Interviews

Interview with “A Christmas Story” star Zack Ward

Ever since his debut as Scut Farkus in “A Christmas Story” over three decades ago, Zack Ward has steadily carved out a career both in front of and behind the camera.  But there is a lot more to Cleveland Street’s best known bully. Zack and co-star Scott Schwartz will be appearing in Omaha this Friday, …

NBC’s “Blindspot” Goes Global at NYCC

NBC’s hit action show returned this week and I spoke with the whole cast as well as the series creator at NYCC on what to expect from their international third season.

Animator Rick Farmiloe Talks About His Amazing Career

We talk with Animator Rick Farmiloe about his lengthy career working on some Disney classics, Dreamworks, “The Simpsons” and more

Imaginext Designer Rob Hageman Discusses Exlcusive NY Comic Con Bat-Bot Xtreme

New York Comic Con has become the premier East-Coast destination for all things pop culture and 2017 was no different. New to the convention floor this year was Fisher Price’s Imaginext toy line which features a wide variety of multi-faceted play sets, figures and vehicles taken from the pages of the DC universe.

GWAR’s Blothar The Berserker Talks New Album “The Blood of Gods”

GWAR fans were first introduced to Blothar the Berserker in 2014 when he returned to Earth shortly after the death of Oderus Urungus. Since that time Blothar has cemented himself as the formidable leader of the crack addicted space aliens from Scumdogia.

Act of Defiance’s Matt Bachand talks about the bands new album “Old Scars, New Wounds”.

Matt Bachand is probably best known for his work with the heavy metal band Shadows Fall however since 2014 he has been a member of the band Act of Defiance featuring former members of Megadeth and Scar the Martyr.

Former Misfits Vocalist Michale Graves talks “Beginning of the End” tour

Michale Graves is a singer/actor who first burst onto the music scene as the front-man for the mid 1990’s reincarnation of the seminal punk rock band The Misfits.

Tetrarch guitarist Diamond Rowe talks about the bands new album “Freak”

The Atlanta, GA based Nu-Metalcore band Tetrarch are set to release a brand new full-length album on September 29th titled “Freak”.

Bruce Campbell Talks About His New Book and His Traveling Game Show

Bruce Campbell is probably best known for his role of Ash in the “Evil Dead” films and TV series, but has also turned in fine performances in many films

Jerry Pearce Talks About the Great American Songbook

Media Mikes talks with talented Jerry Pearce who’s about to make his debut in New York City

The Cast and Director of Netflix’s Okja

Director Bong Joon Ho joined Tilda Swinton and the rest of the cast of Okja to talk about this imaginative feature from Netflix.

Singer Michael Monroe Talks New Compilation Album “The Best”

Legendary Hanoi Rocks singer and solo artist Michael Monroe is set to release “The Best” a 2 disc retrospective compilation showcasing tracks from the Finish rockers 10 album solo career.

M.O.D. Vocalist Billy Milano Talks About the Bands New Album “Busted, Broke & American”

Billy Milano is the outspoken vocalist for the legendary hardcore/thrash band M.O.D. On July 7th the group will release its 10th full-length studio album titled “Busted, Broke & American”.

Waylon Reavis discusses his new band A Killers Confession

Former Mushroomhead vocalist Waylon Reavis has returned with an exciting new band, A Killer’s Confession.

Tim Thomerson talks about his new film “Asylum of Darkness” and some of old favorites

While promoting his latest film, “Asylum of Darkness,” Mr. Thomerson took the time to talk about his long career

CKY Bassist Matt Deis Discuss The Bands New Album “The Phoenix”.

Matt Deis is the bassist for the recently reformed CKY. The band is set to release a brand new album on June 16th titled “The Phoenix” and will performing on this year’s Warped Tour.

Night Flight Orchestra Guitarist David Andersson talks “Amber Galatic”

Guitarist David Andersson is probably best known for his work with the Scandinavian metal band Soilwork a band which he has been a part of since 2012.

STRIFE Guitarist Andrew Kline talks about 20th Anniversary of “In This Defiance”.

The iconic Los Angeles hardcore band STRIFE is celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark second LP “In This Defiance”.

Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

We spoke with comedians Chris Gethard, Pete Holmes and NPR moderator Ira Glass about Gethard’s new HBO Special, Chris Gethard: Career Suicide

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Art/Theatre

Kansas City Theater Review: “Kinky Boots”

A very entertaining show, with a valuable lesson and and musical numbers that are outstanding

Tagsylvania Is Back For It’s 8th Season Featuring “Motel 666”

For its eighth consecutive season Tag’s Summer Stage in Big Flats, NY makes a ghastly transformation as it shifts from upbeat concert venue to a dark foreboding home of the undead.

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Film Reviews

Film Review: Justice League

Part of the success of “Justice League” must be attributed to the actors who embody their roles completely

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

“Murder on the Orient Express” is awfully pretty to look at, but there isn’t much behind the lense

Film Review: A Bad Moms Christmas

If you like to laugh, and if you like your humor extremely “R” rated, then there’s an early Christmas present waiting for you at the multiplex!

Film Review: “Thor: Ragnarok”

“Ragnarok” is a dazzling space opera that finally gives Thor meaningful purpose in the vast Marvel cinematic universe

Film Review: “78/52”

A seemingly unending number of industry insiders offer their own takes on the meaning of the scene, going so far as to dissect it nearly frame by frame

Film Review: “Suburbicon”

The performances are solid, with Matt Damon shining next to several others

Film Review: “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” is a decent enough biopic drama that sometimes handles the weight of its thematic messages

Film Review: “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House”

Led by Liam Neeson’s performance, “Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House” features great work from everyone involved

Film Review: “A Silent Voice: The Movie”

“A Silent Voice” risks’ being melodramatic, but there are beautiful moments where the audience can reflect on their own troubled youth or their own struggle with depression

Film Review “Happy Death Day”

Directed by: Christopher B. Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Ruby Modine, Rachel Matthews, Charles Aitken Distributed by: Universal Pictures MPAA Rating: PG-13 Running time: 96 minutes Our Score: 3.5 out of 5 stars I was simply sold on “Happy Death Day” from the moment I heard it pitched as “Groundhog Dog” but horror film. …

Film Review: “The Foreigner”

An edge-of-the-seat thriller full of twist and turns, “The Foreigner” is a welcome return to the screen for the great Jackie Chan

Film Review: “American Made”

Tom Cruise and Director Doug Liman, who previously worked on “Edge of Tomorrow,” combine for infectious manic energy in “American Made”

Film Review: “Battle of the Sexes”

An entertaining and charming film, “The Battle of the Sexes” is just the backdrop in a look at the life of one of sport’s greatest figures

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Music

Final Cross-Country Run of The Vans Warped Tour Will Take Place In 2018

The Vans Warped Tour, widely known as one of the most successful and longest running festivals of its kind, will have its final cross country run in 2018.

Black Veil Brides Release New Song “When They Call My Name”, New Album Out January 12, 2018

Black Veil Brides release new song “When They Call My Name”, New Album “Vale” out January 12, 2018. Pre-Order Available Today

Anthrax and Killswitch Engage To Mount Epic Sequel With “KillThrax II”

“KillThrax II,” a 29-city tour of North America presented by SiriusXM that kicks off January 25 in Montreal, Canada and will zig-zag across the continent to wind up in Portland, ME on March 4.

Album Review: GWAR “The Blood of Gods”

“The Blood of Gods” is a fresh and fitting entry into the GWAR mythos that showcases the determination of a band and its members to move past events that end lesser groups.

Enter to Win Tickets to See Brit Floyd Live in Orlando, FL During Their Immersion World Tour

The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Pink Floyd Immersion World Tour 2017’. The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light …

Brit Floyd kicks off the Immersion World Tour for 2017 for the North America Winter leg

The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light show and state of the art video design.

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Books

Book Review: “Hit So Hard: A Memoir” By Patty Schemel

Patty Schemel is a drummer who was at the epicenter of the Seattle grunge scene in the early 1990’s. Schemel is probably best known for her work with the alternative rock band Hole and as a close friend of late Nirvana front-man Kurt Cobain.

Book Review: “Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters”

“Flickering Treasures: Rediscovering Baltimore’s Forgotten Movie Theaters” is a true labor of love by author Amy Davis

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