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40 Years Ago: Ringo Starr and Harry Nilsson Release ‘Son of Dracula’

Son of Dracula
Cinemation

Two of the biggest rock stars of the '70s filming a comedy inspired by the legend of Dracula. What could go wrong?

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Elton John Producing Animated ‘Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ Movie

Elton John
Michael Loccisano, Getty Images

We tend to think of Elton John as a piano-playing rock star, but he's also a busy film producer -- and for his next Hollywood project, he's reaching toward Broadway for inspiration.

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Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Dies

Phillip Seymour Hoffman Almost Famous
Dreamworks

Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who played journalist Lester Bangs in the acclaimed 2000 rock film 'Almost Famous,' was reportedly found dead today in his New York City apartment.

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Gregg Allman to Be Played By William Hurt in Upcoming Movie

Stephen Lovekin, Eamonn K. McCormack/Getty Images
Stephen Lovekin, Eamonn K. McCormack/Getty Images

Actor William Hurt is set to star as the adult Gregg Allman in a forthcoming film based on the long-time Allman Brothers Band leader's memoir 'My Cross to Bear.'

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Freddie Mercury Biopic Gets a New Star

Freddie Mercury Ben Whishaw
Keystone, Hulton Archive / Tim P Whitby, Getty Images

After months of delays, word is now circulating that Dexter Fletcher has been tapped to direct the Freddie Mercury biopic. Perhaps more importantly, Ben Whishaw will play Freddie Mercury, replacing Sacha Baron Cohen, who left over the summer.

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Meet Dave Van Ronk, The Artist Who Inspired ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’

Dave Van Ronk Llewyn Davis

'Inside Llewyn Davis,' the new Coen Brothers movie that is generating Oscar buzz, takes place around the Greenwich Village scene of the early '60s. The film is believed to be loosely based on the life of Dave Van Ronk, whose name is familiar to scholars of folk music, but not very well-known outside of it. To prepare you for the movie, we give you this introduction to the man known as the "Mayor of MacDougal Street."

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Bob Dylan Featured on ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ Soundtrack

Bob Dylan
Harry Thompson, Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Bob Dylan’s song ‘Farewell’ appears on the soundtrack to the upcoming Coen Brothers movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ which won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. The soundtrack was released on vinyl at indie record stores

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Motley Crue Biopic Taps ‘Jackass’ Director

Ebet Roberts, Getty Images
Ebet Roberts, Getty Images

'Dirt,' the big-screen version of Motley Crue's autobiography, just found its director. Jeff Tremaine, fresh from work on the just-released hit 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,' will be behind the cameras starting early next year, reports Deadline.

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Rush Bringing ‘Clockwork Angels Tour’ to Movie Theaters

Richard Sibbald
Richard Sibbald

A day before they release 'Clockwork Angels Tour' on home video, Rush will bring their concert document to the big screen. And you have only one chance to see it.

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‘Muscle Shoals’ – Film Review

The Swampers Magnolia Pictures

"Now, Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / And they've been known to pick a song or two."

For nearly 40 years, people have heard Lynyrd Skynyrd sing those words in 'Sweet Home Alabama' and not known what they mean. A strong new documentary by Greg Camalier, 'Muscle Shoals,' looks at the

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