Support us

Mad Max: Fury Road Review

Mad Max: Fury Road is the newest film in the Mad Max franchise. It’s the 4th film set in a post-apocalyptic staring Tom Hardy (previously Mel Gibson) as Max who was a cop trying to make his was through the new harsh reality of life.

In this film he meets Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) and Nux (Nicholas Hoult) as they are chased across the landscape by Immortan Joe (Hugh Keays-Byrne).

What the film lacks in plot is made up by the stunning landscapes and impressive choreography. The film seems to focus less on Max and more on Furiosa and Nux, and I felt a bit disappointed by that. Currently the critic reviews have the film at 98% (per Rotten Tomatoes) which surprises me a lot, personally I would give it a 3/5 or 70% depending on the scale.

Since this is a sequel that has a different actor I went in wondering how Tom Hardy was going to do. I felt he did a good job, but he was not the same Max that Mel Gibson played and that took me out of the film. Both Charlize and Nicholas did excellent jobs but throughout the movie Nicholas did the best and wound up having the most interesting character.

I would recommend seeing this film in theater or on a massive screen to get the full effect. If you are new to the franchise you may like the film better than I did, but overall I think this movie is worth waiting till it’s out of the theater.

2015 Welcome to Rockville Review

Welcome to Rockville was on 4/25-26 this year, bands such as Korn, Godsmack, Slayer, Marilyn Manson, and many others. They had a number of vendors and a few experiences such as Tequila World. I also saw a some good costumes, one good example was a woman on stilts selling Jagermeister.

I arrived around 5pm Saturday, just as a heavy storm was approaching the venue. They asked the patrons to return to their cars or stay under the bridge for protection from the storm. The storm lasted about 40 minutes and then people slowly went back to the venue. Walking around I noticed people having a great time regardless of being covered from head to toe in mud.

At a music festival that features a variety of hard rock to metal bands you may think that you would see a lot of crazy/unruly behavior but that’s not what you find. You will see people that are quite respectful of others and just out to have a good time. As far as drugs go, the worst that I came across was a few people smoking marijuana and even the people that were drinking did not appear to be overly aggressive, but again having a load of fun!

The bands that I saw put on some really great shows, though with the huge crowds I was unable to get very close or get to the photo pits to get any up-close photography. The upside was that they had huge screens setup so even if you were not up-close you could see what was going on the stage from a great distance.

This year’s Welcome to Rockville was a blast and I expect next year to be one as well, keep an eye out on the WtR website and Facebook. Also, keep an eye on our facebook to see the photos that I was able to take, it will take a couple more days till they are reviewed, edited, and posted.

Batman vs Superman

On March 25th, 2016 Batman Vs Superman comes out, we have seen various incarnations of these two title characters in comics, movies, and tv. This is a film that I myself have wanted to see for years, but it makes you wonder if DC with director Zack Snyder can pull it off.

I know a number of people are afraid that Ben Affleck and Gal Gadot are not the best people to play the roles (honestly I feel Christian Bale was the best Batman to date and should have reprised the role). But the film has about a year to go and it could be an amazing film.

I myself wonder how Wonder Woman, and Aquaman are going to fit into the film. Based upon the IMDB for the film, Ezra Miller may pop in as The Flash which begs another question.. Why not use Grant Gustin from CW’s The Flash, he’s doing an amazing job?? This is one of the things that concerns people about DC film and tv franchises because it doesn’t seem that they are on the same page vs Marvel and the tv/film franchises that are working together.

FROM ASHES TO NEW announce New EP and Spring Tour With HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD

BETTER NOISE Records’ artists FROM ASHES TO NEW are quickly going to become one of the leaders of the new generation of rock bands. As they ready new music for their summer 2015 album release, they are putting out an EP to preface their March tour with HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD.

Blasting out of Lancaster, PA, From Ashes To New is less a band, more a dynamic aural antidote to modern life’s perpetual grind. Based around the twin fulcrums of Matt Brandyberry’s relentless, twisting verses and Chris Musser’s razor-edged vocals, the sextet are already dealing in the sort of arena-ready anthems that will make you want to kick your 9-5 into the middle of next week. The band blends from the broadest of modern metal palettes to produce something both wholly unique and utterly compelling.

In anticipation for the groups E.P entitled “Downfall” out March 2nd, the band plans to give away an exclusive track for free. “Downfall” will be available for download at noon EST today, February 26th to noon EST Saturday, February 28th: http://betternoiserecords.pgtb.me/Gm0Gc2

The brand new tracks on the EP will be available for streaming via Spotify on 3/2:
“Downfall”
“Land of Make Believe”
“Lost and Alone”
“Through It All.”

The upcoming self-titled EP provides music for the fans that will see the band on their tour of the U.S. opening for Los Angeles-based rockers, Hollywood Undead. The tour kicks off March 9th and will be the group’s first national run.

“We can’t wait to hit the road and finally get the chance to meet the fans that put us in this position. We’ve worked incredibly hard over the last 2 years and now is our chance to show everyone what we’ve been working so hard on,” said Brandyberry, “We couldn’t be more stoked that our 1st national tour is with Hollywood Undead, so thanks to them and their team for giving us this chance!”

FROM ASHES TO NEW with HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD:

March 9 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
March 10 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
March 11 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
March 13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
March 14 – New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place
March 15 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
March 17 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
March 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe
March 20 – Denver, CO @ Marquis
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theatre
March 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour

CONTACTS:
Graham Nolan at Eleven Seven Music Group – 212-334-3160 / graham@elevensevenmusic.com
Casey Corrigan at Better Noise Records – 212-334-3160 / caseyc@betternoiserecords.com