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8Jul/14Off

Brandon’s Cult Movie Reviews: Challenge of the Tiger

It's chop-socky time as I tackle the 1980 "Brucesploitation" flick "Challenge of the Tiger", AKA "Gymkata Killer", starring Richard Harrison and Bruce Le...t...
Video Rating: 5 / 5

30Jun/14Off

Schools Out for the Shmooper: This Year on Shmoop


Mountain View, California (PRWEB) June 19, 2014

Another year, another stampede of students and teachers doing their thing on Shmoop. Shmoop, a digital publishing company that makes fresh, engaging resources for students and teachers, reports this school years stats:

28Jun/14Off

UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS Partner with Princess Cruises to Deploy Guest Evolution Platform on Regal Princess


Seattle, Washington (PRWEB) June 18, 2014

UIEvolution, Inc. and VIDELIO-HMS announced today the continuation of their partnership with Princess Cruises to deploy UIEvolution's Guest Evolution technology platform on the Regal Princess, the newest ship in the Princess fleet that set sail on its maiden voyage May 20, 2014. Guest Evolution offers Princess Cruises the capability of providing a full IPTV experience with greater personalization and e-commerce capabilities.

UIEvolutions Guest Evolution delivered the worlds first HTML5 based TV solution in 2013, when it was deployed to passenger and crew cabin TVs and digital signs on the Royal Princess. After receiving rave reviews from passengers and crew, Princess selected UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to deploy Guest Evolution on three ships with coax cable infrastructure: Sun Princess, Sapphire Princess and Diamond Princess. This latest deployment of Guest Evolution on Regal Princess continues the offering of an already terrific guest experience once more.

"We are delighted to once again work with UIEvolution and VIDELIO-HMS to offer innovative technology and in-room entertainment services and content to our passengers and crew," said Andrew Brown, manager of onboard media, Princess Cruises.

We are proud to be expanding our already close and successful partnership with Princess Cruises, said Travis Beaven, Chief Product Officer at UIEvolution. We are pleased that they have, once again, selected our Guest Evolution platform for the Regal Princess. We look forward to leveraging our relationship with Princess Cruises and VIDELIO-HMS to create more synergy as we continue to raise the bar on delivering enhanced experiences for passengers and crew.

Guest Evolution platforms features include live TV, ship channels, and video and music on demand. The solution can be extended to support a host of additional innovative features such as:

22Jun/14Off

Non-Stop movie review

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Video Rating: 4 / 5

30May/14Off

Wolf Trap Presents John Butler Trio with Special Guest Allen Stone, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Pixar in Concert, and Sing-A-Long Grease


Vienna, Virginia (PRWEB) May 23, 2014

John Butler Trio

Special Guest:

Allen Stone

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Australian roots-rock and jam band John Butler Trio will be appearing alongside the self-described hippie with soul R&B singer Allen Stone.

John Butler Trio is fronted by one of Australias most successful independent artists, John Butler, whose gripping lead guitar gives the music complexity and muscle according to Rolling Stone. The group is completed by bassist Byron Luiters and recently added percussionist Grant Gerathy, both celebrated Australian musicians in their own right. The group, having released multiple platinum- and gold-certified records in previous years, came out with their newest studio album, Flesh & Blood, last February. The album has been acclaimed as one of the groups best, and The AU Review proclaimed theyre doing it right, so right, and we can only hope they keep doing what theyre doing for years to come.

With musical themes such as reclaiming humanity in the midst of a frustrating world, Allen Stone conveys a clear message delivered by a powerful set of pipes. His passion for social consciousness was shaped by his upbringing as the son of a preacher. He also had an early love of gospel and soul music and cites Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, and Aretha Franklin as his musical influences. A rising star with two self-released albums already under his belt, his latest work, an eponymous album, immediately earned him a contract with ATO Records.

Video: John Butler Trio Only One

Video: Allen Stone Unaware

Daryl Hall & John Oates

Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 8 pm

Let newly minted Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Daryl Hall & John Oates make your dreams come true! A wildly successful group in the 70s and 80s, the pair from Philadelphia was named by Billboard as the No. 1 Musical Duo of All Time and No. 15 Best Artist of All Time. They have firmly established themselves as musical mainstays with their unique sound, called rock and soul for its fusion of rock n roll and R&B, heard in hits such as Sara Smile, Kiss on My List, and Maneater, not to mention on seven platinum albums. Today, both artists continue to sell out live performances and have both released successful independent albums, including Halls Laughing Down Crying and Oatess Mississippi Mile, both from 2011. As Questlove, of the hip-hop group the Roots, said, Im gonna list all the duos in the rock era that were more popular than [Daryl] Hall and [John] Oates...okay, I'm done.

