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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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The Cults and Classics of February

The winter time is never the biggest time for movies from January through March  so the search for cults and classics released within this time frame is definitely not the easiest. Every once and awhile you find some gems, and memorable ones but for the most part nothing. January and February movies are infamously known for movies that never quite deliver to grab your attention and are surely to be a complete bomb at the box office.

 

However, with the help of my good friend and correspondent Dillon Adair we have compiled a list of movies from this month’s release dates that weren’t so infamous, representing the Cults and Classics of February.

 

The Beach release date: Feb 2nd, 2000

‘The Beach’, starring a young Leonardo DiCaprio, and Tilda Swinton. Leo’s acting shows just the tip of the Iceberg to what acting chops he will accomplish for his future rolls. This movie is definitely one of his smallest and unknown rolls, but I still adore this movie for its landscapes, and paradise vibes. It all seems so precious to be within the moment of purity, and being on an island that no one knows about. Things are pure bliss, that is until things go askew and the whereabouts of the island become a known commodity. This movie is bar none a cult, it didn’t get well received, by critics, that may be because of its adaptation from the book that leave people scratching their heads. Nonetheless “The Beach” is underrated and holds intrinsic value towards original Leo fans, and those who love masterful landscapes.

 

 

The Harder They Come. release date: Feb 8th, 1973

 

The story of Jimmy Cliff, reggae musician whose dreams of becoming a musician is put into perspective. A young Jamaican man finds himself tied to corrupt record producers and drug pushers. This biopic is underrated, and this film does his music justice, no doubt. I have always listened to all kinds of Reggae and the record “The Harder They Come” is one of the most underrated records ever. The film maybe is not a masterpiece but the music is

This is also one of the biggest cult classics ever and it is very entertaining. The actor who played Jimmy has quite the vocal range himself. If you are a reggae fan, a Jimmy Cliff fan or just appreciate music altogether it is a must see film.

 

 

The Warriors Feb 9th, 1975

 

This movie is really a bit of both, being a cult and a classic. Truly brilliant angst, violence, and original on all levels. The concept is really a timeless and enchanting for just about everything. ‘The Warriors’ is a film that will make most viewers cringe at times, but you’ll forgive the shortcomings and praise with some exciting camera takes, the excellent use of music, and the good performance of David Patrick Kelly as the villainous antagonist. The character arcs are all on their own a work of great writing. The great moment in the movie is when Patrick Kelly, clicking together three soda bottles, coaxes the Warriors out of hiding by whining in what is a spur of the moment acting, “Warriors, come out and play!”

 

 

Saving Silverman Feb 9th, 2001

 

This movie became the revolution of all early 2000 comedies, like the American Pie series, and just about every other gag teen funny movie. ‘Saving Silverman’ however is of the few that actually worked with the help from actors Jack Black and Steve Zahn. This cult classic still never fails to make me laugh, and the chemistry between all of the characters is seemingly effortless. The endless obsessions with Neil Diamond all create a genuinality in this given film.

 

 

Silence of The Lambs February 13th, 1991

 

One of the most cringe worthy, and bad taste in your mouth kind of movie you could ever ask for. ‘Silence of The Lambs’ shall always live on, with the Jodie Foster’s incredible detective skills to Anthony Hopkins brilliant performance sending shivers down your spine. An absolute classic that should always be remembered. Not enough can be said, or put into words on how this movie translates into a psychological horror.

 

 

The Breakfast Club Feb 15th, 1985

 

Oh John Hughes, how I’ve missed your artistic directing and presence that gave us the great inspirations throughout the 80’s. My most beloved of his has to be this right here,‘The Breakfast Club’. I always admire movies that can be done in one single setting, with the same set of actors using all forms of creativity all in the same length of the movie. John Hughes’ pursuit in choosing these complete opposites says quite a lot about society in a day to day sequence. Here you have it in a school setting, 1980’s from sushi to eating pb&j’s. The rich kid or preppy girl, the bully, the jock, the weirdo, and the nerd. All in whom are serving the same amount of Saturday education time, for what was thought to be a drag became a memorable experience. Undeniably a classic.

