Interviews

Reggie and the Full Effect Frontman James Dewees Talks About the Bands Latest Album “41”

Reggie and the Full Effect is the solo project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James Dewees. On February 23rd Reggie releases their first album in four years simply titled “41”.

Greta Van Fleet Guitarist Jake Kiszka Talks About the Bands New EP “From the Fires”

Greta Van Fleet burst onto the rock music scene in early 2017 with their debut EP titled “Black Smoke Rising”. By September the track “Highway Tune” was topping the Billboard charts. To capitalize on this momentum the band has released a second EP titled “From the Fires”.

The Haxans Matt Montgomery talks about the bands new album “Party Monsters”

Matt Montgomery aka Piggy D is probably best known for his work as the fanged four string player in Rob Zombie, a position he has helmed for over ten years.

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.

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Art/Theatre

Theater Review – THE COLOR PURPLE – Kansas City

The Color Purple The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts – Kansas City, Missouri January 16, 2018   Since it’s publication in 1983, Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple” has won many awards.  The Pulitzer.   A couple of Tonys.  Heck, if it wasn’t for some bizarre Steven Spielberg backlash the 1985 film version would have …

Orlando Monster Jam Tickets On Sale Now!

ORLANDO, FL (September 19, 2017) – Feld Entertainment announced today that tickets for Monster Jam® are now on sale. Monster Jam will be performing at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on Saturday, January 20, 2018. Gates open at 5 PM, and opening ceremonies and racing start at 7 PM. The event will feature 14 trucks …

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Film Reviews

Film Review – “Call Me by Your Name”

  CALL ME BY YOUR NAME Starring:  Armie Hammer and Timothee Chalamet Directed by:  Luca Guadagnino Rated:  R Running time:  2 hrs 12 mins Sony Pictures Classic     What is it about Italy that makes people fall in love?  Is it the weather?  The countryside?  The language?  I really don’t know.  I was only …

Film Review: “Phantom Thread”

Outside of Daniel Day-Lewis’ performance, Paul Thomas Anderson’s keen directorial vision, and a deliciously twisted ending, “Phantom Thread” is sometimes tedious and a bit too full of itself

Film Review: “The Commuter”

“The Commuter” doesn’t try to be more than it is. It manages to be mildly thrilling, sometimes genuinely intriguing, but mainly remains over-the-top.

Film Review – “The Post”

      THE POST Starring:  Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Bob Odenkirk Directed by:  Steven Spielberg Rated:  PG 13 Running time:  1 hr 56 mins 20th Century Fox   They were called The Pentagon Papers, an analysis of the almost 30-year history of the United States’ involvement in Vietnam which did not paint a …

Film Review – “Molly’s Game”

    MOLLY’S GAME Starring:  Jessica Chastain, Idris Elba and Kevin Costner Directed by:  Aaron Sorkin Rated:  R Running time:  2 hrs 20 mins STX Entertainment     Did you ever have friends over to your house for a night of poker?  This was a regular thing in my life from the mid-1980s through 1995.  …

Film Review: “Downsizing”

“Downsizing” may be a fun movie to discuss after watching, but that doesn’t necessarily translate into an entertaining film

Film Review: “All the Money in the World”

  ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD Starring:  Michelle Williams, Mark Wahlberg and Christopher Plummer Directed by:  Ridley Scott Rated:  PG 13 Running time:  2 hrs 12 mins Sony Pictures     J. Paul Getty was a son of a bitch.   The first person in the WORLD to accumulate a fortune worth one BILLION …

Film Review: “Darkest Hour”

Underneath heavy makeup, Oldman is able to capture Churchill’s warmth, impatience, generosity and unpredictability

Film Review: “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle”

“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is a passable film, but it doesn’t make the case for a potential franchise or another sequel

Film Review: “The Shape of Water”

“The Shape of Water” should be a stronger film under Del Toro’s direction, but it’s still an emotionally resonant film

Film Review – “Star Wars – Episode VIII: The Last Jedi”

  STAR WARS – EPISODE VIII: THE LAST JEDI Starring:  Mark Hamill, Daisy Ridley and Carrie Fisher Directed by:  Rian Johnson Rated:  PG 13 Running time:  2 hrs  32 mins Walt Disney Pictures Has it really been 40 years since the world was first introduced to the young dreamer Luke Skywalker?  It has.  Heck, if …

Film Review: “The Disaster Artist”

For those familiar with “The Room” and Tommy Wiseau, you’ll relish and eat up this biographical travesty

Film Review: “Coco”

“Coco” could have easily coasted on spectacular visuals and charming characters, but instead Pixar does what it does best, surpass expectations and craft a unique and heartwarming vision

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Music

Reggie and the Full Effect Frontman James Dewees Talks About the Bands Latest Album “41”

Reggie and the Full Effect is the solo project of Get Up Kids keyboardist James Dewees. On February 23rd Reggie releases their first album in four years simply titled “41”.

Power Trip Announce North American Tour w/ Sheer Mag, Fury, and Red Death

POWER TRIP has announced a new set of headlining North American tour dates late this spring with Sheer Mag, Fury, and Red Death.

Of Mice & Men + SiriusXM Premiere Cover of Pink Floyd’s “Money”

Of Mice & Men —vocalist/bassist Aaron Pauley, guitarist Alan Ashby, drummer Valentino Arteaga, and guitarist Phil Manansala— have shared another new track from their forthcoming and much anticipated album “Defy”, out January 19 through Rise Records.

Book Review: “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life” by Scott Ian

Anthrax guitarist and co-founder Scott Ian has seen his share of dive hotels, dirty tour buses and decrepit green rooms. “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life” is a collection of his craziest stories recounting Ian’s life on the road as a touring musician.

Judas Priest Release First Single “Lightning Strike” From Upcoming Album “Firepower”

Judas Priest could easily rest on their laurels at this stage of their highly successful and influential career. However, the legendary metal band refuse to do so as evidenced by the arrival of their eighteenth studio album overall – “Firepower.”

Greta Van Fleet Guitarist Jake Kiszka Talks About the Bands New EP “From the Fires”

Greta Van Fleet burst onto the rock music scene in early 2017 with their debut EP titled “Black Smoke Rising”. By September the track “Highway Tune” was topping the Billboard charts. To capitalize on this momentum the band has released a second EP titled “From the Fires”.

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Books

Book Review: “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life” by Scott Ian

Anthrax guitarist and co-founder Scott Ian has seen his share of dive hotels, dirty tour buses and decrepit green rooms. “Access All Areas: Stories from a Hard Rock Life” is a collection of his craziest stories recounting Ian’s life on the road as a touring musician.

“Under the Wizard Moon” – A Great Book for Children of All Ages!

  Under the Wizard Moon Author:  Aunt Raini – some illustrations by Nikki D. Caravella Publisher:  Art Bookbindery Hardcover – 36 pages A weaver of dreams.  A talking toad.  And kittens that roam at night. These are just a few of the magical characters you’ll meet in the new book for children of all ages, …

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