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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Dumb And Dumber To’ Is Worse Than It Looks

Film: Dumb And Dumber To
Starring: Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels
Directed by: The Farrelly Brothers
Genre: Comedy

Twenty years have passed since Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) taught audiences about their lives of idiocy, and in that time almost nothing has changed. That’s both the beauty and problem with their latest adventure, which to put it simply falls far short of everyone’s expectations.…

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REVIEW: The Ghost Inside – ‘Dear Youth’

Artist: The Ghost Inside
Album: Dear Youth
Label: Epitaph Records
Genre: Metalcore

Over the course of their steady climb up the ranks of the music scene, The Ghost Inside have developed a dedicated fanbase through the combination of crushing metalcore, memorable choruses, and brutally honest lyricism (e.g. “Engine 45″). Thus, there wasn’t necessarily a pressing obligation for the group to evolve as long as they stuck to their proven formula, but it became clear settling for safety wouldn’t be the case when it was revealed that their newest effort, Dear Youth, would be a loose concept album. As noted …

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REVIEW: Bobby Shmurda – ‘Shmurda She Wrote’ EP

Artist: Bobby Shmurda
Album: Shmurda She Wrote
Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

After a summer that sent him rising from a nobody to one of the most blogged about names in urban music, Bobby Shmurda has all the hype in the world and none of the work to back it up. Though he’s become a household name in many parts of the country, not to mention having been seen rubbing shoulders with the hip-hop elite on the strength of his breakout hit, the young man behind “Hot Nigga” was nowhere to be found on the biggest must watch lists of up-and-coming emcees released …

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Lion Babe Are About To Become Your New Favorite Pop Duo

Big hair, don’t care forever.

Have you heard about Lion Babe? Consisting of Vanessa Williams’ daughter Jillian Hervey and producer Lucas Goodman, this unique duo delivers a mix of funk, soul, urban, and pop music that is nearly impossible to resist. Their latest single, “Jump Hi,” features a dance-inducing beat and uplifting lyrics about finding the light during the darkest of times. It’s not club fodder by any means, and even though Childish Gambino delivers a crazy good verse I would be absolutely stunned to see radio embrace this track without a huge demand from the public. That said, …

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REVIEW: Job For A Cowboy – ‘Sun Eater’

Artist: Job For A Cowboy
Album: Sun Eater
Label: Metal Blade Records
Genre: Death metal

Today could very well be the last day a Job For A Cowboy review needs to be prefaced with a gentle reminder that their deathcore days are behind them. Unbeknownst to many metal listeners, the Arizonan outfit have released three full-length efforts better categorized as death metal to date, with each release slowly but surely building upon the last. Sun Eater, their fourth full-length entry, has shed the baby step progression in favor of a radical transition into pure death metal, in the process …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Big Hero 6′ Is A Thrilling And Hilarious Journey For All Ages

Film: Big Hero 6
Starring: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit
Directed by: Don Hall, Chris Williams

Big Hero 6 may be the first comic book adaptation to succeed — because it offers a story unlike anything found in the original source material.

You do not need to know that Disney’s Big Hero 6 is adapted from a relatively unknown Marvel comic book property. In fact, knowing too much about the original series may change your opinion of the animated adaptation because it’s almost nothing like the comics that inspired the characters now being promoted all over the world. This is not …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Interstellar’ Visits Deep Space With Familiar Twists

Film: Interstellar
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway
Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Christopher Nolan might’ve bitten off more than he could chew with Interstellar. Still, despite several genre clichés and a third act that sometimes leaves a lot to be desired in comparison to everything that occurs prior, the latest epic adventure from the man behind The Dark Knight provides nearly three hours of dramatic entertainment. It’s a spectacle ripe with human emotion, but it’s hard to shake the notion that something is missing. How much you notice or how much that fact bothers you will vary from person to …

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REVIEW: Major League – ‘There’s Nothing Wrong With Me’

Artist: Major League
Album: There’s Nothing Wrong With Me
Label: No Sleep Records
Genre: Rock

Seeing the name Major League pop up on iTunes when I click to listen to the band’s new record feels wrong. As long as I’ve been familiar with the band, Major League has represented that weird, pubescent period for hardcore-tinged pop-punk when the genre had to search for footing in a scene ruled predominantly by mall-core and neon-pop. Along with that era’s heavy hitters like I Call Fives, Casting Call, and With The Punches, Major League made goofy songs, goofy music videos, and goofy album …

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Stop What You’re Doing And Rage To Big K.R.I.T.’s “King Of The South”

This week the music industry has dedicated every speck of free space to praise and promote the new album from Taylor Swift. In a year where not a single artist has managed to go platinum with their album release, Swift is believed to be the last great hope for the music industry. If you’re someone who believes that to be true then you likely don’t understand how this business works. We don’t need platinum records in order to have success stories, just dedicated fans who support their favorite artist.

The reason I bring this up is because I believe …

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Nightcrawler’ Is A Visceral Thrill Ride

Film: Nightcrawler
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed by: Dan Gilroy

Nightcrawler brushes with greatness before settling for a solid story with one truly great performance.

When we first meet Lou Bloom at the top of Nightcrawler he is a lonely man desperate for work. Portrayed by Jake Gyllenhaal, Bloom is a quiet and reserved man who has spent far too much time on the Internet. He’s smart, but a lack of social skills prevents him from ever forging lasting connections with other people. To make ends meet, Bloom is a thief, taking everything that isn’t nailed down in order to keep …

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The Madden Brothers Postpone Fall Tour

The Madden Brothers were set to kick off a nationwide tour later this month in support of their recently released studio album, but according to a new update from the band those plans have since been changed.

Writing to followers across social media on Wednesday, October 29, The Madden Brothers broke the news that all upcoming fall performances have been postponed until 2015. The group wrote, “Due to circumstances beyond our control, we will need to postpone the US Tour dates until 2015. We appreciate all of your support this year and hope to see all of you in …

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Stream The Flawless Debut Album From Pvris

The wait is over, fellow music fans. After a year that found them working their way into the hearts of rock fans around the globe, Pvris have finally shared their debut album with the world.

If you have yet to hop on the Pvris bandwagon, don’t fret. There is still time to become familiar with the band responsible for one of the year’s best records before the album drops on November 4, 2015. Thanks to our friends at TeenVogue, music fans around the globe can enjoy White Noise before it’s available in stores. You can stream the record below:…