Some are arguing that the biopic is the new black in Hollywood these days, but this genre has been entertaining us for some time now. Sometimes they're a great way to honor a beloved figure — Frida comes to mind, as does Ray, and HBO's Peter Sellers biopic starring Geoffry Rush. But then there are those that just make us cringe with shame: anyone remember when Jennifer Love Hewitt played Audrey Hepburn in that made-for-TV movie?
I kind of think no one should play Audrey Hepburn because it seems difficult to do her justice. I feel similarly about Kurt Cobain, as well as Bob Marley, whose biography has just been optioned by the Weinstein Company.
Can any actor really do justice to the larger-than-life Marley? Even if there is someone out there who could realistically pull that off, what if the filmmakers still manage to mess things up?
I know many people feel passionately about their favorite books not being "ruined" by Hollywood, so what about people? Are there some lives that Hollywood should refrain from dramatizing? Whose life story do you think should remain in our memories and maybe history books?
We’ve all heard rumors that the music of Mozart and Bach helps stimulate a baby's brain. And sometimes waltzing to Requiem does help send baby to sleep. But, it's also a good time to introduce baby to some good ole' rock n' roll.
Rock the cradle of love to some sweet tunes from Rockabye Music ($17). The Rolling Stones, Nirvana, Bob Marley, and Coldplay are just some of the bands whose music has been converted into soothing lullaby renditions.
Last week, with the weather just starting to turn warmer and the solstice still on the horizon, I challenged you to pick out some of your favorite summer albums for my Buzzworthy challenge. Now, it's officially summer, and I can't wait to get some of your top choices on my iPod. Here are a few you picked:
Legend by Bob Marley and the Wailers
Picked by gruaig_rua, who wrote: "The rain could be slamming against the windscreen of my car, but as long as Bob is in the cd player, I can almost feel the sun on my skin."
Three more, plus a nifty widget with of all your picks, so read more