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I have seen a lot of movies in the past week as I went to the theaters for a double feature twice this week and it can be a tiring experience especially if you’re not enjoying a film. It’s Friday which means that it is new movie release day and I watched some sneak peaks, so here are my reviews of Insidious: Chapter 3, Spy, and Entourage.

insidiousInsidious: Chapter 3– I’ll start the review with this film which is the third film in the series and it once again stars the brilliant Lin Shayer as the medium Elise Rainier. The movie is sort of a prequel as it takes place right before the Lambert Hauntings So essentially you don’t have to see the first two to get into this film. This time around the film focuses on Quinn Brenner (Stefanie Scott), n aspiring theater actress who just wants to talk to her mother who passed away the year before from cancer. Quinn goes to visit Elise who is a recluse at this point for fear of an evil spirit. Elise warns her that she could be calling the wrong spirits to her home if she doesn’t heed her warning. Unfortunately, an evil spirit attaches itself to her and slowly begins to steal her away from her father who is played by Dermot Mulroney and now hell have to rely on Elise to come out of her shell to help him before Quinn is gone for good. The film also stars Angus Sampson and Leigh Whannell as the famous Tucker and Specs. The film is pretty decent for the most part and the evil spirits look creepy as hell, but it lacked any real good scares as it had a lot of those cheap scares that most horror films have. For a final grade, I am going to give the latest horror flick a C+ because the ending just bothered me. 

spySpy– I am a huge fan of Melissa McCarthy who has starred in some really good comedies like The Heat, Identity Theft, and even Tammy (which had some strong points). She returns along with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) who will also be directing Ghostbusters with McCarthy, in this comedic twist on the spy genre. McCarthy plays an under appreciated CIA agent named Susan, who has something really good going on with the best spy they have in Bradley Fine (Jude Law). One day during a mission, it looks as if Fine was killed by the daughter of an arms dealer in Rayna (Rose Byrne). The only problem is that Rayna has revealed all the names of the spys in the world so the CIA has no choice, but to send McCarthy in because she is not a known agent. The film has everything you would want from the film as it has some great comedy specially with Jason Statham who is amazing in the film and it has plenty of action. There are so many tangibles in the film that make it worth seeing that I just can’t list. This was definitely the favorite of the four films that I watched and are reviewing for this piece. I definitely suggest that you check this one out as I am giving the film an A- for a final grade.

entourageEntourage– I couldn’t wait to see this film as Entourage was definitely one of my favorite shows to ever air on HBO and the list of cameos is absolutely insane. The whole crew is back as Vincent Chase (Adrian Grenier), Eric (Kevin Connolly), Turtle (Jerry Ferrara), Drama (Kevin Dillon), and my favorite Ari Gold (Jeremy Piven). Ari has returned as the head of a studio while Vinny is trying to bounce back from a marriage gone wrong in 9 days. Ari agrees to allow Vinny to star and direct in the first film the studio will make with Ari in charge. The only problem is that Vinny has gone way over budget and they have to deal with the son of an investor (Haley Joel Osment) who is hell bent in throwing his weight around. The movie also features cameos by Russell Wilson, Mike Tyson, Ron Gronkowski, Mark Cuban, Gary Busey, David Arquette, Bob Saget, Andrew Dice Clay, and so many more. I will be the first one to admit that I loved the television show, but I think after watching this that it should have stayed just that. I’m not saying that the film is bad because it has some great moments, but the film is just OK. It was cool to see Mark Wahlberg and the real crew that inspired the show as well as Ronda Rousey, but all the cameos couldn’t save the film. I would check it out if you were a fan of the show, but don’t expect to be blown away. I am giving the film a B- for a final grade. One of the funniest scenes involves T.I. who is at a doctors appointment where he runs into Eric and Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui) who are expecting.  

jim nortonThere are comedians that come up in life that you enjoy because they are a little more harsh or are not willing to talk about things no other comedian is willing to talk about. I call these comedians the heavy metal comedians because they are brash and in your face and unapologetic about it as well. We’ve had some greats in the past like Andrew Dice Clay or even Sam Kinison, but now we have Jim Norton. In this comedy special that was an Epix Presentation, Jim Norton presents American Degenerate which was filmed at the Somerville Theater in Boston, MA. In this comedy special, Jim tackles every topic imagineable from Casey Anthony, the new Pope (at the time), crowds at concerts, the Middle East, stupid weather jokes, nice smelling guys, hitting on women, a hot girl at the gym, some a**hole at the gym whose always naked, massages, sleep apnea, angry bloggers, and why mainstream media sucks.

