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Southern Rites

Type: Documentary (HBO)Release Date:  May 18th, 2015Director: Gillian LaubDuration: 1 hr 30 minsMy Rating: 4/10 Overview:   Should the old ways always stay? In Montgomery County, Georgia, it wasn’t until just a few years ago their proms became integrated. What fueled the change was a photography piece Gillian Laub, director, put together for the NY Times detailing these segregated proms. During her time in the Southern county taking photos, Laub stumbled upon an even de [...]
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Focus

Type: Movie Release Date: February 27th, 2015 Run Time: 1 hr 44 mins My Rating: 7.5/10 Overview:  Nicky, an experienced con man takes a gorgeous apprentice under his wing to teach her the game of scamming. Little does he know, the student may learn how to school the teacher.  What I loved: I felt that if you’ve seen one con movie, you’ve seen them all, until watching Focus. Will Smith and Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wallstreet) have the perfect amount of believable che [...]
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All the Light We Cannot See

This review is something I've been looking forward to writing for some time now. It’s special in that it’s my first review of a publication receiving a perfect rating, 10/10. It’s also unique in that it will be divided into two sections. The first will be my critique of the book itself, and the next will be my thoughts of my first listening experience using Audible. I absolutely recommend reading this book, or if you can, listening to it on Audible.  Type: [...]
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TRex Movie Reviews

Type: PodcastPublication Date:  May 4th, 2015My Rating: 8/10Overview:  TRex Movie Reviews is a newer podcast furnishing a fresh means of dissecting and critiquing movies new and old while also providing previews for upcoming movies. Presently, there are 3 episodes created and narrated by Anthony, a Buffalo native like myself. First, Anthony has taken the time to release an intro episode (The Welcome Episode #1) which offers information about himself, the origin of his passion for movi [...]
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Rape Culture

Hi Everyone, Today’s post is going to be a different kind of review. I won’t be critiquing a podcast, documentary or a book. I’m going to be providing a “review” of a very important aspect of our society; the rape culture in the United States. Did You Know... According to Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)...1 out of every 6 American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime17.7 million American women have been vi [...]
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Mad Max: Fury Road

Type: Movie Release Date: May 15th, 2015 Run time: 2 hrs My Rating: 9/10 Overview: In a desolate wasteland during an apocalyptic time, two people are in search of freedom. One is being held captive by his haunted past and disturbing hallucinations, the other in hopes of leaving her war hungry leader and returning to the “green place” she calls home. By teaming up accidentally, Mad Max (Tom Hardy) and Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) tackle the heavily guarded Fury Road [...]
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Cannibal Cop

Thought Crimes: The Case of the Cannibal Cop Type: HBO DocumentaryRelease Date: May 11th, 2015Run Time: 1 hr 30 minsMy Rating: 4.5/10 Overview: In this HBO original documentary, filmmaker Erin Lee Car leaps into the sticky web of thought crimes and examines how far is too far in the name of the law.  We all have dark thoughts from time to time. Unless you’re Ghandi, I’m sure you’ve imagined strangling a co-worker, punching a rude customer service rep or even [...]
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Montage of Heck

Type: HBO Documentary Release Date: May 4th, 2015 Run time: 2 hrs 14 mins My Rating: 4/10 When I was just four years old I remember driving with my Dad listening to the radio, probably 97 Rock, a local station in Buffalo, NY. The DJ announced Kurt Cobain had been found dead. I’ll never forget that moment, I don’t know why, but it has always been a prominent memory in my life. Growing up, I became more interested in Kurt and read as many books, biographies and articles I could g [...]
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Jay’s Day

If you haven't listened to Serial or any of the Undisclosed episodes, STOP reading right now. Grab your phone and download these podcasts ASAP, because they can and will change your life. Okay... If you have listened to the newest episode of Undisclosed, "Jay's Day", you know this episode reveals some of the most crucial "Aha!" evidence to date. Rabia and her podcast teammates, Susan Simpson and Colin Miller, have revolutionized the investigation of Adnan's case. For those of you who hav [...]
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Finding Me

Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, a Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings Type: BookPublication Date: May 6th, 2014My Rating: 9/10 Overview:  You may have seen her face, or her name in the news, but you probably don’t know her whole story. Michelle Knight has survived every circle of hell throughout her 34 years on this earth. She has been beaten, raped, homeless and bullied: that was even before getting kidnapped by Ariel Castro in Cleveland in 2002. “Finding [...]
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Cleveland Abduction

Type: TV Movie (Lifetime)Release Date: May 2, 2015My Rating: 7.5 Overview: In the summer of 2002 a 21 year old single mother, Michelle Knight, was kidnapped while asking for directions. Knight, the first victim of Ariel Castro’s, suffered for over 10 years at the hands of her captor. Soon after Knight was taken, Castro snatched Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus and took them back to his house, the most tactile form of hell these young girls would ever witness. Castro beat, raped an [...]
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Writer/Publicist, RealSpace Theatre

RealSpace Theatre’s hilarious hit zombie comedy Dine Her set to invade Niagara Falls Opening May 27th at Dad’s Diner for a four week run Acclaim...