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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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