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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is sweet and well-meaning, but also quite scatter-brained

| June 30, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Max’ is sweet and well-meaning, but also quite scatter-brained

Dogs make me emotional, if I see a dog being really cute with someone, I promise you that I will shamelessly, in front of everyone, cry, because I love dogs so much. So it’s no surprise that “Max” caught my attention, partially I was dreading crying in front of my other film colleagues, but also […]

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Hunter’s Top 10 Movies of 2015 (So Far)

| June 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Hunter’s Top 10 Movies of 2015 (So Far)

In my humble opinion, 2015 is already better than 2014 in terms of film. At this point last year, there weren’t many films that I was truly gushing over as much as I am this year, and that in itself proves 2015 to be a winner. Granted, I haven’t seen every film this year, and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dope’ is the most happening film of 2015, warts and all

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dope’ is the most happening film of 2015, warts and all

I have included the R-rated, Red-Band trailer, as it portrays the film more accurately, which contains strong language and other mature themes. Be advised. It may not look like it, but I’m a fan of ’90s hip-hop, especially west coast rap, which made me excited for two films this year, one being the upcoming biopic […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World’ is equal parts epic and underwhelming, simultaneously.

| June 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jurassic World’ is equal parts epic and underwhelming, simultaneously.

I know I’m late, but I’ve been out of the country, so get over it. “Jurassic Park” is one of my all time favorite movies, the mixture of the likable, layered characters, sharp and intelligent dialogue and the insane visual effects that hold up 22 years after its release, it’s a classic piece of filmmaking […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Out’ is another Pixar master class of filmmaking, but you already knew that

| June 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Inside Out’ is another Pixar master class of filmmaking, but you already knew that

Would it be rude to say that Pixar has been struggling lately? Their definition of struggling might be different from that of another film company, but the past few years haven’t been particularly kind to Pixar in relation to previous years. In 2011, Pixar received a blow with its first negatively received movie, “Cars 2,” […]

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Luke Wade at Double Door Inn

| June 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
Luke Wade at Double Door Inn

  On the road with his full band, No Civilians, Luke Wade sets out on his West Coast tour, 19 cities in 21 days. Wade was the first contestant televised on Season 7 of NBC’s “The Voice,” where his soulful vocals took him to the Top 8. Although he didn’t win a trophy, his talent […]

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Roastmaster Jeff Ross calls out U.S. prison system

| June 10, 2015 | 0 Comments
Roastmaster Jeff Ross calls out U.S. prison system

We’re all familiar with the old adage, “There’s always truth in a joke.” Roast Master General Jeff Ross takes it a step further in his new special, “Jeff Ross Roasts Criminals -Live at Bravos County Jail,” where he explores the U.S. prison system. “I wanted to do something dangerous, interesting and purposeful and I thought […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ surprises as a refreshing new take on the series

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Insidious: Chapter 3′ surprises as a refreshing new take on the series

The first “Insidious” scared the living sh*t out of me. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s move on, it’s horror time! From the start, I thought “Insidious: Chapter 3″ was going to be terrible, for a few reasons: 1. Director James Wan was not returning to the franchise. 2. Stars Patrick Wilson […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spy’ is not only one of the funniest movies in recent memory, it’s also one of the best action movies as well

| June 8, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Spy’ is not only one of the funniest movies in recent memory, it’s also one of the best action movies as well

Melissa McCarthy is undeniably talented, but her post-“Bridesmaids” work has been inconsistent at best. Movies like “Identity Thief” and “Tammy” mustered a few chuckles from audiences, but never showed McCarthy’s true potential, while a movie like “The Heat,” mustered quite a few heavy laughs, but nothing compared to her Oscar-nominated work from 2011’s comedic masterpiece […]

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Bethesda reveals ‘Fallout 4′

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bethesda reveals ‘Fallout 4′

