Interviews

Drummer Tommy Clufetos Talks About His Debut Solo Project “Tommy’s RockTrip”

Tom Clufetos has been behind the drum kit for some of rocks biggest acts including Rob Zombie, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent and Alice Cooper. Tommy’s newest project is a solo effort titled Tommy’s Rocktrip.

Staind Guitarist Mike Mushok Discusses New Live Album “Live: It’s Been Awhile”

The rock group Staind is back on May 7th with their first release in nine years titled “Live: It’s Been Awhile”

Sonny Vincent and Bobby Liebling Discuss Their New Band The Limit and The Album “Caveman Logic”

The Limit are a newly formed heavy rock band that is set to release their debut album “Caveman Logic” on April 9th. Consisting of Bobby Liebling (Pentagram), Jimmy Recca (ex-The Stooges), Sonny Vincent (Testors), Hugo Conim (Dawnrider) and Joao Pedro (Dawnrider) the bands five members combine their diverse talents to craft a unique sound which is equal parts punk and doom.

Singer/Actor Lizzy Borden discusses his role in the new film “Die Influencers Die”

Media Mikes had the chance recently to talk with Lizzy about his newest movie titled “Die Influencers Die” where he plays a dark and sinister character known only as Otherworld-Coyote.

Queensryche Vocalist Todd La Torre Talks About His New Solo Album “Rejoice In The Suffering”

Todd La Torre is the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Queensryche. On February 5th Todd released his debut solo album titled “Rejoice in the Suffering” via Rat Pack Records.

A Conversation with Author and Filmmaker Nicholas Meyer

Mr. Meyer recently took some time out of his schedule to talk about his career, past, present and future.

Clutch Frontman Neil Fallon Discusses “The Obelisk” and Virtual Shows.

Neil Fallon is the vocalist for the rock band Clutch. The group which has been churning out its own unique brand of riff heavy sludge rock since 1991 just release a very special, limited edition 16 LP set titled “The Obelisk” As part of wave three of 2020’s Record Store Day .

Ben Brainard talks about his sketch comedy series Welcome to the Table

Ben Brainard is a comedian with a natural ability to make any crowd laugh. Originally from Daytona Beach, and now living in Orlando, Ben has toured across the country. He’s also produced several shows for Army Reserve units. During quarantine, Ben found viral success producing “The Table,” a sketch comedy series about how the various …

Clive Barker talks about Hulu’s Books of Blood, Candyman and Hellraiser

Clive Barker is an English playwright, novelist, film director, and visual artist. Barker came to prominence in the mid-1980s with a series of short stories, the Books of Blood, which established him as a leading horror writer. He has since written many novels and other works, and his fiction has been adapted into films, notably …

Musician J.D. King Discusses His New Album “Moon Gardens”

Musician J.D. King Discusses His New Album “Moon Gardens”

Iced Earth’s Jon Schaffer Discusses His New Book “Wicked Words and Epic Tales”

Iced Earth founder, songwriter, guitarist and producer Jon Schaffer has announced the release of his first ever book, “Wicked Words and Epic Tales”.

Tommy Chong talks about new Cheech & Chong dispensary and video game “Bud Farm”

Iconic actor, best-selling author, Grammy Award-winning comedian, activist and America’s sweetheart of Cannabis Tommy Chong is legendary for his invaluable contribution to American counter-culture as part of the iconic comedy duo Cheech & Chong, and with a name synonymous with cannabis, has entered into dispensary license with Five Point Holdings Inc. and partnered with Cheech …

Ross Hull reflects on his role in “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” & his work as a Meteorologist

Ross Hull is known best for the role of Gary, aka the leader of the Midnight Society, from the TV series “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. Ross is also currently a Meteorologist for Global News in Canada. Media Mikes had a chance to chat “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” with Ross and also …

Interview with Oscar/BAFTA nominated filmmaker Agnieszka Holland

Her latest film, “Mr. Jones,” tells the story of a Welsh journalist who broke the news in the western media of the famine in the Soviet Union in the early 1930s and is currently available via Video-on Demand.

