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Hoboken Movie Lineup: 4/18/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesTrailers are very tricky and misleading little “summaries” of movies (well, you probably all knew that already). It’s amazing that they can twist and mislead a potential customer into “buying” whatever they’re selling. Wait a minute, isn’t that everyday news headlines? Oh, but I digress. One movie opening today is Transcendence, starring Johnny Depp.

If any of you ever saw Lawnmower Man a few decades ago – essentially the same general concept. “A terminally ill scientist uploads his mind to a computer. This grants him power beyond his wildest dreams, and soon he becomes unstoppable.”

But this review stood out as probably the most accurate: “I am so tired of movies where all that matters is how cool it looks. The plot was ridiculous. At the end of the movie a group of twenty-something guys were exiting ahead of us and one of the guys said, “that was pretty excellent!” I thought, “Well, I guess it’s working for its demographic.”

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Transcendence

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

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Dog Walking Packs

Hoboken Dog Walking Packs – 2014 Edition

Jeez Louise. Seems like not a week goes by where I don’t receive an email about some “problem” with one particular dog walker in town.

9 times out of 10, it’s “too many dogs at once.”

I’ve said in the past – that dogs are indeed “pack” animals, and have no issue with it. To think your four-legged friend is “special” and needs to be walked individually is just nonsensical.

I saw this lady the other day, and all dogs seemed well behaved and in control. If I had to pick only ONE thing that MIGHT be a bit wrong is, that when she yelled “HEEL” to one of the dogs who might have been pulling, it may have confused other dogs who didn’t do anything wrong. That’s about the only thing I could find a flaw in.

Other than that – the dogs seemed happy to be out and about. So there.

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Game of Thrones {Beer – Price Gouging?}

Game of Thrones Beer from Ommegang a “hot” commodity in Hoboken

Game of Thrones Beer Hoboken NJ price gougingSince we don’t get caught up in the latest “hot” TV series – we had to kind of look into what this “Game of Thrones” on HBO was all about.

You guessed it! A fantasy type show, with characters, explicit sex scenes, yadda, yadda, yadda. And viewership has apparently doubled since the first season (I think close to 7 million viewers now?) So it’s definitely one of the “in things” to talk about at your (real or virtual) water cooler.

Also what we didn’t know was that the Ommegang Brewery, in conjunction with the show – had come out with a “limited edition” Game of Thrones beer, which coincided with the premiere two weeks ago.

Did some Hoboken liquor stores over-charge for Game of Thrones?

Hoboken411 reader Eric clued us into this fact, but more importantly – believed that some kind of beer price-gouging was happening in Hoboken.

“There are 3 different designs for same beer, which I was trying to hunt down. I actually purchased 2 bottles over at Sparrows uptown for $10.99/each even though they had a sign stating ‘Limit one per customer’. Sparrows did not mind this.

Game of Thrones Beer OmmegangWhen I saw that Wine House (the old Price King) was selling Ommegang I went in to see if they had the last design I was looking for. They did and they did not have a sign limiting the amount a person could purchase. So I picked up all 3 bottles and my total was roughly 48.00. I didn’t think anything of it because for some reason i thought I purchased 4 bottles which would have made it 12.00 each. Not a big mark up, another 1.00 over sparrows which I was fine with since they just remodeled and I’m helping out a local store.

I state 48.00 roughly because I never received a receipt nor was I offered one. They have you pay via an ipad and sign your name on the screen but there’s no summary of your order just the total cost. To my surprise afterwards I was actually paying 16.00 a bottle almost a 50% increase over sparrows. When I realized this I went back to the store to let them know of my displease. I informed the sales clerk that it was my mistake that I did not ask for the price of each, his response was that I gave you a total cost. If i received a receipt with an itemized bill I would have known of the price gouge immediately.

He stated they do not accept returns, which i understood as well, but it would have been nice to get a price match or some type of refund if they would not take back the alcohol. Nothing.”

We checked it out. Sparrow did indeed sell it for $10.99. Ok….

Game of Thrones Ommegang Beer Sparrow Hoboken NJ 1099

So was it really price gouging?

Then we went to Wine House – and the price was $12.99 per bottle. Pretty standard for small store not to have the same low “discount price” that a larger outlet like Sparrow (or Super Buy Rite in Jersey City) would sell it for.

Game of Thrones Ommegang Beer Wine House Hoboken NJ 1299

So Eric’s jumbo $48 bill was either a true mistake (on either party’s end) – or Wine House lowered the price a week later since the “exclusivity” of the hot commodity had wore off.

Who knows – but the lessons here are:

  1. Ask for the price (if it isn’t listed).
  2. Pay attention to your total bill (and demand an itemized receipt).
  3. Don’t go to the store drunk and stupefied. Not good for the wallet.

Enjoy your suds!

