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Jun. 26th, 2016 08:49 pm House of Blues presents Eddie Wright on the Patio!

The House of Blues in Orlando presents

Ain't Nobody's Business but my own...

Eddie Wright or Ed Wright has CDs available in Tampa Bay.

...and Eddie knows how to play some Jim Croce...

Capture some good food & some fine music at the Orlando House of Blues some Wednesday night!

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Jun. 19th, 2016 08:59 pm Cooking with Cinema Dave

Cinema Dave grills some potatoes, Jimmy Dean sausage with some bean sprouts & some water chestnuts (not necesary). Cook to taste , add seasonings. NO ONIONS!

Final result!

...and now Southern Corn!
Following his Aunt Peggy's recipe, Cinema Dave starts to cook Sweet corn on the cob.

Fill your pot with with water and add a stick of salted butter and 1 cup of milk. Bring to a rapid boil. Place ears of corn in pot and turn to low simmer for 10 - 15 minutes.

Actually the mess was minor, the corn was tasty & Cinema Dave will be trying this meal again!

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Jun. 3rd, 2016 09:17 am Cinema Dave meets the Kora Man


In the hustle & bustle of Disney's Animal Kingdom, a moment of serenity can be found with The Kora Man.

While the origin of the Kora can be found in Africa, one can hear the influence on the banjo & ukulele;

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May. 20th, 2016 04:18 pm Found Footage from MegaCon 2011 Panel featuring Doug Jones

Doug Jones starts to watch his own "sizzle real."

Doug Jones plays 3 roles in "Hellboy 2" & "Pan's Labyrinth."

Doug Jones talks about "Mac 2Nite" television commercials from the late1980s.

Doug Jones talks about a movie that he is not longer in, but it lead to something bigger.

Doug Jones talks about mouths in his mouth and being observed by the Humane Society.

Doug Jones talks about lunch Guillermo Del Toro while working on "Mimi" and "HellBoy."

Doug Jones talks about his beginnings and meeting Guillermo Del Toro.

Doug Jones is the modern day Lon Chaney and this is just a small sample o his work. This was his appearance at Megacon Orlando on March 25. 2011. A real nice guy.

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May. 20th, 2016 03:44 pm "Pele Birth of a Legend" features inspiring cinematography

When the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil begin in three months, the country’s greatest sports hero, Pelé, could come out of retirement and be involved. It’s been almost four decades since he kicked his last soccer ball in a Cosmos/Santos exhibition game in New Jersey, yet Pelé’s legendary shadow stands tall. Opening tomorrow in limited release, Pelé: Birth of a Legend provides a taste of Pelé’s acrobatic performances on the soccer field.

The film opens with Pelé entering the World Cup stadium in Sweden, circa 1958 at only 17 years old. The film flashes back to Pelé’s rough and tumble childhood in Brazil, where his friends steal peanuts to buy soccer balls. By playing soccer in the streets, Pelé’s talent is noticed by school coaches. The rags to riches story begins.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend is a simple story. The strength of this film is the visualization on the big screen. Given that his best goals were preserved in grainy photography or kinescope tubes, this film uses contemporary cinematography to convey the athlete’s greatness. Soccer fans and families will appreciate this fine film.

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May. 20th, 2016 03:43 pm "Money Monster" needs a Professor Van Helsing

Two of my favorite movie subjects are “monsters” and “money.” Therefore, I was one of the few people to see Money Monster last week. Many of the narrative surprises were revealed in the trailers and television commercials, so it is no big spoiler to reveal that a Wall Street mastermind is the cause of all George Clooney and Julia Roberts’ problems.

Clooney portrays The Money Monster, a hyperactive television financial advisor, like Jim Cramer from MSNBC. After making a bad pick on a stock, a gunman from Queens County enters the studio and holds the Money Monster hostage. Julia Roberts is the director who calls the shots from behind the scenes without even getting her hair messed up.

Despite numerous plot holes and obvious Bernie Sanders political bias, Money Monster contains many humorous moments, mostly at the expense of George Clooney’s character. Actress Jodie Foster directs this satirical flick, which was easily influenced by 1970s political thrillers like Network and The Parallax View. Save your money on Money Monster, this film will probably be in regular rotation on television by October.

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May. 20th, 2016 03:41 pm "The Man who saw Infinity" looks at British/India Academics

Much like Frasier, The Big Bang Theory does not talk down to their audiences with its references more often found in the halls of academia. The Man Who Knew Infinity would feel comfortable hanging out with the likes of Sheldon Cooper and Frasier Crane.

