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Scary Movie 5 review
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‘Scary Movie 5′ Review

My disdain of the 'Scary Movie' franchise came early. I distinctly recall seeing the 'Scary Movie 2' poster, which featured Kathleen Robertson wearing a t-shirt that says "I See Dead People." This isn't a joke. It's just a reference. It isn't clever, it isn't witty - it's just saying a thing from another movie. It's not funny.

Almost 10 years later, 'Scary Movie 5' still suffers from this debilitating problem. There is absolutely nothing funny about going 'Inception'-style into Christian Grey's S&M room and having Mike Tyson show up. Yet, if you are somehow able to ignore the lowest common denominator pop culture appearances (I hesitate to even call them jokes) there are a great number of truly amusing gags and examples of rapid fire dialogue zings. Put bluntly: when the film is freed from the shackles of its referencing mandate, there's some good, dopey humor in here. Much to my surprise, I laughed out loud a good half-dozen times.

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Victoria Film Festival Voted Among Top 25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee

The Victoria TX Independent Film Festival was voted in the top 25 film festivals worth the initial investment, according to a story published on MovieMaker Magazine's website Wednesday.

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Black Sabbath
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Black Sabbath ‘13’ Album: First Impressions

"Black Sabbath are back!" Fans of the Ozzy Osbourne-led lineup have been waiting to hear that statement for nearly 35 years, and on Wednesday night (April 10) in Hollywood, Calif., a small theater full of select media and VIPs could officially finally make that claim. Thankfully, Loudwire was among the lucky attendees.

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Joe Satriani, ‘A Door Into Summer’ – Song Review

Instrumental rock guitar maestro (and Chickenfoot guitarist) Joe Satriani is releasing a new album titled 'Unstoppable Momentum' on May 7, and from the sound of its first single, 'A Door Into Summer,' it's going to be a classic slice of what he does best.

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Review: “Melissa McCarthy”

Melissa McCarthy returns for a second time to host 'SNL,' but can she give us a better episode than her so-so first outing? Read on to find out!

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Deep Purple
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Deep Purple, ‘Hell to Pay’ – Song Review

After a long absence from the recording studio, Deep Purple are set to release a new album titled 'NOW What?!' on April 30 -- and from the sound of the single 'Hell to Pay,' they might have come pretty close to their stated goal of returning to the classic Deep Purple sound.

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Anthrax, ‘Anthems’ – Album Review

Thrash metal icons Anthrax ushered in 2013 with the typical blend of accomplishments (a well-deserved Grammy nomination) and setbacks (yet another departing band member) that, of late, have defined their career; but they’ve also gone about the business of surviving, performing and recording, as indicated by the release of an eight-song EP named 'Anthem' on March 19.

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Iggy Pop
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Iggy and the Stooges, ‘Burn’ – Song Review

The ear-melting riff that opens 'Burn' -- Iggy Pop and the Stooges' new single -- makes it clear that this is no nostalgia act. Not only do these guys still have their edge, four decades after their crunchy punk rock classic of a debut, you could argue that 'Burn' is all edge.

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David Bowie, ‘The Next Day’ – Album Review

Nobody really expected anything from David Bowie at this point, let alone his best album in 30 years. After virtually disappearing following the release and aborted tour in support of 2003’s underwhelming ‘Reality,’ even the rock ‘n’ roll changeling’s biggest fans figured he was finished. He was rarely seen in public, and there certainly were no rumors swirling about a new record or anything like that.

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The Last Exorcism Part 2 review
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‘The Last Exorcism Part II’ Review

This review contains spoilers for 'The Last Exorcism' -- though not for 'The Last Exorcism Part II.'

Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell), the heroine of 'The Last Exorcism,' was a great tragic figure; a sweet, innocent girl inexplicably hounded by a nefarious cult and a vicious demon named Abalam. With 'The Last Exorcism Part II,' Nell's story grows even sadder -- by extending it into this superfluous and perfunctory sequel that casts her as a quivering, helpless victim and strips away almost everything that made the first film such an unexpected delight. Gone is the effective found footage gimmick, gone are the profound questions about faith, gone, most surprisingly, is most of Bell's impressive contortionist act. This time, she does as much contorting on the poster as she does in the film itself.

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Rush, ‘The Anarchist’ — Song Review

One of many things that makes Rush so consistently rewarding is that they stick with what they do well --  more than likely, Geddy Lee won't form an electronic side project any time soon, and it's a safe bet Alex Lifeson won't switch over to steel guitar. 'The Anarchist,' the anthemic third single from the excellent 'Clockwork Angels,' is a perfect example of Rush reveling in the many things Rush do well.

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Check Out This A-Z List of the Best Movies Ever

I have always been a movie buff, but let's face it -- there are far too many out there to keep straight. We're fortunate, then, that the fine folks at Cool Material have created an A-Z list of the best flicks ever. While this list is pretty consistent with my personal choices, I'd rather see it sorted by genre. Sometimes there are just too many great ones to choose from! What movies would you add or remove from the list?

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