The Best of the Beast – Summer ’16 Off the Wall Recommendations

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Summer is here. With the Memorial Day mullarkey safely behind us and the election winding down, or heating up, depending on your viewpoint, it’s time to get to the matter at hand – summer fun and the Best of the Beast. Top films, pop music, long days and those summer nights. You know the drill – there will always be … Read More

Martina O'BoyleThe Best of the Beast – Summer ’16 Off the Wall Recommendations

Get Your Claws On A Pop Culture Beast T-Shirt!

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  Interested in owning one of the Kickstarter Pop Culture Beast T-shirts? We have a limited number currently available! Email garon@popculturebeast.com if you want one! $20 +$5 shipping ($15 international) We have a very limited amount so act fast!

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CD Review – Tegan and Sara: “Love You To Death”

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Love You To Death

The search for the perfect Summer album is over thanks to pop sensations Tegan and Sara! The twin sister duo are back with their 8th release “Love You To Death” and they have delivered a tight 10 song 32 minute pop masterpiece. The album kicks off with “That Girl” and within 19 seconds you will be nodding your head to … Read More

Pat FrancisCD Review – Tegan and Sara: “Love You To Death”

Hamilton Creator’s Freestyle Love Supreme Comes to SeeSo

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Before there was Hamilton there was Freestyle Love Supreme. And before that, there was In the Heights, but that’s a different project for a different time. Now Lin Manuel Miranda may be on to bigger, better things but he started with little seen plays like Heights and the underrated improv series that’s like Whose Line is it Anyways for comedic rappers. Freestyle … Read More

Joe PortesHamilton Creator’s Freestyle Love Supreme Comes to SeeSo

Fallout: New Vegas (Among Others) Added To Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

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Got an Xbox One? Nothing to be ashamed about (I have one). Microsoft’s console has been steadily upping their backwards compatibility list since they rolled the feature out. Today they bring seven more titles into the fold and one of them is a big one – Fallout: New Vegas. Also available now are: Blood Knights Comic Jumper Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara I … Read More

Jason ArriolaFallout: New Vegas (Among Others) Added To Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

Album Review: Neil Young + Promise of the Real – “Earth”

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Neil Young has released at least a half-dozen archival live albums in the past decade, but he hasn’t released a “new” live album, documenting a current tour, since 2000’s Road Rock: Friends and Relatives. That alone makes his newest album, Earth, somewhat special within the classic rocker’s vast discography. But Young has ensured that Earth stands out in other ways. He decided to take … Read More

Justin RemerAlbum Review: Neil Young + Promise of the Real – “Earth”

The Top Five Casino Movies of All Time

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  There are plenty of popular and memorable locations featured in some of the most entertaining movies of all time. We’ve certainly seen our fair share of creepy cabins deep in the woods, as well as landmark cities around the world taking centre stage as the main backdrop for some of the best stories ever put on the big screen. … Read More

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Check Out Six Minutes Of Gameplay From The Technomancer

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One week from release, Spiders and Focus Home Interactive have released one more trailer of The Technomancer. This time it’s featuring some gameplay from it and it’s got me even more anxious to get to it. Sleeper hit of the summer? I’m hoping so!

Jason ArriolaCheck Out Six Minutes Of Gameplay From The Technomancer

Movie Review: The Neon Demon

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“Beauty isn’t everything. It’s the only thing.” So says a fashion designer played by Alessandro Nivola in The Neon Demon, the new arty psychodrama from Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn. Set in the Los Angeles modeling world, the film follows fresh-off-the-bus future star Jesse (Elle Fanning) as she is forced to maneuver through a world of unsavory mentors, jealous rivals, rape-y photographers, and… well… rape-y … Read More

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Sci Fi Mystery Breached Releases Today

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You wake up on from cryogenic sleep and find your shelter in tatters. You must pilot a drone to try to repair your shelter and see if you can uncover what happened in the first place. This is the premise of Breached, which releases today on Steam. A shorter experience, one that lasts around two hours per playthrough, it looks to … Read More

Jason ArriolaSci Fi Mystery Breached Releases Today

Book Review: Iron Goddess by Dharma Kelleher

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Shea Stevens wakes up to one of the worst days she’s had lately. Her motorcycle shop has been broken into, and not only is her merchandise gone, the custom bikes made for one of the most popular bands have been stolen. And as bad as the day started, the next few are only going to get worse. Iron Goddess, the … Read More

Robin LynnBook Review: Iron Goddess by Dharma Kelleher

Book Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

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Evie Boyd is fourteen, caught in that space between childhood and womanhood. Sick of living the life that her parents want for her, being taken out of public school and being sent to boarding school. Then one fateful day, she spies Suzanne. Her long dark hair, her flashing eyes, her carefree manner. And Evie knows that’s who she wants to … Read More

Robin LynnBook Review: The Girls by Emma Cline

Politicon Preview

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What if there was a convention that was actually about something that mattered? ComiCon for the issues of the day? That’s the promise of Politicon. A fan convention for the politically minded. Not a rally, but an opportunity to see and perhaps speak with some of the people who are shaping today’s American politics. James Carville. Barbara Boxer. Glenn Beck. … Read More

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World Of Final Fantasy Release Date And E3 Trailer

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During E3, Square Enix released a new trailer for World of Final Fantasy, one of their upcoming Playstation 4 and Vita title. At the end of the trailer, they also announce the worldwide simultaneous release date, October 25th. World of Final Fantasy is fan service. No other way of looking at it. Despite that, it actually looks like it’s got a … Read More

Jason ArriolaWorld Of Final Fantasy Release Date And E3 Trailer

Movie Review: The Duel

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The Duel is a new western that feels like an old western, but not in a good way. Writer Matt Cook (Triple 9) and director Kieran Darcy-Smith essentially serve up a pale imitation of Quentin Tarantino’s past two films, since The Duel is boringly talky for long stretches (I heard more than a few snores at the screening I attended), it is punctuated … Read More

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Book: Paper and Fire (Rachel Caine)

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Paper and Fire Rachel Caine NAL Publishing July 5th, 2016 ISBN: 0451472403 (ISBN13: 9780451472403)         In this alternate timeline, The Great Library of Alexandria has survived, and become the center of all knowledge in the world. To avoid the dissemination of thoughts that aren’t ‘true’, all books are controlled by the Library, through special Codexes. These are … Read More

JL JamiesonBook: Paper and Fire (Rachel Caine)