Based on the real life of mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan (Dev Patel), The Man who Knew Infinity is a biopic about an Indian who earns admittance to the University of Cambridge in England. Due to colonialism, Ramanujan confronts racism from academic circles.

Seeing Ramanujan’s potential, tenured professor G.H. Hardy (Jeremy Irons) takes the Indian genius under his wing. His formulas and proofs earn Ramanujan an international reputation during World War I. Unfortunately, his health deteriorates as his mathematical discoveries begin to change the world.

For those who are not academically-inclined, The Man Who Knew Infinity will be a dull film to watch. Yet, the performances and relationship between Patel and Irons keep this film interesting and honest. Sheldon Cooper and Frasier Crane would love it.

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May. 20th, 2016 03:38 pm "Papa Hemingway in Cuba" not as good as "3 Days in Havana"

Being advertised as “the first Hollywood Film made in Cuba,” Papa Hemingway in Cuba has been lingering in local cinemas. This biopic details Ernest Hemingway’s (Adrian Sparks) final years in Cuba before Fidel Castro took over the island.

Despite some gorgeous cinematography and memorable one-liners, the film looks amateurish. With a muddled narrative, the acting and the editing feel out of sync.

Can’t get enough of Cuban landscapes? Look for Three Days in Havana, which premiered at last year’s Ft. Lauderdale International Film Festival and is available for streaming on Amazon.com. Gil Bellows (who co-directed with Tony Pantages) stars as an insurance salesman who gets caught in comic noir intrigue.

Papa Hemingway in Cuba and Three Days in Havana, which used many of the same locations, are sure to sell many cruises from South Florida to Cuba.

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May. 13th, 2016 12:32 pm Friday the 13th Part 2's Amy Steel

Amy Steel discusses catering on the set of "Friday the 13th Part 2."

Amy Steel discusses eating on the set of "April Fool's Day" .

With degree her Master's Degree in Counseling, Amy Steel diagnoses Jason Voorhees.

Amy Steel talks about her love of Vancouver.

Best known for being the heroine in "Friday the 13th Part 2." She talks about various roles and "Walk Live a Man."

Amy Steel talks about "The Exorcist" and how "Everest" was Freaky.

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May. 5th, 2016 09:35 am "Captain America" wraps the Best Marvel Trilogy

Since his Marvel debut on the big screen four years ago with Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers has become my favorite superhero. When he was chosen to receive the super soldier serum, Dr. Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) selected Steve Rogers because he was a good man; it is Captain America’s best trait.

When Captain America: Civil War was announced, one wondered if Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) would still retain his goodness. Captain America’s adversary would be Tony Stark, alias Iron Man, (Robert Downey Jr.), the superhero who started this Marvel Cinema Universe eight years ago. In the comic book universe, the Captain America/Iron Man Civil War was a statement about Post-911 America, with Tony Stark and Steve Rogers representing the sides of security and liberty, respectfully.

The new movie opens with an incident from Dec. 16, 1991. The film flashes forward to the present day, in which Captain America leads the Avengers against the terrorist Crossbones (Frank Grillo). When there is collateral damage, the United Nations decides that the Avengers need oversight by an outside agency, and to be registered. While Tony Stark decides to go along to get along, Steve Rogers sees these new restrictions as destroying civil liberties.

To complicate matters, the Winter Soldier is loose. The Winter Soldier, alias Bucky Barnes (Sebastian Stan) is a childhood friend of Steve Rogers. As the United Nations debate superhero registration, an explosion occurs – causing more collateral damage. While the Winter Soldier is blamed, Steve Rogers suspects his old friend is the patsy.

Captain America: Civil War builds to a logical showdown. The movie lives up to its comic book visualization when the superheroes battle each other in a German airport. While there is much humor, there is an aggression we have not seen before in a Marvel Comic Books movie.

This aggression leads to more collateral damage, which forces this film into more serious territory.

Given previous visual epics, this Civil War ends with personal fight based on painful motives. We see sides to Tony Stark and Steve Rogers that we have not seen before. To directors Anthony and Joe Russo’s credit, this big revelation feels truthful.

Given this wild political year, Captain America: Civil War is a timely commentary about the present day. Captain America’s final words provide much wisdom, and he is still my favorite Marvel Comics superhero.

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