Interviews

The Miseducation of Cameron Post Red Carpet Interviews

Desiree Ahkavan’s new film, The Miseducation of Cameron Post hits theaters this week after both winning the Grand Jury prize for drama at Sundance Film Fest and screening at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year. I got to speak with cast members John Gallagher Jr (10 Cloverfield Lane, Short Term 12) and Quinn Shephard about getting into their characters and the message viewers could take from Cameron’s story.

Nothing More Guitarist Mark Vollelunga Talks About the Bands Recent Single “Just Say When”.

Mark Vollelunga is the guitarist for the Texas based rock band Nothing More.

An Interview with Music Legend Peter Asher

Teamed up with schoolmate Gordon Waller, Mr. Asher, who already had success as a child actor, placed 10 songs in the US TOP 40, including the #1 hit “World Without Love.”  Other hits include “I Go to Pieces,” “True Love Ways” and “Lady Godiva.”  

“Cargo” Creators Discuss Their Australian Zombie Drama

The Australian-based zombie drama Cargo was released on cinemas down under this month and is currently streaming internationally on Netflix. It follows Andy (Martin Freeman, read his interview here) a father facing down a viral plague outbreak and journeying across the Australian wild to get his baby somewhere safe. Along the way he encounters both …

Motograter Vocalist James Anthony Legion Talks About the Bands New Video For the Song”Daggers”

The heavy metal band Motograter are currently out on the road in support of their most recent release “Desolation” which was released early in 2017

Sumo Cyco’s Skye “Sever” Sweetnam Talks About the Bands Current Tour and Plans For A New Album.

The Canadian hard rock group Sumo Cyco first burst onto the scene in 2011 with their debut release “Lost in Cyco City”. A short time later the band released their second full length “Opus Mar” and have been out on the road in support of that ever since.

Martin Freeman on Carrying Netflix’s CARGO

Martin Freeman (Black Panther, Ghost Stories) speaks about Netflix’s new zombie film, Cargo including some of his own thoughts on the supernatural: ” Once you hear something that goes bump or bang and you start making up your own narrative for it. And I’ve been rooted to the spot a few times on my stairs thinking ‘is that a ghost or is it a burglar?’ And fortunately it was neither.”

The Damned’s Pinch talks about the bands latest release “Evil Spirits”

The Damned, easily the greatest surviving British punk band, bar none – are back with their first new album in a decade titled “Evil Spirits”.

Interview with SUPERCON director Zak Knutson

Fans of Kevin Smith’s View Askew Universe may be quite familiar with Zak Knutson.  The co-writer and director of the new comedy “Supercon” worked for a decade for Smith, often producing and directing Smith’s independent video projects.  To honor his friend, he named Seth Rogen’s character “Zack” in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno.”

Dean Devlin talks about directing David Tennant in “Bad Samaritan”

Writing/Producer of “Stargate”, “Independence Day” and “Godzilla (1998)”.  Director of “Geostorm”

Interview with Comedian Sandy Bernstein

At age 50, she threw her hat in the ring of stand-up comedy and is quickly climbing the ladder of funny.  She recently achieved her dream of performing before a packed house on the main stage of the Washington D.C. IMPROV and she killed!

Interview with Comedian Eric Schwartz

You may have seen comedian Eric Schwartz in one of his many appearances on Showtime, “The Tonight Show,” BET or his HULU special “Surrender to the Blender.”  If you haven’t, get over to YouTube because you’re missing one funny man.

Monster Magnet’s Dave Wyndorf Talks About The Bands New Album “Mind Fucker”

Dave Wyndorf is the lead vocalist and guitarist for the rock group Monster Magnet. The groups latest album (Their first in five years) titled “Mind Fucker” was released on March 23rd.

Film Interview: Director Susan Walter talks about her debut feature, “All I Wish”

After almost three decades working behind the scenes on other people’s films, Susan Walter has finally gotten to sit in the big chair.  As writer and director of the new film “All I Wish,” she called the shots and achieved a dream.

Actor Jimmy Bellinger Talks About His Role In The Film “Blockers”

Jimmy Bellinger is an actor who has appeared in a variety of commercials, films and, television series including “The Middle” and “Parks and Recreation”.

