crazies (1973).

Richard DonnerSuperman, Superman II and The Goonies.

David FincherSeven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011).

Quentin TarantinoReservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill vol. 1 and 2 and Inglourious Basterds.

John FordStagecoach, The Searchers, The Grapes of Wrath and How Green Was My Valley.

Billy WilderThe Apartment, Some Like It Hot, The Lost Weekend and Sunset Boulevard.

Stanley Kubrick2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut.

Joel and Ethan CoenFargo, O’ Brother Where Art Thou?, No Country For Old Men and True Grit (2010).

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How Many is Too Many Movie Sequels?

By Gunner Glam

Studio Brow loves bringing exceptional service and experience which can only be found in one place, the cosmetic ultralounge.

When a masterpiece film is made, there are usually followups films made to continue the success of the original.

In some cases, there is overkill on the attempt to bank on that kind of success.

Here are some of the lengthiest film franchises Hollywood has produced:

Rambo – three,

1.)    Rambo: First Blood Part II

2.)    Rambo III

3.)    Rambo (2008)

Toxic Avenger – three,

1.)    The Toxic Avenger: Part II

2.)    The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie

3.)    Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV

Child’s Play – four,

1.)    Child’s Play 2

2.)    Child’s Play 3

3.)    Bride of Chucky

4.)    Seed of Chucky 

Rocky – five,

1.)    Rocky II

2.)    Rocky III

3.)    Rocky IV

4.)    Rocky V

5.)    Rocky Balboa

Planet of the Apes – six,

1.)    Beneath the Planet of the Apes

2.)    Escape from the Planet of the Apes

3.)    Conquest of the Planet of the Apes

4.)    Battle for the Planet of the Apes

5.)    Planet of the Apes (2001 remake)

6.)    Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

Saw – six,

1.)    Saw II

2.)    Saw III

3.)    Saw IV

4.)    Saw V

5.)    Saw VI

6.)    Saw 3D: The Final Chapter

Hellraiser – eight,

1.)    Hellbound: Hellraiser II

2.)    Hellraiser III: Hell on Earth

3.)    Hellraiser: Bloodlines

4.)    Hellraiser: Inferno

5.)    Hellraiser: Hellseeker

6.)    Hellraiser: Deader

7.)    Hellraiser: Hellworld

8.)    Hellraiser: Revelations (2011 direct-to-video semi-remake)

Nightmare on Elm Street – eight,

1.)    A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

2.)    A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warrior’s

3.)    A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

4.)    A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child

5.)    Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

6.)    Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

7.)    Freddy vs. Jason

8.)    A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010 remake)

Halloween – nine,

1.)    Halloween II

2.)    Halloween III: Season of the Witch

3.)    Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers

4.)    Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers

5.)    Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

6.)    Halloween: H20

7.)    Halloween: Resurrection

8.)    Halloween (2007 remake)

9.)    Halloween II (2009 sequel)

Friday the 13th – 11,

1.)    Friday the 13th Part 2

2.)    Friday the 13th Part 3

3.)    Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter

4.)    Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

5.)    Friday the 13th: Jason Lives

6.)    Friday the 13th: A New Blood

7.)    Friday the 13th: Jason takes Manhattan

8.)    Friday the 13th: Jason Goes to Hell

9.)    Jason X

10.) Freddy vs. Jason

11.) Friday the 13th (2009 remake)

James Bond – 22,

1.)    From Russia with Love

2.)    Goldfinger

3.)    Thunderball

4.)    You Only Live Twice

5.)    Only Her Majesty’s Secret Service

6.)    Diamonds are Forever

7.)    Live and Let Die

8.)    The Man with the Golden Gun

9.)     The Spy Who Loved Me

10.)  Moonraker

11.)  For Your Eyes Only

12.)  Octopussy

13.)  A View to Kill

14.)  The Living Daylights

15.)  License to Kill

16.)  GoldenEye

17.)  Tomorrow Never Dies

18.)  The World Is Not Enough

19.)  Die Another Day

20.)  Casino Royale

21.) Quantum of Solace

22.) Skyfall (2012)

Just to name a few.

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