CD Review: THE IDOLMAKER soundtrack

THE IDOLMAKER soundtrack | ©2013 Varese Sarabande Records

Taylor Hackford’s 1980 feature debut THE IDOLMAKER was an auspicious start for this musically inclined filmmaker and producer, whose love for old fashioned r & b rock shone through WHITE NIGHTS, LA BAMBA, RAY and CHUCK BERRY HAIL! HAIL! ROCK ‘N ROLL. Based on the starmaking life of Bob Marcucci that saw the discovery of Frankie Avalon and Fabian, THE IDOLMAKER attempted the difficult task of creating “new” versions of classic jukebox tunes that would be just as rocking to then-contemporary youth tastes. It says something about how well Hackford succeeded in that we’re now seeing Varese do a rare […]Read On »


Exclusive Interview: Peter Gallagher handles COVERT AFFAIRS for Season 2

Peter Gallagher in COVERT AFFAIRS - Season 2 | ©2011 USA Network/Frank Ockenfels

On COVERT AFFAIRS, which begins its second season tonight on USA at 10 PM, novice CIA operative Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) looks like just the gorgeous young woman next door, but she’s shown herself to be highly capable undercover. Her CIA handler is Joan Campbell (Kari Matchett), who is married to CIA Director of Clandestine Services Arthur Campbell, played by Peter Gallagher. When last season ended, higher-ups were trying to force Arthur to resign and had offered his job to Joan, making for a tricky situation, though Arthur and Joan vowed to support one another. Stay tuned to find out […]Read On »

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