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Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Zero Effect'

August 1st, 2014 11:30am EDT
Forgotten Friday Flick - 'Zero Effect'
With the genuinely unfunny and uninspiring "Sex Tape" continuing to limp at the box office, I felt it was time to remind folks of the genius side of Tape director Jake Kasdan and in turn give some love to a past flick that has unfairly been given lukewarm status...welcome to Forgotten Friday Flick! Today’s selection is one of my all time personal favorites. A combination of an incredible screenplay, decent direction and some career best performances, it’s a film that fell through the cinematic cracks and truly earns the right to be called a hidden gem. Quirky detectives, captivating blac...
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'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review: If You've Never Seen A Marvel Movie, See This One

August 1st, 2014 5:20am EDT
'Guardians of the Galaxy' Review: If You've Never Seen A Marvel
Once upon a time a young boy named Peter Quill, who just lost his mother, was abducted by aliens and taken to a galaxy far, far away. The boy grows up to become Chris Pratt, well not really but that's the actor who plays Peter (aka Starlord), a lovable intergalactic thief.

Peter winds up stealing an Orb - we all know what an Orb can do right? In case you don't know (I certainly didn't) this Orb is all powerful and can destroy a civilization faster than you can tweet ‘you must see this film.’

Through a series of events, Peter finds himself in prison, where he teams up with some of Marvel's...
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5 Seconds Of Summer Rock Their Way To The Top: This Week in Music

July 31st, 2014 2:05pm EDT
5 Seconds Of Summer Rock Their Way To The Top: This Week in Musi
“American Apparel underwear, rocking e’erywhere!” As prognosticated last week, 5 Seconds of Summer crash onto the Billboard 200 with a robust 259,000 copies of their debut album 5 Seconds of Summer sold. Honestly, there was never a doubt the Australian pop-punk band would find their way to the top. And by the word ‘honesty,’ that means there was no competition remotely close.

5 Seconds of Summer had this thing locked down like it was nothing! They once more have the distinction of being the only act to sell more than 100,000 copies this week. The next closest album only sold 37,000 c...
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Music Spotlight: Arika Kane – A Musician You Should Know

July 30th, 2014 6:15pm EDT
Music Spotlight: Arika Kane – A Musician You Should Know
Some of the most talented artists in the music world are also some of the most underrated and unheralded. It shouldn’t be that way, but life isn’t exactly the fairest thing. Rising past the adversity of a music industry characterized by trends and sex appeal rarely wins commercial success, but sometimes being resolved not to cave in because it’s ‘easier’ is a virtuous, respectable thing. For Arika Kane, she seems determined to 'stay in her lane,' which is a good thing.

Arika Kane isn’t a household name – yet. She hasn’t sold millions of albums or quite established that dominant, comm...
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Rock Legends Eric Clapton And Tom Petty Release New Albums: This Week In Music

July 29th, 2014 8:00am EDT
Rock Legends Eric Clapton And Tom Petty Release New Albums: This
Last week, July got a bit of a spark with pop-punk band 5 Seconds of Summer releasing their highly anticipated, self-titled debut. Midwest rapper Common would also drop his tenth album, Nobody’s Smiling.

This week, there seems to be no sure-fire bet like 5 Seconds of Summer, but there are some veteran artists leading the charge for the new releases. Those include Eric Clapton, Tom Petty (& The Heartbreakers of course), and the late, great James Brown. Here are five new albums to check out this week.

1) Eric Clapton & Friends, The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale, (Bushbranch / Sur...
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Rumor Patrol: Zac Efron's Sugar Momma, Bruce Willis To Be A Grandfather, More

July 26th, 2014 6:03pm EDT
Rumor Patrol: Zac Efron's Sugar Momma, Bruce Willis To Be A Gran
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Zac Efron is Dating Michelle Rodriguez for the Money: Fans are wondering if there is an ulterior motive behind Efron getting close with Rodriguez. Star claims Efron has burned through his High School Musical millions thanks to his drug problems, and he's found a "sugar momma" in the form of Rodriguez. "Michelle thinks Zac will pay her back as soon as his paycheck comes in, but everyone is convinced that...
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This Week in Music : Weird Al Takes 'Mandatory Fun' To The Top

July 24th, 2014 4:00am EDT
This Week in Music : Weird Al Takes 'Mandatory Fun' To The Top
“Weird Al” Yankovic did the unthinkable this week – debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200! That’s right, Weird Al’s latest album Mandatory Fun sold a robust 104,000 copies. Sure for other artists 104,000 copies might not be the ‘end all be all,’ but considering last week no albums surpassed the 100,000 copies mark and that comedy albums don’t generate those kinds of numbers, Al’s doing big things.

Jason Mraz was expected to put some pressure on Weird Al for top honors, and he did, coming up just short at 102,000 copies with Yes!. Even so, 102,000 copies is fantastic in the current market....
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5 Seconds Of Summer And Common Drop New Albums: This Week In Music

July 22nd, 2014 10:05am EDT
5 Seconds Of Summer And Common Drop New Albums: This Week In Mus
July continues to be something of a slow month for new album releases. While there have been some solid, arguably even notable releases, no ‘blockbuster’ albums have been released. This week, the likely standout for younger listeners will be 5 Seconds of Summer, who release their full-length debut album. For rap lovers, they need look no further than the Midwest’s don, Common, who extends his lengthy career. Here’s 5 albums to check out this week.

1) 5 Seconds of Summer, 5 Seconds of Summer (Capitol)

After releasing EP She Looks So Perfect to an exceptional #2 bow, Australian punk/...
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Hot Babe of the Day: Natalie Pack

July 22nd, 2014 3:30am EDT
Hot Babe of the Day: Natalie Pack
Every day at Starpulse we upload some of the trendiest and the most spectacular photos of incredible looking women from all across the world. Today's alluring and appealing target is Natalie Pack.
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Natalie was born Natalie Ann Pack on March 30th, 1989 in Palos Verdes, California.

Even though she is a self-proclaimed tomboy, the hazel eyed beauty has been modeling since she was 13.

The six foot tall model graduated from Palos Verdes High School with honors and is recent graduate of The University of California Irvine. She said in an interview her ultimate goal is to attend medical schoo...
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CD Review: Concord America - "Suns Out Guns Out" (Post-Echo)

July 20th, 2014 5:34pm EDT
CD Review: Concord America - "Suns Out Guns Out" (Post-Echo)
Part Weezer, part Black Keys, but all cool would be an astute way to describe Concord America’s Suns Out Guns Out EP. Another way to describe this album is, well, just plain cool. While Suns Out Guns Out on the whole is an explosion of fuzzed out quirky indie rock – mind the latter - rock (the monstrous riffs of “Vanilla Bastard” are not to be missed, “Crown Vic” is sheer garage inspired madness). “So Gay” is the purest of diamonds in the rough; a hit single lying in wait that could impact at radio tomorrow if given the chance, and the fun doesn’t stop there on Suns Out Guns Out. There’s al...
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