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Hello all!

It has been decided for this site to have a makeover. The site will now be specifically depicting movies, in their realm of criterion collection, classics, cults and craps.

This site was originally viewed to be touching all of entertainment, and sports, but that didn’t take off to where we wanted. The interests are still there, but it is best to limit it to one.

This page now is covered by two people, (Dillon and Jake)  giving in depth writings, vlogs, and podcasts to cover movies. The podcasts will give us the chance to talk about all sorts of entertainment, but within these writings we want to cover all bases from Horror, to indie films.

The “cults craps and classics” will be explored every month. Formerly known as just “Cults and Classics” there had to be another listings for some of these films, as just pure crap.

There will still be biopic posts, with some other content, but primarily it will all be touched upon the artful creation that is film. Our future interests as filmmakers, writers and directors will benefit us both to create this niche.

Cine N Dine will distinguish future movies to see, and perhaps ones not to see. Dillon, our second staff writer will maintain vlogs and post them with in depth looks at what it was we watched for the week. It is exciting to update all of our creativity, and we hope you like it to! Give us a follow!

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Happy Record Store Day To All

Today is national record store day! Please support your local store! It is dire and let the local companies continue to thrive in the music business that is now depleting by the second due to the digital era. I’ll tell you what music on vinyl is some of the best music you can hear and today you can find just what you want.
Stores like Newbury Comics and Bullmoose really thrive in entertainment music sales today, the local stores not so much, but if you have one from where you live it is a must to support them by all means! Whether you snag the latest and hottest record or the contemporary classics let Record Store Day be a place in your heart, or a place in your playlist, if you will.
Bands like the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden still perform music within local music industries. Bands today still recognize their roots and show its appreciation by this, and the fans support them at all costs.

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Thank You Project: Make a Difference Today

Helping out a good cause always feels good to the soul, and gains a moral compass within. These past few months I have been helping out an organization called THANK YOU PROJECT.

The goal of this Christian-based nonprofit organization is to significantly impact the lives of individuals in a rural area of Nigeria by:

  • Providing the equipment necessary to dig fresh water wells.
  • Establishing a scholarship fund for deserving students who cannot afford the cost of university tuition (only $2,000 per year).
  • Building a Church.

The THANK YOU PROJECT was brought forth out of a sense of gratitude, indebtedness, and thankfulness to God. We are all blessed in numerous ways and feel obligated to give back to humanity while we are able. Often, we forget how fortunate we are to have simple access to things like safe running water, the ability to go to school and further our education, and the option to practice whatever religion we choose and have a place to worship. Let us remind ourselves that others are not as fortunate.

 

The story itself is gratifying to where it all began.

 

It has been fourteen years since Charles and Ijeoma came to the United States here in New Hampshire, and they have added another daughter and two sons to their beautiful family. While they have built a successful and fulfilling life here, Charles feels uneasy. “I have done nothing for God, my community, and humanity. This is totally unacceptable. If I die today, I really do not have anything to show for all that God has done for me.”

With a renewed sense of purpose, Charles founded The THANK YOU Project in 2014 with a laser focused vision. With your help, he will give back to God by:

  • PROVIDING WATER by drilling water boreholes to provide clean drinking water to Ututu and Achi communities.
  • ESTABLISHING FULL COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS to indigent students in Nigeria.
  • BUILDING A CHURCH in his Nigerian community so others may give thanks to God.

 

Please, join Charles in bequeathing a legacy to humanity.

 

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Cults and Classics On This Date March Movies

Spring is in full bloom, and what better time than now to unleash some classic and cult films that you all shall enjoy.

 

This particular list for March left more on the cult side than on the classics side. Needless to say some are signified classics, and deserve to be watched again and again. Some simply fell off the radar and were never mentioned again.

 

Repo Man: Release Date: March 2nd, 1984

 

One of the most 80’s movies of all time Repo Man is easily forgotten on the big scale, but the cult fans still adore this movie to pieces, and as they should. It has its charm and dazzle with its weirdness all packed in there.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLGrXGEMOSo

 

This is Spinal Tap: Release Date: March 2nd, 1984

 

The best mockumentary ever made. This is Spinal Tap is timeless and endless on satirical comedy. There is just so much to observe and laugh about in this movie I lose it everytime when they pull out stonehenge.  

