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Blu-ray Review: NORM OF THE NORTH

NORM OF THE NORTH | © 2016 Lionsgate Home Entertainment

  Outside of Disney, animated films are either hit or miss when it comes delivering something you as a parent can feel good about letting your children watch. While NORM OF THE NORTH isn’t necessarily a bad movie for kids. The number of pee and fart jokes that are contained within leave a lot to be desired when it comes to letting kids watch what you hope will be a decent animated flick. The story centers on Norm, a polar bear, who learns that humans are moving into his home in the vastness of the Arctic. He doesn’t really think […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE STUFF

THE STUFF | © 2016 Arrow Video

THE STUFF is one of those classic 80s flicks that has a lot going for it. First of all it is a mixture of both THE BLOB and zombie flicks but also a crack in the ribs at consumerism that was one of the general themes of many horror flicks back during the era. The plot is pretty interesting as well and not something we have seen used often as a trope among horror flicks. A weird goo oozes out of the ground in a remote location, so what’s the logical thing to do? Taste it, of course. Amazingly it […]Read On »

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Blu-ray Review: THE REVENANT

THE REVENANT | © 2016 Fox Home Entertainment

  THE REVENANT is a pretty amazing film from a variety of perspectives. Not only does it capture the beauty of the American Pacific Northwest during winter in the 1820s where pelters are encroaching on Native American territory, but it also captures the harsh and brutality of the wilderness and the danger involved in such endeavors. From the opening sequence that sees the Americans being attacked by a horde of Native Americans in one continuous brutal scene to the escape but not out of hot water yet as the Indians travel to kill the remaining men. Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio), […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 19: Random thoughts from Anthony’s brain

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Hi friends and welcome back to another glorious episode of the POP SHOW PODCAST. Anthony C. Ferrante (@acferrante) is back again to talk about everything his brain has been pondering the last few weeks including a long discussion about Altoids (they are a curious breath mint!), Hostess snack cakes, terrible experiences at movie theaters and much more. We also get around to talking about some of the entertainment news that has been happening lately. This week Anthony is joined by Ryan Mitchelle, Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens) and myself (@peterbrownAX) for a wild podcast about everything and anything. Make sure to […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 18: STAR WARS ROGUE ONE Trailer

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

Welcome back to another episode of the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante. Unfortunately, Anthony is not with us again this week as he still shooting SHARKNADO 4. This week we have Sonia Mansfield (@TheSoniaShow), Chris Smith (@JettJergens), Ryan Mitchelle and myself. This week we talk about the trailer for STAR WARS ROGUE ONE and break down some of the interesting bits about what others are saying and what we liked the most. We also chat about the new SUICIDE SQUAD trailer, the new GAME OF THRONES trailer and the season finale of THE WALKING DEAD. Listen and Subscribe […]Read On »

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Movie Review: THE JUNGLE BOOK

THE JUNGLE BOOK (2016) movie poster | ©2016 Walt Disney Pictures

Stars: Neel Sethi, Bill Murray (voice), Ben Kingsley (voice), Idris Elba (voice), Christopher Walken (voice), Scarlett Johansson (voice), Lupita N’yong’o (voice), Giancarlo Esposito (voice) Writer: Justin Marks, based on the books by Rudyard Kipling Director: Jon Favreau Distributor: Walt Disney Pictures Release Date: April 15, 2016 For those familiar with THE JUNGLE BOOK, via the animated 1967 Disney version, any of the other multiple film adaptations, the original Rudyard Kipling books, or some combination thereof, there is something indelible about the story. Mowgli, a little boy raised by wolves in a jungle in India, is completely at home in the […]Read On »

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Movie Review: HARDCORE HENRY

HARDCORE HENRY poster | ©2016 STX Entertainment

Rating: R Stars: Sharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Bennett, Tim Roth, Andrei Dimentiev Writer: Illya Naishuller Director: Illya Naishuller Distributor: STX Entertainment Release Date: April 8, 2016 Even viewers who came unscathed through the camera moves of, for instance, THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT and CLOVERFIELD may exit HARDCORE HENRY feeling like they’re disembarking from a rough ocean voyage. The film was shot with body-cam and handheld GoPros to emulate the p.o.v. of a first-person shooter. However, the problem with this science-fiction/fantasy/action thriller isn’t so much that it’s shot like a videogame, but rather that it’s plotted like one, and not […]Read On »

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CITY OF GOLD: Composer Bobby Johnston hears the good eats of L.A. – Interview

CITY OF GOLD soundtrack | ©2016 Lakeshore Records

Los Angeles has usually been portrayed in decidedly unappetizing fashion by Hollywood, conveying a city full of kill-hungry zombies (THE OMEGA MAN), morally bankrupt magnates (CHINATOWN) gang bangers (COLORS) and corrupt cops (L.A CONFIDENTIAL) – a fictional situation disdainfully summed up by the epic movie documentary LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF. However, it’s a documentary that now reverses courses for those fed up with LA’s fictionalized bad taste. For CITY OF GOLD resets the table in far more optimistic, and melodically fun fashion as it follows Pulitzer-prize winning food writer Jonathan Gold, a self-described “failed cellist” who’s reviews have gone on […]Read On »

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POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode 17: SUPERMAN V. BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE Review

POP SHOW PODCAST | © 2016 AssignmentX

After a week off, the POP SHOW PODCAST starring Anthony C. Ferrante is back and so is Anthony after wrapping up his work on SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS. Anthony was nice enough to discuss some of the behind-the-scenes of the film. We also have a review of SUPERMAN V. BATMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE and how it polarized basically the world and if critics still matter considering its wild success at the box office. Sit back and enjoy. Listen and Subscribe to the POP SHOW PODCAST on iTunes! POP SHOW PODCAST on other podcast outlets (coming soon)! Related: POP SHOW PODCAST – Episode […]Read On »

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Movie Review: PANDEMIC

PANDEMIC | © 2016 New Artists Alliance/XLerator Media

Rating: Not Rated Stars: Rachel Nichols, Alfie Allen, Missi Pyle, Mekhi Phifer, Paul Guilfoyle, Danielle Rose Russell Writer: Dustin T. Benson Director: John Suits Distributor: New Artists Alliance/XLerator Media Release Date (theatrical): April 1, 2016; (VOD) April 5, 2016 Although it’s been way overused, the BLAIR WITCH PROJECT super-shaky, handheld camera approach still makes sense for some movies. Unfortunately, PANDEMIC isn’t one of them. A decent premise – a small military squad attempts a rescue of survivors in a pandemic (read zombie) infested  Los Angeles with a good cast has to do unnecessary battle with the decision to shoot the […]Read On »

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