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Sued Again Over ‘Uptown Funk.’

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Sued Again Over ‘Uptown Funk.’

If you are counting, the score is: five people claiming rights over one global hit. Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson can not have a single moment of peace. Various artists sued again these two over the hit “Uptown Funk”. The song that is raising so many lawsuits is the single from 2014 that won the Grammy Award, actually two, as well as the 2016 Record of the Year.

Mark and Bruno were initially sued by the College band from Minneapolis because they claimed copyright violations had been violated and that this award-winning single sounded too similar to their song “Young Girls” that is from 1983. In September they have also been sued because of the 1980 song “More Bounce To The Ounce”. Does anyone ever know these songs? But that’s not the end. Ronson and Mars had to add members of the band The Gap Band as co-songwriters because it was decided that “Uptown Funk” was inspired by the hit “Oops! Upside Your Head ‘.

Mark RonsonNow let’s get back in today. This time they are sued by The Sequence because, as they claim, this song copies their “Funk You Up” from 1979, it is almost forty years old. The claim in the official documents which are the basis of the lawsuit that is filed says that the song has ‘significant and substantially similar compositional elements’. No, it is still not the end of troubles for this 2016 hit. Serbian performer Victoria also claims that this around the popular world hit is a copy of her hit “The Dark Street is Not For Girls.”

How many times will this famous hit be sued and will the number of lawsuits outperform its music glory? Will this song be remembered by its sound, or by how many times in a year is it sued? Regardless of whether “Uptown Funk” was inspired by all of these older hits, it seems that other performers are in a hurry to jump on a popularity drive to remind the public of their existence – through suing this already too many times sued hit.

Horror Movies Worth Your Time

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Horror Movies Worth Your Time

Numerous film achievements were extremely popular in their time, and each one contributed something new not only to the film industry but also to the very creative process of film-making. However, only some of the scary movies remained relevant over time. I bring you the XX most unsettling horror movies trough time. Although the style and technical aspects of the film industry have progressed considerably over time, and maybe some of the effects and modes of expression now appear already seen and funny, these are the films that were pioneers of their time, and as such should be observed.

1968 – Rosemary’s Baby

The way in which the birth of an antichrist is shown, as well as the entire plot behind this, places this film among one of the most chilling, especially for the time in which it was filmed. The details in the monologues that reveal the horror details, easily put you in the perspective of the main actress, and that is horrifying.

1973 –  Don’t Look Now


Venice in ancient style, serial killer, clairvoyant with premonitions that are ominous, and mourning parents who are seeing their dead daughter wandering through the alleyways. This creepy horror with the occult vibe is made of stuff that nightmares are made.

1976 – The Omen

This nihilistic horror movie with prophecies from a Bible, Satanic forces and child Demien that is the devil has the most chilling soundtrack that is alone enough to scare you. Not to mention nannies that are self-sacrificing.

1980 – The Shining

The Shining

You can see that something is wrong from the beginning with this plain family movie. Something creeping is happening in the minds of its characters although everything is just fine and pleasant on the surface. The tension building from scene to scene makes you unsteady. The movie is an adaptation of the novel written by Stephen King, and that is scary enough.

1991 – The Silence Of The Lambs

People say that this movie is just a psychological thriller. And when those people finally watch the movie, they stand corrected. It is enough just to bare the devious look that Anthony Hopkins gives you from the screen. Not to mention everything else that is seen and heard in this film that is still quite popular and inspirational to other filmmakers.

2007 – The Orphanage

The OrphanageArent the kids in horror movies the scariest part of it? Their pale skin, their motives, voices, the way that they look at you… Well, in the orphanage there are only children, and in this one, those children are quite scary.

2009 – Dogtooth (Kynodontas)

There are no ghosts, killers, spirits, priests, nuns, dead people and monsters in this movie. There are no scenes that will make you jump, nor any color besides pastel. Still, this deeply unsettling movie will haunt you for days. Because all those scary stuff you see in other horror movies, here, you find out the truth – the things that nightmares are made of are in us.

4 Movies Where Stars Have Failed

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4 Movies where Stars have failed

In Hollywood, there is no rule for the financial and critical success of a movie; if it were, then no film would ever be unsuccessful. Sometimes it’s enough for us to look at who plays in a movie to watch it. If we see Robert De Niro playing in the film, we think that the movie is worth watching, but if Al Pacino and Morgan Freeman play it in the same movie, this film is considered compulsory. Guided by this logic, directors, and producers of certain achievements thought that famous names would guarantee success, but it turned out to be the opposite – they failed.

Gangster Squad


Cast: Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Shaw Pen.

The Gangster Squad had a reinforcement in the cast in the form of legendary Sean Penn, but even he could not save director Ruben Fisher from this failure. A stylized thriller from the 1950s on police officers fighting the mafia was characterized as a boring and complete failure.

