Punk the Capital Spotlights Early DC Punk Scene

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The underground music scene in Washington D.C. forever altered the definition of punk, taking it from nihilism and pulling it towards something constructive. Within this unlikely town in 1979, generations, musical genres and powerful personalities created a volatile mix that has influenced music and culture around the world.

Punk the Capital, Straight from Washington D.C., directed and produced by veteran D.C. filmmakers James Schneider and Paul Bishow, captures the essence of D.C. punk from its source and steers shy of nostalgia, making this history relevant 35 years later. Continue reading “Punk the Capital Spotlights Early DC Punk Scene”

Transformers: Age of Extinction Review: How Good Is It?

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This has been my favorite Transformers movie YET! I went in expecting the worst, after seeing the changes made to Grimlock, but walked out completely entertained. This new series builds on the first trilogy and does it in a way that you don’t have to watch all of the movies again. But if you watched Dark of the Moon again, it wouldn’t hurt.

Though series alums Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and the always funny John Turturro are not in this movie, that doesn’t mean the cast is any less exciting. Continue reading “Transformers: Age of Extinction Review: How Good Is It?”

Ping Pong Summer Review

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As syrupy sweet Ping Pong Summer is, there’s a lingering aftertaste after experiencing the nostalgia sugar rush. Maybe others will or have liked it as a novelty, but I’ve become jaded after seeing many teen movies and TV shows. This indie comedy-drama is writer/director Michael Tully a love letter to 1980s fun, but that’s all viewers get. Continue reading “Ping Pong Summer Review”

X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (SPOILERS)

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The future, as described in this newest film, is bleak at best. Mutants and humans alike are all but extinct and only the X-Men can rise to the challenge. As humanity’s last hope, Logan must travel five decades into the past to prevent this horrifying future from ever taking place.

This is now my most favorite X-Men movie EVER! Fox has done a wonderful job saving this franchise with its newest installment. Of course, the cast is stellar and has really shown us that the X-Men are a formidable force throughout time. The villains in this movie are not all that they seem at first sight. Continue reading “X-Men: Days of Future Past Review (SPOILERS)”

Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2…not quite amazing. Good, just not AMAZING. I guess I can do the bad news first and then work off the good news. Most people seem to like it that way. In this case, there was way too much back story for my taste. The groundwork was laid in the first movie and could’ve played throughout the first movie, in my opinion. Brief flashbacks could’ve been used instead of entire sequences. This pretty much muddled up the story line for me. Continue reading “Amazing Spider-Man 2 Review”

Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers the Goods [REVIEW]

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Let me start off by saying I absolutely LOVED Captain America: The First Avenger. I regard it as one of the best superhero origin movies ever! Moving forward, I went into Captain America: The Winter Soldier with high hopes that the sequel could surpass the first movie. I could not be more pleased with this sequel. If this is the quality of movies we can expect to see from Marvel Studios in the future, things will only be getting better! Continue reading “Captain America: The Winter Soldier Delivers the Goods [REVIEW]”

REVIEW: Ya'Ke Smith's Wolf

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Wolf is the story of Carl (Jordan Cooper), a young man suffering from the lingering effects of sexual abuse. His encounter with the local pastor (Eugene Lee) have left him confused and tormented. Carl’s parents (Mikala Gibson, Shelton Jolivette) struggle making ends meet. A potential scandal arises, but will Carl get the support he needs and deserves? Continue reading “REVIEW: Ya’Ke Smith’s Wolf”