joi, octombrie 17, 2019

‘The Wolverine’ review: a samurai redemption story

Hugh Jackman’s take on Wolverine has always been one of the most enjoyable elements of the X-Men film series, but recent movies have failed to match the quality of the actor’s own efforts. Brett...

‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ review: the horror of diminishing returns

Director James Wan has proven himself to be one of our most gifted genre filmmakers. After kicking off the Saw franchise almost a decade ago, he surprised everyone in 2010 with Insidious, a suspenseful...

The ‘Entourage’ Movie Is Finally Happening

It looks like things are just about hugged out for Team "Entourage." After a two-week stretch of juicy tabloid headlines about greed and friendship, co-star Jerry Ferrara told Wendy Williams that the movie adaptation...

‘Thor: The Dark World’ Review: Laughs and Character Make for One of Marvel’s Best

While Kenneth Branagh struggled to define a world in the original Thor, Alan Taylor has the gift of audience familiarly with its sequel Thor: The Dark World. Branagh’s original film took a long time to find its footing and...
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Florrie – Shot You Down

For all the think pieces, for all the open letters from pop-music doyennes, for all the twerk-induced pearl-clutching she’s inspired, the latest, brazen incarnation of Miley Cyrus isn’t all that different from her G-rated...
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The National Mall: A Location-Aware App-Album

It comes in the form of an iPhone app, which you download to your handset and then open up while you’re standing in the National Mall — the green space between the Lincoln Memorial...

Chvrches: The Bones of What You Believe

There’s not much to dislike about CHVRCHES’ debut album of unblemished, grandiose, subtly morose synth pop, which is remarkably engineered for a first record. In just a year, the Glaswegian internet phenoms have crafted...

Coldplay: Mylo Xyloto

In the olden days, the members of Coldplay were primarily concerned with keeping pace with U2. But times change, and Chris Martin and Co. recently claimed that they’re now trying to compete with pop...

Gravity Review

Without any effort, we remain tethered to the Earth. Through, what very quickly after birth becomes an automated body function, we take in breath. In many respects, we live without really trying very hard...

Katy Perry: Prism

Some of Katy Perry’s best songs have made anthems out of self-help platitudes (see: “Firework”), and that tactic is how the pop star approaches her fourth record. On “Love Me,” she sings: “I don’t...

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