The news of Captain Planet getting a modern silver screen revamp had us reminiscing about our favorite '80s and '90s superheroes. The jury's still out whether a remix of these characters is even necessary, but join us on the crime-fighting trip down memory lane of superheroes you have yet to receive a 21st century movie makeover. We'd prefer if these shows stayed untouched by the Hollywood machine and were rather brought back for our enjoyment via a streaming media service. Who are your favorite animated superheroes of yore?
- Apparently, Dr Pepper intends to make good on the promise to hand out free cans of soda when the Guns 'n' Roses album Chinese Democracy is released in November. — Popwatch
- The best and worst of TV voiceovers. — Clique Clack TV
- Charlie Kaufman talks about Synecdoche, New York. — Vulture
- Check out the new Decemberists' song, "O, New England." — Stereogum
- Will Clint Eastwood rule the Oscars once again? — Cinematical
- A second, more positive look at Sons of Anarchy. — TV Squad
- Want to look truly outrageous this Halloween? Get Jem's beauty look and watch out for Misfits. — BellaSugar
- Celebrating Jason Dohring's return to TV. — Give Me My Remote
Tuesdays are big in entertainmentville: Not only do all the new DVD releases hit Netflix, but new music also pours into stores, including iTunes. So I take a spin through each week's iTunes music releases and pick out some albums and tracks worthy of a download. In addition to my picks below, Jem's new album, Down to Earth, featuring her popular single "Crazy" is out today, though I can't locate it on iTunes. Here are today's selections:
The hit maker: Did you know Ne-Yo wrote Beyonce's hit "Irreplaceable"? So it's no surprise that he's released an album that sounds like it's full of addicting melodies. Most of you have heard "Closer" already, as well as "Single" (another version of which can be found on the new NKOTB album). Songs like "So You Can Cry" and "Fade Into the Background" could also easily be standalone hits.
Lovely Leona: Leona Naess is a folk singer currently on tour with Ray LaMontagne and her new album (from what I've heard so far) is divine. I can't get enough of "Heavy Like Sunday" and "Ghosts in the Kitchen," and I'll be really surprised if "Leave Your Boyfriends Behind" doesn't become a hit. If you like Feist I bet you'll enjoy this!
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I was lucky enough to take an advance spin of the new soundtrack for the Sex and the City movie and I immediately thought of good times with girlfriends. In aggregate, it's not entirely a get-up-and-shake-your-booty kind of mix, but just a cool bunch of songs about love and friendship. I think it would be quite perfect for the background music at a hip wedding shower actually.
The soundtrack is packed with a bunch of recognizable names, like Jennifer Hudson, whose tune "All Dressed in Love" is a cute, uptempo disco anthem that reminds me of the exuberance found in "It's Raining Men." Morningwood's (ha! That name!) "New York Girls" is not my favorite, and if I were in charge of finding a good retro-rock vibe for the album (or the movie) I would have gone with Franz Ferdinand or even the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. That and the smooth techno beats in "I Like the Way" by Kaskade are the kinds of tracks mixed between better songs that give the whole thing the "background music" vibe I'm talking about.
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I would like to wish you a Fabby Halloween...and my Sugar sisters would like to wish you a Happy Halloween! Quite a few of us dressed up for the office today so I thought it would be fun to share our costumes. You can visit Giggle to guess who each monster drawing is and take a look at the gallery below and guess who's who in the flesh. Also be sure to read all about PartySugar's Halloween bash. I hope you enjoyed all the Halloween coverage on Fab, until next year!