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Sightseers
Sightseers
Sightseers

You’re 30-something and finally meet a man with potential. You start dating a guy who can see past your idiosyncrasies and the years you’ve wasted under the thumb of a manipulative, judgmental and abusive mum. After a few month...

 
 
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Monsters University
Monsters University
Monsters University

Monsters University is the much-anticipated prequel to the beloved 2001 Pixar buddy comedy, Monsters, Inc. The film shows us how animated odd couple Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) first met while studying to purs...

 
 
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Rapture-Palooza
Rapture-Palooza
Rapture-Palooza

Even with the upcoming World War Z, zombies are so 2012. Pop culture has moved beyond the end of life and set its sights on the end of everything with a slew of apocalyptic flicks like Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,...

 
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Orion Music and More
Orion Music and More
Orion Music and More

Whopperjaw headed to Detroit for Orion Music and More. The two-day outdoor music and lifestyle fest launched in New Jersey in 2012, but moved to Michigan for its second year. While (thankfully) not overcrowded, initial reports ...

 
 
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The Stories We Tell
The Stories We Tell
The Stories We Tell

The Stories We Tell is a documentary of sorts. It attempts to piece together a portrait of stage actress and mom Diane Polley through the recollections of her family, friends and former lovers.  The film, directed by Diane’s da...

 
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Major Crimes on TNT
Major Crimes on TNT
Major Crimes on TNT

Major Crimes returns to TNT for its second season on June 10. We were huge fans of The Closer (until its last season when the world came crashing down on Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) and Interim Chief of Po...

 
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Bottle Rockets
Bottle Rockets
Bottle Rockets

The Bottle Rockets‘ smart storytelling, heartland sensibilities and great guitars have earned them critical praise and diehard fans who’ve stuck with the Missouri band for 20 years. Preparing to once again head out on the...

 
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Tim Yanko: Then & Now
Tim Yanko: Then & Now
Tim Yanko: Then & Now

Tim Yanko was pretty surprised that I wanted to interview him at all. “The fact that you’re here and you’re listening to me talk about roller skating, well, that tickles me,” the Cleveland event planner commented as I snapped s...

 
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left to right: Episode 1: Internet Troll –Dave Foley & Marc Maron Credit: Chris Ragazzo / IFC
left to right: Episode 1: Internet Troll –Dave Foley & Marc Maron Credit: Chris Ragazzo / IFC
left to right: Episode 1: Internet Troll –Dave Foley & Marc Maron Credit: Chris Ragazzo / IFC

Comedian Marc Maron, who has often provided a neurotically introspective soundtrack for my daily commute via his WTF podcast, has a new 10-episode series coming to IFC. Maron is a sitcom in many extremely traditional ways, but ...

 
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Clint Holley, Well Made Music
Clint Holley, Well Made Music
Clint Holley, Well Made Music

An annual event designed to drive consumers to independent record stores, Record Store Day takes place this year on Saturday, April 20. The list of exclusive releases that you’ll be able to purchase only at brick and mortar sto...