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‘The Comedian’ and ‘The Book of Love’ Seeing Limited Release This Weekend

Two independent films are seeing a limited theatrical release this weekend. The first is a comedy from Oscar-winning director Taylor Hackford (An Officer and a Gentlemen, Ray) titled The Comedian. Robert De Niro stars as an aging insult comic who must learn to adapt his art for the modern world of technology, YouTube, and social media. De Niro is backed by an outstanding supporting cast including Leslie Mann (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin), Danny DeVito (Hoffa, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia), Billy Crystal (When Harry Met Sally, Analyze This), Harvey Keitel (Mean Streets, Reservoir Dogs), Edie Falco (The Sopranos, Nurse Jackie), and Patti Lupone (Witness, City by the Sea). Despite having an impressive cast and director, the film has received incredibly harsh reviews from critics, who complain the potential of the cast and director are overshadowed by asinine, old-school comedy. Judging from the trailer, however, it looks like an entirely crowd-pleasing, worthy-of-the-times comedy, so don’t leave it off of your list just because of a few critics with no sense of humor! The Comedian is expected to see an expanded release in early February, so look for it in theaters for a good Valentines date! Continue reading

October’s Long History of Historical Film Releases

Happy Halloween! October is traditionally known for the fall season and for hosting Halloween on the last day of the month. Likewise film distributors tend to look at October as a good time to release horror and slasher films for Halloween on fight-seeking audiences across the country, and around the world. October, however, has a long history of major motion picture releases that is not strictly limited to the horror genre. Read on to see our list of impressive October releases, and enjoy your Halloween Weekend! Continue reading

New Documentary ‘All Things Must Pass’ Opening In Theaters Tomorrow

A new music documentary titled All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records is opening in theaters across the country tomorrow. The project was written by documentarian writer/producer Steven Leckart (In Deep Water, The Anti-Mascot), and was directed by Colin Hanks (Orange County, King Kong) in his first full-length feature directorial feature. Featuring interviews from music and film industry stars like Chris Cornell (Man of Steel, The Avengers), Chuck D. (American Gangster, Pineapple Express), David Geffen (Little Shop of Horrors, Beetlejuice), Dave Grohl (21 Jump Street, The Wolf of Wall Street), Elton John (The Lion King, American Hustle), Bruce Springsteen (Jerry Maguire, The Wrestler), and many more, the film chronicles the rise and fall of Tower Records. Tower Records was a worldwide record store chain founded in the early 1960s by Russ Solomon, which rose to success as one of the iconic record sales companies in the music industry, only to file for bankruptcy in 2006 with the birth of the internet, or so many have claimed. The film analyzes the true nature of the conglomerate’s downfall, and highlights its importance on the music scene during the 1960s and 70s, and even into the 80s and 90s. Several documentaries have been released in recent years regarding the steady decline of the recording industry and production of vinyl records. Most notably has, perhaps, been Dave Grohl’s directorial project called Sound City (2013), chronicling the story of the tape-based recording studio in Van Nuys, California that was finally forced to shut down with dawn of the digital age. I’m guessing All Things Must Pass will be equally matched in demonstrating the struggles of the music industry in the digital age, and should be well worth your time if you’re a fan of documentaries or late twentieth century music, so be sure to check it out!

This October Marks 15-Year Anniversary For Director David Fincher’s ‘Fight Club’

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Director David Fincher is currently watching his latest hit Gone Girl hold the top spot at the box office two weeks in a row, but this year also marks another milestone for the veteran director. October 15th was the 15-year anniversary of Fincher’s psychologically-driven thriller Fight Club, starring Brad Pitt and Edward Norton. Based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk and adapted for the screen by Jim Uhls (Jumper, Sweet Talk), the film follows an insomniac who finds a way to cope with his inner demons by forming an underground fight club with mysterious soap-maker Tyler Burden. The film also starred Helena Bonham Carter and received an Oscar nomination for Best Sound Effect Editing for Ren Klyce (The Social Network, Zodiac) and Richard Hymns (Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Saving Private Ryan). This was director Fincher’s second collaboration with Brad Pitt. The two had worked together four years earlier on Fincher’s breakthrough film Seven, also starring Morgan Freeman. Since Seven and Fight Club the director has gone on to direct such projects as Panic Room (2002), Zodiac (2007), The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008), The Social Network (2010), and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (2011). If you haven’t seen the movie I won’t give away any spoilers, but you definitely need to make an effort to see this one. Fans of Fincher can also still see Gone Girl in theaters now.

Chuck Inglish Ft. Chromeo – Legs

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Chuck Inglish has been putting in a lot of work since 2014 landed, he plans to hook back up with Mikey Rocks to re-form The Cool Kids; all while maintaining his own releases. About a week ago, Chuck dropped another single from his upcoming album “Convertibles”; the track features Chromeo and a funky ass beat ready to go for any party. Peep the record below and stay tuned for more from Chuck Inglish, “Convertibles” is set to be released April 8th.

The Cool Kids – Chop & Computer School

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The Cool Kids seem to be wasting no time releasing records after the announcement that they are back together. About an hour ago they took to Twitter to release 2 more new songs (Chop & Computer School), one of which features The HBK Gang. You can definitely hear that ol’Cool Kids style under Chuck Inglish’s production, peep the records below and stay tuned for more from The Cool Kids as they mark their return.


Chuck Inglish LIVE @ Reggies Rock Club w/ Kings Dead & Tayyib Ali

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Location: 2105 S State Street, Chicago
When: Thursday, December 5th @ 8PM

One time member of The Cool Kids, Chuck Inglish; will be live at Chicago’s own Reggie’s Rock Club tonight. The Wax & Roll tour will also feature the likes of Kings Dead, Tayyib Ali & Kidd Tha Chicagoan as opening acts. Ticks are only $12 and this one’s 18+, so if you’re interested in going you should start thinking about grabbing tickets. Hopefully Chuck & Mikey can link back up soon, stay tuned for more.

Reggie’s x 1833 Presents: Chuck Inglish w/ Alex Wiley & Kembe X

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Location: 2105 S State St, Chicago
When: Friday, July 19th
Doors: 10PM

Chuck Inglish will be performing live at Reggie’s Rock Club on Friday, July 19th. After releasing his latest mix tape “Drop Tops”, Chuck has began touring in an effort to promote his new album “Convertibles” which is slated to release later this summer. Chicago spitters Alex Wiley & Kembe X will be taking the stage also so we can expect a decent turn out for this one. Tickets are only $15 right now and the show is 18+ so if you don’t have anything better planned, get down there and support good music.

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