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Author: Matt

Review: WWE SummerSlam [2016] PPV

Tonight, at Money In The Bank, there wasn’t much to write home about. What is my third favorite PPV of the year has been stripped down to a very boring level. It’s not like the card wasn’t great. It actually was, including some matches that I was hesitant about but ended up being quite decent. The main problems I had with the show are either a match was redundant and predictable or just basic in nature. Yes, some of the most anticipated matches were basic and somewhat boring, even though a few of my favorite superstars were featured. I don’t know if it’s because I was personally having an off night/day, but there were very infrequent doses of entertainment tonight, which is very sad to say.

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Review: ‘Equity’ Holds Honesty and Realism

“Equity” examines women and their roles in the world, especially on Wall Street and in corporate America. With exceptional performances by all of the actors and with characters you can sink your teeth into, these women, and some men, do a wonderful job carrying you through a roller coaster ride of a story, which has perfectly placed plot points and an ambiguous ending. But, a roller coaster can sometimes have too many ups and downs, making tension conflict with boredom. While in no way is “Equity” an uninteresting experience, the absence of a constant layer of tension makes the film lack substance at times, frequently going from one tension-filled scene to a scene where a sense of safety and content take over. This didn’t stop me from enjoying the story that was being told and the characters carrying me along through it, although I can still guarantee older audiences will enjoy it much more than I did. At the end of the day, “Equity” is an important film not looking to grab awards and sweep the Oscars. It’s just a story that wants and needs to be told, and through Meera Menon’s exemplary direction, that point gets across in an honest and realistic fashion.

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Review: ‘Like Son’ Brings Thrills To Louisiana

There have been many crime thrillers throughout history. Some come in book form, others come through television, and the rest come in film format, where they are usually remembered the most. The key components to any crime thriller are a good script and an excellent twist. Well, I’m happy to say John Schneider’s “Like Son” has both, as well as an excellent setting with beautiful locations. The characters lead you through these quintessential Louisiana locations, making you question and wonder about what’s true and what’s false the entire way. This state of ignorance is a character trait for all audience members, until the climax of story, when the truth is revealed and the audience gets to experience some pretty awesome storytelling and filmmaking.

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Exclusive: John Schneider & Alicia Allain Talk CineFlix and Its Benefits to the Indie World

I had the pleasure of interviewing John Schneider and Alicia Allain. Mr. Schneider has been around the business for a long time, primarily working as an actor for most of his career. He’s most popularly known for his roles as Bo Duke on “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Johnathan Kent on “Smallville,” and Jim Cryer on “The Haves and Have Nots.” Now, he has been working on the other side of the camera, directing and writing such titles as “Like Son,” “Smothered,” and “Collier & Co.” To add more to his resumé, Schneider and his producing partner, Alicia Allain, have founded John Schneider Studios, which is located in Holden Louisiana.

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