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Music

Concert Review – Michael McDonald – Lawrence, Kansas

As he performed new tunes from last year’s Wide Open album like “Hail Mary” and “Just Strong Enough,” McDonald’s voice cracked just enough to prevent his band from slipping into easy listening. For the latter he even stood up from his piano stool for a few seconds, giving the song a feeling of vitality that wouldn’t occur if he were sitting like the audience.

Concert Review: “A Paranormal Evening with Alice Cooper” – Kansas City

Poison…..Feed My Frankenstein….even a bit of a slow down for Only Women Bleed didn’t drop the level of energy of the band, or the level of love from the crowd for this 70 year old Godfather of Shock Rock.

Ace Frehley Releases New Track, “Rockin’ With The Boys” New Album, “Spaceman”, Due In October

Founding KISS guitarist and Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame member ACE FREHLEY has released a new song today called “Rockin’ With The Boys.” This is the second song Frehley has released this year, from his forthcoming all-new Spaceman album, due October 19, 2018, via Entertainment One (eOne).

Concert Review: Descendents, Buffalo, NY

One of the biggest names in punk rock the Descendents kicked off another leg of their ongoing “2018 Tourage” tour on August 3rd at the River Works Complex in Buffalo, NY, The tour which first kicked off in April of this year and has the So-Cal punkers playing all around the US and various other countries through December.

Concert Review: Slayer, Scranton, PA

Thrash legends Slayer made a stop at the scenic Toyota Pavilion high atop Montage Mountain in Scranton, PA on July 31st as part of their 2018 final world tour. Now in its second leg the tour lineup features newly added Napalm Death and returning from the first leg of the tour Testament, Anthrax and Lamb of God.

Concert Review: Vans Warped Tour 2018, Darien Center, NY

The long running Vans Warped Tour made its final appearance at the Darien Lake Performing Arts Center on July 25th providing long-time attendees just one last opportunity to enjoy a day of fun in the sun while listening to a wide range of music acts.

Fall Out Boy Announces Comprehensive Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set ‘The Complete Studio Albums’

Multi-platinum modern alt-rock pioneers Fall Out Boy have announced they will release all seven of their studio albums on vinyl as a lavish box set titled The Complete Studio Albums on September 28 via Island/DCD2/UMe.

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Film Reviews

Film Review: Alpha

“Alpha” feels like a mix of unnecessary studio meddling and dog-lover peddling.

Film Review – “The Cakemaker”

Graizer’s story is nothing extraordinarily original, yet he inserts enough small twists in it to make it passably interesting. The relationship between the two men is poorly developed in the beginning, which makes it difficult to become invested in the story.

Film Review – “BLACKkKLANSMAN”

Powerful and pertinent, “Blackkklansman” is a film that deals with both the past and the present.  Director Lee and co-writers Kevin Willmott, Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz have created a world that anyone over 21 will recognize.  There is humor but then there is horror.  Not violent horror, but the horror at the spoken word.  Can people truly be this vile?  Sadly, yes.

Film Review: “The Meg”

Director Turtletaub has directed four films since 2004, three of them starring Nicolas Cage, the master of over-emoting.  He would have made a fine substitute to Statham, who has proven himself in other films.  The slow parts between shark appearances start to add up, and the film feels every bit of its almost 2-hour run time.

Film Review: “Three Identical Strangers”

“Three Identical Strangers” is the best documentary thus far in 2018 and one of the best overall films of the year. The well-deserved recipient of a U.S. Documentary Special Jury Prize for storytelling at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, “Strangers” is a compelling work that is thoughtful, compelling, moving and leaves a lasting impression for many moons after the credits have faded to black.

Film Review: “The Darkest Minds”

The writers of “The Darkest Minds” rely on the tired tropes of being yourself and the generalization of fighting the good fight

Film Review: “Eighth Grade”

Cringy. Heartfelt. Anxiety inducing. Unflinching. Heartbreaking. Hopeful. “Eighth Grade,” Bo Burnham’s debut film, seemingly has it all, and it does

Film Review: “Christopher Robin”

McGregor is perfectly cast as a young husband and father, trying to provide for his family and not realizing that, the more he tries, the further they are drifting apart.  Atwell is just as strong as Christopher’s wife, Evelyn, and young Bronte Carmichael is sadly sweet as their daughter, Madeline.  The special effects are flawless and, if you’re not too careful, you too might find yourself talking to stuffed bears and planning age-old adventures. 

