September 17, 2015
        "Black Mass" could get Johnny Depp back in the Oscar game                J.J. Abrams and Denis Villeneuve: Ten potential first time writer/director nominees for Oscar in 2015                Roger Deakins offers up some of his very best cinematography in "Sicario"                "The Martian" launches itself as an awards hopeful at the Toronto Film Festival                "Steve Jobs": Oscar predictions for September                "Sleeping with Other People" is one of the most charming films of 2015                Sandra Bullock looks like a contender in the Trailer for "Our Brand is Crisis"                Sam Smith will sing the theme song for the upcoming 007 film "Spectre"                Richard Gere is an under the radar Best Actor contender for "Time Out of Mind"                Telluride and Venice launch festival debuts into the Oscar race                “The Hateful Eight”: Looking at potential Best Original Screenplay Contenders                David O. Russell and Ridley Scott: Which filmmaking contenders this year are most due for their first win?                Telluride Announces 2015 Lineup - Steve Jobs, Black Mass, Suffragette                “Sicario”: Ten Films to see in September                Will Smith crusades for Best Actor in the "Concussion" Trailer        

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U2’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame concert coming to DVD

By Roger Friedman Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Mick Jagger, U2, Aretha Franklin, Simon & Garfunkel, Sam Moore et al are all coming to DVD on September 28th from last fall’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th anniversary concerts.
I’m usually pretty critical of the Rock Hall, but I’ll let that pass this time. The performances were so good, especially from the first night, that it’s worth enjoying them.
Of course I am particularly partial to Bruce Springsteen’s extended set with “Soul Man” Sam Moore, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Tom Morello and Darlene Love, and the E Street Band. The YouTube video is attached below. And don’t miss the big finale with all those guys doing Jackie Wilson’s “Higher and Higher.” It was the crowning moment of the two night event.
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From Harvey Keitel to Ron Burkle and everything in between

By Roger Friedman Yes, that was Harvey Keitel having dinner at the Waverly Inn the other night. The Waverly remains the hot spot of the West Village despite losing our pal, chef John deLucie to the new Lion, east of Sixth Avenue…
Hilarious: “One Life to Live” ’s ad-libbing Tuc Watkins got a dig in on Scientology on Monday, claimed he was the minister who married Tom and Katie, and wore Joseph’s amazing technicolor dreamcoat from a road production; the show played Sam & Dave’s “Hold On I’m Coming” during a great wedding episode as well. Star Bobby Woods (pictured) is a big friend/fan of legend Sam Moore…
…Megabillionaire Ron Burkle seen at T-Bar at Savanna’s in Southampton…No idea if his Miramax deal is on or off…Phillippe Chow in Easthampton hosted an eclectic group: Blackstone Group’s Stephen Schwartzman, Stavros Niarchos, Vito Schnabel, Devon Aoki, and deejay Paul Oakenfold…Not, believe me, at the same table…
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Live Earth Is Back, Plans Big Day in Chicago

Remember Live Earth, aka 07-07-07? It was the worldwide rock concert that ended with a Police concert at Giants Stadium.
Now Live Earth organizer Kevin Wall is announcing a new mega event for Chicago and the world on April 18th.
His Live Earth group is sponsoring the Dow Live Earth Run for Water– billed as the largest ever global water initiative ever. Over a 24 hour period, there will be a series of 6K run/walks all over the world. The culmination of this will be a Chicago concert featuring the group Collective Soul and Grammy winning legendary performer “Soul Man” Sam Moore.
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