This post contains spoilers of Laura, Vertigo, and Gone Girl. A coincidental weekend binge of three movies produced an unintended similarity: a woman who is presumed dead returns halfway through the film. The women of Laura, Vertigo, and Gone Girl have their distinct traits, but each serves a unique purpose that reflects the era in... Continue Reading →
The trailer for Roland Emmerich’s 2019 film Midway presented a poorly construed treatment of World War II with hooky jingoism and disaster movie arcs. The film barely broke even in the box office, although it was vastly different from the 1976 movie Midway. That blockbuster was a top-grossing flick of its time, yet the substance... Continue Reading →
Intellectual property is one of the most important aspects of entertainment. Pop-culture is after all, art. Copyright law protects the artists who create the media millions of people enjoy. The entertainment industry is set to experience a migration of significant work into the public domain. To help fans understand what this means for their favorite... Continue Reading →
Certain bands spark magic on the first listen. The debut Fitz and the Tantrums EP, Songs For A Breakup, Vol. 1 has that musical wizardry.
August 14, 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of The xx debut album. The self-titled collaboration between Romy Croft, Oliver Sim, and Jamie xx is an astounding effort from the U.K. dream pop group. xx blends intimacy, minimalism, and musicality at an extraordinary level that resonates a decade later.
The Black Keys are back. Five years may not be a ridiculous absence for some bands, but Patrick Carney and Dan Auerbach were everywhere in the beginning of the decade. Three career-changing records over four years vaulted the band into the elite tier of music acts. The ensuing half-decade turned out to be a long time for album number nine to come to fruition: The Black Keys' Let's Rock.
Few fictional attorneys are more infamous than Saul Goodman. The Better Call Saul lawyer, Cinnabon employee, and scam artist has a loose moral compass. As we've seen on Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad, ethical violations are more strategy than deterrent. Played by actor Bob Odenkirk, the character has earned every bit of the nickname... Continue Reading →