Queued Up: Holiday Gift Guide – Part 2

FRIGHT DELIGHTS

This has been a crazy year for the folks at Scream Factory. They have unearthed and reissued a treasure trove of classic and cult horror movies that is hard to top in terms of restoration, packaging, and extra features. They take their fear fare seriously, and they embrace …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Visual + Vinyl + Blues

Beautifully packaged, Eagle Rock Entertainment’s new live series of Rolling Stones concerts, From The Vault, starts with Hampton Coliseum Live In 1981 and L.A. Forum Live In 1975 (both restored and remixed by Bob Clearmountain). Each show is two and a half hours and consumers get their choice of …

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Kam on Film: ‘Wild,’ ’25 To Life’ and What’s New In Theaters

Wild

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Rated R for sexuality, nudity, profanity and drug use

Reese Witherspoon Stars In Adaptation Of Best-Selling Memoir

Cheryl Strayed’s (Reese Witherspoon) life went into a tailspin right after the untimely death of her mother (Laura Dern). The grief-stricken 22-year-old subsequently became emotionally estranged from the people …

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Between & Beyond: Apocalypse

The outpouring of protest after the events of the past few weeks has lifted my spirit to a degree. It’s hard to explain. When you delve into the machinery of this culture on a regular basis, your spirit often feels chewed up by the gears, but when an injustice so …

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Reality Check: I Can’t Breathe!

Daniel Pantaleo killed Eric Garner. He choked him to death while four other men held him down and pulled his hands behind his back and proceeded to cuff him, leaning all of his weight on the man’s head as he pleaded, “I can’t breathe! I can’t breathe!”

This is not …

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Shoreworld: Jared McCloud – To Live And Die In Your Arms (Noble Steed Music)

When it comes to the sections of our lives, Jared McCloud will tell you that, at least at first, the pieces don’t fit easily. McCloud got his puzzle-solving start in the hard rock/heavy metal arena, learning to mix and position bridges, choruses and crunchy verses before breaking from that camp …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: October 31 – November 6

The Damned/Irving Plaza/October 31, 2014

The Damned formed at the beginnings of the punk rock movement in 1976 in London, England, debuted onstage supporting the Sex Pistols at the 100 Club, and in 1977 became the first British punk band to tour the United States. By 1978, the band had …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Brian Jones Changed My Life

It is time to praise Brian Jones [1942-1969] instead of dwelling on how and why he never made it out of the ‘60s. I was one of those stateside kids biographer Paul Trynka writes about in Brian Jones: The Making Of The Rolling Stones (Viking) who watched ABC-TV’s Shindig! religiously …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Holy City Zoo

Locals, we meet again. It’s so crazy that it’s almost 2015; where has the time gone? I wonder how many months it will take me to start using that as the date, too. Hopefully you are all getting ready for the holidays with getting your shopping done, preparing your family …

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Local Noise: The Strangers

If you happened to wander into The Court Tavern inNew Brunswick, or Crossroads in Garwood, or The Saint inAsbury Park, and heard some eerie sounds emanating from the stage that brought back shades of Jim Morrison and The Doors, but with a modern tinge, you probably stumbled upon a performance …

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