‘The Lodgers’ Review: A Gothic Infused Tale With A Ton of Bite

The Lodgers
Most of my reviews and Blu-ray coverage will be housed on Deepest Dream, but I’ll be spotlighting flicks that are near and dear to my heart with this blog. The Lodgers hits theaters and digital today, and though it’s filled with relatively unknown actors, don’t let the pedigree fool you – this one’s a doozy. Gothic thriller/haunted mansion fans should eat this one up, and nearly 12 hours later I’m still buzzing from the experience.

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Acting Seen: Vicky Krieps Steals The Show In ‘Phantom Thread’

Phantom Thread - Vicky Krieps
There are many reasons to catch Phantom Thread at your local cineplex. Whether it’s a continuing passion to watch films that were shot on actual film or following the creative journeys of Paul Thomas Anderson and Daniel Day Lewis, Phantom Thread is a value added experience. That being said, it’s Vicky Krieps who steals the show . . .


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Donald Sutherland Talks Joseph Brodsky And Living With Passion

The Leisure Seeker
Donald Sutherland turns 83 in July and he isn’t taking the foot off the brake when it comes to acting. During The Leisure Seeker interviews, he was asked what keeps him inspired to continue his acting journey and stay motivated with his craft. Take a listen to the inspiring Sutherland audio below as he mentions a memorable speech from writer Joseph Brodsky about living with passion!
 

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‘Joywave’ Hits ‘The Late Show With Stephen Colbert’ (2/8) With ‘Doubt’

Joywave
As far as musical ear candy goes, Joywave’s “Doubt” is a tune I’ll play over and over again for my daily mix of neurosis (and catharsis). The outfit plays that standout tune February 8 on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and it’s a performance you shouldn’t miss . . .
 

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Amber Rubarth Talks ‘American Folk’ And South Africa Journey

American Folk
January may be considered a dumping ground for movies but there are gems to be had. American Folk, the story of two strangers (Amber Rubarth, Joe Purdy) who drive a van cross country in the aftermath of 9/11 is simply unforgettable. My full interview with Rubarth is below, and during our chat she talked about her American Folk journey, crafting her solo album Wildflowers in the Graveyard, and finding a sense of place in KwaZulu-Natal.

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VIDEO: Chris Blue Talks Inspiration And Pain Behind ‘Blue Blood Blues’

Chris Blue
Channeling heartbreak and pain into your work is what fuels some of the best (and most productive artists). For The Voice alum (and season 12 winner) Chris Blue, these experiences helped shape his single “Blue Blood Blues.” Check out video on Blue as he talks about the genesis of the track.

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‘The Wall’ Host Chris Hardwick Shares His Key To Time Management

Chris Hardwick
Along with hosting and executive producing The Wall, Chris Hardwick is an interviewer and podcaster, Nerdist head, Talking Dead host, and an up and coming film producer who inked a 3-picture deal with Blumhouse Productions. During The Wall interviews, I asked Hardwick about the secret to time management (at least for him). Video is below!!

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Finding Sanctuary In The Nature And Wildlife Of Florida

Richard M.Grissom Memorial Wetlands
In the winter of 1989, I relocated from the LA Basin to the Space Coast of East Central Florida. I had only known California up until that point and was a bit overwhelmed by the thought of relocation. Trepidation set in as I engaged in that transition and I sought to find the positive in the myriad of challenges that the change brought. My path to calmness set in during a temporary residence at the Cocoa Beach Hilton, part of the transition.

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‘X Japan’ Returns To The U.S. With Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival Debut

X Japan
Iconic rock band X Japan are coming back to the U.S. for their debut performances at Indio’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The outfit will play the Saturday dates (April 14 & 21) of the fest. Further details below!

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