4/18/17 (soon after the coffee)
I grew up a huge Edgar Allen Poe fan – I think many young boys do the same after being introduced to his writing. I started reading Poe around the 3rd grade so I was a little ahead of the school-assigned reading that was to come.
Edgar Allen Poe 1809-1849
While so many have read his classic stories (“A Tale Tale Heart”, “The Fall of the House of Usher” etc) I became a fan of his “deep cuts” so so speak – the titles that aren’t normally included with school assignments.
I recall quickly jumping from more common short stories like “The Black Cat” to more obscure ones like “The System of Dr. Tarr & Professor Feather” or “A Predicament”
I also became increasingly curious about his actual life and history – what kind of man was he? How did he move about in society?
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I’m not a football fan. I mean, as a New Englander it’s mandatory I root for the Patriots when they’re in the Super Bowl, and believe it or not I do understand football. Aaron Hernandez is a sad, cautionary tale perhaps, but definitely a study in what not to do when you make it out of the hood.
He was from Bristol, CT, which is about 20 miles outside of Hartford and not a “hood” by any means but not immune to gang activity. Hernandez was allegedly a member of the Bloods, and didn’t leave his connections behind when he made it to the NFL. Allegedly. He showed up at his latest court case just days ago with a brand new neck tattoo symbolizing the Bloods. Allegedly.
Doing a life bid with no parole for shooting and killing his friend, and just beating a double murder rap, Hernandez hung himself…
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The first teaser trailer for the new Star Wars trailer is out and the Internet went totally wild about it. People coming up with praise for the trailer and enourmous speculation about what Skywalkers “it is time for the Jedi…to end” all means. Plenty of theories has already been written and talked about though most sensible people will probably recognize that he means that it is time for the old Jedi Order to end. So let’s just trash the whole “Skywalker is evil” or “Skywalker is Snoke, so he dresses up like an overgrown zombie-alien when he communicates with the First Order in front of a holo-camera.”
Let’s get it out: Yes, the new teaser trailer was pretty good because it sparked interest but it was also incredible forgettable. I had totally forgot it the day after its release because it shows us nothing execpt what we already would expect…
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Director: F. Gary Gray
Fast & Furious franchise has minted money for anyone who has been associated with it for the last 17 years and truly it has been a roller coaster ride. With the unfortunate death of Paul Walker, it seemed like the franchise was in dwindles but introduction of Dwayne Johnson aka The Rock actually saved the day. Coming over now, with the eighth installment of the franchise, it seems to be closer to calling it a day. I originally gave it a 2 star but then the action was pretty good so it earned another one star for itself.
The story, as we have already seen and now pretty much know through other reviews and spoilers online, is about “Family”. Seriously, Vin Diesel has overused this word so much…
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Still on the wait,The seventh season of the fantasy drama television series Game of Thronesis set to premiere on HBOon July 16, 2017. Winter is here, soGame Of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss felt that the storylines of the next season would be better served by starting production a little later than usual, when the weather is changing,” Casey Bloys, president of HBO programming, said in a statement. “Instead of the show’s traditional spring debut, we’re moving the debut to summer to accommodate the shooting schedule.”
However, to celebrate the release of GOT, filmfreakweb.wordpress.com has put together 5 facts you really need to know. keep reading to find out more…
- Cersei Lannister could have a new loverObviously we don’t know who the (un)lucky person could be, but thethe terrifying affair between siblings Jaime and Cersei Lannister may come to an end in…
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Super heroes have been dominating the movie industry for the last couple of years now and it has not spared the world of television. From shows like Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD, Arrow, The Flash, and a few others, there has been an increase in these comic book series that feature a hero from either DC or Marvel. However, network television is not the only one clued in on this phenomenon. Netflix also features its own Marvel shows, such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage. The latest entry on Netflix being Iron Fist, which continues to develop the Defenders universe that has already been established by the other three shows.
Despite the success of all the prior super hero shows, however, Iron Fist stands out as the one with the lowest ratings among critics. This got me curious since I am not always…
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If you do something right, people won’t be sure you’ve done anything at all. That is the greater brilliance of Dave Chappelle. He is a differentiated comic whose introspection and thoughtfulness open the door to a deeper meaning of comedy, if the viewer choses to engage it. With his incredible comedic range, from jokes about the vulgar to deep thoughts about the meaning of race relations and marriage in America, Chappelle can attract anyone with his magnetic and intimate style.
There are few 21st century pop culture figures as intriguing as Dave Chappelle. Of course you could take his act at face value, but I found that the more you try to dig in and understand who he really is you are left more questions than when you started. His mysterious persona is intertwined with his genius because as a viewer you are unable to tell who the real…
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