Maria Mar's Local Radar: Ropetree

What’s up my local rockers? It’s about that time to talk about music that is making the headlines and making our heads bob! I have been getting a ton of submissions, so please continue to keep them coming! I love to hear your input of what you are listening…

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Rant 'N' Roll: Blues Fest Hits Bethlehem, PA Feb. 7, 8 & 9

Oh baby! Here we go again. Last year’s Blast Furnace Blues Festival in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on the site of the old Bethlehem Steel, with those original blast furnaces providing a gorgeous stage backdrop all lit up like an art deco sculpture, an hour west of North Jersey, had some…

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Queued Up: 'Throne Of Blood,' 'Closed Circuit,' 'The Butler' and More

REIGN IN BLOOD -- Akira Kurosawa's classic 1957 film Throne Of Blood transplants Macbeth into feudal Japan, altering some elements to suit Japanese history and folklore. Kurosawa favorite Toshiro Mifune stars as samurai commander Washizu, who becomes Lord of the Spider's Web Forest through a mixture of deceit and…

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Kam On Film: 'Life Of A King,' 'Frozen' and What's New In Theaters

Life Of A King

Millennium Entertainment

Rated PG-13 for drug use, violent images and mature themes

Ex-Con Opens Chess Club For At-Risk Kids In Ghetto-Based Biopic

Eugene Brown (CubaGooding, Jr.) was so worried about returning to his neighborhood in inner-city Washington, D.C. after serving 17 years for…

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MedioXcore: And You Thought You Were Done Hearing About Resolutions

I’m Doing This For Your Own Good. You’re Welcome.

Happy New Year, Aquarian Weekly readers. I hope it finds you happy and content and optimistic about the year ahead. And if not, well, that’s probably normal. In the midst of all the Facebook and Twitter resolutions posts I was bombarded…

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Reality Check: Major League Baseball - Still Broke After All These Years

Major League Baseball continues its over a century of government-sanctioned fraud, racketeering, suspension of civil rights, and illegal business practices this week by suspending the right to work of one of its players for one year on nothing more than the purchased testimony of a convicted criminal, circumstantial copied evidence…

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Between & Beyond: Animals

I touched upon some thoughts about nature a few episodes ago, and my point landed on the importance of animals. The "otherness" of nature manifests in many ways, from animals to stars to trees, and, as a general rule, to genuflect before that otherness rather than squander it or exploit…

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What It Do: I, Human

In I, Robot, the 2004 movie based on the work of science fiction author Isaac Asimov, the antagonist, a super-powerful artificial intelligence system, determines that in order to follow the first “Law of Robotics”—that a robot must never harm a human being or, through inaction, allow any human to come…

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Deleted Scenes: House-Hunting

We were in the car last week when my poor, long-suffering wife asked me, “So, are you excited to go house-hunting this weekend?”

It is a personality deficiency on my part that I cannot be dishonest in these situations. Can’t just say, “Yeah, it’s been a few months since the…

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The 10, No, The 100 Best Films Of 2013: Kam's Annual Assessment Of The Cream Of The Cinematic Crop

While 2013 may be remembered for black-themed films like 42, The Butler, Fruitvale Station and early Oscar favorite 12 Years A Slave, there were plenty of other excellent offerings released over the course of the year. The summer season alone featured a trio of outstanding horror flicks in The

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