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Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr
Johnny Marr

A founding member of the Smiths, Johnny Marr is a phenomenal guitarist whose retro-sounding style of playing defined the British band’s tunes as much as Morrissey’s vocals did. After stints with The The, Modest Mouse and the Cr...

 
 
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Ender's Game
Ender's Game
Ender's Game

Based on the Orson Scott novel of the same name, the sci-fi fantasy film Ender’s Game has been in the works for over a decade. The movie leaves room for a sequel, suggesting it’s the launch of some kind of franchise. Although A...

 
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Nils Lofgren at Music Masters
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters
Nils Lofgren at Music Masters

Whopperjaw HQ is in Cleveland, which is also home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That’s why we’ve been lucky enough to attend the Museum’s annual Music Masters over the last several years. A week of events...

 
 
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The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate
The Fifth Estate

The Fifth Estate opens with an homage to the evolution of news media. It shows some truly earth-shattering events being reported via print, radio and television and demonstrates how they led up to WikiLeaks’ preferred delivery ...

 
 
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Escape Plan
Escape Plan
Escape Plan
 

Escape Plan: No breakout from type

5.5
 
October 18, 2013
 



We have to admit we took a certain guilty pleasure in seeing meatheads Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone team up for the by-the-number prison break thriller Escape Plan. These burly dudes aren’t nearly as buff as the...

 
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Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic
Big Gigantic

The Boulder-based electronic/jam duo Big Gigantic — saxophonist/producer Dominic Lalli and drummer Jeremy Salken — draw from a bit of everything. Their music marries funk, jazz, hip-hop and electronica. The duo has started writ...

 
 
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Machete Kills
Machete Kills
Machete Kills

Writer-director Robert Rodriguez’s Machete Kills features some great characters. First and foremost, there is the larger-than-life Machete (Danny Trejo). The former Mexican police officer has an incredible aura. In one scene, o...

 
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Jen Chapin
Jen Chapin
Jen Chapin

Daughter of the late folk icon Harry Chapin, singer-songwriter Jen Chapin plays a little bit of everything on her latest album, Reckoning. Opening number “It’s All Right” is rather jazzy and “Insatiable” has echoes of Joni Mitc...

 
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Author Dave Hill
Author Dave Hill
Author Dave Hill
 

Dave Hill: Serious about Comedy

 
September 24, 2013
 



A Cleveland native, Dave Hill started out playing in area bands such as Sons of Elvis, Cobra Verde and Uptown Sinclair before becoming a standup comedian and author (he hasn’t given up on rock ‘n’ roll, though...

 
 
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Hell Baby
Hell Baby
Hell Baby
 

Hell Baby Delivers Laughs

6.6
 
September 4, 2013
 



A horror satire from two of the twisted minds behind Reno 911!, Hell Baby has a comedic strength that lies in its random non sequiturs and talented cast of Doug Loves Movies’ regulars like Rob Heubel, Paul Scheer, Riki Lindhome...