Cheesy Netflix Christmas Movies

Blogmas Day 16? Check! I hope everyone is having great week and thanks to all those regularly reading and hello to all those that just stumbled across Chaotic Critic. Today’s post is all about Netflix Christmas movies. You know, the cheesy ones with the same. We’ll get to that. What better time to binge watch than Christmas, right. Right.

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This Week In Music (V.17): NEW MUIC + NEWS

Welcome to another edition of This Week In Music. Click the links below to catch up on some of the news/new music of the week thus far:

Now for this edition. I usually start with new music, but I’m starting with news first this week.

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Whitney Houston and Aaliyah biopics are both in the works with Lifetime. It is known that Angela Basset will be executively producing the Whitney Houston film as well as Yaya DeCosta portraying Whitney. Bobby Brown will be played by Arien Escarpeta. Well it has been announced that Whitney Houston’s voice will not be used in the film. Her songs will be sung by Deborah Cox. I love Deborah Cox as an artist, but I do not know if she matches Whitney vocally. I think that her voice is beautiful at what she does, I just don’t know if it will match up to covering Whitney Houston. This is not her first time working with Whitney Houston’s voice as the two collaborated for the track, ‘Same Script Different Past’.  I’m interested in hearing it regardless. Great opportunity for her. I Will Always Love You: The Whitney Houston Story will premiere on Lifetime sometime next year.

alexandra-shippIt’s also know that Zendaya Coleman dropped out of the Aaliyah biopic, but the film production must go on and a new leading lady has been chosen. Alexandra Shipp has been casted. and is best known for her roles on House of Anubis, Switched at Birth, and Awkward. The 23-year-old’s rep released a statement on Shipp being casted:

“Aaliyah has always been an inspiration to Zendaya. She was honored to portray her and pay tribute to her. If she is going to do it, she wants to do it right.”

I knew that it wouldn’t take long for them to cast another girl. What shocked me was that this biopic is going to be executively by Wendy Williams/Wendy Williams Productions (Happy belated 50th Birthday) along with Debra Martin Chase. I’m not sure how this movie is going to pan out, but I will be staying tuned and updating as the film evolves. Aaliyah: Princess of R&B (how original of a title) begins production later this month and will premier in the fall. The storyline is based off the biography by Christopher Farley, Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. For me I hope the film will be on point with how close the premiere date is and how far off it is for the Whitney Houston biopic premiere.

460x-1In other news, Beyoncé will have a spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. She is currently slaying fans across the country alongside her hubby Jay Z with the On The Run Tour. Her success never ends and the accolades keep coming as well. Her outfits are ones that are mimicked and admired and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has noticed and her clothing will be showcased at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame exhibit.

460xMuseum curator, Meredith Rutledge-Borger, stated:

“When we looked at the depth of the amount of stuff that she was willing to send, we just thought, ‘The only way we can really showcase these items is to put them in the Legends of Rock area in the museum,’ which really is the spot that we have to pay tribute to legends of rock, which Beyonce has proven herself to be.”

Outfits will include her Super Bowl performance outfit, her gold glove and black leotard from ‘Single Ladies’, her outfit from ‘Crazy in Love’, plus more. Beyonce will be eligible for induction in 2022 as a member of Destiny’s Child and in 2027 as a solo artist.

yegqLastly, Kanye West has graced the latest cover of GQ magazine with a title that reads: “Kanye West Tells Us How to Grow Up, Survive a Wedding, Stay Outrageous, and Dress Like a God.” He covered GQ before in 2007 for the ‘Man of the Year’ issue. Check out the cover of the fashionisto to the left.

It wouldn’t be an edition of ‘This Week In Music’ without featuring new music. Be sure to click the links above! There’s been a lot of music put out this week and while I would love to highlight it all, I’ll just highlight the music that caught my eye.

