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Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
Kathy Flynn, WickedGoddessPhotography.com
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Stone Temple Pilots With Chester Bennington Wow Fans at Intimate Los Angeles Rehearsal

It's going to be an intriguing fall for Stone Temple Pilots fans if the band's Sunday night (Sept. 1) performance in Los Angeles is any indication. The revamped rock outfit welcomed a handful of fans and media out to their San Fernando Valley rehearsal space for a brief run through of material in advance of their fall tour.

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Madden 25 Review

Yesterday Madden 25 hit the shelves. So yesterday we picked up the game to see how this years game stacks up.

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Charles Epting, Loudwire
Charles Epting, Loudwire
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Linkin Park, AWOLNATION, Finch + More Rock the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival [Photos]

The sixth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, sponsored by Jack Daniels and featuring Linkin Park, was a rousing, rocking success.

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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
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Black Label Society Give Preview of ‘Unblackened’ CD and DVD in New York City

Black Label Society are known for being loud -- very loud -- but with their new ‘Unblackened’ DVD and CD, they show off their more melodic side while still keeping their thunderous sound. Even though 'Unblackened' isn't due until Sept. 24, frontman Zakk Wylde gave a select few a preview of the new discs at the Collective School of Music in New York City.

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Movie Review: Sharknado

 

Last night the SYFY network premiered a new movie called SHARKNADO. Yes a tornado made of sharks terrorizes the city of Los Angeles.

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The Lone Ranger review
Walt Disney Pictures
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‘The Lone Ranger’ Review

I loved 'Rango,' the last time Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski offered up a madcap spin on the Western. I basically enjoyed 'John Carter,' last year's Western-infused would-be space epic, which, not coincidentally, was the last time Walt Disney stock holders had to reach for a shaker of Tums.

However, 'The Lone Ranger,' this new spazzed-out Western from Depp, Verbinski and Disney, takes unusual and unlikely measures to ensure that audiences have a miserable time. There are momentary flashes of amusement, but it is jumbled, tone-deaf and uninteresting. If I wanted to be kind I'd call it dull and ephemeral, but there are long stretches that seem to strive to be annoying - almost anti-entertainment. The only thing 'The Lone Ranger' has going for it is a long life as to go-to description how not to make a blockbusters movie - this generation's 'Last Action Hero.'

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Despicable Me 2 Review
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Review

I am not a monster. I want to be very clear and upfront about this. Yes, those little squibbling yellow marshmallows called “minions” in 'Despicable Me' and 'Despicable Me 2' are adorable. I don't care how much of a tough guy you think you are, when these little buggers are vrooming about the screen and warbling and wobbling and making exaggerated facial expressions; it is biologically impossible for a human being not to smile. They're wonderful and the design team that creates them (and the scientists who code the array of imaging rendering computers) should all continue to take a bow. With this qualifier out of the way, allow me to warn anyone over the age of 10 or 11 that 'Despicable Me 2' stinks.

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Dennis DeYoung
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Dennis DeYoung Brings the Music of Styx to Nashville

Former Styx frontman Dennis DeYoung brought his solo show titled 'The Music of Styx' to Nashville's historic War Memorial Auditorium on Friday night (June 28). The show is billed as a Styx greatest hits show, and that's exactly what DeYoung delivered, turning back the clock for two hours of pure Stygian magic.

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White House Down review
Sony Pictures
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‘White House Down’ Review

'White House Down' has the disadvantage of being the second 'Die Hard'-in-the-White-House movie of 2013 after 'Olympus Has Fallen,' and the advantage of being superior to its predecessor in every conceivable way. It's better directed, better written, and better acted. The action is better, with more impressive special effects; the production design is better, with a much more convincing replica of the White House; the camerawork is better; with clear, lucid images. Where 'Olympus Has Fallen' was grim and stern, 'White House Down' actually embraces the silliness of its premise. It's more exciting and more faithful to the 'Die Hard' formula. This is still basically a shameless ripoff popcorn movie, but it's a shameless ripoff popcorn movie popped to near-perfection.

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True Blood Season 6 Review The Sun
HBO
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‘True Blood’ Review: “The Sun”

True Blood’ season six spurts out its second episode of the year, "The Sun," as Sookie meets both a mysteriously injured young man (Robert Kazinski) and Jason's rescuer (Rutger Hauer), while Jessica attempts to coax Bill out of a dangerous situation and Eric goes undercover to meet Governor Truman Burrell (Arliss Howard).

Last week’s ‘True Blood’ premiere “Who Are You, Really?” saw Sookie and the others attempting to determine what Bill had become in the wake of his rebirth, while Jason met a mysterious stranger, and the Louisiana Governor made his intentions to persecute vampires known, so how does “The Sun” keep the new season flowing? What will season six of ‘True Blood’ bring, now that “Billith” has risen?

Read on for your in-depth recap of everything you need to know about ‘True Blood’ season six, episode two, “The Sun”!

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World War Z Review
Paramount
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‘World War Z’ Review

The title is 'World War Z,' but I can think up two other letters: "O" and "K."

'World War Z' is okay because it zips along with the fury of a computer-generated cascade of fast zombies. 'World War Z' is okay because Brad Pitt is a great leading man, even if his character has no depth. 'World War Z' is okay because there is always a fatalistic draw to see our social order tumble and great cities reduced to cinders.

It is also, unfortunately, merely okay because there's nothing in this movie you haven't seen before.

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Monsters University review
Disney-Pixar
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‘Monsters University’ Review

College is not an obvious setting for a Pixar movie. For all the vaunted animation studio's reputation for producing mature, adult children's films, college lends itself to a more immature brand of adult humor -- the kind with lots of nudity, profanity, and outrageous drunken antics. Sure enough, Pixar's 'Monsters University' brings new meaning to the phrase "safe school" -- this G-rated riff on 'Revenge of the Nerds' and 'Animal House' (they probably thought about calling it 'Monster House' at some point, right? They had to) doesn't push any envelopes in terms of content or humor. It's basically a formula college comedy, minus the raunch, in the world of 'Monsters Inc.' Nevertheless, it's a formula executed by some very talented animators, who've produced a lively, if mostly forgettable, movie.

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