Noah And the Whale’s ‘Last Night On Earth’ to be Released March 8th, 2011: A Review

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March 4, 2011
Noah And the Whale’s ‘Last Night On Earth’ to be Released March 8th, 2011: A Review

“Life is Life” starts Noah and the Whale’s new album ‘Last Night On Earth’ (scheduled to be released March 8th) out with a booming bass beat, a catchy melody, and chanting background vocals at the end. This gets things started with a bang! “Tonight’s the Kind of Night” has a snappy beat that moves this...
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Movie Poster of the Week: ‘From Paris With Love’

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March 4, 2011
Movie Poster of the Week: ‘From Paris With Love’

From Paris With Love does not look like it would be any good going by the poster. It contains a few flaws when inspecting it more closely. Rhys Meyers is looking as if he’s going at the leisurely pace of a turtle on death row on his side of the car. Travolta on the...
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Competition for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Heats Up

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March 3, 2011
Competition for ‘The Bourne Legacy’ Heats Up

There is often fierce competition within tinsel town between young actors for perceived high-profile roles. Spider Man (2002), Jack the Giant Killer and Captain America, are certainly among those roles. The last two are still in pre and post production. Of course, stiff competition for such roles is in no way uncommon, but it...
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127 Hours: A Review

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March 1, 2011
127 Hours: A Review

127 Hours, USA, 2010 Written and directed by Danny Boyle Based on the autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place, written by Danny Boyle with Simon Beaufoy Great film can transcend its subject matter. In many ways, that’s what most filmmakers set out to do. Danny Boyle’s 127 Hours does more than tells...
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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

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March 1, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Oscar Winners

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards Sunday night proved to be full of surprises, however most of them we’re not in the selections, but rather in what happened on and off the stage. Whether it was “F bombs” by Melissa Leo or the heavily criticized performance of James Franco and Anne Hathaway, the Academy of...
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Dropkick Murphys’ New Release ‘Going Out In Style’ Delivers Five Guinness Rating

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February 28, 2011
Dropkick Murphys’ New Release ‘Going Out In Style’ Delivers Five Guinness Rating

From the title track “Going Out In Style” on through, the latest release from Dropkick Murphys continues to deliver more and more. I hoped this would be good. I was stunned at the reality that this is a classic. All the songs here are Five Star classics. I was not only not disappointed, but stunned...
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83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

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February 26, 2011
83rd Annual Academy Awards: Predictions and Picks

With the 83rd Annual Academy Awards just around the corner, I would like to get on record with my predictions and picks for all of the most popular categories. Included in this list are the nominees I believe should win the Oscar as well.
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Rabbit Hole

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February 25, 2011
Rabbit Hole

Rabbit Hole represents a radical departure for director John Cameron Mitchell, who previously brought us 2001′s Hedwig and the Angry Inch, an alternately hilarious and tragic musical that redefined the possibilities of the genre, and 2006′s Shortbus, which famously included scenes of non-simulated sexual activity but handily avoided actual pornography by thoughtfully and poignantly...
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Celtic Thunder’s ‘Heritage’: Ordering a Guinness and Getting a Bud Light

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February 24, 2011
Celtic Thunder’s ‘Heritage’: Ordering a Guinness and Getting a Bud Light

Celtic Thunder is a Dublin, Ireland vocal group comprised of Emmet Cahill (replacing Paul M. Byrom who has gone solo), George Donaldson, Ryan J. Kelly, Keith Harkin, Damian J. McGinty, Jr., and Neil Byrne. The song “The Dutchman” sets the tone on Celtic Thunder’s new release ‘Heritage’, more like light rain rather than thunder....
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Restrepo: A Review

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February 21, 2011
Restrepo: A Review

Restrepo, 2010, USA Directed and photographed by Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington American journalist Sebastian Junger and British photojournalist Tim Hetherington Restrepo hits you like a cluster bomb and as you gather the pieces of yourself you get hit again. Powerful imagery, engaging subject matter, and a very personal central group of characters make...
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Daytona 500 on Fox: February 20th, Noon ET

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February 19, 2011
Daytona 500 on Fox: February 20th, Noon ET

Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the pole, but has been put to the rear on the field after crashing on Wednesday and will race in a backup car. Although getting credit for winning the pole, he will have to drop back to the end of the field before the start of the race. My favorites...
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Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Race: February 19th, 1:15ET on ESPN 2

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February 18, 2011
Daytona NASCAR Nationwide Race: February 19th, 1:15ET on ESPN 2

Danica Patrick will race Saturday in the GoDaddy.com #7 Chevrolet, giving the Nationwide NASCAR series a huge boost from celebrity madness in America. Tiger Woods’ star has faded as of late. People will watch elsewhere without intrigue. Some argue she is a sports figure, but I think the interest suggests otherwise. How many women...
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Yuck Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

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February 17, 2011
Yuck Releases Self-Titled Debut: A Review

The debut release from London’s Yuck lives up to its name on only one song. The long, droning “Rubber” has weak vocals by Daniel Blumberg (guitarist) that are lost in a quagmire of mediocrity. It really doesn’t come close to justifying a seven minute plus length. I am glad I continued to listen past...
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