The Walking Dead | 90-minute Season 5 Finale REVIEW

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So here it is! Our review of the 90-minute Season 5 finale of The Walking Dead for Variety Radio Online! Check out the link below to be redirected to Blog Talk Radio to hear it back! Let us know what you think!

 

Season 5 finale REVIEW

 

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The Walking Dead | 90 min Season 5 Finale

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Alright, Walking Dead fans!! Tonight is the night some of us have been dreading!!

With a lot of talk surrounding tonight’s season finale, we’ve been hearing rumors that one of our favorites will die. That being said, if Daryl Dixon dies…we definitely WILL riot! With THAT being said, I also would really appreciate it if Glenn and Rick also get to see another season! So there!

Tune in tonight at 9/8c on AMC for the 90-minute finale and then check back in tomorrow as I’ll be posting our on-air review of the episode.

Check out the following site for more information on The Walking Dead.

AMC – The Walking Dead

…Don’t forget…

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Celebrating Selena

March 31, 2015 will mark the 20th anniversary of the death of Selena Quintanilla Perez.

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Growing up as a half Cuban, half Irish American in a predominantly hispanic community in Florida made it a guarantee that Selena was being played on our radios. I remember getting out our blank cassette tapes and waiting for her songs to come on so we could record them. (Yes, cassette tapes!) When we learned of her death at such a young age, I remember my best friend and I being shocked.

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In 1997, just two years after her death, they released a biographical film dedicated to the fallen star, showing her life as a young girl to the incredible woman she’d become at the time of her death. Jennifer Lopez portrays Selena perfectly in this film and, despite early protests regarding Lopez (Puerto Rican) being cast to play the star (of Mexican descent), many also agree. Some protestors even recanted their statements once they saw the finished film. The film also has Edward James Olmos portraying Selena’s father, Jon Seda as her husband, Chris Perez and Jacob Vargas as her brother, A.B. Quintanilla. It also featured many of Selena’s songs throughout the film.

Feel free to read the following article, found on CNN, regarding Selena

Selena: 20 years after her death

Also, check out the trailer for the film ‘Selena’ below:

Artist to Watch: Amber Run – “I Found”

With a true passion for music, I’m always excited to hear new music.

Thankfully, my niece has the same trait and sometimes introduces ME to new artists. She recently introduced me to a new band, Amber Run, based out of the UK. One song in particular that I can’t stop listening to is called “I Found.” It has a sort of haunting sound to it and is beautiful in its simplicity.

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While they don’t have a full length album out just yet (it will be available on April 27, entitled 5AM), they do have two EP’s available on iTunes (track listings below):

Pilot EP

1. Pilot
2. I Found
3. Thank You
4. I Found (Acoustic)

Spark EP

1. Spark (Radio Edit)
2. Heaven
3. Chamber
4. Hide & Seek

You can also check out their website here: Amber Run

#Furious7 Screening Giveaway

Hey everyone!! Check out this giveaway from Mike ‘the Movie Guy’ Pierce! ALSO, check out his site, iwatchmike.com! DO IT!!

Furious 7

OK. Does this movie giveaway need any introduction!? (lol) FURIOUS 7.

Nufff said! (lol)

Check out the cities…

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – Albuquerque – Regal Winrock

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – Chicago – Regal City North

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – Dallas – AMC NorthPark

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – El Paso – Premiere Cinema Bassett

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – Houston – Edwards Houston Marq’E

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – McAllen – Cinemark Hollywood USA

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – Phoenix – AMC Westgate

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – Sacramento – Regal Natomas Marketplace

4/1/2015 – 7:30 PM – San Jose – AMC Eastridge

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NOW…to get your name in the hat for my Guaranteed Seat screening giveaway – you have to answer the following question. I’ll read every answer and make my final decision. Remember…I wanna FEEEL these answers.

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WHY ARE YOU A FAN OF THE FAST & FURIOUS FILMS?

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Send in your ANSWER and CITY your entering for to mikethemovieguy@gmail.com

In the SUBJECT LINE: Your city / Furious 7

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THIS PROMOTION WILL END ON 3/31 at 8AM/Central. No one will be admitted late. Theatre and promoter are not responsible for overbooking. We may refuse, revoke or limit admission in our sole discretion at any time. Only a single entry per person. No purchase necessary. Only those over age 18 are eligible to participate and win. Only U.S. residents are eligible to enter. Entry does not guarantee movie passes. Please all rules on tickets.

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Official pages:

http://www.furious7.com/trailer

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Zayn Malik leaves One Direction

I’m pretty certain the internet broke today with the news that Zayn Malik has officially left One Direction. I have a ten year old niece who’s currently on the verge of tears, wondering who will be the one to hit those high notes now.

One would think he’s crazy for leaving such a popular band, but, I mean, can you really blame him? As I said, I have a ten year old niece who I’ve taken to several One Direction shows and they’re actually very good. I love music in general, and I grew up on New Kids on the Block, NSYNC, Backstreet Boys, etc. so I understand the appeal these guys have on young girls. After being put together on the X Factor, they were catapulted into stardom and that can’t be easy for everyone to digest so quickly. Going from being a normal, everyday person to someone with millions and millions of fans stalking your every move, using social media to put down your fiance and family, and just not even being able to go to a store without a full security team.

I sure as heck wouldn’t be able to deal with the lack of privacy.

Some people, as with this particular group, are able to handle the fame and lack of privacy easier than others. If you followed One Direction’s history, however, you can tell from the beginning that Zayn wasn’t one who really enjoyed the spotlight. My only question is…what will he be able to do now that he’s left one of the biggest groups in the world at the moment? Go work at a store? How long will his financial savings give him before he really has to figure out a gameplan for the future?

Either way…I strongly suggest steering clear of any pre-teens/teens for the next week or so as they continue to attempt processing this information. I leave you with a picture of one of the most normal guys formerly of One Direction. Now let him live his life in semi-privacy!

Here’s the official announcement from One Direction’s Facebook page:

Zayn leaves 1D

 

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The Following – “Home; A Hostile Witness” – On Air Review

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Join Variety Radio Online hosts Mike, Amy and Kristin as they discuss the Monday night episode of THE FOLLOWING. In tonight’s show – they’ll discuss highlights of the 2 hour episode “Home” and “A Hostile Witness” that aired on Monday, 3/23/15 on FOX.

THE FOLLOWING recap show will upload every Tuesday here on BlogTalkRadio.

 

The Following – “Home; A Hostile Witness” – On Air Review

 

 

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