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Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man and American Reunion
Posted Thursday, July 12, at 9:54 PM
First off - sorry this review is late. To be completely honest, I've been so busy with so much stuff, I've sat down to write it over 5 different times and been interrupted every single time. This is my sixth attempt and I've hopefully blocked off enough time to get it out...

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That's My Boy!
Posted Saturday, June 30, at 7:32 PM

That's My Boy is the latest Adam Sandler flick and this one co-stars Andy Samberg. Sandler plays Donny who fathers a son (Samberg) while still in High School and raises him as a single parent until his 18th birthday. The story picks up when Donny tries to reunite with his son on the eve of his wedding...

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BRAVE and 21 Jump Street, Mirror Mirror, The Artist and more!
Posted Monday, June 25, at 5:05 PM

Hey all! First off, I announced that I would be giving away a free movie rental from Movie House to one person who comments on the last weeks story. Brian Hoag is the winner! Stop into Movie House before 7/31/2012 to get one free rental. We will continue to do this each week so make sure you comment and tell us what movies you liked or didn't like this week...

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Rock of Ages and Project X
Posted Tuesday, June 19, at 1:28 PM

Rock of Ages So I'll start this entry off with Rock of Ages. This is a movie musical based off a broadway show that uses classic rock tracks from the 80's to tell a story. I haven't seen the original but was very excited to see the new movie as I'm a fan of musicals and really was excited to see how they used some of these tracks to make a cohesive story...

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Madagascar 3 and Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
Posted Monday, June 11, at 3:43 PM

This weekend, I had a chance to sit down and watch Madagascar 3 with the family. Like me, my oldest daughter at 6 years old didn't particularly love the first Madagascar and we both didn't care for the second Madagascar but we at least were willing to try out another run on the series. ...

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The Dictator & Snow White and the Huntsman
Posted Tuesday, June 5, at 9:11 PM

So I watched two films this past weekend as I really wanted to see both of them. Snow White and the Huntsman is the one I went to first and what I will start this review with. The trailers for Snow White made it look extremely visual with the promise of epic fantasy adventure and action - all the remarkable visual flairs that they used to market this film was spot on but the epic fantasy adventure was nowhere to be found. ...

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Men In Black 3
Posted Tuesday, May 29, at 4:45 PM

I saw the original Men in Black at Cinema 3 way back in 1997. It was everything I wanted it to be and more at the time and I watched it multiple times when it arrived on VHS/DVD. Before heading to the theatre to watch the newest in the series of Men in Black films, I took a few moments to rewatch Men in Black and Men in Black 2. The second has always been considered a worse film and I typically agree although I do enjoy both of them...

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8 Things Before Starting a Business
Posted Tuesday, September 7, at 2:38 PM

I must link to an article for this particular blog to be relevant and to give credit where credit is due - as I was inspired to write based off the following article titled '8 Things I wish I knew before Starting a Business' http://entrepreneur.venturebeat.com/2010/08/19/8-things-i-wish-i-knew-before-starting-a-business/...

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Grandma Verna Dame
Posted Friday, September 3, at 2:40 PM

This past week, my family experienced the loss of a great woman - my Grandma - Verna Dame. She was an extremely awesome person and we loved her dearly. I made a short video celebrating her life and I post it here for friends and family that could not come back for the funeral to view...

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Five Months
Posted Tuesday, August 31, at 3:44 PM

Has it really been 5 full months since the last time I wrote a blog? My last submission was an effort to get some people of McCook behind a small movement to get the local Cinema 3 some support for converting over to 3D screens. It didn't go so well as nobody really voiced an opinion in the comments. Either nobody cares about 3D films as much as myself and my friends or nobody wanted to post about it...

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Fridley Theatres Online 3D Petition
Posted Wednesday, March 31, at 8:18 PM

So a good deal of people seem to be feeling like McCook's Cinema 3 should be updated to show 3D movies. Fridley Theatres owns the Cinema 3 Theatre and they are based out of Iowa and run a group of theatres across Iowa and a few in Nebraska. They are a great family owned company that has been doing it for quite some time now. ...

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Healthcare and a return to the blogs...
Posted Thursday, March 25, at 6:26 PM

So I took a break... I didn't really mean to take a break as I just got so busy that I had to cut back on some of the things I was doing on a regular basis. The blog and writing movie reviews was one of the first things to go and I'll get back to the blog first with some movie reviews mixed in (or at least blurbs about what I'm watching or excited for)...

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Rocky Horror Picture Show
Posted Wednesday, December 30, at 12:20 PM

So I haven't been blogging lately due to the holiday season and being extremely busy - mostly to being extremely busy. However, I did want to take some time out to do a little promoting for a thing called First Night. First Night is an event that I am sponsoring through Divine Productions, Spotlight Studios, and Game On. ...

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Princess & the Frog
Posted Friday, December 11, at 11:35 AM

I had a chance to watch the new Disney animated flick that is a return to the hand-drawn wonderment that built the Mouse House. 'The Princess and the Frog' is a new take on the classic fairytale that the frog will turn into a prince when kissed by a princess. It's an amazingly well animated film with lots of sequences that just dazzle the eyes with colors and innovative animation. A true return to form for Disney...

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New Moon
Posted Thursday, November 26, at 12:57 AM

Really? Opening Weekend of $142 million? I just can't seem to wrap my mind around why a book that is so terribly written, a movie that is terribly made (not to mention BORING), actors that CANNOT ACT and a bit of sex appeal involving vampires and werewolves is that exciting, especially to young girls. When did young girls start liking vampires and werewolves? What happened to 'girl' things?...

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Black Friday
Posted Friday, November 20, at 2:59 AM

After a grueling 2 day session -- Tanner Lytle and myself finished the Game On Black Friday Insert. Tanner managed to do most of the 'heavy' lifting by doing the main design work while I dealt with the overall specials/printing issues and organization. ...

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Rambling about a Photo
Posted Saturday, November 14, at 12:10 AM

So, I took some more Senior Photos this week. The one above I'm especially happy with -- it's of Nick Meissner, a Senior at McCook High School. Nick is a great person and works part-time for me at Divine Productions as a DJ and we share a common interest in video games and card games -- evidenced by his Game On shirt in the picture. ...

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A Bit Early...Don't Ya Think?
Posted Friday, November 6, at 12:16 PM

So, I went and watched A Christmas Carol. Not the old versions, but the new motion capture, animated big screen version starring Jim Carrey. I was a bit excited as I tend to enjoy the Christmas Carol story and seeing it in a new animated version would be enjoyable. ...

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Another Month Over...
Posted Saturday, October 31, at 9:02 PM

It is October 31st at closing time for Game On. We are unusually slow tonight -- mainly because of all the activities to do on Halloween night. The whole Westview Plaza is pretty slow actually which is a nice change from the craziness that it can be with our tournaments and the movies at Cinema 3, but we are looking forward to November and the amazing amount of things that we've got going on...

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The Catch-Up
Posted Monday, October 26, at 3:39 PM

The Catch-Up So -- I was going to update this every week but ended up getting behind. Thus, I am now playing catch-up. I've posted the first blog on http://www.mccookgazette.com at this point and will converge the two blogs together so I am only writing one blog instead of three which I was trying to do at one point about a month ago. Needless to say, I quit that pretty quick...

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.