‘Conan’ comes into his own

Posted by · 9:25 pm · November 8th, 2010

Conan O’Brien’s foray into basic cable (airing on TBS) settled on an applicable show title two months ago. Because “Conan” is just that, the host, personality — and perhaps for the first time ever — person (rather than caricature) unfiltered and freely spirited. On tonight’s premiere episode — following a humorous pre-taped open featuring an […]

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TECH SUPPORT: Best Original Song

Posted by · 12:12 pm · December 19th, 2008

As I said a few weeks ago, I would not analyze the last “tech” category until the eligible entries had been announced. Now that the Academy has named 49 finalists for Best Original Song, and with the BFCA and HFPA rattling off their list of nominees (though they are, admittedly, not great predictors), the time […]

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Naming and shaming

Posted by · 5:37 am · September 24th, 2008

I think it’s fair to say that Jack White and Alicia Keys’ Bond theme (which so disappointed yours truly) is not going down all that well. So much so that Popjustice, one of my personal favourite websites, is seeking retribution.

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‘Quantum of Solace’ theme is out

Posted by · 5:03 pm · September 18th, 2008

It’s finally landed. “Another Way to Die,” the theme song recorded by Jack White and Alicia Keys for the latest installment of the Bond franchise, made its radio debut earlier today — listen to it here and see what you think. I must say, on first listen, I’m a little disappointed. Perhaps it’s a grower. […]

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A taste of ‘Another Way to Die’

Posted by · 4:46 am · September 15th, 2008

Jack White is reportedly none too pleased about this, but an instrumental sample of “Another Way to Die,” his much-awaited Bond theme on which he duets with Alicia Keys, has been revealed in a new ad for Coke Zero. The ad, a promotional tie-in which finds the soft drink rebranded as Zero Zero 7 (geddit?) […]

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Bond chooses ‘Another Way to Die’

Posted by · 10:22 am · July 30th, 2008

Well, I said I would remain guarded when the rumour mill stated that Duffy was “almost certain” to sing the long-discussed theme song for “Quantum of Solace.” And rightly so. After a drawn-out process in which seemingly everyone in the pop universe but Michael Jackson was at one point in the running, the producers have […]

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