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RAW presents Spectrum

Art from Jersey City: RAW presents Spectrum

Spectrum is an interesting “Art, fashion, music, etc.” event taking place later this week downtown. Featuring many popular and up & coming “creative folk” from over in Jersey City.

When will Hoboken artists put a cool, trendy event like this together?

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SPECTRUM: Thursday, April 17, 2014 at BOA Hoboken

The 2014 RAW Jersey City continues in style with SPECTRUM! The event will celebrate creative arts skilled in fashion, beauty, music, visual art, photography, performing art, makeup and hair, accessories, and film!

Head on down to Boa Hoboken on the evening of Thursday, April 17, 2014 (River & Newark Streets) from 8pm to Midnight. They will celebrate with independent, multi-faceted artists who are all local, hand-picked talented artists who have been chosen to feature at RAW. See all participating artists (and buy tickets) here: http://www.rawartists.org/jerseycity/spectrum.

Tickets are $15 in advance – or $20 at the door.

  • ART GALLERY: Agav Bond, Elton Leonard Jr., J. Michael Smith, Reine de Blanc, Tessa Scheckner, A Bit of Whimsy, Lynda Edwards, Ray Silva, Gucci Fiina, Lowe Casso, ShyU, Gilosan, POKEDBYHOPE, Sarah “Ruthless” French
  • FASHION DESIGNERS: NNative
  • ACCESSORIES: Erica Lasan, KD Chic, Kween Moore, Laura Schaffnit, Wickett Ophelia
  • FILM: Judefilmdez
  • HAIR & MAKEUP ARTISTS: Apple of My Eye
  • LIVE MUSIC: You and I, Cameron Hill, SLUG, Ghosts of Home, Rae
  • PERFORMING ART: Brandon Scott
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: Meghan Brown, Sourav, Diego Pabon Photography, Tmax, Jetski Jones

Have fun if you decide to go!

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Worst NJ Poll ever {How Jersey Are You?}

NJ Poll – rating “How Jersey Are You” pointless

This total “time waster” of a site called Buzzfeed – recently published a stupid poll about NJ entitled “How Jersey Are You?” with a retro photo of Bruce Springsteen and 100 “statements” about New Jersey, in which you tick off the ones that “apply to you.”

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See the list below (Hoboken “represents” 5% of all questions in bold despite being only 1/2 of one percent of state population, and one one-hundredth of a percent of the land area), and understand how pointless it is to try and create a “scientifically accurate” poll and ranking system about a very diverse state, with “only” 100 mainly stereotypical questions. Many parts of the state were barely mentioned (if at all), and seems to be a list targeted at people under 30 years of age, a strong desire for booze, and from the northeastern part of the state.

But they succeeded in getting people to take the poll, who then got “infuriated” about how lame the poll was. “Mission accomplished.” See after the list how we think the poll REALLY should have been conducted.

Stupid “How Jersey Are You?” Poll questions

Click everything that applies to you…

How Jersey Are You (Stupid Poll)

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You’re really a true “Jersey-ite” when…

My (better) version of a “Jersey Poll” would have been: “You’re truly from (and know) New Jersey (and have your head screwed on straight)” when most of the following statements apply to you:

  1. You know that, like any other “state” – there are beautiful places, and disgusting places. New Jersey happens to have great places to go during all four seasons.
  2. You could care less about “regional stereotypes,” because every section of the country has them. These just happen to be yours (for now).
  3. There is no complaining about traffic because you know enough alternate routes to avoid it.
  4. You know there is corruption in all levels of government, countrywide. You know NJ is among the worst. You’ve at least entertained the idea of “finding greener pastures” elsewhere.
  5. You don’t waste time “defending” where you live with those who try and bash it.

In the end – it’s up to you to make the best of where you live, or change it. Picking one spot and “talking” about it doesn’t really do much other than waste time. But then again, what are you going to do with your time otherwise? Something productive? Nah.

(I guess I didn’t help…)

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Hoboken Movie Lineup: 4/11/2014

Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times Hoboken NJ

Bow Tie Cinemas Hoboken NJ Movie TimesHere we go again – another animated 3D movie Rio 2, featuring the “voices of” Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg.

“It’s a jungle out there for Blu, Jewel and their three kids in RIO 2, after they’re hurtled from that magical city to the wilds of the Amazon. As Blu tries to fit in, he goes beak-to-beak with the vengeful Nigel, and meets the most fearsome adversary of all – his father-in-law.”

As with most movies – it got mixed reviews – but this stood out as calling most new movies for what they are: “Between the film’s white-world-order depiction of a multicultural society and its ham-fisted treatment of an ostensibly pro-ecology agenda, “Rio 2″ is a confused piece of animation propaganda.

If you’re awake, you already knew that. For the rest of you… sorry!

Hoboken Movie Trailer: Rio 2

(Current Bow Tie Cinemas Movie Times in Hoboken, NJ below.)

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