Sunday Squabble: Arrow’s Release of DONNIE DARKO is a Great Edition of a Great Film… or is It?

Friday Fights getting posted on Sundays seem to be a thing lately. Fridays get crazy, then Saturdays follow suit. In this week’s case, I had this almost set Friday night, then finished it yesterday, then my computer died. When I turned it back on, it reverted to an unedited version… so, I’m finally almost done…

Rachael’s Not Scared! Texas Frightmare is All That and a Bag of Severed Limbs!

Festivals are normally my go-to events, not conventions. I’ve been to the Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Tribeca, Milwaukee Film Festival, Philadelphia Film Festival, and I’ve volunteered at Sundance for the past two years (and continue to do so). Each of these festivals, I go to dig deeper into all the genres…

SWMFIFF 2017 Short Film Roundup

Unfortunately, none of our staff live outside of North America, with most of us residing of what Borat would call the “U-S-and-A”. This means that we weren’t able to get our asses down under to Tasmania’s premier film festival, the amazing Briony Kidd’s Stranger With My Face International Film Fest. Yet, we were lucky enough…

Mastodon, Metal, and Mayhem: A New Concept Album from the Thinking Man’s Metal Band

So, like every other metalhead, when I heard a new Mastodon album was coming out, I found myself wondering what it would sound like, because like anyone who has listened to Mastodon for most of their careers like myself, you know the next album will not sound like the predecessor. Speaking of the predecessor, Once…

DEW-S-A! DEW-S-A! DEW-S-A!

My husband called me the other day to alert me of a new flavor of Mountain Dew, Mountain Dew*S*A. It’s a combination of three existing Mountain Dew flavors: White Out, Voltage, and Code Red. These flavors are all berry flavored Moutain Dews (raspberry, cherry, and “white cherry”). I was skeptical of the flavor combination given…

CFF 2017 Presented DAVID LYNCH: THE ART LIFE

[Editor’s Note: This film was presented as part of Chattanooga Film Fest last month. It’s currently making rounds all over. We apologize for the delay in covering it, but with Lynch helming the grand return of Twin Peaks later this month, we didn’t want to miss getting some coverage on this great film about an…

The Kid in Black Recommends: Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights New Album, BROOKLYN BABY!

Welcome back to The Kid in Black Recommends! Today, I am recommending Brooklyn Baby! by Joanie Leeds & The Nightlights. It has 13 songs and I like most of them a lot. My favorite is “Pizza”… it’s funny and I like the beat. I was wondering why the album is called Brooklyn Baby. I know…