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[Movie Review] Spunky New ‘Annie’ Irresistible As Ever

Editor’s Note: Guest reviewer Sue Artz, a lifelong fan of the original 1982 movie adaptation of Annie, gives her take on the latest re-imagining of a classic story for a new generation. After seeing the 1982 Annie as a little girl, I wasn’t sure how I felt about a new, modern day version of my favorite […]

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[Movie Review] ‘The Hobbit’ Says Farewell To Middle-Earth

The third and final film in director Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy culminates in one of biggest battles ever put on screen, a fitting sendoff for a franchise that has contiually upped the ante of fantasy filmmaking since Jackson began his Lord of the Rings trilogy over 10 years ago, and a fond farewell to […]

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[Movie Review] ‘Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’ Sets Up Epic Finale

Jennifer Lawrence delivers another powerhouse performance in what is basically a two-hour teaser for what promises to be an epic finale to the massively popular Hunger Games movie franchise. As spunky rebel arrow shooting ace Katniss Everdeen, Lawrence has already survived the titular Games twice, and in doing so this “Girl on Fire” (as she’s […]

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Kaya Scodelario stars in 'The Maze Runner'.

[Movie Review] Games Begin For ‘The Maze Runner’

Hoping to be the next Hunger Games, The Maze Runner is a fun young adult adventure built around a very cool Twight Zone-esque plot brimming with mystery. When Thomas wakes up in a box to a scrappy looking group of young men and boys eying him up, he quickly learns that the group is trapped […]

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Dracula returns in 'Untold'.

[Movie Review] Dracula Reborn In ‘Untold’ Origin Epic

Dracula Untold is an epic origin story that sets the stage and effectively kicks off Universal Studios’ new cinematic universe, soon to be populated by all your favorite classic monsters in a number of upcoming Marvel-style crossover films, so it should come as no surprise that this latest iteration of the baddest bloodsucker of all […]

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Karen Gillan is Nebula in 'Guardians Of The Galaxy'.

[Movie Review] ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ is Summer’s Funnest Ride

Guardians of the Galaxy is the most fun you will have at the movies this summer. with a visually unique adventure through space alongside a hilarious and oddly relatable team of intergalactic misfits, a must-see spectacle almost overflowing with heart. Guardians is the latest film from Marvel Studios, but this is no superhero movie, but […]

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Motley Crue, Alice Cooper Rock Virginia Beach [Concert Review / Photo Gallery]

Motley Crue brought their “Final Tour” to the Farm Bureau Live Amphitheatre in Virginia Beach last night (August 20), with special guest Alice Cooper, giving the excited audience a heavy metal farewell they will never forget. The legendary Alice Cooper kicked off the night with a one-hour set of all his best loved hits, including […]

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[TV Review] Outer Banks Anglers Shine on ‘Wicked Tuna: North vs. South’

The new spin-off of the popular National Geographic Channel (Nat Geo) Wicked Tuna series,  Wicked Tuna: North vs South was filmed entirely on the Outer Banks, North Carolina, and the first episode will premiere tonight (Sunday, August 17), but OBX Entertainment was at this week’s preview screening at Pirate’s Cove Marina, so, in addition to our photo gallery and exclusive […]

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It's the 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' in theaters this week.

[Movie Review] ‘Dawn of the Apes’ is Serious Monkey Business

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a great sequel to a pretty good prequel to one of the all-time classic sci-fi mindbenders ever put on film. I am a huge fan of the 1968 original Planet of the Apes and its awesome twist ending courtesy of The Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, and […]

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'Tammy', filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina

[Movie Review] ‘Tammy’ is Touching and Funny Tribute to Women

Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, Tammy is a fun and funny coming of age road trip movie that should put the hilarious Melissa McCarthy and her director/co-writer husband Ben Falcone on the A List for comedic talent in Hollywood.  McCarthy is not as foulmouthed as she was in her breakthrough role in Bridesmaids, but she’s […]

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Grimlock roars to life in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'.

[Movie Review] ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Is More Than Meets The Eye

The Transformers are back in their biggest spectacle yet in the action-packed Age of Extinction, introducing an all new human cast, a lot of new alien robots, and a new emotional core to the largest and loudest movie franchise returning to theaters this summer. Mark Wahlberg (Boogie Nights) plays a widowed inventor raising his rebellious […]

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[Movie Review] Disney Has Wicked Fun With ‘Maleficent’

Angelina Jolie is wickedly good as the iconic title character in Disney’s new re-imagining of the classic Sleepy Beauty fairy tale, this time told from the point of view of the horned and angry mistress of mean in Maleficent. The overall look of the movie is great, with numerous visual nods to the 1959 animated Sleeping […]

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[Review] Tasting Corolla With Outer Banks Restaurant Tours

When we joined Terry Bell on one of our her Outer Banks Restaurant Tours through Corolla earlier this year, we had never done anything like this before, and we started feeling a little anxious as the day came closer, but we ended up having a great time and wanted to share some of the experience […]

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Jennifer Lawrence is Mystique in 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.

