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Jamie Mark Is Dead Movie Review

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Jamie Marks Is Dead’ Offers A Unique Supernatural Story

Film: Jamie Marks Is Dead
Starring: Cameron Monaghan, Noah Silver
Directed by: Carter Smith

Jamie Marks Is Dead finds new ground in the realm of adapted supernatural young adult fiction, but it’s not enough to create a thrilling viewing experience.

The title of Carter Smith’s latest film is as much a fact as it is a lie. Jamie Marks is indeed dead, but his spirit, or something akin to it, survives. His tiny frame, protected only by a torn pair of boy’s underwear, saunters through the town his living self once considered Hell both day and night. He doesn’t believe …

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UTG PREMIERE: Hail The Sun – “Missed Injections”

California’s Hail The Sun are poised to release their highly anticipated Blue Swan Records debut in just three weeks’ time, on September 23.

Following two previously released singles in “Hanging Revelation” and “Human Target Practice,” UTG is thrilled to have the opportunity to premiere another cut from Wake, entitled “Missed Injections.”

Showcasing every bit of the band’s immense talent, “Missed Injections” boasts both frenetic drum-work and distinctive soaring vocals from Donovan Melero, with chaotic, jazz-inspired guitar riffs ripping throughout the track’s nearly 4-minute structure. Sure to appeal to fans of the band’s earlier work and …

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Ten Years Later, We Still Give A Fuck: A Decade of Lamb of God’s ‘Ashes of the Wake’

In the early 2000s, the heavy metal community was in shambles. Pantera had imploded, and we’d later tragically lose Dimebag Darrell all together. Slayer was on cruise control. Metallica released St. Anger, and Machine Head’s Robb Flynn put on a shiny track suit and tried to rap. Our world needed a hero — and sorry, Dave Mustaine, but Megadeth had already taken one too many Risks to earn back our collective trust.

There’s a good chance this isn’t the only Ashes of the Wake retrospective you’ll read this week, but there’s an even better chance this is the …

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REVIEW: Ryan Adams – ‘Ryan Adams’

Artist: Ryan Adams
Title: Ryan Adams
Label: PaxAmericana
Genre: Country Rock

Fourteen records, a successful recording studio, four (as far as we know) bands, and countless co-productions later, Ryan Adams finally found a relatively small place in my heart. I’ve always loved his type of music. Like a lot of people, I still find myself listening to “New York, New York” on a regular basis. I like Tom Petty. I like Eric Church. I like Keith Urban. I like Dan+Shay. Although Adams would admittedly hate to be put in this pool of country-ish artists (as he claims to hate country …

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AFROPUNK 2014: Cipher Reunite To Honor Life Of Danny Bobis

“I know Danny was feeling every single moment of it. I know Danny was rocking with us,” says Cipher vocalist Maurice “Moe” Mitchell.

Three years ago, the New York hardcore community lost one of our brothers, Daniel Bobis, in a tragic accident. He was a man who was able to foster various types of relationships with people of all different shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. To some he was a friend, a husband, a band-mate, a teacher, a surfer, or just an all around good guy. For myself personally, he was above the rest, a role model.

It took many …

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UTG EXCLUSIVE: John Nolan Talks ‘Bridge And Tunnel,’ TBS, And Straylight Run

If you may have noticed, we here at Under The Gun Review are big supporters of the independent film Bridge and Tunnel, which features an overwhelming amount of talent from cast, to crew, to composers. A few months ago, we ran an interview with Ryan Hunter (NK, Envy On The Coast) where he discussed creating an original score for the film.

We are now proud to bring you an exclusive one-on-one sit-down with John Nolan, the renowned guitarist and vocalist of Taking Back Sunday. We spoke to Nolan on set of a video shoot for his track “Here …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Bridge and Tunnel’ Gets Long Island Right

Film: Bridge and Tunnel
Starring: Ryan Metcalf, Arjun Gupta, Mary Kate Wiles
Directed by: Jason Michael Brescia

Simply speaking, Bridge and Tunnel is the film I didn’t know I was waiting for. Director Jason Michael Brescia follows up his 2012 release The Newest Pledge in a complete directional change. This story fuses elements of humor, realism, tragedy, and camaraderie in a tale that isn’t flashy or forced. But to be honest, I think I enjoyed this movie because I am living this movie.

The plot takes place in current day Long Island, NY, where 20-somethings struggle to pave their lives’ …

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UTG SESSION: Sleep On It, Part 2 – Train Tracks

UTG TV is happy to present you with the second installment of our UTG Session with the boys in Sleep On It. For part one, we brought you an interview with the band from their first ever national tour (‘The Rebel Alliance Tour’), in addition to an acoustic rendition of a brand new track called “Sunrise.”

Today, we bring you two tracks off their debut EP Everything, All At Once, which we recorded alongside some train tracks in Rockville Centre, NY. The track “Cope” was actually premiered through Under The Gun Review back in February. We couldn’t …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The One I Love’ Ruminates on Love Lost With A Sci-Fi Twist

Film: The One I Love
Directed by: Charlie McDowell
Starring: Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss, Ted Danson

***This review originally ran during our coverage of the Provincetown Film Fest. We are posting it a second time because the film has just hit VOD and theaters nationwide.***

The One I Love is like Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolff? wrapped in the enigma of aTwilight Zone episode with Ted Danson’s character acting as the narrator instead of Rod Serling. So as you can see, this film is a completely different take on the romantic drama subgenre with an otherworldly twist to …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘As Above, So Below’ Is Just Another Found Footage Dud

Film: As Above, So Below
Starring: Perdita Weeks, Ben Feldman
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle

There is a moment fifteen or twenty minutes into As Above, So Below when it seems as if the film will finally be the long awaited title that raises the bar for found footage across the board. For a few fleeting minutes the characters are interesting, the story is thrilling, and there is a genuine sense of mystery to everything taking place on screen. Then, just as the catacombs begin to close in, things take a turn for the predictable.…

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Prince’ Is A Complete Waste Of Time

Film: The Prince
Starring: Jason Patric, Bruce Willis
Directed by: Brian A. Miller

The Prince attempts to copy Taken’s formula for success but forgets to include the fun and suspense.

Jason Patric stars as a retired New Orleans crime boss and widow who has spent years trying to separate himself from his life in crime. This isn’t explained up front in the actual film, but it’s how marketing has set up the story. When his daughter is kidnapped seemingly out of a the blue, our hero must partner with an old acquaintance (John Cusack) to stop an old rival …

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UTG PREMIERE: Sara Rachele – “Never Come Around”

As one of New York City’s via Atlanta, Georgia’s best-kept gems, Sara Rachele (pronounced ra-kelly) is creating the type of music lost in the digital age. Her new record, Diamond Street, produced by Ponderosa’s Kris Sampson (Balkans, B-52′s, The Coathangers), is a lo-fi rock ‘n’ roll effort worthy of Stevie Nicks. Her form of transparent and loose songwriting is ready to capture the hearts of America and beyond.

Today we are bringing you a song titled “Never Come Around” off of the brand new record. Inheriting the lo-fi essence described above, Rachele knocks out a swooning and sweet …