Stacey Nelkin talks about Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Blade Runner and Yellowbeard

Stacey Nelkin is known best for her role of Ellie Grimbridge in “Halloween III: Season of the Witch”. She was also cast in “Blade Runner” as the the infamous “Sixth Replicant” but ended up being cut. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Stacey about Halloween III as well as her work with the …

Ralph Bakshi talks about his sketchbook, Lord of the Rings & working with Brad Pitt on Cool World

Ralph Bakshi is the man responsible for films like Fritz the Cat, Coonskin, American Pop, Heavy Traffic, The Lord of the Rings (’78), Wizards, and Cool World. Media Mikes had a chance to chat about drawing with Ralph as well as how he got the rights to make the animated Lord of the Rings movie …

Titus Paar talks creating an animatronic bear in “Fear of the Woods”

Titus Paar is the director of the new upcoming survival horror film “Fear of the Woods”s starring Vernon Wells (“Commando”, “The Road Warrior”). The film just released it’s trailer to the world and has been taking over the internet since doing so. Here is the official synopsis for the film is “Alaska 1993, A snowstorm …

George McGrath talks about his work on Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and writing the movie Big Top Pee-Wee

George McGrath is known for voicing the characters Cowntess / Fish / Globey / Flower / Pterri in “Pee-Wee’s Playhouse”. He is also the writer of various episodes of the show including the theme song. George also wrote the film “Big Top Pee-Wee” and was a writer on the HBO series “Tracy Takes On”. Media …

Jodie Resther talks about “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” & PBS Kids series “Arthur”

Jodie Resther is known best for her role of Kiki in “Are You Afraid of the Dark?”. She is also the voice of Francine Alice Frensky in the PBS Kids series “Arthur” for over 20 years. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Jodie about “Are You Afraid of the Dark” and her voice …

Eric Bauza talks voicing Bugs Bunny on Looney Tunes Shorts & working on Ducktales & Muppet Babies

Eric Bauza is the current voice of Bugs Bunny in Looney Tunes Shorts. He also voices Daffy Duck / Marvin the Martian / Tweety Pie for the show. Eric also voices Fozzie in Muppet Babies, Master Frown in Unikitty!, Splinter in “Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and various voices in Ducktales. Media Mikes …

Billy Bryan talks about playing Stay Puft Marshmallow Man in Ghostbusters, Dune and Army of Darkness

Billy Bryan is the man who created the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man suit for Ghostbusters as well as the man inside. He is also one of the puppeteers for Chucky in Child’s Play and also played the Pit Bitch in Army of Darkness. Media Mikes had a chance to chat with Billy about his role …

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Music

Rocklahoma 2021: Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, and Many More

Rocklahoma will make its highly anticipated return this year – taking place on Friday, September 3, Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa.

JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCE RESCHEDULED 50 HEAVY METAL YEARS TOUR

One of heavy metal’s all-time greats, Judas Priest, will finally get the opportunity to celebrate their 50th anniversary this year with the launch of a North American tour this fall.

Concert Review: Bad Religion “Decades Season 2 1980’s”

Bad Religion kicked off Season 2 of their “Decades” series on June 5th from the Roxy Theater in West Hollywood. Broadcast exclusively via NoCapshows.com its the first of four episodes which will feature deep cuts and rarely performed songs.

GUNS N’ ROSES ANNOUNCE UPDATES FOR 2021 TOUR, ADD MAMMOTH WVH AS SPECIAL GUEST

Don’t miss your chance to see the band live in North America in your city!

GWAR’s “Disc With No Name” Out Today!

GWAR’s latest opus “Disc With No Name,” is out today on Pit Records. The band worked tirelessly on this acoustic masterpiece during last year’s “GWARantine,” and it is finally available for puny pathetic human ears.

