For electronic dance music to work in a concert setting – as a live spectacle that you would actually pay concert prices to see – the bar, in my mind, is pretty high. You need good mixes and well-wrung beats, sure, but the music can’t stand on its own – especially seeing as it’s […]
Archive for December, 2012
I had minimal interest in seeing the new Rogen and Streisand flick,The Guilt Trip. This was until I went home to visit the fam for the holidays and was thinking of something to do. The trailer came on TV and I thought, what the heck, this looks like something I should take my mom to […]
This Christmas, moviegoers are presented with a few solid options opening in theaters: Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained”, the film adaptation of “Les Misérables”, and “Parental Guidance”. One might think, “Hmm…one of these things is not like the others.” But while “Parental Guidance” might not be the epic musical masterpiece that “Les Mis” promises to be; […]
I wanted to love “Les Misérables.” I really did. But for all its soaring musical numbers, the final product just falls flat. The movie promised a lot, but sadly didn’t deliver. It had so much going for it; an already well loved source material paired with a big name cast. I love musicals and with its setting in a tumultous period in French history, “Les Misérables” should have been action packed. Plus, it is already nominated for upcoming award shows, gaining Oscar buzz and most critics are already saying that Hathaway is going to easily walk away with the Oscar for best supporting actress. Yet, I found the acclaimed stage musical felt like more of a chore to watch on the big screen.
Vegas rockers have had a busy December. Not only did they put out their annual holiday single and video, but they’ve also released two music videos for songs off their latest record, BattleBorn.
It’s hard to believe that it was 2005 when Judd Apatow burst on to the scene with “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.” In these seven short years, he has gone from ‘that one guy who wrote “Freaks and Geeks” to a name that is ubiquitous in comedy. In fact, there is an entire sub-genre of Apatow-ian (pretty sure that’s a word) comedies that are usually a well-balanced mix of vulgar humor and real heart, but no one does it better than the originator.
More Spock, more Kirk and a lot more of…well we still haven’t figured out who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing, but there’s a lot more of him too. Check out the new extended 2-minute trailer for “Star Trek Into Darkness.”
It’s no secret that I am a Tolkien fan and therefore a Lord of the Rings fan. I’ve read the books; I’ve seen the movies. In fact, I saw Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring in theaters a total of 7 times and I was there on Trilogy Tuesday when the first two movies (extended editions) […]
The new Superman film, “Man of Steel” looks promisingly dark.
The most unexpected thing about “The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey” is that it isn’t a duplicate of “Lord of the Rings.” And sadly, that is really going to be polarizing for a lot of filmgoers.
Artist: Asker Album: The Escape Room EP Asker recorded their latest EP, The Escape Room, at Dave Elkins’ (of Mae) Nashville based studio Schematic. They have said to be influenced by Mutemath and the National (among others). When first listening to The Escape Room, the National influence was obvious. In fact, maybe a little […]