Kam On Film: ‘Loving,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Loving

Focus Features / Big Beach Films

Rated PG-13 for mature themes and ethnic slurs

Poignant Period Piece Recounts The Forbidden Romance That Led To Landmark Supreme Court Decision

Mildred Jeter (Ruth Negga) and Richard Loving (Joel Edgerton) committed a crime just by falling in love when they were …

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Reality Check: Final Thoughts On Election 2016

Rogues, Insults, Sexual Assault, FBI Investigations & Treason

There are a lot of people on both sides of the political aisle who are celebrating the end to this tumultuously outrageous bedlam that has been the 2016 presidential campaign. I am not one of them. In fact, I am bummed. Truly …

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Shoreworld: Grin & Bear – Everything Is Gravy

Grin & Bear is a four-piece alt-rock band born on the New Jersey coast and raised in the Central Jersey basement scene. Led by the conversational songwriting of frontman Brian Perrino, Grin & Bear pulls influence from artists such as Kevin Devine, Car Seat Headrest, Modest Mouse and Pedro The …

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Rant’n’Roll: Is This Guy A Gangster? Was My Father A Gangster?

According to author Jon D’Amore, from the 1930s on, New Jersey gangsters littered Bergen County with homes both spare and palatial (depending upon how far up on the Mafia food chain they were) while working in Hudson County and, of course, across the river in New York City. D’Amore’s self-published …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Fantastic Negrito, Airbourne, The Jacuzzi Boys, and more

Fantastic Negrito/Mercury Lounge/October 9, 2016

Xavier Dphrepaulezz (pronounced “dee-FREP-ah-lez”) was born in western Massachusetts, the eighth of 15 children. When Dphrepaulezz was 12 years old, his family moved to Oakland, California, where he entered foster care and joined the world of street gangs, guns, drug dealing and home invasions. Looking …

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Kam on Film: ‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘Inferno,’ and What’s New in Theaters

Hacksaw Ridge

Summit Entertainment

Rated R for graphic violence, gruesome images and ethnic slurs

World War II Biopic Chronicles Battlefield Exploits Of Heroic Army Medic

Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains where he was raised as a Seventh-day Adventist. Devoutly religious, he followed his faith’s …

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Reality Check: Scott Garrett’s Intimidation Machine Versus Me

Humorless NJ Congressman Sics Local Police On Lil’ Ol’ Journalist

After last week’s column, the Scott Garrett campaign has waged war on the Reality Check News & Information Desk.

Its candidate, a humorless shit-heel, has not only ducked my challenge to a fair fight, he has stooped to having his …

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Weird NJ Halloween 2016: The Little Girls of Rosendale and The Ghost Of The Old Tavern

(Illustration by Ryan Doan)

The Little Girls of Rosedale Cemetery

The weird incident I am about to describe took place back in October of 1991 following the somewhat recent death of my Aunt Anna. My Mom’s family lived in the Vailsburg area of Newark and when Anna died in 1990 …

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What’s It Like To Meet Bruce Springsteen? We Found Out.

On September 7 I attended my first Bruce Springsteen concert. Three weeks later I met “The Boss.” Well, to be accurate, I did see Bruce perform with The E Street Band when they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame two years ago. I was there with …

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Shoreworld: The RocknRoll HiFives – The Beat, The Sound, The Dragon’s Roar EP

The gang from Little Dickman Records are back with another great New Jersey find. The RocknRoll HiFives are a family band, founded in 2005 by Joe Centeno (of Maxwell’s-era New Jersey band, Plug Spark Sanjay) and his daughter, frontwoman/lyricist, Eilee, then three. “We wanted to have fun, play rock ‘n’ …

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