FOZZY DROP UNPRECEDENTED NEW VIDEO FOR “SANE”

Powerhouse rockers FOZZY drop their breathtaking, unprecedented music video for “SANE”, filmed on the longest wooden rollercoaster on the planet today!!

RAMMSTEIN IN AMERIKA, FIRST EVER NORTH AMERICAN STADIUM TOUR RESCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 21 THROUGH OCTOBER 4, 2022

SECOND LOS ANGELES AND THIRD MEXICO CITY DATES ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND. TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MAY 28 AT 10AM LOCAL TIME AT RAMMSTEIN.COM

BAD RELIGION TO RELEASE A SECOND SEASON OF DECADES A FOUR-PART STREAMING SERIES

Bad Religion is releasing the second season of their wildly popular streaming event, Decades starting June 5th.

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Film Reviews

Film Review: “A Quiet Place Part II”

Overall, “A Quiet Place Part II” already has a good shot at being on a lot of top ten lists again when 2021 is over.

Film Review: “Cruella”

Overall, “Cruella” is probably not for small children. Let them watch the 1961 animated version instead. Otherwise, “Cruella” is a wonderful, two-plus hour escape

Blu-ray Review: “The Father”

With theatres opening up to usher in another summer of fast cars and explosions, take a moment to stay home and watch “The Father.”

4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review: “Last Action Hero” (Steelbook)

Both the picture and sound on this release are amazing and the film comes in a special steel case. This is a fun film I highly recommend.

4K ULTRA HD/Blu-ray Review: “Big Fish’

“Big Fish” is a big winner that is surely presented with that Tim Burton signature that fans have come to expect and love. It’s a masterpiece!

Film Review: “Spiral”

Overall, “Spiral” spirals down into an abyss of mindlessness so bad that not even a stiff drink could help salvage it as being watchable.

Film Review “The Djinn”

“The Djinn” is definitely worth a watch despite it’s likely budgetary issues.

Film Review “Wrath of Man”

“Wrath of Man” is a non-stop fast paced rollercoaster ride.

Film Review “Claude Lanzmann: Spectres of the Shoah”

Shoah was a groundbreaking movie in every way, and it is therefore fitting that Spectres of the Shoah is also a pioneer in some manner.

4K/Blu-ray Review: “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV”

Even for the novice, a viewing of “Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV” will give you a glimpse of the technical achievements of current film technology. It is certainly the next step in motion capture animation.

Film Review: “Mortal Kombat”

A loud, rambling blood-fest, MORTAL KOMBAT is a great concept gone horribly wrong.

Streaming/Film Review: “Boys From County Hell”

“Boys From County Hell” is a perfect cocktail of horror and comedy from start to finish.

Film Review: “Mank”

Oldman is perfect as Mank, accenting every nuance in his many monologues, whether he is sober or…not so sober. His performance is truly award worthy, and I have him neck and neck with Chadwick Boseman for this year’s Best Actor Oscar.

Film Review: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” (2)

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM Starring: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman Directed by: George C. Wolfe Rating: Rated R Running Time: 1 HR 34 MINS Netflix  With the 93rd annual Academy Awards just days away, it is a good time to take a look at “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” a film unforgivably snubbed in the Best Picture category. …

Film Review: “Ma Rainey’s Black Botom” (1)

God bless Chadwick Boseman. His star shone brightly with amazing work in films like “42,” “Get on Up” and, of course, “Black Panther.” He left this world much too soon, but he left us with a performance that will be remembered forever.

Film Review: “Crisis”

The plot, based on a true story, jumps from one character to another fairly seamlessly, which is always a positive in a film with multiple story arcs.

Film Review: “Godzilla vs Kong”

Sure, you could stay home this weekend and watch the basketball Final Four, or you can treat yourself to the Ultimate March Madness and see “Godzilla vs Kong!”

Film Review: “The Violent Heart”

Written and directed by Karem Sanga (“First Girl I Loved”), “The Violent Heart” has steady pacing throughout with a pair of nice lead performances by Adepo and Van Patten.

