Kam On Film: ‘A Monster Calls,’ and What’s New In Theaters

A Monster Calls

Focus Features

Rated PG-13 for mature themes and scary images

Beleaguered Boy Befriended By Tree In Bittersweet Escapist Fantasy

Conor O’Malley (Lewis MacDougall) is understandably miserable. First of all, the 12-year-old’s divorced mom (Felicity Jones) is terminally ill. Second, they’re both estranged from his father (Toby Kebbell) …

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Shoreworld: New Jersey Organist John Ginty To Feature Vocalist Aster Pheonyx On U.S. Rockers Tour And Album

Morristown, New Jersey’s own John Ginty has covered tons of literal ground. Fresh off playing Hammond B-3 for the Dixie Chicks on their MMXVI World Tour, Ginty is hitting the road with his band. His U.S. tour will be in support of his upcoming release from the American Showplace Music …

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Queued Up: ‘Suicide Squad,’ ‘Creepshow 2,’ ‘The Killing Of America,’ and more!

SUICIDE SQUAD Extended Cut (2016)

The set-up: With Superman dead, the U.S. government authorizes a task force of bad guys to take down dangerous threats from fellow meta-humans. Manipulated due to explosives implanted in their bodies, Deadshot, Harley Quinn, and their once incarcerated criminal comrades find themselves “enlisted” to take …

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Rant’n’Roll: Cigar Store Blues, South Bronx Jazz, Indonesian Prog-Rock, Gospel-Jazz, Midnight Mass & A Guy Named Tas

The Smoke Wagon Blues Band cordially invites you to their Cigar Store (Indie Pool) where lead singer Corey Lueck spits out his phlegm all over the first few rows. He also plays a hell of a mean blues harp, as well as co-writing some instant classics like “Hoodoo Woman,” “White …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: Trinity, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Dinosaur, Jr., and more!

Trinity/B.B. King Blues Club & Grill/November 27, 2016

Trinity is a trio of heavy metal singers. Geoff Tate was in Queensrÿche during its glory years, Tim “Ripper” Owens replaced Rob Halford in Judas Priest from 1996 to 2002, and Blaze Bayley replaced Bruce Dickinson in Iron Maiden from 1994 to …

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Kam on Film: ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Manchester By The Sea,’ and What’s New In Theaters

Hidden Figures

20th Century Fox

Rated PG for mature themes and mild epithets

NASA Docudrama Belatedly Credits Contributions Of Unsung African-American Mathematicians

All of the astronauts picked by NASA to participate in its maiden manned space programs, Mercury and Gemini, were white males. However, behind the scenes, there was a …

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Reality Check: A Seasonal Wish

What You Write The Day Before Christmas Eve With A Crushing Deadline 

 

Hold me in your thoughts

Take me to your dreams

Touch me as I fall into view

When the winter comes

Keep the fires lit

And I will be right next to you
—Warren Zevon

“Keep Me In …

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Rock Reads: A Holiday Guide For The Rock & Roll Literate

Looking for a celebration of music in words to stuff the stockings of the rock fan in your life?

 

Warren Zevon: Desperado of Los Angeles—George Plasketes (2016)

            Full disclosure: My new book, which will be released in the spring of 2018, will be a series of essays focusing …

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Shoreworld: Matt O’Ree – Brotherhood

Matt O’Ree has had quite a successful ride so far. Going back to his 1998 album, 88 Miles, O’Ree has made substantial strides in his ongoing musical journey through rock and roll, blues and more. 88 Miles was so well received by national media that it secured him …

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New Dark Age: Ghost, The Red Party, Disorder, and More

Ghost

Swedish shock-rockers Ghost performed a 15-song set at Kings Theatre in Brooklyn on Saturday night Nov. 12, which served as unofficial “pre-party” to The Red Party in Manhattan, inasmuch as a large contingent on NYC Goths were in attendance at the former concert before heading over to the latter …

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