Jordan is a writer and reporter for PPLA and manages our Chicago-based Team and leads our Music Division. With a background in both entertainment and business journalism, he is also managing editor for the Chicago-based Lumino Magazine.
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Kong: Skull Island is finally a monster movie worthy of the King of the Apes. Kong, who has been a monster movie staple since his first iconic appearance in 1933, has been in countless movies over the decades but many have chosen to simply retell the same story again and again. Skull Island is a […]
This week, Lionsgate and Thirst Project launched a fundraising and awareness-raising campaign, Together We Are More, in collaboration with Saban’s Power Rangers, which hits theaters March 24.
The Girl With All The Gifts is one of the most unique and original films in decades. Let’s face it the zombie genre has gotten kind of old and tired. Between the flood of zombie movies coming out in recent years combined with the never ending trek that is The Walking Dead the it’s a […]
Party On! Wayne’s World is Coming Home to Aurora This Spring to Celebrate the Film’s 25th Anniversary
One of the most influential films of the 90s, Wayne’s World, is coming home to Aurora, IL this spring and doing so in full force. The film put the Chicago suburb on the map so to say thank you for that lasting legacy after 25 years the town will be hosting a variety of interactive […]
Jeff Nichols’ Loving is about love, first and foremost. It is also about how an interracial couple’s relationship led to their arrest in Virginia which eventually led to the Supreme Court overruling its view on anti-miscegenation paving the way for marriage equality everywhere.
A Monster Calls is one of the most powerful films of the year and we’re only a week into 2017. Based on a novel by the same name the film follows a young boy coping with hard times who accidentally summons a monster for aide. Nothing is as it seems and in doing so the […]
Rogue One was always a bit of a gamble. While still taking place in the same universe as the rest of the Star Wars movies it was never meant to be a part of the main story, although there is plenty of intersection. WARNING MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD.
The first official trailer for Spider-Man: Homecoming was released last night and brought with it a lot of new information about the most recent, and so far best, incarnation of the web-crawler.