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The itunes $0. 99 rental of the week:  art and craft

The iTunes $0.99 Rental of The Week: Art and Craft

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. This week brings us Art and Craft, a charming and satisfying look at notorious art forger Mark…

Image comics: an origin story

Image Comics: An Origin Story

It’s time to start worrying about mainstream comics. While DC and Marvel duke it out in movie theaters with a new mega-franchise seemingly every week, their printed content is lagging in creativity and ingenuity. With each franchise reboot and each origin story told and then retold, even their truest fans are growing weary. Desperate for…

The iTunes $0.99 Rental of the Week: Beyond The Lights

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. This week brings us Beyond The Lights, a slickly produced, mostly hollow story of a tortured pop…

Record store day 2015 is right around the corner

Record Store Day 2015 Is Right Around The Corner

Vinyl junkies get ready to do your happy dance ’cause Record Store Day 2015 is just around the corner.  Saturday, April 18 is the big day so make sure you clear your schedules as this year’s RSD is going to be bigger than ever before. Still Spinning After All These Years First conceived back in…

The itunes $0. 99 rental of the week:  john wick

The iTunes $0.99 Rental of the Week: John Wick

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. Bang, Bang.  Shoot, Shoot. Happiness is a warm gun indeed in this week’s offering, the Keanu Reeves revenge thriller…

Screenplay apps: start writing your screenplay today

Screenplay Apps: Start Writing Your Screenplay Today

You’ve just had the greatest idea for a screenplay ever.  You see the scenes, you hear the words and you know the story will work.  Wonderful…the easy part is done.  What now?  Well, now comes the hard part – you have to write the damned thing.  Don’t worry, though, this part of the process is…

The itunes $0. 99 rental of the week:  boyhood

The iTunes $0.99 Rental of The Week: Boyhood

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. Well played iTunes.  Well played. This week brings us one of the best films of 2014 (or…

Like a leaf on the wind, get ready for con man to soar

Like A Leaf On The Wind, Get Ready For Con Man To Soar

The nerd world was all abuzz as news broke last week that Firefly/Serenity alums Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk will be reprising their roles from the beloved series for a new TV show…well sort of. Over the past decade or so, the world of Firefly and Serenity has become the very definition of cult legend….

Itunes $0. 99 rental of the week is sin city – a dame to kill for

iTunes $0.99 Rental of the Week is Sin City – A Dame To Kill For

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. In general, sequels are a dangerous prospect.  Rarely are second acts able to match the charm and…

The itunes $0. 99 rental of the week: ‘the skeleton twins’

The iTunes $0.99 Rental of The Week: ‘The Skeleton Twins’

Every week, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. Quite often a movie’s individual parts are greater than it’s whole.  Such is the case with this…

Itunes $0. 99 rental of the week:  bad turn worse

iTunes $0.99 Rental of The Week: Bad Turn Worse

Every Tuesday, the folks at iTunes find a movie they like and make it available to rent for the low, low price of $0.99.  I’m here to tell you whether that film is worth your hard earned dollar. Sometimes a title can be inadvertently prophetic.  To that point, let’s talk about this weeks film, a…

Top horror and sci-fi scores currently streaming on spotify

Top Horror and Sci-Fi Scores Currently Streaming On Spotify

The very best film music can thrive without the film…even if the film cannot thrive without it.  Don’t believe me?  Try watching Blade Runner without those lush synthesizers from Vangelis, then we can talk. The music from many of the greatest horror and sci-fi films is more available than ever these days on Spotify, who…

Behind oscar’s back – 5 films that oscar missed in 2014

Behind Oscar’s Back – 5 Films That Oscar Missed in 2014

Big smiles, people. In case you missed it, and judging by the ratings most of you did, The 87th Annual Academy Awards were held on Sunday in Hollywood. Don’t worry, you didn’t miss much. It was a relatively boring ceremony that even Neil Patrick Harris in his underwear couldn’t save. You’re better off watching the…