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Kings of Leon confirmed for BST Hyde Park 2024

Kings of Leon have been confirmed for American Express presents BST Hyde Park, where they’ll be headlining on Sunday 30th June 2024. The rock legends will be joined by special guests Paolo Nutini and The Vaccines. The full line-up for the show is still to be announced. Tickets go on sale Wednesday 28th February at 10am GMT with an American Express presale live from 10am GMT on 23 February. Tickets are available at www.bst-hydepark.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMJyD23nKrk Kings of Leon have just…

Nicholas Hoult reveals shaved head for role as Lex Luthor in Superman: Legacy

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeNicholas Hoult has debuted his striking new look as Superman villain Lex Luthor.On Instagram on Thursday (22 February), Superman: Legacy showrunner James Gunn shared the first cast photo of the forthcoming superhero movie.The film stars David Corenswet as the Man of Steel while The Marvellous Mrs Maisel’s Rachel Brosnahan will play Lois Lane.In the group selfie shared by Gunn, English…

‘Something lurking behind the curtain’: the dark, violent downfall of drummer Jim Gordon | Music

In the 1960s and 70s, no serious rock fan viewed the drummer Jim Gordon with anything but awe. By the 80s, none of them viewed him with anything but contempt, a 180-degree turn that led to his virtual erasure from the culture. Even four decades later, when the veteran music journalist Joel Selvin first tried to sell publishers on a book meant to tell Gordon’s story with nuance and depth, they balked. “They would debate it for months and then say, ‘Nope, can’t do it,’” Selvin said. “It was almost impossible for them…

Ian McShane candidly explains John Wick spinoff Ballerina has been delayed to make it ‘better’

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeIan McShane has candidly revealed that the delay in releasing the new John Wick spinoff Ballerina is due to “new shoots” intended to make the film “better”.Ballerina, which stars Ana de Armas as murderous ballerina Rooney opposite Keanu Reeves as legendary assassin Wick, was originally scheduled to arrive in cinemas this summer but has now been given a new release date of 6 June…

Natalie Portman and Jodie Foster bonded over ‘being sexualised’ as child stars

Get our free weekly email for all the latest cinematic news from our film critic Clarisse LoughreyGet our The Life Cinematic email for freeNatalie Portman has recalled having an “amazing” chat with Jodie Foster about being sexualised as child stars.Portman, now 42, was only 12 when she landed her first feature film credit in the 1994 action-thriller Léon the Professional. Meanwhile, Foster, now 61, was 14 when she landed her first Oscar nomination for her role as a teenage prostitute in Martin Scorsese’s Taxi…

Bring your alibis: battle over Eagles’ Hotel California lyrics goes to court | Eagles

Welcome to the Hotel California … the New York criminal complaint reissue.The trial of three men accused of a conspiracy involving the possession of the original handwritten lyrics for the Eagles’ smash hit Hotel California has unfolded with the band’s longtime manager describing a long effort to recover the work – longer even than the track’s epic guitar solos.Irving Azoff, manager of the American rock band that shot to stardom in the 1970s, told a court in Manhattan on Wednesday that the group had tried to recover…

32 Movies That End With The Bad Guy Winning

We all know the trope of the hero defeating evil, getting the girl, and they live happily ever after. That isn't always what happens in life or at the movies. Sometimes the bad guy wins. Sometimes the hero can't come out on top. These movies will sometimes stick with us days or weeks, so here's our list of the times the bad guy wins in the end. Warning: Spoilers ahead, of course.(Image credit: Miramax Films)No Country for Old MenLlewelyn Moss (Josh Brolin) is a reluctant hero in No Country for Old Men. He stumbles onto a…

Foreigner’s Mick Jones announces he has Parkinson’s disease

Breadcrumb Trail LinksMusic'The important thing is to persevere and remind myself of the wonderful career I’ve had in music' Get the latest from Mark Daniell straight to your inbox Sign Up Published Feb 22, 2024  •  3 minute read Mick Jones seen onstage at Ottawa's Bluesfest in 2014. Photo by Wayne Cuddington /Postmedia NetworkArticle contentForeigner founder and guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he’s been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease.Jones, 79, made the announcement as he explained why he hasn’t played…

Is ‘Borderlands’ Already the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Knockoff No One Asked For?

Last year gamers were spoiled for content on TV and in the cinema; at last, we got some good adaptations of our favorite titles, such as the Last of Us and Super Mario Bros., proving that it is possible to translate a game to the screen. In fact, we’ve had a pretty good run for five years or so with Pokémon and Sonic movies too, but can we safely say the video game to movie curse is broken? Well the next movie to put that to the test would be Borderlands, and let’s just say it’s received a lukewarm reception so far. I…

Why Was ‘Your Name’ Producer Koichiro Ito Arrested? The Controversy and Accusation, Explained

Content advisory: This article mentions child sex abuse and CSAM, please take care while reading. On February 21, anime producer Koichiro Ito was arrested in Japan concerning possible charges related to CSAM (Child Sex Abuse Material, commonly referred to as child pornography). The unfortunate news was released by The Mainichi, which shared details on the case allegedly involving Ito, the producer of some of the most acclaimed animated films hailing from Japan in the last few years, including Your Name, and Weathering…