Queued Up: ‘Escape Plan,’ ‘American Hustle,’ ’12 Years A Slave’ And Other New Releases


The buildup: Sylvester Stallone plays Ray Breslin, a security expert who breaks out of prisons for a living. But when he is set up by someone in the CIA to be incarcerated in a secret facility permanently, he teams up with fellow inmate Emil Rottmayer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) to …

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Kam On Film: ‘Noah,’ ‘Jews Of Egypt’ and What’s New In Theaters


Paramount Pictures

Rated PG-13 for violence, suggestive content and disturbing images

Crowe Portrays Biblical Patriarch in Novel Adaptation of Popular Parable

Anybody with even a rudimentary knowledge of the Bible is undoubtedly familiar with the story of Noah and theArk.That scriptural passage, found in Genesis, revolves around a righteous …

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Reality Check: Crimea – The Russian Sheep Theorem

Take a moment and thank your preferred deity or talisman that John McCain didn’t become president in 2008. Regardless of what you think of this current model, McCain is certifiably insane with aggression and has urged this country to embroil itself in every skirmish, revolution, uprising, civil war and invasion …

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Between & Beyond: True Detective

If you’ve read this column before, my contempt for television should come as no surprise. Besides it being a mouthpiece for the status quo and a tool for coercion and value-shaping, it’s just straight-up bad for art. I could never stand the cheap storytelling involved when stretching a show out …

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Deleted Scenes: The Ass The Door Hit

Cliché has it that in print, you never get a goodbye issue. I believe it’s emblematic of the exceptional nature of The Aquarian that this is my second. This paper has been and continues to be something special. I’m sorry to be leaving it.

When I came back as Managing …

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Shoreworld: Bake – Purveyors Of Reflection Fire Up The Oven On ‘The Son And The Shadow’

Bake is the family unit of Joe and Pat Baker. The exciting center of attention of these performers is that I’ve examined them as part of early Bake projects, as well as solo independents. And the main remembrance that stands out is that both are profoundly imaginative and musically instinctive …

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Maria Mar’s Local Radar: Stelladeora

Wednesday, we meet again. Yes, it’s halfway to the end of the week, and really far away from Monday, but most importantly, it’s Local Radar Day! I mean, what day isn’t great that we can chat about local music? I’ve been experiencing some really cool new music lately from a …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Stones Rolling

Longevity is a pretty damn good reason to be thought of as “The World’s Greatest Rock ‘N’ Roll Band,” and although I’ve heard the nay-sayers grumble their snark, how many bands can stay rockin’ in a 48-year span? The Rolling Stones Live 1965: Music From` Charlie Is My Darling’ (ABKCO) …

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Kam On Film: ‘Shirin In Love,’ ‘The Single Moms Club’ and What’s New In Theaters

Shirin In Love

Sideshow Releasing


Bride-to-Be Gets Cold Feet In Cross-Cultural Comedy

Shirin (Nazanin Boniadi) has never really found the courage to pursue her own dreams. For example, after graduating from college and law school, instead of going into practice, she moved back home and began writing book reviews …

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MEDIOxCORE: Playing Safe…

They May Not Seem Terribly Important, But Taking These Things On Tour With You Could Potentially Spare You A Lotta Bullshit. Take Notes. You’re Welcome.


Every few months it seems like one friends’ band or another is super stoked to head out on the road for tour and then …

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