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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool’ Thinks It’s Different, Is Totally Not

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Film: Deadpool
Directed by: Tim Miller
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein, T.J. Miller

It’s almost every time a comic book movie comes out that you hear “it’s like all of the other ones!” People, not just critics, decry …

UTG INTERVIEW: FKi’s Sauce Lord Rich Gears Up For A Dominant 2016

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After interviewing Fki’s 1st in late 2015, we had the chance to speak with the production duo’s more opulent half, Sauce Lord Rich. Hailing from Harlem but raised in Atlanta, Rich’s ear for sound transcends not only boundaries established …

UTG PHOTOS: Muse in Newark, New Jersey (01/29/16)

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Under The Gun Review sent photographer MJ Rawls to The Prudential Center in NJ to shoot Muse on their ‘Drones’ tour.

There are some concerts that feel like your typical night out. You know, the pause, the looking down at …

SINGLE REVIEW: VOKES – “Cruel Game”

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Artist: VOKES
Song: “Cruel Game”
Album: Fractalism

VOKES‘ debut single, “Cruel Game,” is a multi-faceted piece of work that masterfully rides the line between past and present. While offered in a sleek pop-package, the track ebbs and flows with …

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Alex Aff Releases Minimalistic Visuals For “Understand”

Durham native Alex Aff first caught our attention in 2015 with Forever, a full-length project grounded in hip-hop’s classic, boom-bap aesthetic.

After kicking off the new year with a supremely raw cut in “The Regency” that he describes …

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mojave’ Hurls Everything At A Wall, Something Sticks

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Film: Mojave
Directed by: William Monahan
Starring: Garrett Hedlund, Oscar Isaac, Walton Goggins

William Monahan, the Boston native who wrote Martin Scorsese’s The Departed, makes his second directorial effort with Mojave. The man clearly has a knack for …

REVIEW: Basement – ‘Promise Everything’

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Artist: Basement
Album: Promise Everything
Label: Run For Cover Records
Genre: Rock

Basement return from a hiatus that lasted shorter than most people imagined, thankfully, with their third full-length, Promise Everything—a powerhouse rock record that continues the band’s deep …

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Finest Hours’ Leaks But Stays Afloat

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Film: The Finest Hours
Directed by: Craig Gillespie
Starring: Chris Pine, Holliday Grainger, Casey Affleck

Heroic feats on the sea seem to be a bit of a trend nowadays at the theaters. With Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Lady In The Van’ Pulls Out Of First Gear, Thanks To Maggie Smith

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Film: The Lady In The Van
Directed By: Nicholas Hytner
Starring: Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings

Saccharine messages like “sometimes in life, you need a helping hand” litter the feel-good true stories we see gracing the cinema every so often. What …

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dirty Grandpa’ Is Gross, And Not In A Fun Or Entertaining Way

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Film: Dirty Grandpa
Directed by: Dan Mazer
Starring: Zac Efron, Robert De Niro, Aubrey Plaza

Vulgar comedies are a dime a dozen today. Some go too far, some not far enough. Amongst the litany of studio dreck are a few …

REVIEW: Panic! At The Disco – ‘Death Of A Bachelor’

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Artist: Panic! At The Disco
Album: Death Of A Bachelor
Genre: Pop, basically Frank Sinatra singing over a Metro Boomin beat
Label: Fueled By Ramen

I’m going to start this review with something of a hot take. Ahem.

The alternative …

MOVIE REVIEW: ’13 Hours’ Is Almost Like Lazy Propaganda…With Explosions

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Film: 13 Hours
Directed By: Michael Bay
Starring: John Krasinski, James Badge Dale, Max Martini

Politicking aside, the raid of the U.S. compound in Benghazi resulted in soldiers giving their lives to protect others. That’s the real-life event at its …

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