‘Cut Me In’ Book Review By Ron Fortier – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Cut Me In Book Review By Ron FortierCUT ME IN By Ed McBain Hard Case Crime 237 pages As a high school student in the early 1960s, we discovered the paperback crime fiction of writer Ed McBain and instantly became enamored of his enormous talent. He was and remains to this very day our favorite author. “Cut Me In,” is one of his early works but before we get into the review here’s a little background. Ed McBain (Octorber 15,1926 – July 6, 2005) is was one of the pen names of author and screenwriter Salavtore Albert Lombino who legally adopted the name Evan Hunter in 1952. […]

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Movie review: Fifth Pirates of the Caribbean movie sails into theaters with ‘Dead Men Tell No Tales’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

It’s been almost 15 years (if you can believe it!) since fans first set sail with Captain Jack Sparrow and the crew of the Black Pearl in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. The first movie was a thrilling, swashbuckling adventure that was far better than a movie based on an amusement park ride had any right to be. While the franchise has seen some diminishing returns over the years, Captain Jack heads for the high seas once again in “Dead Men Tell No Tales,” out Memorial Day weekend. The Pirates franchise has always had a lot of nostalgic pull […]

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Movie review: ‘Alien: Covenant’ returns to familiar ground – The ESO Broadcasting Network

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. We all probably heard that piece of advice as kids, and while it may be an old cliche, it usually turns out to be accurate. Unfortunately, characters in movies often seem to disregard this bit of wisdom, and such is the case with the crew in the new movie “Alien: Covenant.” Continuing the famous “Alien” sci-fi/horror franchise, “Alien: Covenant” takes place after the prequel “Prometheus” but before the original “Alien” movie that officially killed any desire I had to actually go to space. 😉 The Covenant is a colony […]

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Soundtrack review: Guardians of the Galaxy ‘Awesome Mix Vol. 2’ brings more intergalactic groove – The ESO Broadcasting Network

The first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was a colorful, quirky, and hilarious shot of adrenaline to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the film owes part of its success to its soundtrack full of fun retro tunes, called, appropriately enough, the “Awesome Mix.” The film kicked things off with “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, and also included favorites like “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell. So of course, the soundtrack for the sequel — the “Awesome Mix Vol. 2” — was one of the most […]

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Movie review: The Guardians ride again in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ – The ESO Broadcasting Network

Although “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” will likely end up as the biggest money-maker of the summer, it’s interesting to look back and remember that the first Guardians movie was actually an underdog at the box office. There was real concern it might be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first flop. How would audiences respond to a Marvel movie set in space featuring that guy from “Parks and Recreation” playing a character who calls himself “Star-Lord”; a wisecracking raccoon; and a walking, talking tree whose vocabulary consists only of the words “I am Groot” (voiced by Vin Diesel, of all […]

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