“Ender’s Game” is an admirable adaptation of the classic science fiction novel

November 13, 2013 | Posted in SCIENCE FICTION | By

Ender's Game

The film adaption of Ender’s Game has been highly speculated about and anticipated for decades by science fiction fans. The book, first published in 1985, is today considered an absolute classic of the genre and won both the Hugo and

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Miles Davis A Tribute to Jack Johnson: Underrated Rock Jazz Masterpiece

November 13, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, ROCK | By

Definitely more rock than jazz on this fusion classic The album A Tribute To Jack Johnson is a jazz rock classic released by Miles Davis in February of 1971. An album widely under appreciated, and not promoted properly by Columbia

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New Music for 2014: My Most-Anticipated Releases

November 12, 2013 | Posted in ROCK | By

The Foo Fighters

Sockii’s Picks for Exciting New Music Releases in the Coming Year Every year, the anticipation builds for music fans as we look forward to new albums from our favorite artists. Personally, 2013 wasn’t a great music year for me; there

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MasterChef Junior: November 8 Episode Recap & Review

November 9, 2013 | Posted in REALITY TV | By

Alexander and Dara in the MasterChef Junior finale.

Who will win the title of the first-ever MasterChef Junior? This is it – the finale of the first-ever MasterChef Junior! Of the original 24 young contestants we met in the very first episode, only two remain: Dara and Alexander.

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My Cooking Skills Have Improved Thanks to This 1 Tip From Hell’s Kitchen

November 9, 2013 | Posted in REALITY TV | By

Mystery Writers by Nana B Agyei on Flickr

I am not someone who believes in everything  he sees on TV (or online). I am fully aware that the producers of a TV series carefully select what they want you to see, etc… so this is why I was

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Stewart Copeland’s Orchestral Ben-Hur Set for World Premiere in 2014

November 7, 2013 | Posted in LIVE MUSIC, ORCHESTRAL MUSIC | By

Stewart Copeland

Scoring New Music to the 1925 Silent Film Classic Fans of musician and composer Stewart Copeland, mark your calendars and clear your plans for Easter weekend in 2014. On April 19 he will be performing with the Virginia Arts Festival

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MasterChef Junior: November 1 Episode Recap & Review

November 3, 2013 | Posted in REALITY TV | By

Screencapture from MasterChef Junior, episode 6

The final four battle it out in the semi-finals It’s been an amazing journey for the young contestants on the first ever MasterChef Junior US! Last week, the top six competed in a “restaurant takeover” challenge which ended up sending

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Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band at the Keswick Theatre, October 30 2013

November 1, 2013 | Posted in JAZZ, LIVE MUSIC | By

Cover of Didn't It Rain

Hugh Laurie raises the roof at “The Kes” Wednesday night at the Keswick Theatre, British actor Hugh Laurie brought his musical side – and talents – to a sold-out crowd in Glenside, PA. Backed by the incredibly talented Copper Bottom

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