A New York Winter’s Tale

Cast: Russel Crowe, Will Smith, Colin Farrell, Jennifer Connelly.

The film is portrayed as supernatural mystery and romantic drama, whatever that is. Colin Farrell plays an immortal thief who is in love with Jessica Brown, and their love of film helps them fight the demonic gangster played by Russell Crowe. There was not even a chance for this realization to succeed, as the box office cashbooks showed.

Movie 43

Movie 43Cast: Uma Turman, Naomi Watts, Kate Winslet, Richard Gir, Hali Berry, Hugh Jackman, Emma Stone, Gerard Butler.

It is presented as a hilarious comedy, but a better genre to accommodate it is a horror. The film in which Hugh Jackman is more about the neck is not worth commenting. What is not clear about this film is how the director managed to assemble and persuade true Hollywood stars to play in this horror of the film.

Aloha

Cast: Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone, Bill Murray.

Emma Stone has been featured in this film by a US Army pilot who has a quarter of Hawaiian and a quarter of Chinese genes. If they looked a little closer to Emma, they would notice that on her face there is no indication of the origin and that it could not be presented with the best make-up. You know when someone tells you: It is only a movie.

Demi Lovato And Youtube Documentary

Demi Lovato And Youtube Documentary

Demi Lovato released her long-awaited documentary called “Simply Complicated” on the end of 2017, and it caused massive media and public attention. Her film already has more than half a million views and more than 50 hundred comments. The movie is one hour and eighteen minutes long, and already in the first few seconds of the film, it’s just clear that this is something special. The film itself is quite a shocking story about the darkest secrets of one of only a couple of young musicians who are rightly called a megastar.

Demi LovatoAt the beginning of the movie, Demi immediately admits to us at the outset that she was insincere to us when she published the “Stay Strong” documentary in 2012, where she spoke about her recovery. As it turns out she talked and lied, because almost all the time she was recording it, she was on dangerous drugs, like cocaine. Now, speaking about this new movie, she claims that here she is 1000% clean and is ready to explain her behavior and apologize to the fandom. Demi is quite sure that she isn’t hiding anything this time. It doesn’t matter if you doubt her, the movie is worth watching because it shows us how art, documentary movies, pop culture,  changed, how pop culture changed, and how sociology and psychology of the masses are quite different today.

And it’s true – watching “Simply Complicated” through you will pass through tons of emotions, you will be killed in the notion when you see how much Demi was destroying herself and how much she was already ready to give up her life when she brought in alcohol, cocaine and incredible amount of various pills – so much that an ambulance came for her, and she even then resisted the people who wanted only to help her. This is not a documentary for Lovatica alone – we should look at it all, no matter how old we are and how much do we love Demi. After it, you will look around at the world with different eyes.

Songs By Which We Will Remember 2017 – Best Of The Best

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Songs By Which We Will Remember 2017 - Best Of The Best

This is the list of songs that will keep 2017 in your memory, and it was a year of good music! Maybe you already have them on repeat, so here is the list of the best ones before radio stations begin playing some new ones in years to come.

In the beginning, there was…

  1. Shape of you – Ed Sheeran (January 6th)

Although this hit was involved in controversy because some of it had been proclaimed a copy of the TLC 1999 No Scrubs song, Ed Sheeran’s version has been more successful – it has almost 3 billion views on Youtube.

  1. Chained to the rhythm – Katy Perry (February 10)


This song was a reaction to Trump’s victory at the presidential election in 2016 and, although it sounds like a typical dance/pop hit, actually brings a well-thought-out text.

  1. It is not me – Kygo ft. Selena Gomez (February 16th)

With this hit, Selena started one of her most successful years in the music world. It is about a relationship that has been destroyed due to alcoholic preference and has an enduring message.

With spring it came…

  1. Despacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber (April 16th)

This simply had to be summer hit – the Latin rhythm in combination with dance sound and Bieber as a guest artist.. confess, you started singing it.

  1. There’s nothing holding me back – Shawn Mendes (April 20th)

The hottest musician from this year’s awarding of the European MTV awards has won the prize (among others) and the best song – just this one.

 Justin Bieber ft. Bloodpop

And then there was the glory.

  1. Friends – Justin Bieber ft. Bloodpop (August 17)

Belieber came to his own – he was reportedly again with Selen Gomez (at least intensified his relationship), and all began after her kidney transplantation and the release of this song.

  1. Look what you made me do – Taylor Swift (August 25)

The drama around her album ‘Reputation’ began with the release of this song, but also before her disappearance of Taylor from the social network. In 2017, she began a new era of her life, and we still meet the horrible and drastic, even the zealous Taylor! But this song has kept quite a while on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart.