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STHKFlO-zBw

 

The Jacket: Release Date: March 4th, 2005

 

It’s truly a deep sensation watching this movie. There is another life with another chance and how it all is portrayed. This writing is raw and just original. Something is just so unique and pure with this film. The story takes an uncanny approach with maybe a cliche predictability, but enjoying it for what it is, it’s a can’t miss.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCxQ83Pg1Ko

 

The Big Lebowski: Release Date: March 6th, 1998

 

This is a cult movie fan’s pride and joy! Along with Eraserhead this is up there for being favorites from big cult movie fans. “The Dude” is personified as someone you just want to hangout while you string a couple games of bowl and sip on white russians. You can begin to see why there is a huge sensation with this movie. You may be someone who watches this and sees no appeal to it, and can’t find any of the hype about it, if that’s the case you may now realize why it’s a cult movie in the first place. There is even a religion based on this movie, called “Dudeists”. Alrighty then.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uU3ZrBQFA4

 

Limitless: Release Date: March 8th, 2011

 

An adventure, a trivial mind game with a pill to give you all that you want and more. I am a huge fan of this movie and I think the whole plot carried itself well. The concept is just sensational, it builds itself strongly. Thrilling and leaves you wanting more. Limitless has now became a TV show, and there is even a drug on the market currently called brain peak that calls itself just like the pill from limitless. Interesting..

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOLqNOfzus4

 

Memento: Release Date: March 16th, 2000

 

This movie I feel has gone unnoticed entirely since its 2000 release, and I can’t understand why. Christopher Nolan’s second film and it is spell binding and revolutionary with the style it is presented. Lenny the main character can only remember up to five minutes and his term memory refreshes to the same place it started. If you haven’t seen this it is a must add, as the entire movie goes from end to the beginning in the opposite order. One of my all time favorites.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vS0E9bBSL0

 

V For Vendetta: Release Date: March 17th, 2005

 

Within the ten years of this movie being made I’d say it is well on its way to becoming a classic. There’s just something epic and mysteriously telling about this movie that you could watch over and over.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_13fFIrhPk

Honorable mentions, Grand Budapest Hotel, White Men Can’t Jump, Zodiac and Above The Rim.

Cheers, Jake

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Happy Easter Go Crank The Tunes

After your Easter Dinners please spend some time with your folks and family, by all means. If you aren’t about that life go watch movies and crank the tunes all day.

What I did, I found that Simon and Garfunkel’s “Bridge Over Troubled Water” works best for the type of mood today. It sets the tone honestly and holds a sentimental tradition of what Easter should be. Relaxed, and memorable.

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I then gave the ole turn table a spin with The Police, and Neil Young’s “Comes a Time” I realized now that Neil Young is one of those artists that just gets it, not to live anything in his life that is a gimmick and he sings from the heart. He indeed does have a heart of gold, but this album in particular chokes me up,  makes me think of my dad and all of the good times. Comes a time makes me think so much of changing into adulthood and really realizing things that you haven’t before, it’s that step into another part of your life that at some point everyone crosses. Whether it be adulthood or maybe just moments of realizations, there in fact does come a time.

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This does its deed for me for sure. Nick Drake’s “Pink Moon”. So much can be said about this album and how one feels when channeling their life. Nick Drake’s success of course posthumously became unnoticed, and wasn’t seen in the same solidarity the poet and gifted writer wanted during that time period. Nick Drake certainly has the unknown qualities out of any musician with his given amazing talents Undoubtedly my favorite from him.

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Bob Dylan being Bob Dylan, can’t get enough of this album and just what songs lyrically he can master. Blonde on Blonde really captures the classic feel to your Sunday. As it did for me as I was sipping my PBR and twisting my beard. Just kidding folks I don’t have a beard, PBR on the other hand.. Total hipster move. Nonetheless Blonde on Blonde filled the void my ears needed to ear.

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Lastly I decided to jump into some random funkiness and played some Parliament. I have my random flashes of funk, and boy does it do the trick, a jumping blaze of pure originality with head banging worthy bass. So funky, and so right I played “Flash Light” over and over. I made sure to end my music sesh on a solid upbeat note. That is with any other times make sure you end music on a solid note, it’s a major key!

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I chose these three albums because of how easing, unleashing and relaxing they all are. They are the type of albums that if they repeated no one would turn and wonder why no one changed the music. After what was an extensive day of family these seemed to have hit the spot for my hungry ear.

Cheers, Jake

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The Crazy Spring Break

This past spring break held lots of promise, and anticipation regarding a trip to New York City, and a get together with an old friend. En route to see Dr. Dog we were packed and ready to go for a solid weekend.

The trip to New York City was in place, and the room was ready to be checked in. I had one leftover spot in the room for one other person. Where could my best friend be within a year of seeing him? One of my best friends who originally lived in New Hampshire, and in the Milford, Nashua and Manchester region. Now living in Spokane Washington there wasn’t much of any other chances of seeing him. Excitement ran through me to the amount of anticipation I would have until I saw him. It was a big deal, not only cause of our friendship, but it’s New York, The Big Apple, endless spots to see, and to catch up. The days went by and the responses back to me grew more and more like my hopes had deceived me. Dillon finally replied two nights before the concert and told me was not going to make it. I was crushed, but I had to ask why of course. When I asked why I was dumbfounded to how the story actually went. Here is the story.

