Friday, May 24, 2013
The Wolfpack is back for its finale in a darker film that one critic calls a "letdown."
"The Hangover Part III" is rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, some violence and drug content and brief graphic nudity. The movie runs for 100 minutes.
Friday, May 17, 2013
'Star Trek Into Darkness' - Boldly Goes for the Gusto
With "Star Trek Into Darkness", director J.J. Abrams proves his first "Trek" outing in 2009 was no fluke, completing the resuscitation of Paramount's once-ailing flagship franchise and setting the scene for what one can only hope will be many more adventures with this winning cast. As he did with 2009's "Star Trek", Abrams has crafted a film that will appeal to casual popcorn-flick fans while still respecting hard-core Trekkies. "Into Darkness" begins at mid-gallop and only rarely slows through its 132-minute running time. The movie opens with the Enterprise crew working frantically to save an alien world from certain doom, in the form of an impending volcanic eruption. A monkey wrench gets thrown into the works when first officer Spock (…
Friday, May 10, 2013
After winning New Artist of the Year at the Academy of County Music Awards, Florida Georgia Line has now been nominated for three CMT County Music Awards..
The stars continue to align for hot new country duo Florida Georgia Line featuring Monroe hometown boy Tyler Hubbard and Floridian native Brian Kelley. Hot off their win for New Artist of the year at the recent ACM Awards, the duo has now been nominated for three CMT Country Music Awards. According to GotCountyonline.com, their multi-week No. 1 debut single, "Cruise," has been nominated for Video of the Year, Duo Video of the Year and Breakthrough Video of the Year. Fans can vote on CMT.com until midnight on June. 2. The winners will be featured on a live show from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. The duo was in town last week filming their third music video, "Round Here," before heading to Ormond Beach to finish it up in the hometown …
One critic says the film's premise follows that of the 2000 comedy "Meet the Parents."
"Peeples" is playing at Gateway Cinemas 12 at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 9:45 and midnight Friday, May 10, and Saturday, May 11. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: Sparks fly when Wade Walker (Craig Robinson) crashes the preppy Peeples annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace's (Kerry Washington) hand in marriage. Wade might be a fish-out-of-water among this seemingly perfect East Coast clan, but he’s not about to let himself flounder. Instead, in a wild weekend of fun, dysfunction and hilarious surprises, Wade is about to discover there’s room for all kinds of Peeples in this family, no matter their differences. Writer and first-time director Tina Gordon Chism (writer of "Drumline") joins forces …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Crowd control procedures were tested for a second time in Monroe Friday when a performance by the Tams also brought in the young Tams and Tameka “Tiny” Harris of the VH1 reality series “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.”
If the filming of a music video by Florida Georgia Line didn’t test Monroe's crowd control procedures enough on Thursday, Friday night’s performance by the Tams would have done it. In addition to the Tams, a film crew was in town to video the performance for a reality show. In addition to the appearance by the Tams, on stage were also the young Tams in training, namely Mikai, grandson of Charles Pope, co-founder of the Tams, Jordan, son of Tams member Elton Richardson and King Harris, son of T.I. and Tiny of VH1’s reality show “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.” If the truth be told, it was the possibility of an appearance by T.I. and Tiny that brought in much of the crowd. T.I. , however, was a no show. “He’s on a flight back from New …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Tams, big and small, gave Monroe's First Friday Night Concerts a strong start. The guests from VH1's "T.I. and Tiny, The Family Hustle" helped bring in the crowds. Were you there?
The few drops of rain didn't dampen anyone's spirit in downtown Monroe Friday for the first of the 2013 First Friday Summer Concerts Series. "A few clouds has never stopped people from coming out and enjoying good music," local photographer Darrell, of PmR Promotions, wrote in a Facebook post "Are you kidding me this is what I love about the summer in Monroe!' Jan Wazasoki, who drove in from Winder Ga., told him. With chairs and tables already set up for the musical event he said it appeared as if the weather was the last thing on anyone's mind. PmR Promotions shared some of the great photographs from the event. Did you get any to share?
Up-and-coming Country Singer Jordan Rager and two other young Nashville Hopefuls to go on tour in the fall.
A year ago, Loganville’s Jordan Rager was just coming off his stint as a contestant on NBC’s show “The Voice” and getting ready to graduate from Loganville High School. This year, he's getting ready to go on tour. According to his mother, Connie Rager, this tour is just what the budding young musician needs to kickstart his career. "Since graduating LHS last May, he's full speed ahead with his music career and this upcoming tour is just what he needs to continue to build his fan base with tons of college age folks," Rager said, adding he's continued to work hard. "He hasn't slowed down at all." Jordon Rager was well known in the local and surrounding area before his stint on the national stage when he was a contestant on NBC's "The Voice…
Robert Downey returns as a PTSD-ridden Tony Stark.
Having bested the aliens who invaded in "The Avengers," Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.), aka Iron Man, finds himself unable to sleep and feeling anxious. His girlfriend, Pepper Potts (Gwyneth Paltrow), is miffed because he spends so much time building his Iron Man suits. Tensions around the world are rising because of terrorist bombing by an Osama bin Laden-ish villain, the Mandarin (Ben Kingsley). When an official with Stark Industries is killed in an attack, Tony vows revenge. As the plot unfolds, he battles a geekish techno genius, Aldrich Killian (Guy Pearce), and encounters a women he knew years before, Maya Hansen (Rebecca Hall). Here's what the critics are saying: “Iron Man 3,” by contrast, at once invokes Sept. 11 and dodges it, …
Friday, May 3, 2013
There will be two shows, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
It was music and mayhem in Monroe, Ga. on May 2, 2013 as hometown boy Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley, of county music duo Florida Georgia Line, were in town shooting the video for their new single, "Round Here."
After spending about five hours shooting their new video, "Round Here," Tyler Hubbard, of Monroe, and Brian Kelley, the other half of county-music duo Florida Georgia Line, were given the key to the city by Monroe Mayor Greg Thompson. The award-winning country duo then dined with the mayor before heading to a farm off Pannell Road to finish up the shoot. Passing traffic was treated to the musicians performing in the middle of Broad Street as crowds gathered on the side of the road to take photographs. Buckles store also became part of the set. Hubbard, Kelley and a crowd of local Monroe residents then took the party to Pannell Road for some down home southern fun. Potential extras, those over 18 anyway, lined up and signed releases for …