The official trailer premiered today for “Fallout 4″ on Bethesda’s website, fallout.bethsoft.com. After a surprise countdown appeared on the page yesterday with the iconic grey-green computer screen and the words, “Please Stand By” written across the center, fans of the series have been exploding with anticipation. “Fallout 4″ will be the seventh game in the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Barely Lethal’ is basically a 90’s Olsen Twins movie on HGH

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Barely Lethal’ is basically a 90’s Olsen Twins movie on HGH

Look me in the eyes and tell me this doesn’t sound like an Olsen Twins movie that would have aired on FOX Family in 1998. A young girl (or as it would be, twins), is trained in her childhood to be an assassin (it would be spies for the Olsen Twins), but one day, when […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Survivor’ is a sleek, but all too predictable political thriller

| June 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Survivor’ is a sleek, but all too predictable political thriller

I love me a good political thriller, from the classics like “The Manchurian Candidate,” to newer fare like Best Picture winner “Argo,” or even hybrid brands like “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” I love it when filmmakers can take something as slow and corporate as government and turn it into something thrilling and exciting. While […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: I don’t know what went wrong with ‘Aloha,’ but it gave me heartburn

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: I don’t know what went wrong with ‘Aloha,’ but it gave me heartburn

WARNING: I’m including my live tweets of this film (the film was empty, so I could), which includes moderate, albeit edited out PG-13 level language. I didn’t there was going to be another film worse than “Hot Pursuit” this year, but here we are… Cameron Crowe isn’t a hack director like Michael Bay, Uwe Boll […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘San Andreas’ is a big budget, cheese-ball of fun

| June 2, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘San Andreas’ is a big budget, cheese-ball of fun

It’s hard talking about “San Andreas” without talking about everything that’s happening in Nepal and how unfortunate of timing this film has hit after being in production for over four years. The 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal on April 28 has killed over 8,800 people and injured over 23,000. Not to mention another 200 more dead […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Poltergeist’ brings an iconic classic to the new generation

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Poltergeist’ brings an iconic classic to the new generation

The original “Poltergeist,” made in 1982 directed by Tobe Hooper (to some debate) and written/produced by Steven Spielberg, holds a special place in my heart as the first horror film I ever watched in my life. I was eight years old and I decided to tag along to my sister’s sleepover in the living room […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: A film called ‘Tomorrowland’ shouldn’t be as boring as it is

| May 26, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: A film called ‘Tomorrowland’ shouldn’t be as boring as it is

Disney has done a pretty good job on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, taking an existing Disney World ride and turning it into a well-made and financially stunning franchise. Now think, what other Disney World rides would make good movies? Tower of Terror (a new one, not that made-for-TV Kirsten Dunst one), Space Mountain […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ is the rare sequel that is just as good as the original

Confession time: I’m a chorus kid, always have been, always will be. In fact, as I write this, I am running backstage tech for my former high school chorus’ spring concert. So it comes as no surprise that “Pitch Perfect” would be right up my alley. Confession time again: I loved “Pitch Perfect” and thought […]

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‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
‘Aurora’ movie trailer review

After more than 15 years and countless films, I think it’s safe to say that science fiction is my favorite genre. A little mainstream in many cases, yes, but nothing has entertained me quite like the intense visuals, gorgeous soundtracks and larger-than-life stories of a well done sci-fi movie. 2015 is a banner year for […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

| May 14, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ truly is the perfect summer blockbuster

What a lovely day indeed. Confession time: “Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome” is my favorite Mad Max movie. I’m sorry, but it had to be said. Perhaps it’s the expanded world or my love of Hollywood divas that I would of course pick the one starring Tina Turner. Now, “Mad Max: Fury Road” has certainly taken […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: “Hot Pursuit” commits the biggest felony of all…not being funny

Oscars don’t mean anything anymore. Look around, Jennifer Lawrence was in Serena, Julianne Moore was in Seventh Son, Sean Penn and Javier Barden were in The Gunman and Reese Witherspoon is in Hot Pursuit. Oh how the mighty have fallen. I didn’t expect much from Hot Pursuit, but what I did expect wasn’t even there. I expected to find a lighthearted, […]

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