Dillon boarded for nh on a tuesday, it was a sunny warm day. He got there an hour early. The trip was supposed to go as early as monday, but it got delayed. So when i was back in line he saw a few people from the day before, like this girl edna and a redhead I didn’t know. When he got on the bus, he got to the way back seat and following up was this kid. He looked at him and asked if he could sit by him. He of course said yes. The question he asked Dillon were if he rapped. He told him that he did in fact rap, with a new album coming along the way. “What are the odds of that?” Dillon thought. After only an hour and a half of driving we broke down in Ritzville. It was Dillon and the same kid Jessen who he had just met, just playing around and talking about rap and life. The driver told them that they’d most likely be there all day. Dillon told him he had a place to be, that being New York. Dillon joked around some more about making a rap song with Jessen when they got to Portland. The odds were they’d stay in a hotel. There were a couple in front of them who just kept laughing hysterically at everything Jessen and I were saying. We were the life of the party. Bryce, another person Dillon met on the bus was a cool laid back kid with a southern accent, looked like An early 2000s skater he was heading to Arkansas. He was with a girl named ashley who was pretty, she was going to Oklahoma. Another kid named Anthony Dillon me, a black teen with a great smile was gone to Bakersfield California and Shawna was going to Walla Walla Washington. The bunch of them hung out on the bus all day, and ate some delicious snacks and told each other way too much of their life stories. After eight hours, they were finally heading to Oregon. All the while Jessen and Dillon continued to obsess over their rap track. After two more hours Dillon, Ash, Edna, Jessen, and Bryce got off. Shawna and Anthony headed on a different bus. It was midnight and we were at an empty Mcdonalds/gas station. Dillon set up his recording studio and it was then they began freestyling. Ash, Bryce and Edna loved and kept singing and laughing. They were at that gas for a total of six hours.. Altogether they all made the most of their wait as they continued to rap until the sun went down. Bryce bought a beer and the bus driver told him he couldn’t have it. So so with just a few sips he chucked it, and chucked it. At 3:00 am they got on the bus.
“This is where things go interesting.” Dillon told me. The bus went with a change of bus drivers and the previous driver Ben had just left. The new driver, changed everything. This new driver was a prick. The new driver pulled Bryce over and told him to empty his bag or he’s getting kicked off. After saying ok, he still kicked bryce off. So Dillon told the driver he’s getting fired and Bryce had a tear in his eyes. He begged for us to stay. So me and Jessen got kicked off too so they could stay. Then for fifteen more hours we were at a station until we got back to Spokane. The whole time they laughed, and ate pizza and told stories. Bryce had a good voice like Johnny Cash and sang the blues. It all felt like a movie, and time that “was supposed to happen”. Bryce was going to work for a carnival in Louisiana and hooked them up with a job. Dillon declined the offer and proceeded to go home, after missing New York, they then parted ways. Dillon mixed and edited the freestyles with all of them and it inspired him to make an entire EP album. Dillon has been working on the album all the previous week. A few days went by and reported the bus driver, and got him fired just like he told him he would.

All the while this story is something you read out of a book, and a story you could always look back on. While it is disappointing my friend Dillon couldn’t make it to the concert at least he experienced an adventure for the ages.

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Interview with New Hampshire Artist Nicole Murphy Fish

I met with local New Hampshire artist Nicole Murphy Fish in Wilton on Thursday. She gave me some great information, on not only what it’s like to be an artist, and what her future goals are as well.
Nicole’s artistic avenue hasn’t gone unnoticed for she has gotten the awards on eBay for her art multiple times. She has painted wall sized murals, to index sized dog paintings. Her work primarily is sold on eBay. I sat down with her for a good one on one interview.
How long have you been creating art?
“I have been painting ever since I could hold a pen at age 2 or 3.”
Looks like it’s definitely something you’ve picked up and ran with, not only as a hobby but as a way of making money.
“Right, it is a good way for me to make money for my family on the side while I’m home with the kids. I have met lots of people in this line of work and I offer custom art paintings of pet portraits”
“I specialize in animals. I am a freelance artist and illustrator, I have been the last 25 years.”
What made you want to make animal art?
“I have always been an animal lover, I love just about every animal there is and when I was a kid I would always take in stray animals with me, that is until my mom wouldn’t let me.
“Well now you have all your animals, here you live with, from a dog to donkeys.”
“Yeah I am very thankful to be living my dream of living on a farm. The animals I help continues to inspire me it helps to know that I am also known as animal artist and illustrator. It is a dream of mine to illustrate children’s books. It can just be so tough with three kids to care for.”
Do you have any words of advice to people getting into this line of work?
“I recommend if someone has a talent similar or if they’re looking for some extra money to try it out and see the opportunities may open up from it. Gotta give it a try”

Nicole has been selling her work on eBay since 2003 and has created a great following. If you want to see more of her work follow her Facebook page, “Fancy Animal Art Studio” and find her on eBay under “Colie1978”.

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