“Happy Father’s Day, bastards.” That’s how Joshua Tillman opened his set at the Granada Sunday evening. Rather than offending the eager audience that chose to spend Father’s Day at a concert, Tillman was greeted by cheers. Lawrence had chosen to celebrate the holiday with a special Father — Father John Misty.
The Lumineers kicked off 96.5 the Buzz’s summer concert season to a packed house at Cricket Wireless Amphitheater. It was a low key night of good vibes that were reinforced by openers J. Roddy Walston & The Business, The Mowgli’s, The Neighbourhood and Cold War Kids.
Superman is one of the most iconic characters in pop culture. Even people who haven’t picked up a comic or seen one of the many films or tv show iterations have heard the name and know the gist of Superman. So director Zack Snyder and writer David S. Goyer’s big challenge with “Man of Steel” was how to present this character in a new way that we haven’t seen before — a way that stays true to what Superman is, but also doesn’t dull or ham it up. Interestingly, in the quest for a new Superman story, Snyder returns to the origin story and amazingly, he succeeds in making a mostly fresh and compelling tale in “Man of Steel.”
In a year of big blockbuster action movies and gut wrenching dramas, the comedy world hasn’t even been a contender in the fight for blockbuster dollar signs. Cue Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Their latest installment, “This Is The End,” literally puts Rogen and all of his real-life friends into the movie. A big part of the film’s allure is that every character in the movie is literally playing his or herself, but in a story that is as fiction as fiction can get.