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Thoughts on Norm MacDonald

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Thoughts on Norm MacDonald

By Josh Morris As soon as I finished the episode of Comedians in Cars getting Coffee featuring Norm MacDonald, I found myself eager for more of the funny man. That episode aired on Netflix early in 2017, but I didn’t view it until sometime last year. Not long afterward, I came across Norm MacDonald Has a […]

Stream In: a review of PIRATE RADIO (2009) ten years later

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Stream In: a review of PIRATE RADIO (2009) ten years later

By Josh Morris Upshot: According to IMDb, Pirate Radio (2009) is about “[a] band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.” High-point: The soundtrack. The film is laden with tracks from The Beach Boys, David […]

Opening Ceremony for Newest MAYA Cinemas Location a Well-Attended Fiesta

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Opening Ceremony for Newest MAYA Cinemas Location a Well-Attended Fiesta

By Josh Morris The ribbon-cutting ceremony for MAYA Cinema’s sixth and newest theater took place on Jan. 10, showcasing the $30 million dollar investment into North Las Vegas — $75 million once the adjoining retail space has been completed. The ceremony consisted of the following: a blessing of the land by a local Paiute Tribal […]

Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)

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Review: SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (2018)

By Josh Morris Upshot: This is an animated Spider-Man movie that centers on Miles Morales (played by rising star Sameik Moore), a talented high-school kid of Latino and African-American descent. “[F]or about two days he’s been the ONLY Spider-Man.” This is the first theatrical Spider-Man film without Peter Parker in the spotlight; however, Parker (among other […]

Q&A: poet and author Angela Brommel on chapbook ‘Plutonium and Platinum Blonde’

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Q&A: poet and author Angela Brommel on chapbook ‘Plutonium and Platinum Blonde’

By Josh Morris Plutonium and Platinum Blonde is a collection of poetry from Las Vegas poet Angela Brommel; it is described as “both seductive and devastating; [i]t delivers us to the center of America’s nuclear bomb testing era and explodes in a sweltering ‘Valley of Fire.’ [It is] both a séance in the Mojave Desert and a haunting […]

Q&A: writer/director Alessandro Grande on short film ‘Bismillah’

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Q&A: writer/director Alessandro Grande on short film ‘Bismillah’

By Josh Morris This short film from writer/director Alessandro Grande follows SAMIRA — a 10-year and Tunisian immigrant —  as she attempts to find a doctor who’ll help her sick brother while navigating the complexities of living undocumented in Italy. Allesandro was kind enough to answer some questions about the film. Informer Media Group: Hello, […]

Movie Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

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Movie Review: THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS

By Josh Morris Upshot: This film, written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, is comprised of six short stories set in the West during the Victorian Era. These stories are presented as “chapters,” but as a narrative are essentially unconnected. Though flawed, the film is expertly crafted by the Coen Brothers and will be considered among their greatest achievements. They […]

Q&A: Director / Writer Mark C. Smith on his animated short ‘Two Balloons’

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Q&A: Director / Writer Mark C. Smith on his animated short ‘Two Balloons’

By Josh Morris Two Balloons is a stop-motion animated short film that follows two dirigible-sailing lemurs on an adventure amongst the clouds. Director/Writer Mark C. Smith answered some questions about his exciting film. Informer Media Group: How did you come up with the idea? Mark C. Smith: An ocean and a song created the idea […]

Q&A: writer/director Lorenz Wunderle and producer Ramon Schoch on short film ‘Coyote’

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Q&A: writer/director Lorenz Wunderle and producer Ramon Schoch on short film ‘Coyote’

By Josh Morris Coyote is a an animated short film dealing with mature themes such as grief, delusion and their dark influence. Writer/director Lorenz Wunderle and producer Ramon Schoch was gracious enough to answer some questions about the compelling film. Informer Media Group: I hope when I say I was disturbed by Coyote you will take […]

Q&A: Josza Anjembe, writer/director of short film ‘French’

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Q&A: Josza Anjembe, writer/director of short film ‘French’

By Josh Morris French is a short film about Seyna, a young woman who must navigate multiple challenges to her identity. Writer/director Josza Anjembe was kind enough to answer some question about the film. Informer Media Group: Seyna is such a rich character and Grace Seri portrays her magically; what inspired her story? Josza Anjembe: […]

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