jim norton 2Jim Norton is definitely one of my favorite comedians who is undeniably funny and has a no holds barred approach to his stand up routine. As I said before, he tackles topics that most comedians won’t touch like how to know if you get a happy ending out of a regular massage or not to even defending John Travolta when it came to his massage controversy. One of the other funniest bits he has is when he is talking about the girl at the gym that he wants badly. He follows that one up with the old man at the gym joke which is also funny. His reactions and examples he gives while telling some of the jokes are amazing to the point that I consider him in that group of heavy metal comedians which also includes Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine these days. One of the funniest parts comes in the beginning when they play the intro that features fellow comedian Robert Kelly and actor Michael K. Williams (Boardwalk Empire) who looks like he had just finished violating Jim Norton. This is definitely a very funny comedy special that is worth checking out and it’s available to stream on Netflix as we speak. I am giving the comedy special an A for a final grade.

adventuresoffordfairlaneBefore today’s Soundtrack Saturday song ended up on the band’s first greatest hits record Decade Of Decadence or on their b-sides, rarities album  Supersonic and Demonic Relics, the song Rock ‘n Roll Junkie by Motley Crue was featured on a soundtrack to a film featuring one of the most polarizing comedians of the 80’s. The film was The Adventures Of Ford Fairlane that starred Andrew Dice Clay as a detective looking for a groupie who may be a connection in the death of a famous singer played by Vince Neil of Motley Crue. The film also starred Gilbert Gottfried, Lauren Holly, Priscilla Presley, Robert Englund, and Ed O’Neill just to name a few. Vince Neil plays Bobby Black who is the singer of a band called Black Plague which also features Phil Soussan, Randy Castillo, and Carlos Cavazzo who round out his band in the film. The track Rock ‘n Roll Junkie starts off with a pretty cool bass line from Nikki with Tommy hitting the high hat before the guitars kick in, but Nikki’s bass line drives the track all the way through. It’s definitely one of my favorite b-side/rare tracks from Motley Crue that was featured on the Decadence compilation back in 1991. The soundtrack to the film also wasn’t too shabby as it featured tracks from Billy Idol, Sheila E, Queensryche, Richie Sambora, and even a track from Andrew Dice Clay himself. So, hopefully you guys will enjoy today’s Soundtrack Saturday track from one of my all time favorite bands right below this and check out the film, it’s a real laugh.

making the gradeWe are diving straight into the 80’s on Cheeseball Cinema and this may be another of those unlikely posts into this category, but I’m sure we can find something cheesy about it. The film is called Making The Grade and it stars Judd Nelson (The Breakfast Club) as Eddie Keaton, a down and out kid from a rough part of New Jersey who owes tons of money to his bookie the Dice Man (Andrew Dice Clay). Dana Olsen (The Burbs) plays Palmer Woodrow, a spoiled rotten lazy rich kid who has been going to school for way too long, but is faced with a problem when his father decides to cut off his trust fund if he doesn’t graduate. Now Palmer doesn’t want to go to school, he would rather vacation in Europe, but what is he going to do. He decides to hire Eddie to pretend to be him and if he succeeds, then Eddie gets paid. The only problem is that Eddie falls in love with a rich girl named Tracy (Jonna Lee) whose family started the very school Eddie goes to. Can Eddie keep this up and graduate or will the madness of the deal come back to bite him in the ass? The film also stars Walter Olkewicz (The Client) as The Coach, Carey Scott (Bruce Almighty) as Rand, Scott McGinnis (Star Trek III: The Search For Spock) as Bif, John Dye (The Perfect Weapon) as Skip, Gordon Jump (Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes) as Mr. Harriman, Dan Schneider (Head Of The Class) as Blimp, and the film was directed by Dorian Walker (Teen Witch).

judd nelson and Jonna LeeIt’s too bad that Jonna Lee didn’t pursue more of a movie career because she was an absolute smoke show. This film for Judd Nelson was pre-Breakfast Club, but if I saw this film and I had to cast for The Breakfast Club, I too would have chose Judd Nelson for the part. Judd was an incredible teen movie actor and in my opinion he is one of the guys who embodies what the 80’s were. As I said before, it was hard to find stuff to say that this was cheesy because the acting was really good, but some of the interactions with Coach were kind of cheesy especially during the lacrosse game. There isn’t a heck of a lot of T&A in the film, there’s only a couple of instances and none of them really involve Jonna Lee, but this is a film that could stand on it’s own with excessive T&A shots. If you’e a fan of the 80’s and you love films like this or even Moving Violations, then I definitely reccommend that you check out these films cause in my opinion, it was the greatest decade on Earth. On a scale of 1 being close to an A-list Hollywood film and 5 being the cheesiest film of all time, I am going to have to give this film a 1.3 for a final grade because it was that good.