[Movie Review] X-Men Unite For Better ‘Days of Future Past’

X-Men: Days of Future Past just may be the most entertaining X movie to date, and that’s really saying something when you consider that this is technically “Part 7” of Marvel’s mutant franchise.  I did not grow up reading the X-Men comic books, but I did spend a lot of time enjoying the groundbreaking animated […]

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'Godzilla' returns to theaters this week.

[Movie Review] ‘Godzilla’ Roars Back to Life

Godzilla is back in theaters in a monster new reboot of the classic movie icon, and at 60-years-old, he has literally never looked better.  What was a terrifying warning against the dangers of nuclear testing when he first debuted in the original Japanese Gojira in 1954 (later released in America as Godzilla: King of Monsters […]

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[Movie Review] ‘Spider-Man’ Spins Amazing Sequel

Spider-Man swings back into action through the busy metropolis of New York City in an Amazing sequel that keeps the humanity of awkward teen Peter Parker just visible enough to remind us what makes this superhero unique. When The Amazing Spider-Man 2 opens, our web-slinging hero happily declares that he loves everything about being Spider-Man. […]

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'The Winter Soldier' is coming for Captain America in Marvel's latest sequel.

[Movie Review] ‘Winter Soldier’ Is Perfect Rival For Captain America

Captain America is back in theaters in the latest chapter from the ever-growing Marvel cinematic universe, a super secret agent adventure that introduces the patriotic hero’s greatest rival. Captain America is basically the grandfather of Marvel’s vast superhero universe, a man of traditional old school values trapped out of time in the modern tech-ruled world, facing […]

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Family adventure is assembled in 'The LEGO Movie'.

[Movie Review] ‘LEGO’ Builds a New Family Classic

I laughed out loud numerous times throughout The LEGO Movie, a new action comedy in the tradition of family classics like Toy Story and Shrek, and I even teared up at the unexpectedly heart wrenching emotional climax. I have no doubt that this is a future favorite that will find its way into the DVD […]

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Martin Freeman returns as Bilbo in 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'.

[Movie Review] Smaug Breathes Fire Into ‘The Hobbit’

It’s December, so that means it’s time for our annual trip back to the fantastic world of Middle-Earth, created by author J.R.R. Tolkien and fully realized on a grand cinematic scale by visionary director Peter Jackson, as the journey of brave hobbit Bilbo Baggins and his friends continues into The Desolation of Smaug. Martin Freeman […]

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Jennifer Lawrence plays 'The Hunger Games' again in 'Catching Fire'.

[Movie Review] ‘The Hunger Games’ Strike Back With ‘Catching Fire’

Academy Award winner and America’s newest favorite badass, Jennifer Lawrence is in prime form in her second turn as Katniss Everdeen, the rebellious young heroine with a huge heart struggling to realize her destiny in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.  The sequel to the 2012 blockbuster The Hunger Games (filmed in Charlotte, North Carolina) picks up right where the last […]

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Chris Hemsworth is Thor in 'The Dark World'.

[Movie Review] Thor Stays Light In ‘The Dark World’

 Marvel returns to the world of Asgard in their latest big screen adventure, where the God of Thunder lives with his family and friends, longing for his human soulmate, the smart and pretty scientist Jane. Thor: The Dark World has all of the vibrantly colored action spectacle that we have come to expect from Disney’s Marvel […]

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Sandra Bullock gives the performance of her career in 'Gravity'.

[Movie Review] Must-See ‘Gravity’ Takes Fear to New Heights

Gravity is this year’s must-see movie event, an epic groundbreaking cinematic experience that takes you into the cold darkness of outer space in ways that no other film has ever attempted, succeeding masterfully in creating a terrifyingly jolting adventure that will and should haunt you long after you see it. On the surface, it is […]

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Logan Lerman stars in 'Percy Jackson and the Sea of Monsters'.

[Movie Review] ‘Percy Jackson’ Returns In Monster Adventure

Percy Jackson is back on the back screen in the second adventure based on the popular young adult book series about a team of half-human half-god teens who have to save the world from the wrath of angry gods, a fun family escape packed with exciting newly imagined creatures and a signature upgrade to classic […]

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[Movie Review] ‘The Smurfs 2’ Delivers More Smurfy Fun

The Smurfs are back on the big screen in a bigger, bluer, smurfier sequel that does for too-often-under-appreciated step parents what the 2010 original did for wary first time expecting parents. As in 2010’s The Smurfs, the little mushroom-dwelling creatures find themselves magically transported from the safe haven of their cozy village to the dangerous […]

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