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Movie Review: Take Shelter

Movie Review: Take Shelter

One would be hard pressed to find a more quiet, intimate, or stirring drama this year than Take Shelter, a new film from writer-director Jeff Nichols. Starring the excellent Michael…

Music Review: Lulu, the New Metallica and Lou Reed Double Album

Music Review: Lulu, the New Metallica and Lou Reed Double Album

5:48:38 PM, EST: I originally planned to have a lengthy intro here as a sort of dissertation on the divisive nature of collaborative albums and Internet backlash and whatnot, but…

Music: More Relaxing than a Massage?

Music: More Relaxing than a Massage?

Marconi Union- Weightless Generally speaking, the word innovation connotes visions of the latest Apple product or HD television.  However, a musical trio based in England called Marconi Union, is taking…

Music Review: Music is Better Than Words

Music Review: Music is Better Than Words

Chances are, if you’ve been living on this planet, then you’ve heard Seth MacFarlane sing. His voice is constantly featured in the zany musical numbers of his animated comedies Family…

Movie Review: 50/50

Movie Review: 50/50

In the artistic community, mediocrity is often disparaged. However, sometimes a mediocre film can be touching, funny, and loveable without ever transcending into greatness. 50/50,  a new “dramedy” directed by…

Boardwalk Empire Season Premiere: The Return of HBO’s Best New Show

Although it certainly took its time, Boardwalk Empire has slowly but surely earned the title of HBO’s newest shining star. Following in the hallowed footsteps of such masterworks as The Wire and…

Too Good To Be Ignored: Louie’s Superb Second Season

In general, I’m not a fan of making big and sweeping statements aimed towards a large group of people, but, in 2010, when the genius first season of FX’s Louie…