 

 

Army of Darkness Feb 19th, 1993

 

Oh where to begin with this cult masterpiece? ‘Army of Darkness’ where taking from the satire end of things and tying it with some supreme violence and horror. This was a movie that paved the way for a lot of different horror comedies today. ‘Army of Darkness’ runs with spin offs and all sorts of serious moments followed up with comedic relief. The film really shows what fun can be created in the world of filmmaking with strong writing, pure creativity, and just having fun. The light is definitely shined over the darkness.

 

Office Space February 19th, 1999

 

What’s not to love about ‘Office Space’, honestly? So many quotes of “Yeah, that’d be great.”, and “You took my stapler.” After all these years it is still as funny as the first time I saw it. The fact of the matter however is that it is hardly ever mentioned, or remembered as it should be, like a ‘Clerks’, or ‘Jay and Silent Bob’. This only gives it more reason to be given the nod as a cult, and right where it should be.

 

Bottle Rocket Feb 21st, 1996

 

‘Bottle Rocket’ starring Owen and Luke Wilson in their debut acting roles, and now has since began the great start to their acting careers, as well as director Wes Anderson.’Bottle Rocket’ offers a long lasting adventure, with poignant film shots, and a clever dialogue to boot, all in which gave this movie it’s hidden treasures. Wes Anderson’s feel for his movies don’t go unappreciated, this movie was quite the start into his longed eccentric filming style. ‘Bottle Rocket’ reminds you of films you’ve seen before, but not quite in the same way and style done before, definitely a cult. The Wilson brothers have since carried on well, in their now twenty years of acting.

-Jake Pendleton, jpendoy21@yahoo.com

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Hip Hop Revivalist’s In Brooklyn. The Rap Group Whose Doing It Right

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You’ve been hearing the saying for the last decade: The very cringing attitude that Hip Hop is dead. Well if that is the case, it only makes that sooner or later a supreme group of undead glory would fall upon us to resurrect the dying genre and whisk us and our impure desires back into a portal of truth and understanding about the rap industry. Curdled into the society of East Coast New York has been a movement that has been going on for the better half of this decade. With talents such as ASAP MOB, Bodega Bamz, Action Bronzon, Joey Badass, Pro Era, The Underachievers and the late but untamed Capitol Steeze – The motion of unapologetic and roll-a-blunt-to-the-face antics that these artists have been shoving down our throats (whether we like it or not) has been the buzz all around and these boys may be the chosen ones to bring the hip hop crown back too the East. In a self given alias that pens all these artists to a super movement- BEASTCOAST is well and underway and are still making a statement. Deep in roots of New York cultural tropes and overused themes, these groups seem to step out further and beyond to restore and deliver faith back to the world of rap. There however, in this BEASTCOAST movement, is a 3 man army that stick out and deliver a harder punch than the rest. From the streets of Flatbush, Brooklyn is a breed of tomb raidin’ acid dappin’ pyscho-delic team of freaks of nature. Ladies and gentlemen, I am talking about The Flatbush Zombies.

