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Willem Dafoe has been one of America's most consistent and durable character actors for the last three decades. He's drawn to dark films and dark characters and loves dragging us...read more
Whatever you’re doing this Thanksgiving, here are seven movies you can watch to get into the Thanksgiving mood. Share them with your kids, and your parents. And feel better about your crappy family. * * * 1. Home for the Holidays See… there are families as stressful and crazy and your family. What’s tougher than an adult child coming home to be judged? Still high, and pre-Ironman Robert Downey Jr slays it. Buy Home for the Holidays on Amazon.com. . . * * * 2. Planes Trains and Automobiles Stuck on the road and...read more
It’s the age of the ipod, shuffle and playlists. But for some artists, albums matter. Some musicians don’t just write and perform songs, they create whole albums to be a start to finish listening experience.read more
At 24 years old Robert Evans became head of production at Paramount Pictures and turned a studio on the verge of bankruptcy into the most...read more
Want to be scared this Halloween, but not too much? Do you like some laughs along with your chills. Just like in real life, there can be levity and humor in scary situations, and these films have the right amount of both. Here’s the essential horror comedies to get you through this Halloween. * * * Shaun of the Dead (2004): One of the better comedies, let alone horror, in recent memory, ‘Shaun of the Dead’ is...read more
Surrealism is one of the oldest genres of film. Since the advent of the motion picture, filmmakers have used multiple exposures, odd juxtaposition, uncomfortable soundtracks,read more
The last time Ska was big was a good 15 to 20 years ago during Ska's Third Wave revival....read more
Doc Pomus was one of the great song writers of his generation and his songs helped start and shape rock n’ roll. A new documentary about this talented and interesting man is in theaters, “AKA Doc Pomus.” Here are some of the songs that you are probably familiar with even if you never realized that Doc was one of the writers. Watch the trailer for the documentary, and listen to the songs below. * * * * *...read more
The Live album peaked in the 1970s an age of Stadium rock shows and listening parties. By the 1980s video had killed ....read more
Actress Gina Gershon has been memorable in just about every role she has every played. ”Bound”, “The Insider”, “Palmetto”, “Cocktail”, and “Killer Joe” are just a few. And she also records her own music, and tours. Gershon stopped by the SiriusXM studios to talk with Ron Bennington about her new movie, “House of Versace” in which she plays Donatella Versace. Excerpts from the interview appear below. You can hear the interview in its entirety exclusively on...read more