Video: Daryl Hall & John Oates Private Eyes

Pixar in Concert

National Symphony Orchestra

Emil de Cou, conductor

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Enjoy an evening of stunning animation and music from more than a dozen Pixar films, including Ratatouille, A Bugs Life, Finding Nemo, WALL-E, Up, The Incredibles, Brave, Monsters, Inc., Monsters University, and the Cars and Toy Story series. The National Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Emil de Cou, will play selections from the films award-winning scores, paired with brilliant movie clips shown on huge screens placed in-house and on the lawn. The rousing, 10-time Grammy winning, and three-time Academy Award winning melodies from the beloved films have been perfectly blended to create a one-of-a-kind experience that is Pixar in Concert.

Video: Pixar In Concert Monsters, Inc. segment

Sing-A-Long Grease

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Don your leather jacket and dance on over to Danny and Sandy for a night of infectious rock n roll! Ranked No. 20 on the American Film Institutes Greatest Movie Musicals of All Time list, Grease is a 1950s-era American classic that will never get old. As The Denver Post praises, the movie holds up for new generations because it captures the enthusiasm of youth and the vibrancy of Californias sunshine-and-cars culture. The Sing-A-Long adds an exciting twist to beloved favorites like Youre the One That I Want and Beauty School Dropout by displaying the lyrics to all the songs at the bottom of huge movie screens, set up in-house and on the lawn. Aspiring Pink Ladies and T-Birds can grab a goody bag filled with fun props to use while they and the rest of the audience sing their favorite songs to make this summer night one to remember.

Video: Sing-A-Long Grease Fan Reactions and Praise

Tickets can be purchased by calling 1.877.WOLFTRAP or online at wolftrap.org.

For more information, call Wolf Trap at 703.255.1900.

High-resolution images of the artists listed are available on Wolf Traps website: wolftrap.org/Media_and_Newsroom/Photos_for_Publication.aspx.

Wolf Trap is Metro accessible!

Our environmentally friendly Wolf Trap Express Bus travels from the West Falls Church Metro stop every 20 minutes starting two hours prior to show time. For details, please visit wolftrap.org/Plan_Your_Visit/Access_by_Metro.aspx.

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26May/14Off

'The Love Punch' movie review

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From left, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan star in Thibault Grabherr From left, Timothy Spall, Celia Imrie, Emma Thompson and Pierce Brosnan star in "The Love Punch." YOU KNOW how many movies Emma Thompson made ...
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Film Review: 'Blended'
They don't say much, commiserating over their respective kids' sleeping habits, but what they do say is believable, radiating an unhurried, unforced chemistry that's enough to make one wonder why these two actors have only made three movies together ...
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'50 to 1' movie review
“50 to 1” has just about every cliche of the genre: an inconsistent athlete with more heart than wins; a coach/trainer who believes in him; and a comedy of errors leading up to the ultimate 11th-hour victory. The more boxing/baseball/ice hockey movies ...
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Movie Review: 'Chef'
While doing justice to his film's title by showing plenty of scrumptious-looking food preparation and consumption –- and thus making the convincing case that this guy really is an extraordinary cook — Favreau adopts a leisurely pace, sometimes to a ...
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30Apr/14Off

300: Rise of an Empire – Movie Review

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18Apr/14Off

Well Now You’re Here,There’s No Way Back: The Quiet Riot Movie Will Premiere at the Newport Beach Festival on April 29

(PRWEB) April 11, 2014

The band topped the charts in 1983 with the first #1 heavy metal album (Metal Health) which sold over 10 million copies worldwide, and paved the way for successful metal bands like, Motley Crue, Poison, and Bon Jovi turning the 1980s into the decade of heavy metal hair rock.

An unlikely and surprisingly personal narrative to conquer the loss of a friend emerges from an odyssey about the rise, fall and resurrection of an 80's metal band. The career of Frankie Banali, drummer of Quiet Riot, took a major sideswipe when his singer and best friend Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. In 2010 and at a cross roads in his life, Banali has to forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter.

