Monday, November 02, 2009

This is It: Top concert film of all time (Michael Jackson)

Michael Jackson and Orianthi In a scene from This Is It. The Michael Jackson rehearsal flick "This is It," continued to lead in the box office topping all other concert films taking in $103 million in the first five days.

On Sunday, the film beat projections by production company Sony by raking in $8.3 million.

The movie surprised many critics who expected something completely different from this film. According to the website, This is It garnered 81 percent favorable reviews.

MJ looks surprisingly energetic in the film and not all like the downtrodden images that many remember during his well-publicized trial.

Sony has extended the movie's release, which was originally scheduled to end after two weeks, through to the Thanksgiving holiday.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

"This is it", new MJ single released

The late Michael Jackson's newly-released single "This is It," is actually a remake of a song written by Jackson and Paul Anka many years ago.

In this version, the lyrics have been changed, orchestration added, and the Jacksons are doing the backup vocals. Wasn't impressed initially, but after hearing it over several times, I think it will be a big hit.

The movie will be widely released on Oct. 28 worldwide and as already breaking box office records in early sales.

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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Michael Jackson Vienna Tribute tickets go onsale

Tickets for the Michael Jackson Tribute in Vienna, Austria are now on sale via the official website.

The concert will take place on September 26 and will be hosted by MJ's brother and former Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson, and the World Media Awards group.
Schönbrunn Palace, the old haunt of the Hapsburg Dynasty will serve as venue in accordance with Michael Jackson's fascination with castles and palaces.

Jermaine Jackson will announce the lineup of performers during a press conference in Vienna at the end of August.

Ticket prices will range from 63 Euros for standing room only to 518 Euros for prime Gold seating. The ticket price includes fare for Vienna's public transportation system.

Visit the official site to obtain tickets.

A substantial part of the proceeds for the event will go to three selected charities: Larry Jones’ Feed The Children, The Larry King Cardiac Foundation and Jermaine’s own Earth Care Foundation.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Cebu Inmates continue to honor Michael Jackson

Ok, these prisoners from Cebu in the Philippines are mostly guilty of serious crimes. But that doesn't mean they aren't capable of being reformed.

Whatever the case, the viral videos released by these inmates dancing to old Michael Jackson tunes seems to have helped the late King of Pop in a number of ways, or so one could suggest.

After all, it was after the first Thriller video released from the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center (CPDRC) in April 2007, that Michael Jackson released the Thriller 25 anniversary album in February, 2008. Jackson had discussed the possibility of the album back in 2006, but it is arguable that the tremendous success of the Cebu thriller video helped make Thriller 25 a big success.

In fact, the album sold 3 million copies, a big success when one considers that album sales are nowhere what they used to be back when MJ was at his peak.

By Jan. 2008, the Thriller video from Cebu had been viewed more than 15 million times. At the the time of this writing, the video has some 31,108,033 views.

The video above is a new release in honor of the late star.

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