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The Beastie Boys Story Doesn’t End With Doc

Per Matt For me, the Beastie Boys will always harken back to the Sixth Grade, when my middle-school class was offered the possibility to visit Washington D.C. with the school’s upperclassmen. On our 700-plus-mile trip, a jam box appeared within… Continue Reading →

Sound of Metal Resonates With Critics

Per Matt I could go into full geek-out mode when discussing the sound effects, sound editing and sound design for Sound of Metal, the incredibly innovative movie starring Riz Ahmed as a drummer who loses his hearing and the after-effects… Continue Reading →

Boseman’s Final Performance Brings the Blues to Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Per Matt There’s a saying that you can’t really sing the blues until you have actually experienced the blues. All of the pain, the anguish, the suffering will then flow right into your music. And yet, there’s happiness in there,… Continue Reading →

Disney Pixar’s Soul is a Welcome, Yet Depressing Christmas Treat

Every year I look forward to Christmas Day. Now, I do look forward to the traditional holiday hype, such as presents, family get-togethers and just the feel of the holiday. But in my family, it has been a tradition to… Continue Reading →

Experiencing The Other Side of Madness

Per Matt Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Even the smaller ones can be incredibly ruthless. Such is the case with Charles Manson. As a charismatic master manipulator, he played to people’s weaknesses, eventually leading a pseudo-religious cult. Preaching… Continue Reading →

Nocturne is a Welcome Addition to the Blumhouse Family of Films

Per Matt When your favorite house of horrors releases four movies within a two-week period leading up to Halloween, you definitely take notice. And when they’re only available via Amazon Prime’s streaming service, you scramble to do everything you can… Continue Reading →

Outrageous Pumpkins Prepares 2020 for Halloween

In the near future, looking back onto the year that was 2020 will be unforgettable for all the wrong reasons. With so many unfortunate events transpiring, celebrating Halloween during a global pandemic may not rank high on the list of… Continue Reading →

Standing in the Shadows of Motown

Per Matt As Labor Day honors and recognizes the contributions of laborers in the United States, I thought it would be a pretty good time to shine the spotlight on the hard-working studio musicians of Detroit who became the backbone… Continue Reading →

Rocketman Lands as a Musical Fantasy Film

Per Matt For years, Elton John has been trying to bring his story of seeking an identity to the big screen, and with Rocketman, it was mission accomplished. So, is his life story worthy of any cinematic awards?

Deadly Mistakes and A Rockin’ Punk Doc: 2019 Nashville Film Festival

Per Matt When attending an iconic event for the very first time, there’s always going to be some sense of nervousness until you finally get situated. But when you’re attending the Nashville Film Festival, which is currently celebrating its 50th… Continue Reading →

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