You know a film is one of the “great ones” when even a cameo from Young MC can’t derail it. Up in the Air may have went scoreless on its six Oscar nods, but the films still ranks as one of my favorites from the 2000s decade. Aside from a star turn from Anna Kendrick, ..
“It just comes out this way.” That’s what emerging singer/songwriter Alice Boman said when asked in a recent A-Sides interview if her voice has always sounded so unique. It was probably a nice way of saying “oh no – not this question again.” Even so, it’s hard to not compliment this or any really for ..
We have no idea where Casey Kasem is, Michael Ginsberg cut off his nipple, and Solange Knowles beat up her brother-in-law in an elevator (presumably about the first two things I mentioned). We live in such a crazy world. That’s why it’s so nice to have television, film, and theatre to help us escape the ..
Here are just a few things I accomplished by my 14th birthday: watched the entire Short Circuit 2 from start to finish, stopped playing with my G.I. Joes action figures (and making them wrestle each other as if they were WWF Superstars), and collected the entire Desert Storm baseball card set. There are plenty more ..
With all the Stars Wars news last week (the casting announcement of Episode VII and the impending “May the Fourth Be With You” nonsense about to occur) , it was inevitable that a Jedi fanboy like me was going to ask the alt-rock band Empires about the saga in some way shape or form when ..
In life, there are so many things I don’t know for sure. That said, I do know a few solid truths. For example, I know that the recent overuse of the phrase “conscious uncoupling” has reached its end. It’s this year’s “epic,” and it’s over. Next, I know Arcade Fire really needs to stick to ..
Grown ups what do they know Living by the stories on the radio Bad news on the TV headlines are made of reality – Strange Talk, “Young Hearts” Listening to Strange Talk’s breakout single “Young Hearts,” I’m immediately transported back to my youth, and rocking out in my car during my formative late teenage years. ..
This winter was brutal for just about everyone on the East Coast. It seemed to snow every other day, and the bitter cold made you want to retire to Florida with the old folks and their Mahjong games. During the brutal season, I personally was struck with not one or two but four sinus infections. ..
Rick Moranis isn’t the only amazing thing to come out of Canada although admittedly it feels it. But you can’t get a more false statement. Is “more false” even correct to say in a sentence? Grammar geeks lend me your ears. Anyway, whether it’s Arcade Fire or Jim Carrey or an endless list of famous ..
Meryl Streep is used to awards by now. She is, after all, the reigning queen of cinema and has held that fictitious but totally accurate title for decades now. On Monday evening, however, her deep roots in theatre were front and center. In an audience filled with longtime friends, peers and classmates from her days ..