The Worst Movies Starring Our Favorite Pop Stars

Becky Bain | February 27, 2012 - 5:45 am

Last night, the 84th Academy Awards honored the best in film, but it’s often the worst movies that we find the most entertaining. And our favorite type of terrible movie? Pretty much any flick a pop star graces with their presence. Sure, there are exceptions — like Justin Timberlake shining in 2010’s The Social Network, or… More »

Dark Of The Matinee: Let’s Predict The Oscar Nominees For Best Original Song

Mike Barthel | January 21, 2009 - 3:30 am

Nominations for the Academy Awards are announced tomorrow, and we can’t help but wonder what five tracks will be in the running for Best Original Song. It’s been an oddly good year for music in movies—relatively speaking, anyway—and while there’s no reason to have faith that the Academy will make anything other than a tacky… More »

Ed Harris Will Never Leave My Heart

Lucas Jensen | September 19, 2008 - 9:15 am

Entertainment Weekly’s blog has an interview with Ed Harris and a stream of his song “You’ll Never Leave My Heart,” which will run over the closing credits of the Harris-directed, Viggo Mortensen-starring oater Appaloosa. I like Westerns, and I like Ed Harris. And as a future bald man (it’s going quick, people!), I’m hoping that… More »

“Variety” Goes Behind The Music (In The Movie Trailer)

Kate Richardson | August 22, 2008 - 1:30 am

Variety launched a package called Music for Screens yesterday, and it’s full of pieces that are apparently designed to appeal to people who like music, but prefer it in 45-second clips–you know, when it airs during movie trailers or crucial scenes on Gossip Girl. I was particularly interested in the trade pub’s look at peopleMore »

Re-Entering “The Forbidden Zone”

mmatos | July 26, 2007 - 11:10 am

Recently, a friend invited me over to watch a movie I’d heard a little about but had never seen: The Forbidden Zone (1980), a movie starring Hervé Villechaize and made by the Elfman family. Richard directed and wrote, Marie-Pascale plays Susan B. “Frenchy” Hercules (that’s what IMDB says), and Danny portrays Satan and provides music… More »

“Transformers” Singer Has Still Got The Touch

Brian Raftery | June 28, 2007 - 4:59 am

Remember Stan Bush, the man responsible for The Transformers: The Movie’s ra-ra anthem “The Touch”? An update just landed in our inbox: Stan Bush Album, In This Life, Available Tuesday, July 3Stan to perform at Transformers convention BotCon 2007 LOS ANGELES, CA (June 28, 2007)–The new Stan… More »

Stuck On Repeat: A Different Kind Of White Zombie Song

Brian Raftery | June 11, 2007 - 2:15 am

Over the weekend, one of your Idolators finally saw 28 Weeks Later–a.k.a. Begbie Goes Bananas–which was much better than we could have possibly ever imagined, and which featured a appropriately brooding post-rock score from John Murphy. More »

Speaking Of “Transformers”: Have You Got “The Touch”?

Brian Raftery | June 7, 2007 - 4:55 am

When was the moment you realized that you were a true nerd? We don’t mean “nerd” in that semi-endearing Ben Gibbard kind of way–we mean in that lame, “I have very strong opinions about V: The Final Battle, and by the way, Dagobah is a system” sort of way. More »

The Soundtrack Of Our Lives: Dipping Into “The Fountain”

Brian Raftery | May 22, 2007 - 3:35 am

Over the weekend, one of your Idolators happened to catch The Fountain, Darren Aronofsky’s 2006 film about…well, we’re not exactly sure. Time-travel? Man’s futile quest to achieve immortality? The future of bathrobes? More »

The Fred Durst Movie Might Not Be As Awful As We Feared/Hoped

Brian Raftery | May 8, 2007 - 3:35 am

Can you believe it’s been almost ten years since we all started making fun of Fred Durst? He was the gimp that kept on giving: There was the late-’80s demo tape, the sex tape, and, most offensive of all, the video for “Behind Blue Eyes.” So when we heard he was making a movie, we… More »