4Apr/14Off

ShopSavvy Bests RedLaser in Side-by-Side Comparison


San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 01, 2014

ShopSavvy, the worlds largest mobile shopping platform, produced superior results when compared to price comparison app RedLaser in a side-by-side comparison conducted by Alpha Digits.

The smartphone app review site tested results from ShopSavvy and RedLaser on 10 randomly selected products. Categories in the test included books, movies, home and family, consumer electronics, video games and office products. ShopSavvy produced the most local results and the most online results 100 percent of the time. ShopSavvy showed the lowest price results for both new and used items 70 percent of the time.

Alpha Digits credits ShopSavvys extensive database and platform for the superior results:

Consumers wanting to find the best price comparison application would be well-served to look at more than just the apps cool features and interesting functionality and take a longer look under the hood. The backbone of any good price-comparison app is its product database. Its access to the prices, locations, and reviews that will determine whether or not consumers can trust it to find them the lowest prices and best local results. For example, ShopSavvys platform, Product Cloud 2.0, lets the app offer real-time pricing, inventory, reviews, photos, videos and other information for hundreds of millions of products. And its the database that lets the app outpace apps from retail giants like eBay and Amazon.

23Mar/14Off

Son of Ghostman Nominated for 2013 Rondo Award for Best Independent Film

Montrose, CA (PRWEB) March 20, 2014

BoomBam productions is proud that the companys first feature film, Son of Ghostman, has been nominated for a 2013 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Award for Best Independent Feature Film.

Son of Ghostman is a romantic comedy about a recently dumped, unemployed man in his thirties who decides to moonlight as the son of his childhood hero, a bygone local horror host named Ghostman. When his videos go viral, he must settle an old score with a high school rival who happens to be the reigning king of horror hosts in his community, all while keeping his identity secret from the new woman in town hes fallen for.

Son of Ghostman was written and directed by two-time Nicholl Quarterfinalist Kurt Larson, who as an actor counts The Terminal, Jarhead, ER, and Harrys Law among his professional credits. Larson stars in Son of Ghostman as the nefarious Count Dracool, opposite leads Devin Ordoyne (Denny McNamara) and Angela Gulner (Claire).

Every facet of the films production was captained by Larson or his sole crew member, film partner Gabriel Guyer. It was shot on location in Montrose over the course of 25 days, as they transformed Larsons home completely into the Son of Ghostman set.

The film has received universally rave reviews, despite its relatively unknown cast and obscure visibility.

Dread Central recently reviewed the film and wrote, The fact that a crew of just two guys was able to put something together that looks and feels this professional is amazing. Horror Society adds, A shining example of independent film done correctly, its a well-written comedy with an ever building plot, Son of Ghostman is going to be one of the best horror-comedies to watch in 2014.

The praise for this indie film continues from such sites as FilmThreat.com, MovieBoozer.com, MovieWaffler.com, and I Like Horror Movies writes: To paraphrase the great Ghostman himself, in this wretched, soul-sucking parasitic world of ours You need someone to save you from the doors of bore and Kurt Larson may just be that someone.

Larson wrote the film as both homage to classic horror hosts and the John Hughes-esque movies of the 1980s. I think what horror hosts do is incredibly unique, and it takes a special type of person to throw on monster makeup in an effort to entertain people. I adore them. I wanted to combine that with a nostalgic, sweet movie that reminded audiences its okay to smile, to root for a happy ending, and to remember what they loved about movies from the 80s.

The Rondo Hatton awards have become a renowned destination for horror and geek artists alike. The 2013 Rondo Awards promises to continue their tradition of recognizing significant works of art in the horror and cult field. Filmmakers like Kevin Smith and Guillermo del Toro have publicly claimed their love for the awards and their iconic tiny sculptures, patterned after cult acting favorite Rondo Hatton.

Son of Ghostman is currently available on Amazon, Amazon Instant Video, and Vimeo. To learn more about the movie and trailer, please visit http://www.sonofghostman.com.

Kurt Larson is a Bradley University graduate hailing from the suburbs of Chicago. His horror host hero was Son of Svengoolie (now just Svengoolie). His career and work can be found on his website, http://www.kurtedwardlarson.com and he can be found hosting the podcast Stay Cool, Geek every week via iTunes.

For more information, including screener copies for review, please visit the official website at http://www.sonofghostman.com







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