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FEATURE: Stop Making Excuses & Start Listening To Oh Honey

This probably won’t be that hard for you to believe, but despite the fact I more or less make a living talking about music there are still great new bands that I don’t discover until well after they have made a splash on the national stage. I like to think I do a fairly good […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Interview’ Disappoints

Film: The Interview Starring: James Franco, Seth Rogen Directed by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg All controversy and media hype aside, The Interview is another hit-and-miss comedy with more budget than brains. Seth Rogen and James Franco have long cemented their place in Hollywood history as one of the premier comedic duos. Ever since their time […]

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‘The Interview’ Has Made $15 Million On VOD in Four Days

It’s no great secret that Video On Demand (VOD) services do not generate the type of revenue for films that the same titles would receive if they were given a proper theatrical release, but The Interview may be proof things are beginning to change. According to a new story from The Hollywood Reporter, The Interview […]

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Dear Sony: Please Release ‘The Interview’ On VOD As Soon As Possible

Sony Pictures announced this afternoon that they have cancelled the December 25 theatrical release of The Interview after receiving several anonymous threats promising violence akin to the 9/11 attacks on cinemas choosing to screen the film. We can debate for hours over whether or not this was the best course of action, but the fact […]

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OP-ED: Ariel Pink, Frank Zappa & The Honesty In Vulgarity

In defense of Ariel Pink, guest contributor Justin Joffe has offered his thoughts on one of the most controversial men currently in the forefront of indie music. Ariel Pink released his newest LP, Pom Pom, last week. It wasn’t with a quiet press release but a heady PR clusterfuck of tacky, tinseltown themed events, an […]

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Will Mark Ruffalo And Marvel Take Us To ‘Planet Hulk’?

Mark Ruffalo has been doing a ton of interviews to promote his role in the new film Begin Again. Press are typically asked to only talk about the project being promoted, but as Ruffalo is part of one of the biggest franchises in cinema history (Marvel’s cinematic universe) nearly every conversation has found at least […]

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Editorial: 3 Ways to Improve Movie Trailers That Would Better The Theater Going Experience

A story in The Hollywood Reporter this week revealed that the National Association of Theater Owners are currently working on a new set of guidelines for the exhibition of movie trailers in cinemas across the country. The changes come as a response to complaints theater owners have received from patrons claiming current standards allow trailers […]

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EDITORIAL: Dear Record Labels – Please Upload And Maintain Your Video Archives

December is typically a slow month for music news, but this week was given a jolt of life in recent days when country icon Garth Brooks announced he will be touring next year for the first time in over a decade. When I initially saw this headline I first spent thirty-sixty seconds in a fanboy […]

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EDITORIAL: Questioning Jay-Z’s Partnership With Samsung

Hip hop legend Jay-Z used a commercial break during last night’s NBA Finals game to announce his modestly titled new album, Magna Carta Holy Grail. The news came as a pleasant surprise to fans around the globe who wondered what would follow April’s “Open Letter,” but it’s how the album is coming out that has […]

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EDITORIAL: Dane Cook Turns One Fund Boston Benefit Into The Dane Cook Show

Comedian Dane Cook – the once prodigal son of Boston comedy – may be feeling a little foolish today, or at least he should be. As scores of musical legends gathered in Boston last night for the One Fund benefit concert, it seems the only thing being talked about the day after is the somewhat […]

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Tom Hardy Rumored To Be Considering Lead In Elton John Biopic

Hold me closer, tiny Bronson. Things are potentially about to get very interesting. Hollywood has been kicking around the idea of an Elton John biopic since the days of Almost Famous, and it seems things are really starting to come together. A new film currently titled Rocketman is being developed right now by director Michael […]

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BULLSH!T: Detroit Teacher Suspended For Playing Song About Homosexuality; UTG Loses It

I try really hard to keep us out of political waters as often as possible. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not because we don’t care about the issues the impact our readers, it’s actually quite the opposite. You see, we recognize that a large portion of our readers hail from all over the world and […]