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Nathan at Jack the Giant Slayer
Dave Wheaton

‘Jack the Giant Slayer’ in 3D Reviewed By Nathan, My 13-Year Old Son

A movie's box office take tells us nothing about whether a kid would enjoy the movie. No child cares how much money a movie makes. When they go to watch a film, they just want to be entertained...

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Katie Armiger
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Katie Armiger, ‘Playin’ With Fire’ – Song Review

Katie Armiger continues to show off her feisty side on her new single 'Playin With Fire,' a bluesy, rebellious cut from the 'Fall Into Me' album. Her message should hit the sweet spot for teens or young 20-somethings full of angst and with little patience for the sage advice of an elder. 

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Cool Ranch Tacos

A Review of Taco Bell’s Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Tacos

Taco Bell has been an integral block of my food pyramid for almost two decades. Here is where things get a little odd though -- rarely do I stray from the regular. In the beginning the order was always the same -- three Soft Taco Supremes and three regular crunchy tacos -- with an occasional Grilled Stuft Burrito with beef. Boring but always delivered.

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Category: Reviews, Weird News
Billy Currington
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Billy Currington, ‘Hey Girl’ – Song Review

Billy Currington is a master of melody, always finding songs you can't get out of your head (and usually don't want to). 'Hey Girl,' the lead single from an upcoming album deviates little from his brand of country meets R&B. 

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Rich O'Toole
Twinty Photography

Rich O’Toole Kicks Back and Takes it Easy With ‘Messin’ Around’ – Song Review

Rich O'Toole's new single, 'Messin' Around' shows off something of a transformation for the Texas country singer. Known in the past for being a country music artist with a rock edge, it seems as though O'Toole has sanded down the rough side and has a new, smooth delivery.

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Drake White
MCA Nashville

Drake White, ‘The Simple Life’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Songs like Drake White's 'The Simple Life' end up inspiring scores of new singer-songwriters to bring their talents to Nashville. White makes it look so easy, singing about familiar pleasures we all know and usually under-appreciate. 

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Ashley Monroe
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Album Spotlight: Ashley Monroe, ‘Like a Rose’ – ToC Critic’s Pick

No one does anguish quite like Ashley Monroe. On her new album, 'Like a Rose,' the singer redefines bittersweet for a country music audience that is still very much learning her name. Her sorrow comes sprinkled with just a teaspoon of sugar when she's at her best. One finds hope in the face of tragedy and bad circumstance, which is at times inspiring.

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Oz the Great and Powerful review
Walt Disney Pictures

‘Oz the Great and Powerful’ Review

"I don't want to be a good man; I want to be a great one." So says Oscar, a humble (read: crummy) magician in a traveling circus circa 1905, just before a magical tornado sweeps him and his hot air balloon away to a land that just so happens to share his nickname: Oz. In 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' Oscar (James Franco) finds exactly what his heart desires; the chance to be a great man, wealthy and powerful, the ruler of a beautiful kingdom. And the kingdom does look damn good, and most of Oz's adventures in it are pretty entertaining as well.

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Justin Moore
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Justin Moore, ‘Point at You’ – Song Review

Justin Moore's lead single from his third studio album is a familiar combination of all of his best songs. It's the well-meaning bad boy in 'How I Got to Be This Way' meeting the soft and sensitive lover in ''Til My Last Day.' Fans familiar with Moore's previous two studio albums can find a few more tracks 'Point at You' resembles.

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JB Patterson of JB and the Moonshine Band
Facebook, JB and the Moonshine Band

JB and the Moonshine Band Have Another Hit With “The Only Drug” – Song Review

Clever lyrics and an easy-going delivery are generally what you can come to expect when you listen to a JB and the Moonshine Band song. Whether it's a love song, a drinking song, or something else, JBMB have a style that is all their own. That style holds true to form with their new single from the CD 'Beer For Breakfast' called 'The Only Drug'.

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Sheryl Crow
Warner Music Nashville

Sheryl Crow, ‘Easy’ – Song Review

Sheryl Crow's new country single 'Easy' is as advertised. It's easy to be seduced by Crow's carefree warmth and laid-back style. It's easy to overlook the effective songwriting, and it's easy to fall into her story again and again.

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The Band Perry
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The Band Perry, ‘Done’ – ToC Critic’s Pick [Listen]

Not since their debut effort has the Band Perry released a song as fun as 'Done,' the second single from the trio's upcoming sophomore album 'Pioneer.' It's a track that makes the hair on your arms stand straight up as you pound along to the beat.

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