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The Movie: Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Where You Can Stream It: Apple TV+
The Pitch: Taking a deeply personal look at the extraordinary singer Billie Eilish, director R.J. Cutler follows her journey on the road, on stage, and at home with her family, as the writing and recording of her debut album changes her life and turns her into one of the biggest pop stars of the decade.
Why It’s Essential Viewing: There’s a good chance you know Billie Eilish from her hit single “Bad Guy” or from being recruited to write the theme song for the next James Bond movie No Time to Die (a feat for which she just won a Grammy). But the Apple TV+ documentary Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry paints a portrait more thorough and revealing than any music documentary that I’ve ever seen. This isn’t just a standard chronicle of the behind-the-scenes happenings while Billie Eilish records an album and tours the world. It’s an intimate, in-depth look at the creative process of this quiet but powerful musical force, the pressure that comes with fame at such a young age, and how the love of a family and a genuine, artistic approach to music keeps a pop star as grounded as possible. Read More »
A Peggy Lee biopic has been in the works for years, with Reese Witherspoon once being attached to play the beloved singer/actress. But the project was put on hold after its screenwriter, Nora Ephron, died in 2012, and it’s been idling ever since.
Now the film has new life, because four-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams has come on board to star for director Todd Haynes (Carol), and MGM is in talks to distribute the movie, which is called Fever after Peggy Lee’s famous cover of the Little Willie John song. Witherspoon is still involved in a producing capacity; she’ll executive produce alongside Marc Platt, Pamela Koffler, and Christine Vachon.
But they’re not the only ones interested in bringing this story to the big screen: music superstar and No Time to Die theme song singer Billie Eilish has expressed interest in the movie (she cites Lee as a big inspiration for her own career), and is reportedly in early talks with the filmmakers to executive produce with her mother, Maggie Baird, and Record Label partner Justin Lubliner. Read More »
The second promotional cycle for No Time to Die is full speed ahead. Following the launch of the six-part No Time To Die: The Official James Bond Podcast, which will feature interviews with Daniel Craig, director Cary Joji Fukunaga, and more, the music video for Daniel Craig’s last outing as James Bond has been released. Billie Eilish performs the theme song for the 25th Bond film in the No Time to Die music video, which features the young singer against a black backdrop, intercut with footage from the film. Watch the No Time To Die music video below.
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Billie Eilish, the 18-year-old music superstar who broke records by winning four major Grammy Awards just a few weeks ago, has added another line to her already-impressive resumé: she’s officially the youngest person to ever sing a theme song for a James Bond movie. And this afternoon, her song – which, like the new movie itself, is called No Time to Die – has been released globally online. Listen to it below. Read More »
Over the past couple of years, teenage singer and songwriter Billie Eilish has enjoyed a meteoric rise to success. You’ve probably heard her hit single “Bad Guy” all over the place, including over the credits for Brightburn and in the trailer for Bombshell. Now, you’re about to hear even more from the Grammy winner with her next gig: singing and writing the theme song for James Bond’s next mission in No Time to Die, the final outing for Daniel Craig as 007. Read More »
Saturday Night Live will return for its 45th season this fall on September 28, and just in time to promote the release of Zombieland: Double Tap in October, star Woody Harrelson will take hosting duties for the season premiere. But the most exciting news about SNL this season is who will be hosting in December.
Eddie Murphy will be returning to host the series for the first time since 1984, the same year that he left the series after being a cast member since 1980. This is an even bigger deal than Adam Sandler returning to host the show last season, and we have even more details on the roster of guests coming to Saturday Night Live below. Read More »