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2017 Emmy Nominations Released

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
2017 Emmy Nominations Released

The medium of television and the way viewers consume it has drastically changed over the past few years, but most people can agree that the quality of the shows has increased. In this “Golden Age of Television,” there are literally hundreds of series and performers, but very few actually receive recognition when Emmy season rolls […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘The Unveiling’ & ‘Children of Wrath’

| July 10, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘The Unveiling’ & ‘Children of Wrath’

Spoiler Warning for the Mid-Season Finale (Season 3, Episode 7 & 8) of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. Wow. After six weeks of strong “Fear the Walking Dead” episodes, this half of the season wraps up in an epic two part Mid-Season Finale that is filled with […]

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PREVIEW: Washed Out In Charlotte

| July 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Washed Out In Charlotte

Tomorrow night, Ernest Greene – known best by his stage name, Washed Out — will be playing at the Underground Charlotte on his “Get Lost” tour. His newest album, Mister Mellow, was released on June 30th of this year — his third under this stage name. Washed Out truly hit it big after “Feel It […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

As struggling stand-up comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) stumbles his way through the trials and tribulations of becoming the next big thing in Chicago, one night on stage leads him to cross paths with graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan). Though quickly dismissing each other after one night together, Kumail and Emily eventually begin dating, keeping their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fulfills the potential of whatever a spider could

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ fulfills the potential of whatever a spider could

Spider-Man has always been one of the hottest commodities of the superhero world. Starting in 2002, director Sam Raimi created one of the first über-successful superhero films with “Spider-Man” (though “X-Men” is argued as the first film in the superhero renaissance), starring Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst, the film was a truly down-to-earth, yet completely […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Red Dirt’

| July 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Red Dirt’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 6 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. War is brewing and life at the Broke Jaw Ranch has become far more dangerous than anyone could have predicted. Season 3 has focused heavily on the Clark family as they settle into their […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the perfect anti-blockbuster the world needs

| June 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ is the perfect anti-blockbuster the world needs

Confession: I didn’t see the new “Planet of the Apes” movies until this year. The worst part? I’ve owned both installments on Blu-ray since 2014, but have never gotten around to actually watching the films until recently. Blown away by the mastery of both films, but more so with its second installment, “Dawn of the […]

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The best films of 2017 so far

| June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
The best films of 2017 so far

At the halfway point of 2017, I want to reflect on the movies that have shaped and inspired me this year. These are the films that shook, impressed, scared, inspired, disgusted, intrigued, elated, broke, confused and captivated me in ways that other films this year have not. While that doesn’t mean that the films that didn’t […]

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Gaming News Drop: E3 2017

| June 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Gaming News Drop: E3 2017

EA Kicking off the conference was the giant EA, who began by showing off the new story mode to be featured in “Madden 18.” The mode will be similar to the one found in “Fifa 17,” which was also announced to receive a sort of sequel to Alex Hunter’s story in “Fifa 18.” A new […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

| June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Okja’ is impressive, imperfect and important

I have a bit of a bone to pick with Netflix. I can’t say I like how they release their movies too much, especially when it comes to their festival acquisitions. Take for example the film “I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore,” a Netflix release which was acquired for distribution at the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Beguiled’ is a Southern-charmed fever dream

Sofia Coppola has been a filmmaker that’s been all over the place for many people, in both style and quality. While many people lauded her with praise for “The Virgin Suicides” and “Lost in Translation,” the latter earning her an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, but were colder to her tries at “Marie Antoinette” and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a seamlessly constructed action flick of the coolest kind

If you think about it, had Edgar Wright stayed on “Ant Man,” this film would cease to exist as we know it today. After Marvel and the English director, known for such films as “Shawn of the Dead,” “Hot Fuzz” and “The World’s End,” as well as an American departure with “Scott Pilgrim vs. The […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame’

| June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Fear the Walking Dead’ – ‘Burning in Water, Drowning in Flame’

Spoiler Warning for Season 3, Episode 5 of “Fear the Walking Dead,” as well as all previous episodes of the series. With perfect pacing and fantastic character development, the 3rd Season of “Fear the Walking Dead” is off to an incredible start, quickly becoming my favorite run of the series thus far. The first two […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Past Life (החטאים)’ is a wonderfully unique look at the effects of a post-war world

World War II movies are a dime a dozen these days, with many different studios, producers and filmmakers looking to put their stamp on the ever growing catalog of this über-specific sub-genre of film, it can be easy to tire of the genre quite quickly. Even with major filmmakers like Christopher Nolan soon to have […]

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