Film Review: “Sound of Metal”

The emotions conveyed through the script are raw and brought with ferocity to the silver screen by Ahmed.

Streaming/Television Review: TINA

Full of amazing interviews and even more amazing vintage footage, TINA is a must see!

Film Review: “Nobody”

Action-packed from beginning to end, “Nobody” is a true cousin to films like “Death Wish” (the Bronson one, not the horrible Bruce Willis remake) and “Straw Dogs.”

Film Review “Adverse”

If you are looking for a 90 minute rollercoaster ride with a great cast throughout, I would definitely recommend watching Adverse.

Film Review: “STALLONE: Frank That Is”

If you’re looking for a film in which the underdog keeps fighting, and you’ve already seen “Rocky” a hundred times, I hope you give “Stallone: As in Frank” a look.

Film Review: “On the Rocks”

There is nothing rocky about the dramatic comedy “On the Rocks” as comedian/thespian extraordinaire Bill Murray delivers a superb performance as a wealthy, partly retired art dealer with a penchant for the playboy lifestyle.

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Giveaways

Enter to Win a Copy of “The Marksman” Blu-ray Combo Pack!

To celebrate the Blu-ray Combo Pack release for “The Marksman”, Media Mikes would like to give our fans a chance to to win one of five Blu-ray combo packs of BOTH “The Marksman” and Liam Neeson’s also recent title “Honest Thief”. If you want to win one of these great prizes, please leave a comment below …

Enter to Win Free Tickets to See “Mortal Kombat” in Theaters!

Get Over Here! Experience the explosive new movie MORTAL KOMBAT, which brings to life the intense action of the blockbuster video game franchise, opening in theaters and streaming on HBO Max on April 23rd. Visit https://tinyurl.com/MKBOS to enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to see it in theaters from Warner Bros. Pictures inspired by New Line Cinema’s MORTAL KOMBAT! Make sure you put down MediaMikes.com for where it asks you got this link from!

Enter to Win a Copy of “News of the World” Blu-ray Combo Pack!

This giveaway will remain open until March 31st

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Art/Theatre

SUBLIME PARTNERS WITH Z2 COMICS FOR AN ORIGINAL GRAPHIC NOVEL CELEBRATING THEIR ICONIC LEGACY

Z2 COMICS continues to roll out news of some of their most ambitious projects yet, with today’s announcement of the RYAN CADY-written graphic novel chronicling the misadventures of one of the most defining bands of the last three decades, the Long Beach, reggae-punk institution, SUBLIME!

Ben Brainard talks about his sketch comedy series Welcome to the Table

Ben Brainard is a comedian with a natural ability to make any crowd laugh. Originally from Daytona Beach, and now living in Orlando, Ben has toured across the country. He’s also produced several shows for Army Reserve units. During quarantine, Ben found viral success producing “The Table,” a sketch comedy series about how the various …

Patrick Hinds and Ellyn Marie Marsh discuss new podcast “Obsessed With: Disappeared”

Patrick Hinds is known best for co-hosting the hit podcast “True Crime Obsessed”. Well, he is launching a companion podcast to ID’s hit series “Disappeared” called “Obsessed With: Disappeared.” The series will be co-hosted by himself and Broadway star and Patrick’s friend of 20+ years, Ellyn Marie Marsh (“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” “Kinky Boots”.) “Obsessed …

Theatre Review “Mean Girls” @ Dr. Phillips Center – Orlando, FL

“Mean Girls” is a musical based on the 2004 movie that was written by Tina Fey. The musical premiered in Washington, D.C. in October 2017 and opened on Broadway in April 2018. If you are thinking “Seriously they made a musical for Mean Girls?”, this show has no shortage of talent from the award-winning creative …

Ron English x Clutter presents; ​Big Poppa Classic Colorway!

Ron English x Clutter presents; ​Big Poppa Classic Colorway!

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