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TIFF 2018: 'Predator' director skips Q&A in wake of casting controversy, Drake bails on 'Monsters and Men' premiere

TIFF 2018: 'Predator' director skips Q&A in wake of casting controversy, Drake bails on 'Monsters and Men' premiere
  • TIFF 2018: 'Predator' director skips Q&A in wake of casting controversy, Drake bails on 'Monsters and Men' premiere FWC: TIFF 2018: ‘Predator’ director skips Q&A in wake of casting controversy, Drake bails on ‘Monsters and Men’ premiere

    The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival is officially underway. The Chris Pine-led “Outlaw King,” from his “Hell or High Water” director David Mackenzie, kicked things off on opening night, as did Shane Black’s “Predator” remake. And things are just getting started. Other titles to come include Bradley Cooper’s remake of “A Star Is Born” with Lady Gaga, the Neil Armstrong biopic “First Man,” Barry Jenkins’ “Moonlight”…

  • Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon ambush fans with surprise elevator gag FWC: Paul McCartney and Jimmy Fallon ambush fans with surprise elevator gag

    The Music Center will fete Joni Mitchell with not one, but two star-studded concerts in Los Angeles in November, timed to honor the iconic singer-songwriter’s 75th birthday. The performing arts center has announced plans for Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Nov. 6-7, featuring Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Glen Hansard, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los…

  • Actor Vince Vaughn facing DUI charges following June arrest in Manhattan Beach FWC: Actor Vince Vaughn facing DUI charges following June arrest in Manhattan Beach

    Actor Vince Vaughn is facing misdemeanor charges after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol in Manhattan Beach in June, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Friday. The 48-year-old known for his roles in popular comedy films such as “Wedding Crashers” and “Swingers”…

  • Marty Friedman shreds through “Mutation Medley”: Stream FWC: Marty Friedman shreds through “Mutation Medley”: Stream

    Guitar virtuoso Marty Friedman is gearing up to release his new concert album, ONE BAD M.F. Live!!, which was recorded at the last show of his “Wall of Sound” tour in Mexico City at Centro Cultural on April 14, 2018. In advance of the release, the former Megadeth guitarist is exclusively premiering his “Mutation Medley” right here at Heavy Consequence (listen below).…

  • The case that partly inspired 'Lolita' — despite what Nabokov said FWC: The case that partly inspired ‘Lolita’ — despite what Nabokov said

    What are the sources of evil? Or literary inspiration? Can these impulses, toward crime and creation, be twins? These are some of the myriad questions evoked by Sarah Weinman’s riveting account of the 1940s true crime that in part inspired Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita.” Often named the greatest English-language…

  • Newport Harbor boys’ water polo breaks through against Mater Dei FWC: Newport Harbor boys’ water polo breaks through against Mater Dei

    In his fourth year in charge at his alma mater, Newport Harbor High boys’ water polo coach Ross Sinclair has his first four-year senior class. Sinclair’s first year ended in disappointment as the Sailors lost at Long Beach Wilson in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs…

  • BREAKING: Hardwell Calls It Quits from DJing FWC: BREAKING: Hardwell Calls It Quits from DJing

    Wow… I don’t think anyone saw this coming. Hardwell, one of the titans of EDM, has officially announced that he will no longer be touring. “Being Hardwell 24/7 leaves too little energy, love, creativity and attention for my life as a normal person to do so,” he writes in a statement. “This is why I have decided to clear my schedule…

  • Deadmau5 Can’t Resist Trolling Hardwell’s Announcement Of His Hiatus FWC: Deadmau5 Can’t Resist Trolling Hardwell’s Announcement Of His Hiatus

    Just hours ago, Hardwell made the sudden and shocking announcement that he’d be taking an indefinite leave from live performances, telling fans, “I have decided to clear my schedule indefinitely to be completely liberated from targets, interviews, deadlines, release dates, etc.” While most of the EDM community has taken this positively and in support of mental, physical and emotional health,…

  • See Pioneer DJ’s new, affordable all-in-one DDJ-RR unit FWC: See Pioneer DJ’s new, affordable all-in-one DDJ-RR unit

    Pioneer DJ has officially announced a brand new, all-in-one DDJ-RR unit, designed to help new and aspiring DJs transition from the bedroom to the party, bar, and even the club. The system comes equipped with all the basic features including the traditional NXS2 set-up paired with a portable body that allows for easy mobility and lightweight capability. This new unit follows their flagship DDJ-RX2, which was…

  • Troye Sivan performs “Animal” and “Plum” on Colbert: Watch FWC: Troye Sivan performs “Animal” and “Plum” on Colbert: Watch

    Troye Sivan delivered his breakthrough album, Bloom, last week. On Thursday, he promoted the record by appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The Australian pop prodigy and Ariana Grande collaborator performed two tracks off his LP, “Animal” and “Plum”. While both oozed the “breathy charm” that made Bloom a dreamy and sexy success, it was “Animal” that stole the…

  • Above & Beyond finally release ‘Rocket Science’ a year after track’s live performance debut FWC: Above & Beyond finally release ‘Rocket Science’ a year after track’s live performance debut

    Two weeks away from ABGT300 taking place in Hong Kong, the Above &Beyond trio have released a new single, “Rocket Science.” In true Above &Beyond form, they have released two edits of the track: one that clocks in at four minutes and another longer version at six minutes. The track was debuted in front of 23,000 fans at the Gorge…

  • ‘Outlaw King’ and ‘Non-Fiction’ bring winds of technological change to Toronto FWC: ‘Outlaw King’ and ‘Non-Fiction’ bring winds of technological change to Toronto

    The 2018 Toronto Film Festival is underway (Sept. 6-16), and L.A. Times critic Justin Chang is there on the ground, seeing as many movies as possible and keeping a day-by-day, film-by-film diary. This is one in a series of entries spanning from day one to closing night. For more entries and reviews,…