At the end of an emotionally fueled performance at New York’s Hammerstein Ballroom on Saturday night, Gwen Stefani unveiled a new ballad as an encore. Titled “Used to Love You,” the song veers toward Stefani’s more mellifluous, sentimental fare, and, for some fans, might bring to mind the singer’s recent Gavin Rossdale split. “Never thought this would happen — gotta let it sink in,” she croons. “You’re gone.” The heartrending track, her latest single, should be available this coming week, according to Paper. Watch her live performance of it below: … [Read more...] about Listen to Gwen Stefani’s Latest Single, the Heartbreaking ‘Used to Love You’
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Of the new consoles, Xbox Series X will be fully backward compatible, playing all those old games as well as every current Xbox One game (the only exception being games that used the long-forgotten camera accessory, Kinect). Currently, the PlayStation 5 has only been confirmed to be backward compatible with a majority of the most played PlayStation 4 games, which is frustratingly vague and far less comprehensive. The reason this matters is simple: Fewer old games playable on modern hardware means more games that can be sold to you all over again sometime in the future. … [Read more...] about How to Pick the Right Video-Game Console This Fall
It’s All True (1941–43)It’s All True. The project had gone through multiple versions before Welles even started shooting, but ultimately, the plan was to make a film consisting of three segments. But along the way, RKO’s leadership changed, and the new regime, hostile to Welles, decided to abandon the production. (This period also coincided with The Magnificent Ambersons being taken away from him and recut.) It was never finished or edited, and several efforts were made over the years to retrieve the footage, which was reportedly dumped in the ocean sometime in the late 1960s or ’70s. (RKO had gone under in 1959, but its archive moved around to different companies.) Some of the material was found in 1981, and portions of it made its way into a brilliant 1993 documentary, It’s All True: Based on an Unfinished Film by Orson Welles, that partly reconstructs the three segments while also documenting Welles’s misadventures working on this movie. … [Read more...] about A Guide to Orson Welles’s Other Unfinished Movies
This year, DC was unquestionably the more desperate party. According to industry analyst John Jackson Miller, the company only held a 26 percent market share in terms of dollars earned for 2015, a vastly lower number than Marvel’s 39 percent. Moreover, DC had lost a lot of fan goodwill in the past few years — in 2011, they’d done yet another cosmic relaunch in the vein of Crisis on Infinite Earths, entitled Flashpoint, wherein every one of their superhero series rebooted with a new number-one issue, younger versions of characters, and a simpler continuity. The new universe was called the “New 52” because there were 52 rebooted titles. It was initially greeted with cautious enthusiasm, but as time went on, the new status quo grew frustratingly contradictory and often overly dark. To add insult to injury, a 2015 attempt at more ambitious and diverse titles called DC You stumbled with low sales and high-profile threats of cancellation from concerned execs. … [Read more...] about Marvel’s Civil War II vs. DC’s Rebirth: Which Giant Summer Comics Event Is Better?
Dates Not Yet Announced Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance’s memoir about the Appalachian values that colored his family’s life in ways both good and bad became a hot item several years ago, and now it gets the prestige pic treatment, directed by Ron Howard and starring Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Freida Pinto, and Haley Bennett. Could Howard get his mojo back after several high-profile flops? And with both Amy Adams and Glenn Close in the cast — two actresses who have become known for all the Oscars they haven’t won — this could be in the awards conversation in a major way. Unless it’s really good, in which case they’ll probably lose again. … [Read more...] about 38 Movies We’re Excited to See This Fall