Sunday, August 8, 2010

London Film Premiere - Sylvester Stallone's The Expendables Movie

London's Leicester Square is the centre of attention on the night of August 9 2010 for the film premiere of Sylvester Stallone's latest directorial offering.

Members of the film's cast, which include Sly Stallone himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Jet Li will be in attendance.

This live feed will be watching the red carpet as the stars arrive:

Movie information:

The Expendables is an ensemble action/war film written by Dave Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone. Filming began on March 28, 2009, in Rio de Janeiro, New Orleans, and is expected to be released on August 13, 2010. The film pays tribute to the blockbuster action films of the 1980s and early '90s, and stars an array of action veterans from those decades, including Stallone himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, and Jet Li, as well as more recent stars such as Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Randy Couture, and Steve Austin.

A team of highly-trained, dangerous mercenaries are sent on a mission to a South American country, with the objective to overthrow a cold-blooded dictator. As the mission begins, the mercenaries discover that the situation is not as it appears. The men find themselves trapped in a deadly game of deception.

Composer Brian Tyler announced on his official website that he has been hired to write original music for the film. Tyler previously worked with Stallone on Rambo in 2008. Sully Erna from Godsmack is writing a song called 'Sinner's Prayer' for the movie. A small portion of Sinner's Prayer can be heard at the beginning of the promo trailer when the Millennium Films logo appears.

The American hard-rock band Shinedown has also contributed a brand new track, recorded specifically for the movie, which is also used in the theatrical trailer. The song is entitled "Diamond Eyes (Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom)", and was released on June 22, 2010

Glastonbury Abbey Live Webcam for Classical Glastofest Music Festival 2010

Most people are familiar with the famous annual Glastonbury festival, where rock and pop stars from around the world gather to entertain the masses, but much less well renowned is the classical version of Glastonbury, the Classical Glasto fest, which takes place in the grounds of Glastonbury Abbey.

This live webcam view takes in the site of the festival:

Location Information:

Glastonbury Abbey was a rich and powerful monastery in Glastonbury, Somerset, England. Since at least the 12th century the Glastonbury area was frequently associated with the legend of King Arthur, a connection promoted by medieval monks who asserted that Glastonbury was Avalon. The abbey was suppressed during the Dissolution of the Monasteries under King Henry VIII of England. The ruins and associated buildings are open today as a visitor attraction.

The ruins of Glastonbury Abbey were purchased by the Bath and Wells Diocesan Trust in 1908. The ruins are therefore now the property of the Church of England. On acquiring the site the Church appointed Frederick Bligh Bond to direct an archaeological investigation.

A pilgrimage to the ruins of Glastonbury Abbey was held by a few local churches in 1924. Pilgrimages continue today to be held; in the second half of June for the Anglicans and early in July for the Catholics and they attract visitors from all over Western Europe. Services are celebrated in the Anglican, Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions.