Trailer: Red Dawn

Here’s a really really simple description of the Red Dawn remake starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Peck, Adrianne Palicki, and Josh Hutcherson from IMDb:

“A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.”

Now you tell me what’s wrong with that? Maybe it’s that none of the people in this movie are teenagers, which of course isn’t an uncommon occurrence in Hollywood (see Pretty Little Liars, Glee, The O.C., and Beverly Hills 90210).  Continue reading “Trailer: Red Dawn”

Stevie Nicks Almost Wrote Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’

In a recent interview with the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac dropped the news that in 1983 she was approached by Prince to write the lyrics to the epic gospel power ballad “Purple Rain.”

The two became acquaintances when Prince played synth on the 1983 Nicks solo track “Stand Back.” Later that year, he sent her a tape with the early instrumental structure that would later become “Purple Rain.”

Prince asked Nicks to write the lyrics to the song from the hit 1984 movie/album of the same name, but she was too intimidated to even know where to begin…

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