Movie Review: “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” (2015)

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Fast and Furious gets attention for being one of the rare series to completely reinvent itself over time (to both critical and financial success), but with Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, it has become clear that it is the latter series that has more firmly reinvented itself and finally found its footing. What started as […]

That Condescending Budweiser Ad Ripped Off a Two-Year-Old Carhartt Commercial

Here is the obnoxious Superbowl ad that Budweiser ran last night: And here is an ad that Carhartt ran almost two years ago:   Coincidence? Hmm.

Stone Temple Pilots – “Stone Temple Pilots”

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Stone Temple Pilots never quite achieved the level of respect that they deserved. No, they weren’t particularly inventive – nor did they push many boundaries – but they were unfairly maligned by the music press as imitators, a stigma that followed them even as they switched styles from album to album. Of course, these same […]

Slash – “Slash”

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Slash is pretty much what you’d expect from an album called Slash. While the other major figure from Guns N’ Roses chose to estrange himself from pop culture and spend over a decade trying to find himself, Slash has never really been afraid of embracing his rock n’ roll image — which, over the years, […]

De Niro to Star in “Another Midnight Run”?

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Nikki Fincke of Deadline Hollywood buried  a rather interesting nugget of information in a Jan 24th article about Robert De Niro’s transition back to Creative Artists Agency: But estimates are that the 66-year-old actor made $35M with WME’s Ari Emanuel in less than 2 years. That included the big payday for the 3rd Fockers installment which WME put […]