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Thoughts on Norm MacDonald

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Thoughts on Norm MacDonald

By Josh Muchly 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 […]

Re-View: PIRATE RADIO (2009)

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Re-View: PIRATE RADIO (2009)

By Josh Muchly 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 […]

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

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

By Josh Muchly 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 Muchly 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 […]

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Review

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic Blunt plays an arch, aloof and sly Mary Poppins. And Miranda can rap but not sing. There is no chemistry between them. I never saw the 1964 Disney classic (quelle horreur!), so I can easily review MARY POPPINS RETURNS without referencing or comparing it to the original. I do not […]

ROMA Movie Review

ROMA Movie Review

By Victoria Alexander, Film Critic I felt bad for the family dog. The Las Vegas Film Critics Society – of which I am a member – named Alfonso Cuaron’s ROMA it’s Best Picture for 2018. Unlike Cuaron, I have “childhood amnesia.” Cuaron has lovingly and in obsessive detail reimagined his childhood growing up in Mexico […]

South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler brings global music to Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

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South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler brings global music to Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa

Written by Debbie Hall and photo by Raj Naik South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, who first gained fame covering a Burt Bacharach song, brings a holiday sound to Las Vegas. He joins Dave Koz for the 21st annual Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2018. Other special guests include pop/blues saxophonist/singer Mindi Abair for her […]

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 Muchly 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, […]

Maytal Angel: An Angel’s Road Trip to Hollywood

Maytal Angel: An Angel’s Road Trip to Hollywood

By Nikki Artale This is the amazing story of Maytal Angel who several years ago dreamed of traveling across the states, pursuing her dream of acting her way through 11 cities, in a cross-country acting challenge. Maytal started 1½ years ago from New York, with stops in Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago, Nashville, Atlanta, Miami, New […]

Delano Las Vegas celebrates Repeal Day with Repeal Party

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Delano Las Vegas celebrates Repeal Day with Repeal Party

Party guests transported back in time 85 years. By Claudio Puggioni As I entered the beautiful Delano Las Vegas lobby and the Franklin Lounge, it felt like I was traveling back in time to 1930s. I joined the good old bad old days of Al Capone, Baby Face Nelson, and Bonnie and Clyde. Men wore […]

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