What True Detective Has To Get Right In Season Three

  There are few television series in recent memory that have represented both success and flop more than HBO’s True Detective. Launched as a crime drama anthology in 2014, the first run of the series was an excellent thriller that was powered by strong acting from Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson. The anthology’s 2015 follow-up... Continue Reading →

Are The Killers Back?

From the minute “Mr. Brightside” was released as a single, The Killers were an “it” band. The Las Vegas group debuted with a roar in 2003 and achieved some serious arena rock glory. While The Killers never really went away, their run of hits waned after their two initial records. Their subsequent albums lacked the... Continue Reading →

Season Two Of Stranger Things Looks Like A Thriller

Netflix released the trailer for Season Two of Stranger Things at the San Diego Comic-Con on July 22. The first glimpse of the returning retro-horror series was exciting and erased prior doubts that Netflix could manage to recreate the show’s outstanding first season with a similar level of success. Season One of Stranger Things was... Continue Reading →

Dunkirk Is A Film Without Peer

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk is not a conventional war film. The movie uses sparse dialogue and stunning visuals to convey the feelings of the people involved in the Dunkirk evacuation of 1940. There is no saving Private Ryan. No guns of Navarone. No Patton. It is a simplified version of The Longest Day that is brought... Continue Reading →

Sawbones Explores The Mutter Museum During The Philadelphia Podcast Festival

The medical history podcast Sawbones: A Marital Tour of Misguided Medicine hit Philadelphia on July 16 as a part of the Philadelphia Podcast Festival. The popular podcast of Dr. Sydnee McElroy and her husband Justin McElroy gave an enjoyable presentation of Philadelphia’s Mutter Museum as they recorded an episode at the city’s Trocodero Theatre. The... Continue Reading →

A Defense of Ed Sheeran’s Game of Thrones Cameo

Warning: This post contains spoilers regarding Game of Thrones   Sunday night’s Season Seven debut episode of Game of Thrones was a loaded hour packed with several key scenes. The series depicted some long-awaited vengeance and established multiple stories for the season ahead. One of the most discussed performances from the episode “Dragonstone” came from an unlikely source: British... Continue Reading →

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