Anger, Hatred, And Drama – This Is The Worst Celebrity Quarrel In 2017

Anger, Hatred, And Drama - This Is The Worst Celebrity Quarrel In 2017

Drama, drama and then a little bit more of drama – if something in 2017 did not falter then that was celebrity quarrels. From quarrels via Twitter and other social networks, to spitting over the media, these celebs did not hesitate to publicly state what they think about their rivals. And while in some cases the fans spurred chaos where it was not there, their comments, in other cases, did not require any help to spread a furious discussion among colleagues with whom they were completely okay yesterday. So let’s take this moment to recall all the battles that broke out in the year that is behind us.

Marilyn Manson Vs. Justin Bieber

The old metalworker and seducer of the music industry have argued about a reason that is still unclear to us. Namely, the boys clung to the T-Shirts.

Justin Bieber Vs. Selena Gomez


Can we count at all how many times in the past year they secretly walked, battled, they were on the move and rushed away, calmed down and acted like friends, and again came together again, and again they broke…

Chrissy Teigen Vs. Shawn Mendes vs. everybody ever

Since she put her modeling career aside to devote to motherhood, John Legend’s wife spends a lot of time-fighting on Twitter. There was that silly and unnecessary quarrel, or more poisonous subversion of Shawn Mendes because both John and Shawn were nominated for the best man in the choice of GQ magazine.

Fifth Harmony Vs. Camila Cabello

The girls did not put well the fact that Camila decided to leave them. After a couple of bad comments on this subject they leaked out, the girls refused to give interviews with Camilla, and the world will not forget the MMA award ceremony, at which girls from Fifth Harmony cast fake Camila Cabello from the stage in the choreography.

Halsey vs. Demi Lovato and Katy Perry

HalseyThis is one of those quarrels that fans have cooked. Namely, they were quite sure that Halsey did not have a very cool attitude towards Demi Lovato and Katy Perry because she once mentioned the lyrics of the songs of the mentioned girls and the fact that pop music still looks at bisexuality as a taboo. Then Demi said something about “if they talk about it, it sure is still a hit song,” and chaos emerged.

Katy Perry vs. Taylor Swift

A typical girlfriends row, one said one, the other said something else and the bam girls were suddenly in a quarrel, a quarrel that stretched through the whole of 2017 and which honestly no longer knows the cause.

Big Hollywood Lies – Movies That Are Not Based On A True Story After All

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Big Hollywood Lies - Movies That Are Not Based On A True Story After All

You know when the title of the movie says “True Story”? Well, for these films, they lied to us a bit. But that’s to be expected, given that history is sometimes a bit boring and dull, so the creative team working on the film has to change the action to keep the attention of the viewer. These are films whose creative teams have slightly changed the action and made a movie that is ultimately not inspired by a real story.

The Revenant

Although Hugh Glass played by Leonardo DiCaprio existed in the film, some things are still fictional. Hugh may have survived the disagreements nature had set (yes, even that epic bear scene), but he did not have a son, so the whole action of the film based on Hugh seeking revenge for the people you killed his son – well, it is just pure fiction.

The Walk, and Man on Wire

The Walk, and Man on WireYes, Philippe Petit, who plays Joseph Gordon Levitt in the film, was walking on a thin rope placed between two towers of the World Trade Center, even made a couple of tricks along the way, as shown in the film. But the true story we are talking about has never been filmed, and so is the supposedly archival footage of that walk that later appears in the documentary on Phillippe Petit ‘Man on Wire’ of course does not exist. Let’s also mention that the facts, like how many times they have suffered or had problems with the police, are not in correlation with real life and film The Walk.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre


This cult film was promoted as a real story, and in fact, it was far from that and quite an ordinary horror. Although Leatherface from the movie is one of the most famous horror villains, it is not based on a maniac that is going around with a chainsaw, but like most of the horror and thriller thugs based on the serial killer Edu Gein.

7 Films From 2017 You Need To See

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7 Films From 2017 You Need To See

The film year began triumphantly with the release of the most praised and awarded “Moonlight” and “La La Land”. After the Oscars season, the year was marked by Christopher Nolan and his war dancer “Dunkirk”. The long-awaited sequel to “Blade Runner” completely satisfied fans of science fiction, but one horror left the biggest impression on the audience in 2017. In the text that follows, find out which 7 films from 2017 most impressed the critics.

Call Me By Your Name

This is an adaptation of the novel of the same name, Andreas Asiman, which deals with the growing up and the first love of the seventeenth-year-old young man Elijah in rural Italy. Although it has only recently been broadcast in world cinemas, this film has already found its place on the list of the best film achievements of the year.

God’s Own Country


Johnny is a young British farmer who spends his free time on alcohol and superficial love relationships with other men. When his Georgian migrant Georgi comes to his village, his life starts to get meaning, and the two get into a relationship that will change them forever.