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The Hip Hop Trio consists of Meechy Darko AKA Count Rakula AKA The Baby of Rosemary’s baby AKA I AM NOT THE FATHA, possibly the unlabeled front man whose unmistakable voice and grimy cutthroat poetry drips through the speakers like venom or acid usual sets the town for these stellar tracks or he often wraps it up with banging hooks that are so catchy your ears might bleed and spew out coach roaches. The next in the show  is Zombie Jewice AKA ISAAC BLAZE. The Hippy Hardcore HypeMAN of the crew who will attack you with a burst of deathly energy but will also give you chills with a laidback highlight reel of pussy and weed. Jewice is a concoction of Easy E, whose influence is well used and treated appropriately, and a mix of a whole new breed completely. That is what i love about these guys. They sound like no other. Last in the group, BUT NEVER least. The man who creates the atmosphere, who brings life to their undead lyrics.. Eric Elliott AKA The Architect. The man who is often behind the scenes engineering the impeccable and one of a kind beats also puts his two cents on with often riveting and conspiracy ridden political barz. His intellect and social justice is monumental to this groups attitude.
In 2013 The released their project Better Off Dead. Hands down on of the best Hip Hop records and easily one of the most underrated in a long time. I am happy that they are not mainstream and selling out to corporations. These guys have been running their own merch and music page since they began. They are self made and nobody can stop them. Better Of Dead included nosebleeding headbutting hatred filled anthems such BIISS or LIVE FROM HELL and MRAZ . It share melodic masterpieces such as Palm Trees and G Tearz. The project even included catchy and energizing solos from each member (Jewice with MINEPHUCK.  Meech with GOD BLESS THE DEAD. ANd Arc with the impressive 222) 20+ tracks on this album and every single track is raw, well executed and purely genius.
After 3 long years with only a few singles from a scrapped EP entitled Day Of The Dead and a side project with NY friends and artists Underacheivers under the alias CLOCKWORK INDIGO it is safe to say that FBZ is back with their DEBUT album that will be released on Amazon, Itunes and there website The Glorious Dead. The new project 3001: A LACED ODYSSEY have already released a single called BOUNCE and that track alone will have all Flatbush fans and newcomers alike begging for more. In stores March 11 2016. I am more than happy to say they are back and are better than ever desired. I will be seeing them live in Spokane WA and yes there will be a blog and update on that. SO go check out these guys, if you are a fan of Hip Hop, you owe it to yourself.

THIS ARTICAL was written by Dillon Adair. The West coast Correspondent of IndieBall.

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Cults and Classics Month of January

“The Artist” Release date: January 20th, 2012

One of the best silent movies you would ever want to see. A silent movie that realizes it’s a silent movie, and has a sheer wittiness about it. Jean Desharnais was rewarded for best actor at the Oscars for this role, and he didn’t have to say a word. But boy he sure filled the part looking identical to all of the previous actors in the silent era. A bonafide masterpiece, and just endless fun. A movie that will leave you in a good mood. I was almost certain this movie wouldn’t reach out to me, or be in my style but I was wrong. Amazing work, an instant classic.

Here is my favorite scene.

 

“The Thin Red Line” Release Date: January 15th, 1998

The way this movie portrays itself is unique and so surreal of what is seen in the battlefield, and what is thought in our heads. The message is peaceful in a wartime epic, undoubtedly one of my favorite war films. The movie filled with actors such as, John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, John Travolta, John Caviezel, Nick Nolte, and Sean Penn. In terms of simplicity and what is important in this world we call home, but yet so far away from home, the characters create a bond that is unlike no other. Cult

 

“Casablanca” Release Date: January 23rd, 1942

Man, where do I begin with one of the best films of all time? Here’s to lookin at you kid. Film buffs, noire film fans adore this movie, and will always be an endless classic. Timeless in every right. What Casablanca offers at the surface may be romance, and intrigue but what is great is that delves into much more depth than just that. The subtle nuance, and all around entertainment the best you may ever see. No question a classic.

 

“Pan’s Labyrinth” Release Date: January 17, 2006

Guillermo Del Toro’s masterpiece put together some of the most obscurity you’ll ever see on a screen, but the fairy tale experience didn’t stop there. The depth and style that is brought forth is undeniably brilliant. The spanish language has it feeling archaic and authentic, this isn’t talked about as nearly as it should be, giving it none other than as a cult classic.

 

“Gran Torino” Release Date: January 9th, 2008

The director Clint Eastwood; impressive. The actor Clint Eastwood; legendary. This movie really hits the strings of what it means to be a human being, it senses itself to become adapted to new surroundings and none other than the neighbors who are in conflict with the gangs around town. From Walt Kowalski’s (Clint Eastwood) lifestyle of being a war veteran, his days are done, but his racist, and old demeanor is so poignant and fresh that it is so well done. Living in run down Detroit, hating Vietnamese immigrants that just so happened to move next door to him. Time goes on after certain happenings Kowalski gets to know them and develops a bond  that felt so personal and at home. With some time this will be a classic.

