Whedon & Goddard flip the horror genre on its ear.
Hollywood horror conventions are as American as apple pie. The backwoods hillbillies, the creaky gas station with questionable employees and the naïve college students getting away for the weekend are so familiar most of us could write the script ourselves. It’s apparent from the outset of The Cabin in the Woods that co-writers Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard have equal parts (more…)
Flashback to the 90′s with the vibrant sounds of this eclectic band.
Spanning over ten years, the Counting Crows’ dynamic sounds and brilliant lyrics have created the perfect soundtrack to the American life. (more…)
Serving a heaping slice of nostalgia.
Since it’s release in 1999 it’s hard to fathom that the now infamous boy-on-pie original would launch a $1 billion franchise, 4 straight-to-DVD knockoffs and a countless number of imitators, but that is precisely what American Pie did. So it stands to reason that Universal would go back to the well for one last hurrah. What they’ve baked (pie joke) is American Reunion: a surprisingly charming and funny jaunt to the past. (more…)
The Swedes invade Seattle and unleash the animal.
Check ‘em Out: Who is Miike Snow? DJ. Electronica. Wizard. Jackolope. Christian Karlsson and Pontus Winnberg, two Swedish dudes hooked on creating beats teamed up with American Andrew Watts back in 2000 to work on someone else’s pop album. Evidently this spawned a lasting friendship that would develop into the elusive birth of Miike Snow in 2007. (more…)
Getting the inside scoop on his new book “Tortured Artists.”
In his recent released book, Christopher Zara profiles 48 of “the most obsessive, neurotic, depressed and despondent creative figures in history.” The artists range from Charles Schulz to Charlie Parker, Michelangelo to Madonna, Andy Warhol to Amy Winehouse. (more…)
Release the Boredom!
It’s an interesting predicament to write about a movie that elicits no emotional reaction. Wrath of the Titans is that very film. The movie – spawned from a long-line of loud, stupid predecessors – is so paint-by-numbers, so arbitrary in its existence that I can barely drum up enough interest to recall it. Oh, I definitely remember lots of explosions, yelling and brown…strap in. (more…)
May the odds be ever in your favor.
First of all, lets put the Twilight comparisons to bed. Where the vampire ‘epic’ was a parade of clichés, pale skin and vampire sparkles The Hunger Games is an artful, honest piece of pulp filmmaking. (more…)