Listening Station: Drew Barrymore Is Cold As Ice

Brian Raftery | April 26, 2007 - 2:40 am

A few months after crooning alongside Hugh Grant in Music & Lyrics, Drew Barrymore now has a single of her own: “Cold Hard Truth,” a just-released song from the long-delayed soundtrack to Lucky You (easily the Chinese Democracy of Curtis Hanson gambling dramas). More »

Stuck On Repeat: Making ‘Peace With “Hot Fuzz”

Brian Raftery | April 23, 2007 - 11:10 am

One of the many pleasures of Hot Fuzz–and there are many, though the movie doesn’t have quite as many smartly executed comic call-backs as Shaun Of The Dead–is in the inclusion of “Slipper Rock 70s,” the great glam-pop instrumental from long-running British outfit Stavely Makepeace (more info on… More »

The Most Dangerous Shell Game Of All: Are The “Ninja Turtles” Soundtracks Cursed?

Brian Raftery | March 21, 2007 - 2:00 am

Sure, everyone’s talking about the “cool” new record releases this week–your Modest Mouses, your Ted Leos, etc. But there’s one album that everyone’s forgetting about, and it may prove to be the most important of the year: The soundtrack for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie. And why does this under-the-radar release… More »

Bono, The Edge Throw Some D’s

Brian Raftery | March 16, 2007 - 11:34 am

At a screening during yesterday’s ShoWest convention–it’s the movie-industry’s yearly hypefest, with more trumped-up awards than the AMAs–audience members got to see a few minutes of U2 3D, the 90-minute concert film that was shot last year in South America. More »

“Children Of Men” Soundtrack Spawns Numerous MP3-Post Possibilities

Brian Raftery | January 24, 2007 - 2:23 am

Yesterday, we featured a King Crimson track from the fantastic Children Of Men soundtrack, and because the movie clearly has a lot of fans–and because today has so few news items–we’re going to follow it up with John Lennon’s “Bring On The Lucie (Freda Peeple),” which is… More »

The Oscar Music Nominees: Some Sexy, Sexy Penguins Are Going To Be Disappointed This Morning

Brian Raftery | January 23, 2007 - 9:18 am

That’s right: Prince’s little purple telephone didn’t ring this morning, as his Golden Globe-winning song from Happy Feet wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. Gawker Media polls require Javascript; if you’re viewing this in an RSS reader, click through to view in your Javascript-enabled web browser. More »

“Children Of Men” Proves That Prog-Rock Will Outlive Us All

Brian Raftery | January 23, 2007 - 8:45 am

We wouldn’t be so cruel as to give away any of the surprises in Children Of Men–we’ll leave that to the dickards at New York magazine, who revealed one of the movie’s plot twists without warning a few issues ago.* But we do want to highlight the movie’s excellent soundtrack,… More »

Videodrone: Let “The Apple” Set Your Soul On Fire

Maura | December 27, 2006 - 3:03 am

The above glimpse of hell is from the Z-movie The Apple, a 1980 flick that’s part musical, part vision of the future, part morality tale, and all crazy; it centers around a songwriting couple who, after winning the 1994 edition of a Eurovision-like contest, get sucked into a record deal more… More »

Let’s All Just Pray That Diane Warren Doesn’t Want To Remake “Last Nite”

Brian Raftery | December 20, 2006 - 3:30 am

As with just about everything Michael Bay touches–The Island, Bad Boys II, Michael Bay–we have big doubts about the Transformers movie. More »

Idolator Presents: The Worst James Bond Themes Of All Time!

Brian Raftery | November 3, 2006 - 12:02 pm

When Chris Cornell released his sink-like-a-stone theme song for the new James Bond movie this week, it proved what we’ve been saying for years: Duran Duran, we never know how good we had it with you. Ever since the early ’80s, the 007 franchise has been trotting out one unmemorable opening-credits number after another, prompting… More »