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aaEveryone was looking forward to performances from A Day To Remember, Guns N Roses, and even Zakk Wylde’s, but nobody saw this coming at the 2014 Revolver Golden God Awards which was Slayer opening the show as the surprise performer. One of the things people expect at this particular awards show is to see who the surprise guest performer will be, but Slayer didn’t need it as the bulldozed their way through classics South Of Heaven, War Ensemble, and the premiere of a brand new track Implode. It was especially cool to see Marilyn Manson intro the band in. Right after Slayer was done with their set, it was time to meet this year’s hosts of the show since Chris Jericho wasn’t doing it this year. Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine of VH1 Classics That Metal Show were the hosts and their intro was horrible. Then it was off to the first presenters of the show as Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park came out to present The Best Vocalist Award (see below for complete list of winners), then that was followed by Dave Navarro and Jill Janus of Huntress presenting the Best Live Band Award.

a dayFrankie Palmeri of Emmure came out next to present the next live band of the night which was A Day To Remember who brought something completely different than Slayer, but they pleased the crowd as the band performed hit songs such as Right Back At It Again, End Of Me, and their closer All I Want. They were the second band to perform and still no surprise guest on stage with which is unusual at this point in the show. Then there was some technical difficulties as we waited for the cameras to show us Tony Hawk and Carmen Electra who were presenting the best live band award which was won by Avenged Sevenfold. They weren’t at The Nokia Theater, but they were brought in via satellite from a gig in Minneapolis where they gave the award away to a fan from the crowd. Jacoby Shaddix of Papa Roach and a couple of members from Memphis May Fire came out next to present the best new band award.

maxThen the legendary Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein along with the sexy brand new lead singer of Arch Enemy Alissa White-Gluz to intro The Pretty Reckless who were the next band to perform that night. Taylor Momsen is beautiful and very sexual on stage as most of you may know, but she has an amazing band that backs her up as they had one heck of a performance. The band performed their tracks Fucked Up World, Heaven Knows, and Going To Hell. Zakk Wylde would eventually come out to do a special Piano performance of In This River to pay tribute to all that have fallen over the years, but who was working the special video screwed up saying that Jani Lane was the singer for Motorhead. Then more technical difficulties plagued the show as we waited for Suicide Silence to take the stage to perform for the first time with their brand new singer Eddie Hermida. The band would play the tracks You Only Live Once and No Pity For A Coward, but it was their last song that was amazing. The band brought out Max Cavalera of Soulfly/Sepultura fame and they performed Roots on stage together that had me saying thank God someone finally had a guest on stage.

joan jettAlice Cooper presented The Golden God Award to Joan Jett who mentioned The Runaways. After her speech, she wanted to perform, but they nixed it so that Alice could introduce the performance. She opened up her performance with a rocking version of Bad Reputation which was tearing up the house. The next track she performed was a track that she had written with Dave Grohl called Any Weather which captured the spirit of the Blackhearts. Then Joan Jett & The Blackhearts were on fire with the next song I Hate Myself For Loving You for which she was joined onstage by Taylor Momsen. What I didn’t understand is that after the performance was done they performed it again to which Billy Gibbons would join them on stage to be the cheerleader. It was one heck of a performance anyways, but I believe they may have been shooting a version for television.

gnrAndrew Dice Clay came out to present the video montage for Axl Rose while Nicolas Cage presented Axl Rose of  Guns N Rose with the Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award. Of course from that point on, we were wondering how long it was going to take for the band to actual perform. The crowd was definitely anxiously awaiting the band to hit the stage as we also knew that Duff McKagan would be performing with the band. The band eventually came out and started rocking right away with It’s So Easy. The band would blaze through one of my all time favorite tracks Welcome To The Jungle with a killer intro by DJ Ashba. One thing I will admit is that Axl’s vocals were a little off tonight when it came to his high notes. Then for the third track of the night they would dig into their latest album Chinese Democracy with the Better. The band would then perform This I Love from Chinese Democracy. Then the band kicked into the kickass Use Your Illusion II track You Could Be Mine. The band would continue with Sweet Child Of Mine and a Babe I’m Gonna Leave You/November Rain medley after Axl introduced the whole band to the crowd. My final thoughts on the show is that I thought it could have been executed a little bit better than it had been in the past. I certainly miss having Chris Jericho hosting the show, but after a while the boys from That Metal Show did fine.

Awards:

Best Vocalist- Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age

Best Live Band- Rob Zombie

Most Dedicated Fans- Avenged Sevenfold

Best New Talent- Twelve Foot Ninja

Paul Gray Best Bassist- Chris Kael

Best Drummer- Arin Ilejay

Comeback Of The Year- Deep Purple

Best Film & Video- This Is A Wasteland by Pierce The Veil

Song Of The Year- Lift Me Up by Five Finger Death Punch

Most Metal Athlete- Josh Barnett

Golden God Award- Joan Jett

Dimebag Darrell Best Guitarist- Zacky Vengeance & Synyster Gates

Album Of The Year- 13 by Black Sabbath

Ronnie James Dio Lifetime Achievement Award- Axl Rose of Guns N Roses

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