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PGA Nominated ‘The Newspaperman: The Life And Times Of Ben Bradlee’ Is A Must See

PGA Nominated ‘The Newspaperman: The Life And Times Of Ben Bradlee’ Is A Must See

Famed Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee with President Kennedy.  Image courtesy of The Washington Post. In journalism there are few names that evoke such knee jerk responses of both anger and respect quite like the former editor of The Washington Post Ben Bradlee, for good reason.  Credited with publishing The Pentagon Papers and helping to bring Richard Nixon down, Ben’s time with The Post is something almost mythical, something to be both admired and, at times, used as a lesson of […]

Documentary The Bill Murray Experience Via Gravitas Ventures Lands A Bit Short Of Its Potential

Documentary The Bill Murray Experience Via Gravitas Ventures Lands A Bit Short Of Its Potential

Now honestly, this really is the perfect way to meet the man.    Making her directorial debut, actress/filmmaker Sadie Katz (Blood Feast, Wrong Turn 6: Last Resort) gives us an inside look into a journey of a lifetime, one fraught with set backs, loss,  heartache, and yet some semblance of healing, all with the end goal of meeting one Mr. Bill Freaking Murray in hopes of bringing some magic back into Sadie’s life. Which works, kinda. Right out the gate […]

Mayhem’s Purgatorium Tour – A San Diego Review

Mayhem’s Purgatorium Tour – A San Diego Review

If there’s anything we can say we are grateful for this year, it’s having been able to see Mayhem three times in the United States over the course of merely a couple of years.  Just because this tour wasn’t called Black Metal Warfare 3 certainly doesn’t mean there was not an onslaught of good-old-fashioned black metal to be had, alongside a satiating touch of death metal that made this tour package feel particularly unique and sonically satisfying We began our […]

Kepler’s Dream- An Unforgetable Story Of Courage And Second Chances In A World Struggling With Both

Kepler’s Dream- An Unforgetable Story Of Courage And Second Chances In A World Struggling With Both

Speaking of second chances. Sean Flanery stars as Walt, an absent father who can’t handle the responsibilities of being a parent or a husband and it nearly it nearly costs him everything.   Kepler’s Dream stars Isabella Blake-Thomas as Ella, an 11 year old girl struggling with staying positive in her own little world that consists of a mother who’s battling cancer and a father who has skipped out, leaving Ella to rely on her love of books and a […]

Crackle’s Supermansion Special Drag Me To Halloween Is An Epic Fun Run Through Horror Movie Nostalgia

Crackle’s Supermansion Special Drag Me To Halloween Is An Epic Fun Run Through Horror Movie Nostalgia

I’m sure they’ll look back on this and laugh… The new special, which airs Oct 5th, features fantastic nods to our favourite horror movies with League Of Freedom shenanigans thrown in to balance things out. It’s a stroll through “Memory Lane” with a whole lot of WTF’s thrown in.   As Halloween graces our hero’s mansion, Titanium Rex (voiced by Bryan Cranston) again tiredly reminds everyone as to just how awful the holiday is, to which everyone respectfully tells him […]

Venom Inc 2017 Welcomes You to Hell

Venom Inc 2017 Welcomes You to Hell

San Diego metalheads kicked off the fall season of concerts with the third coming of Venom Inc (and that’s three times in two years, mind you!)  As if having the privilege to be within spitting distance of Mantas wasn’t enough, fans were treated to this unique but fitting lineup including the vilest souls to drain the Mississippi we all call Goatwhore and the Oregonian titan stompers better known as Toxic Holocaust. And also Convalescence.   This lightweight deathcore band was more […]

Iced Earth’s Latest Release Incorruptible Is A Blistering, Soul Shaking Listening Experience That Holds Nothing Back

Iced Earth’s Latest Release Incorruptible Is A Blistering, Soul Shaking Listening Experience That Holds Nothing Back

Set, we’ve missed you. Artwork by David Newman-Stump and Roy Young Jon and company have released an epic album that is everything a metal head could ever want in a release. From the opening track “Great Heathen Army,” to the closing piece “Clear The Way,” each song is a living entity reflecting pain, tragedy, love, and unity conveyed through tracks that stay with you long after the last note fades off of track 10. The riffs are brutal yet melodic, […]

Bad Frank Is A Must See Movie For Those Who Like Good Guys Who Go Very, Very Bad

Bad Frank Is A Must See Movie For Those Who Like Good Guys Who Go Very, Very Bad

        “A man can only hold so much inside…”   Bad Frank stars Kevin Interdonato as Frank Pierce, your average Italian Joe with a nice house in the suburbs, gorgeous wife, a disturbing past and medically repressed anger issues (which makes him “not average” at this point..) who finds himself in a precarious position with an old friend during a drug deal that goes way south. When push comes to shove (and the pharmacy won’t refill your […]

Beacon Point A Sci-Fi Horror Tale Of Lies, Secrets, and Bloody, Alien Shenanigans

Beacon Point A Sci-Fi Horror Tale Of Lies, Secrets, and Bloody, Alien Shenanigans

There’s a reason the woods are scary…and maybe a little complicated but definitely scary. Camping, hiking, aliens, ex-cons, and strangers in survival situations almost always makes for a good movie, but here at Beacon Point, it sets the stage for death, conspiracy, and slightly awkward social situations. The trouble begins when local mountain tour guide and survival badass Drake Jacobs accidentally kills his supervisor during an argument at the resort he’s employed with after it’s been discovered that Drake is […]

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