Film Review: “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot”

Directed by Gus Van Sant (“Milk,” “Drugstore Cowboy”), this emotionally charged drama is one of the best films of 2018 thus far. This is due in large part to epic performances by three-time Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix (“The Master,” “Walk the Line,” and “Gladiator”) as the lead and Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street,” “Moneyball”) in a supporting role.

Film Review: “Mission: Impossible – FALLOUT”

Not only the best of the “Mission: Impossible” films, “FALLOUT” is also one of the best films of the year.

Film Review: “King Cohen”

This film covers pretty much Cohen’s filmography, focusing more on the most popular films, especially “Q” and “The Stuff.”  Interviews with fellow filmmakers, crew members and actors such as Michael Moriarty and Eric Roberts gives the viewer every possible look at Cohen’s process. 

Film Review “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”

This is a fun movie that has a really good heart and even though a little cheesy but you leave the theater smiling (and a little teary).

Film Review “Leave No Trace”

Although her story lacks the complexity of “Winter’s Bone,” Granik, who co-wrote the screenplay with Anne Rosellini, also a producer and writer on “Winter’s Bone,” has created something that will haunt you for a while after leaving the theater.

Film Review: “Skyscraper”

Full of some amazing set-pieces and some serious “jump in your seat” moments, “Skyscraper” is a film that rides capably on the back of Dwayne Johnson.  Will possesses both Willis’ John McClain’s personality while also embodying the caring about of the situation that Newman’s architect and McQueen’s fire chief did in “The Towering Inferno.” 

Film Review: “Eating Animals”

Overall, there is nothing revolutionary about what “Eating Animals” has to say about family farms. It’s a tradition/business that has been vanishing at an alarming rate for a few decades now.

Film Review “Ant-Man and the Wasp”

Bigger and funnier! Suffers from a weak villain but supporting cast steals it! So much awesome! Stay for the first post credit scene for sure!

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Giveaways

Win Tickets to Advance Screening in Hartford, CT for “Mile 22”

Media Mikes is proud to be hosting an advance screening of the action/thriller film “Mile 22” starring Lauren Cohan, Mark Wahlberg and WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey. Click below to get tickets, first come first serve! Good luck and like always leave a comment here after you’ve seen the film! Hartford, CT To download your complimentary …

Win Tickets to Advance Screening in Florida for “Alpha”

Studio 8 is releasing ALPHA in theaters nationwide in 3D & IMAX on August 17th, 2018

Win Tickets to Advance Screening in Boston for “Mile 22”

Media Mikes is proud to be hosting an advance screening of the action/thriller film “Mile 22” starring Lauren Cohan, Mark Wahlberg and WWE Superstar Ronda Rousey. Click below to get tickets, first come first serve! Good luck and like always leave a comment here after you’ve seen the film! Boston To download your complimentary passes …

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Art/Theatre

Enter to Win a Family 4-Packs of Tickets to Disney On Ice Presents “Mickey’s Search Party” in Orlando FL

Media Mikes is excited to be working with Feld Entertainment again to bring our readers a wonderful opportunity to win a family 4-pack of tickets to the upcoming Disney on Ice presents Mickey’s Search Party at the Amway Center in Orlando, FL.  If you want to win this great prize, please leave a comment below or …

Get Your Zombie on at iHeart Radio’s Monster Jam Triple Threat “Feast with the Beast”  Zombie Party at Ace Cafe Orlando

Free admission event for the public to meet Monster Jam Driver Bari Musawwir and take photos with his Zombie custom-built Speedster and ATV

Kansas City Theater Review: “Hairspray – the Musical”

The musical numbers were infectious.  If you knew the words (guilty) you quietly sang along.  If you didn’t, you were dancing in your seats. 

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