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Big Gigantic Rocks UMass

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With music software readily available, new DJs are constantly emerging with hopes of becoming the next big producer. The problem that so many of these producers have is setting themselves apart from the crowd. With their distinct sound and live instruments, Jeremy Salken and Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic are forging a unique path of(…)

Interview with Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker 0

This article contains mild spoilers for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. When he isn’t traversing the galaxy or at war with zombies, Michael Rooker is still a pretty tough guy. The actor, biker, and shooting range extraordinaire, perhaps best known for playing Merle on AMC’s The Walking Dead, took on a different type of genre(…)

Come watch the Batman V Superman teaser before its taken down

Come watch the Batman V Superman teaser before its taken down 0

If you would have asked me a week ago, I would have told you that due to Man of Steel, I wasn’t very excited for the upcoming Batman V Superman movie but come on, what nerd can resist this? The thought of Batman, and a Batman who is more or less ripped from the pages(…)

“Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” Falls Shorter than The First Three Movies

“Transformers 4: Age of Extinction” Falls Shorter than The First Three Movies 0

Transformers 4: Age of Extinction serves as a finale that oddly parallels the tear-jerking ending in The Iron Giant. ?A 50-foot robot blasts off from Earth never to be seen again. Unlike that wonderful movie, Michael Bay left me tasting metal with how many pieces of robot flew into the theater. And if there were(…)

“Begin Again” Delivers with a Solid Plot and Rocking Music

“Begin Again” Delivers with a Solid Plot and Rocking Music 0

When a drunk record label exec walks into a bar, he catches an earful of his latest East Village muse. No. This isn’t me shamelessly trying out a joke; it’s a scene from John Carney’s new movie Begin Again starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Begin Again’s premise is a lot like that of the(…)

Book Review: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy

Book Review: Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy 0

Gazing at the storyboards behind the iconic original Star Wars trilogy feels a little bit like rattling around in George Lucas’s brain. His vision comes together in the first frenetic panels of each scene, only to be scratched out and recast until shooting and editing the final cut. In these simple drawings, we see a(…)

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Exclusive First Look

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Exclusive First Look 0

This morning, Lionsgate gave audiences an exclusive first look at the highly-anticipated latest installment of The Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay Part 1. Katniss and Peeta  are slated to return to the big screen on November 21, 2014. Among the digital first look is a video interview with Julianne Moore, who was cast as President Coin, as well as(…)

“Muppets Most Wanted” movie review

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Disney snatches up anything that isn’t bolted down, and The Muppets have belonged to “The Mouse Almighty” for a decade now. The last Muppet movie was a big success. Loved by critics and audiences, the $45-million picture grossed more than $150 million and even brought home an Oscar for best original song. Now a bit(…)

Robocop movie review

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The original “RoboCop,” the 1987 film by Paul Verhoeven, was a vicious, unrepentant foray into deep cultural fears about corporate domination, media corruption and the urban crime epidemic. Now in the 21st century we are neck-deep in the realizations of those fears: the movie’s native environment of Detroit has gone from a city in crisis(…)

Video: “Sabotage” red band trailer released

Video: “Sabotage” red band trailer released 0

We have just received the new trailer for David Ayer’s new Schwarzenegger action romp that comes out in March. From the studio: Director David Ayer brings his signature gritty realism to this story of an elite team of DEA agents, who find themselves in trouble after busting one of the world’s deadliest drug cartels. Arnold(…)

10 historical characters who need their own movies made

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Lincoln for real. Lincoln fake. Kennedys. Hitler about eight times. Roman Emperors. Mythic figures. The biopic is alive and well in 21st Century American cinema. We are interested in the lives of historical figures, in the fake lives of historical figures, and the non-lives of fake figures like Hercules. But we are missing some key(…)

Review: That Awkward Moment

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Freshman screenwriter and director Tom Gormican gets a lot of credit for getting financing for this movie. Not only is it a rom-com where the main characters are guys instead of clumsy, too-busy-for-men ladies, it’s also an original script that was somehow not adapted from a chick-lit novel or a self-help book. The mind reels.(…)

Amanda Knox Trial gets its movie — “Face of an Angel”

Amanda Knox Trial gets its movie — “Face of an Angel” 0

The dramatic thriller, “Face of an Angel,” a fictional adaptation of the Amanda Knox case, has just finished production. Directed by Michael Winterbottom, “Face of an Angel” stars Daniel Bruhl, Kate Beckinsale and Cara Delevingne. The film was inspired by the non-fiction book, “Angel Face: Sex, Murder, and the Inside Story of Amanda Knox” by(…)

“Frozen” Sing-Along Coming to Theaters

“Frozen” Sing-Along Coming to Theaters 0

A sing-along version of the popular Disney movie “Frozen” will be released in select theaters on Jan. 31. One-thousand theaters will feature this special release.  The lyrics to all the songs will be displayed on screen with a bouncing snowflake to help the audience follow along. This development is not surprising, as the “Frozen” soundtrack(…)