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Movie Watch: Grantham & Rose Starring Jake T. Austin, Marla Gibbs and Tessa Thompson

Rising young actor, Jake T. Austin, best known for his roles on Wizards of Waverly Place and The Fosters, stars as Grantham Portnoy, a troubled teen with blue hair and emo make-up, who ends up in a detention facility. At the facility, he meets Rose Price (Marla Gibbs), an elderly woman who works there with an unknown title. Rose takes an interest in Grantham's well-being and begins to mentor him before breaking him loose from the detention facility to take a road trip in her flower decorated car. [Read the full review...]

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Nick & Knight Take On NOLA!

What do you get when you have two veteran pop stars teaming up on stage? A show that's one part boy band, one part Broadway, a dozen pelvic thrusts, and plenty of seasoning! Read on for a full review with plenty of photos of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and New Kid Jordan Knight doing their thing.

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Coffee Review: Anna Maria Island, Florida

While I worked in Bradenton, I lived on Anna Maria Island. On my days off, especially Sundays, I wanted a café to sit, relax, write or read in, without having to go off the island. Well, that leaves me 2 whole options for coffee shops! I will tell you about both.

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HalfFullMag.com: Awesome Album Alert! Dirty Loops – “Loopified”

Meet Jonah Nilsson (vocals/keyboards), Henrik Linder (bass), and Aron Mellergardh (drums), aka the Dirty Loops.  This Swedish trio started out as a cover band on YouTube, and after being discovered by producer Andreas Carlsson (Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood), have blown up huge in Japan; their debut single “Hit Me” went to #1 there, beating out Pharrell’s “Happy” and Idina Menzel’s “Let It Go”.  They will be spreading their explosive pop/rock/dance music to Europe and the U.S. with the release of their debut album Loopified on August 19th.

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DVD Review: “Frankie & Alice” Starring Halle Berry

Halle Berry was nominated for a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Frankie, along with her other 2 personalities -- Alice, a Southern white racist trying to take over for Frankie, and Genius, an intellectual child wanting to protect her. Read Half Full's review of "Frankie & Alice"...