 

“Gone With The Wind” Release Date: January 17th, 1939

An immortal and timeless achievement. This film still holds true for its creation and as it should. Scarlett O’hara played by Vivien Leigh, a selfish heroine, but you still care for her in all levels. Rhett Butler (Clark Gable) whom is charming, sometimes funny, and wealthy and exactly what Scarlett wants. The movie is set in the time of the Civil War. The war is an essential piece to the film, and the way it was used was really a perfect fit. A long movie, but definitely not boring. Vivien Leigh’s character may have been the most important, and the one who stood out the most, just by the way someone could watch and feel her pain, all the same. Classic

 

“There Will Be Blood” Release Date: January 25th, 2007

After receiving high praise at the Oscars that year “There Will Be Blood” put itself in the rankings of some of the best acting jobs I have ever seen. Cinematography, the best writing, film editing, and just artfully crafted. Daniel Day Lewis is just on another level every single time he delivers. Seems like anything Daniel Day Lewis touches it is instantly a classic, weird saying that about a movie not even ten years old yet, but nonetheless I feel it’s intentions on it being a classic.

 

“12 Monkeys” Release Date: January 5th, 1995

Futuristic, and devastated with diseases, James Cole (Bruce Willis) is sent back in time to gather information about a virus that wiped out the population. A great job done by supporting actor Brad Pitt as well for his role as a loony patient who ends up knowing all the secrecies and inside information. The film is imaginative and very enjoyable. Still one of the best sci-fi’s that I have seen. Terry Gilliam at his finest, he loves to work in that dystopian style and he does it like no other. His previous work with Brazil, Time Bandits and of course Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I know a fair amount of people who didn’t even know this movie existed, and some to say it is one of their favorites of all time. Cult classic.

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David Bowie: A True Inspiration

David Bowie, Ziggy Stardust, The White Duke. He is the real hero. The man who personified a whole generation of people’s differences. The freedom he unleashed to all.

While everyone was playing and staying the same with their sound. Bowie was off into his own world doing something no one has seen or heard before. Changing styles of all sorts. He just seemed like he was always way ahead of everyone else.

Not to mention even as villain, talk about nostalgic..

He knew how important art was and how an individual can make an impressionable stand.

Bowie is still relevant in this day and age with influences and personalities coming about. “We can be heroes, just for one day.”

Here’s just one of my many favorites.

What is sad but at the same time equally beautiful is that his last album was his goodbye. He knew he wasn’t going to last long. Around the time he released it it was his 69th birthday. Truly amazing to think about, he died what he loved doing in a subtle way through lyrics and musical instruments.

Rest easy  David Bowie

-Jake

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The Twilight Zone is Still the Best

Being a little kid I would always watch the Twilight Zone marathons around New Years Eve, and New Years. An annual tradition. My dad would always put it on, for he is a fan too.

The older I got, the more I realized how far and ahead The Twilight Zone was in front of any other science fiction show on the planet. Without TZ where is the influence? Where’s the genius behind Rod Serling? Quite frankly there’s a few episodes that I have never seen before last night and I was left in complete awe.

Rod Serling’s charismatic ability to put his writing, and acting together is truly a revelation. Rod Serling still holds true as being of the best.

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The Twilight Zone comes with twists, turns, and  really out of nowhere ideas. The way of thinking Serling brought was unlike any other before or after him. As a TV show in a world demanding by the government’s needs. Time and time again, watching an episode of the Twilight Zone you will see a subtle take on Serling’s opinion on a political issue or inside effect.

For example in the episode “4 O’clock” there’s a man who has a desire to want to shrink everybody who does bad things to two feet tall. His personality and take is totally a rip off of Joe McCarthy.

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Many fans have already seen this comparison, but Serling’s approach is brilliant, The twist at the very end is the best, per usual of the Twilight Zone.

With that being said The Twilight Zone offers so much more than just a scientific appeal. It offers imagination, creativity, and just a whole new way of thinking. Each episode offers great acting and a reeling approach that keeps me and many other film buffs wanting more.

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