DVD Review: Altina

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Altina

Altina is a documentary on Altina Schinasi, an artist who created the famous harlequin eyeglasses. Altina is largely allowed to tell her own tale, with this film centering on interviews conducted with her in 1991. She is really able to weave a good tale herself, making outside narration and title cards unnecessary. For example, early in the film, while talking … Read More

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Blu-ray Review – Traffickers

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Just in time for Christmas comes Traffickers, a South Korean Crime film that streets next Tuesday from Wellgo USA. The film is the feature directorial debut of Kim Hong-sun and features an impressive cast including: Lim Chang-jung (Twilight Gangsters), Daniel Choi (Cyrano Agency), Oh Dal-soo (Oldboy), Cho Youn-hee (Doomsday Book), Cho Dal-hwan (Pirates), Jeong Ji-yoon (I Saw the Devil). Let’s take a … Read More

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DVD Review: Mentor

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Several films in recent years have dealt with the issue of bullying in U.S. schools, perhaps the most well-known being 2011’s Bully. Mentor is different in that it focuses specifically on two families who suffered the loss of teenagers due to bullying in Mentor, Ohio, a town that was rated one of the best places to live. The film eases … Read More

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DVD Review: Fagbug Nation

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Fagbug Nation

Fagbug Nation immediately addresses the possibly off-putting title by opening with a shot of a man saying he’s Jewish “and we would never drive, like, a kikebug.” Fagbug Nation is the sequel to the 2009 documentary Fagbug, and uses news footage about that first film to help explain the title. Erin Davies’ Volkswagen Beetle was vandalized in 2007, with someone … Read More

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On “The Interview,” SONY and Fear of Error

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NOTE: This is the viewpoint of Trehern, and not the viewpoint of Pop Culture Beast or any other author. The blogosphere is ripe with headlines concerning the new Rogen/Franco project THE INTERVIEW being pulled or canceled by SONY Pictures.  Many headlines, though not all, are complaining that SONY backed out because of fear, and that the “terrorists have won.”  This, … Read More

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#5Cast Ep. 60: Smaug or Smaug?

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This week, while in the depths of Fangorn Forest, Tyler and Ben talk Top 5 Creatures of Middle Earth! Agree with our lists? Have one of your own? Send us thoughts and themes at 5CastPodcast@gmail.com [DOWNLOAD MP3]  

Trehern#5Cast Ep. 60: Smaug or Smaug?

STYX coming to The Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA

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Classic rock icons STYX will bring their brand of melodic hard rock to The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills. Current members James “JY” Young. Tommy Shaw, Lawrence Gowan, Todd Sucherman, Ricky Phillips and on select dates original bassist Chuck Panozzo will hit the stage on Friday January 23rd 2015. The band will blaze through their catalogue of FM radio staples such … Read More

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72nd Annual Golden Globe Nominees!

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Award season is in full swing and today we get the Golden Globe nominees! Nothing to surprising, Although, Birdman getting a screenplay nomination is kind of a shock considering it has four writers. The real shocks come in the TV categories where Cable and Streaming shows are going gangbusters. Former heavyweights Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory were completely … Read More

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#5Cast Ep. 59: It Ain’t No Gurthang!

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Ben and Tyler rest at the Prancing Pony to talk the Top 5 blades and tools of the Tolkien mythos. Agree with our lists? Have one of your own? Send us thoughts and themes at 5CastPodcast@gmail.com! [DOWNLOAD MP3]

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New Music: Sinclair – “Sweet Talk”

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Nashville based alt/pop artist Sinclair opens about her EP in her unique EPK, appropriately named “Journey to Sweet Talk.” “Sinclair’s story is one of self-discovery, struggle, and acceptance. She is an example of overcoming the odds and walking your own path.” The EPK premiered as part of Young Hollywood’s “Artist to Watch” series, along with a beautiful unplugged performance of … Read More

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PCB Holiday Picks: Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition

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Christmas is growing ever closer and we have a few video game holiday picks coming up for you. The first is Blizzard’s triumphant return to consoles, Diablo 3. The Reaper of Souls Ultimate Evil Edition to be more specific. Full disclosure. I played this game on PC when it was first released. I did not like it. The point and … Read More

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Criterion Blu-ray Review- Time Bandits

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Time Bandits (Click the title to order) The Film: The story follows Kevin, a young boy whose parents are too caught up in their own interests to pay him much mind. One night group of dwarves breaks into his room through a time portal (a flaw of a hastily and shoddily built universe) and Kevin is swept along with them. … Read More

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DVD Review – The Inspector and the Sea Season 1 and Season 2

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New from MHZ Networks International Mystery comes The Inspector and the Sea (Der Kommissar und das Meer – German title, Kommissarien och havet –Swedish title), a crime drama based on the novels of Mari Jungstedt. The show follows Robert Anders (Walter Sittler), a German police inspector and his team who have relocated to the Swedish island of Gotland so he … Read More

Adam RuhlDVD Review – The Inspector and the Sea Season 1 and Season 2

#5Cast Ep. 58: Top 5 Middle Earth Holiday Stops

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Hey Beasts!  This podcast of mine needed a new home, and the PCB himself generously allowed me to feature it here at POPCULTUREBEAST.COM!  Please let me know how much you love, like, dislike, hate or [any other emotion] by contacting me any way you can!  Enjoy! This week, travel to Middle Earth with Tyler and Ben as they talk Top … Read More

Trehern#5Cast Ep. 58: Top 5 Middle Earth Holiday Stops