Jeremih teamed with Shlomo for a collaborative EP titled, No More. It features six tracks and was a gift from Jeremih to fans on his 27th birthday. Aside from this EP, Jeremih is working on his third album, Thumpy Johnson, which features his DJ Mustard/YG assisted track, ‘Don’t Tell Em’. CLICK HERE to download No More.

Tinashe is still riding high off her Schoolboy Q assisted track, ‘2 On’ as she gears up to drop her debut, Aquarius, in September.  She’s teamed with David Andrew Sitek for a track called ‘Xylophone’ and it’s not as hard bumping as ‘2 On’, but it shows that she’s more than just urban music. Take a listen below:

https://soundcloud.com/drpepperstudio/david-andrew-sitek-x-tinashe-xylaphone

 

 

James Brown Biopic Trailer

There have been many celebrities to have biopics about their lives, but it seems as though musicians aren’t on the top of that list. Well, yes there are my two favorites Jackson 5 and The Temptations and recently TLC, but not many biopics about African American artists have been created/released/etc. Andre 3000 will be starring in the Jimi Hendrix biopic, ‘All Is By My Side’, and now there will be a James Brown Biopic titled, ‘Get on Up’42-star-chadwick-boseman-to-headline-james-brown-biopic-header

Actor and star of ’42,’ Chadwick Boseman, will be starring as James Brown. The movie will also feature: Nelsan Ellis,Tika Sumpter,  Octavia Spencer, Viola Davis and Dan Aykroyd.The movie will hit theaters August 1st and was directed by The Help director Tate Taylor.

Check out the trailer below:

Jimi Hendrix x Annie Trailers

Andre 3000 will be starring as Jimi Hendrix in the upcoming biopic, All Is By My Side. It will debut at South by Southwest which kicks off March 7th.

Quvenzhané Wallis will appear alongside Jamie Foxx in the remake of Annie. The film hits theaters Christmas Day.

Billboard Top 50 Movie Songs of All Time

Billboard Top 50 Movie Songs of All Time

Billboard has a playlist for every occasion and the Oscars are no different. In celebration of the 86th Academy Awards, Billboard has compiled a list of the top 50 movie songs to hit the Hot 100.

Here are the top 10:

1. Debby Boone, ‘You Light Up My Life,’ “You Light Up My Life”
2. Diana Ross & Lionel Richie, ‘Endless Love,’ “Endless Love”
3. Bryan Adams, ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You,’ “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”
4. Percy Faith and His Orchestra, ‘A Summer Place’ Theme, “A Summer Place”
5. Bee Gees, ‘How Deep Is Your Love,’ “Saturday Night Fever”
6. Survivor, ‘Eye of the Tiger,’ “Rocky III”
7. Irene Carna, ‘Flashdance…What a Feeling,’ “Flashdance”
8. Bee Gees, ‘Night Fever,’ “Saturday Night Fever”
9. Whitney Houston, ‘I Will Always Love You,’ “The Bodyguard”
10. Boyz II Men, ‘End of the Road,’ “Boomerang”

For the full list click here.

MMF Celebrates Black History in Music, Feb. 27

February 28th marked a day the rise of a singing superstar, Alicia Keys, and another artist solidified their acting career.

Alicia Keys took home 5 Grammys at the in 2002 at the 44th Annual Award show for her debut album, Songs In A Minor. Her Grammys that night included: Best New Artist, Best R&B Album Song of the Year, Best Female R&B Vocal Performance, and Best R&B Song all for ‘Fallin’.

Songs In A Minor has sold over 6.2 million copies in the U.S. and over 12 million worldwide. Her Grammy wins in 2002 made her the second woman to win 5 in one night.

Jamie Foxx was nominated in Both Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor at the 77th Academy Awards on February 27, 2005. He was the 10th actor to be nominated in both categories and took home Best Actor in a Leading role for his starring role in Ray.

In December of 2005, Jamie released his 2nd studio album, Unpredictable, and it peaked at #2 on the Billboard 200 with over 500,000 copies sold.