Dunkirk

This is all but a conventional war film. It shows the evacuation of the British army from French beaches during the Second World War from three different perspectives: soldiers on the land waiting for help from the sea, airborne pilots defending them from the attack of German combat aircraft, and civilians who started ships to help in the evacuation of the detained army.

The Death Of Stalin

The Death Of Stalin

A panic and a struggle for the power of the political leadership of the Soviet Union after Stalin’s death in 1953 was shown humorously. The film was directed by Armando Iannucci, a British author who is known for his political satires. We remind you that he is the creator of the hilarious series The Thick Of It and Veep, as well as In The Loop.

La La Land

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone brushed as a jazz musician and young actress in one of the most popular modern La La Land musicals. The film might have slipped off the Oscars, but it did not prevent it from being paid at the box office for nearly 450 million dollars.

Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049

The quality of the continuation of the science-fiction classic Blade Runner surprised even the biggest skeptics. The film takes place 30 years from the original and follows the fate of a replicant named K (Ryan Gosling) who is tasked with finding and eliminating replicants of the old series that have been banned by law in the meantime.

Get Out

The director’s debut by comedian Jordan Peel impressed both the critic and the audience. Get Out is a perfect horror that keeps all the genres of the genre, but at the same time it deals with the ever-present theme of the relationship between races (in this case, white and black).

Film Festival In Glasgow

Film Festival In Glasgow

In 1983 Glasgow city launched its campaign „miles better” to advertise and promote itself as an industry and tourist location. The campaign becomes internationally known as one of the earliest and as one of the most successful. This port town located in Scotland became worldwide famous, and this campaign received many international and domestic awards. It was the first time any city managed to rebrand itself successfully.


Thirty-five years later this city is still well known for – among all the things it is known for its Film Festival that is now one of the top three in the United Kingdom. This UK leading festival is highly anticipated and regarded event. This thirteen years old festival managed to go from the 6 thousand attendances to over 50 thousand in just over a decade, and it is still developing and growing. The main goal is that this festival position itself as one of the top festivals that focus on the audience in the whole Europe.

The audience visiting this festival is central to its program because the organization of this festival wants to enable all visitors the full and deep experience. The programme of this festival regularly has new international and local movies in all genres, groundbreaking experimentation of the art-house, the famous returns of well known and adored classics, really unique cultural gems, and mainstream films that are the top crowd pleasers. Offcourse the festival wouldn’t be the same, and quite popular without its guest filmmaker appearances, workshops that are interactive, and great discussion lectures and panels. It has all one could imagine.

Film Festival In GlasgowThis Festival is a place for people to share different perspectives and ideas, with the audience response and experience as one of the most important parts of a creative process. It is a place not only for the people that are in love with this industry, but also for the (future) professionals to meet, exchange ideas, and stay informed about all the things that are happening in this industry. Each year, the audience with its feedback is shaping the next year programme. The Glasgow Film Festival is a really precious gem that continues to shine on the film industry, connecting not only audience with moves, but also directors, writers, and other relevant professionals with their audience and colleagues. The third biggest festival in the world still continues to amaze and grow, making Glasgow miles better.

Movie: New Town Killers

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Movie: New Town Killers

This amazing British film is directed and written by Jobson Richard, and it is produced by Luc Roeg. It was released in the United Kingdom in 2008, and it is 97 minutes long. In this drama, the lead actors are Dougray Scott and Anthony Pearson. The plot follows businessmen played by Alastair Mackenzie and Dougray Scott – they are playing mouse and cat games with marginalized people.

New Town KillersThe movie follows a teenager from Edinburgh Sean Macdonald who is living with his sister Alice Kelly a life that lacks any perspective. They are orphans. In one moment, the brother finds out that his sister is in debt 12.000 pounds to some dangerous man, and they are forcing Alice to carry drugs to Amsterdam. In the same time, two strangers Jamie Steward and Alistair Raskolnikov get in touch with Sean offering him the same amount his sister owes in exchange that the three of them play hide and seek for 12 hours. The deal is that if they fail to hunt Sean, he will get the money in the morning. After the boy accepts their offer, the plot thickens – it came to light that Alistair is a killer, paranoid and sadistic one, so Sean needs to win, not only for the money but to save his life. The men who contacted him are bankers, and the hunting games are how they pass their time.

This thriller is full of the tension that just constantly keeps growing, the action scenes are amazingly fluent, and the viewers are presented with somewhat gothic Edinburg. The ethical questions that this movie raised are still relevant in today’s world and will be in the days to come.


Richard Jobson also wrote the music, and the theme song was his official comeback in songwriting after fifteen years. The co-authors of the theme song are Isa & the Filthy Tongues, a Scottish band which included some of the members of Angelfish and Goodbye Mr. Mackenzie. This movie was in selection for The International Thessaloniki Film Festival, 2008 and for The Times BFI London Film Festival, 2008.

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