Review: Iron Man

Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges, Shaun Toub, Allison McAtee, Stacy Stas Directed by: Jon Favreau Marvel has done it. They have made a super hero movie, complete with astounding special effects, that makes us both […]

Covers: An Idiot-Proof Guide

For me, the “cover issue” is a rather polarizing subject. While there are, of course, many tastefully-done covers in the history of pop, there are also an equal (if not greater) number that fall flat on their faces. I began […]

Regarding Bad Music Criticism

I recently revisited a review on pitchforkmedia.com, the preeminent source of music criticism for the enlightened man, that consisted simply of a YouTube video depicting a monkey drinking its own urine (the subject, of course, was Jet’s 2006 release Shine […]

R.E.M. Accelerates Back into Mainstream

R.E.M’s latest studio effort, Accelerate, will make listeners remember why the group is revered in the hearts of millions of music fans worldwide. Easily the best work they’ve recorded since 1994’s multi-platinum Monster, this disc represents R.E.M.’s thunderous return to […]

Love in a Time of Digital

My father entered the room to find his boyhood copy of Gerry and the Pacemakers Greatest Hits blaring. The floor was littered with records – some out of their protective jackets, some carelessly stacked on top of one another, and […]

Review: Cassandra’s Dream

For me, Woody Allen’s dramas can be just as good as the comedies he’s better known for; and these dramas seem to fall into at least two different categories: those that are reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman’s work, such as Interiors […]

Review: There Will Be Blood

I’ve been a fan of Paul Thomas Anderson’s work since I first saw Sydney (more commonly known as Hard Eight). His subsequent films, Boogie Nights, Magnolia, and Punch Drunk Love, were all decent films and had much to admire; however, […]

Review: The Brave One

Admittedly my knowledge of British filmmaker Neil Jordan is lacking; I’m more familiar with his older works such as Mona Lisa, his gritty London underworld film from 1986. What he is probably best known for is his academy awarding winning […]

Review: The Fallen Idol

The Fallen Idol from 1948 was the first film created from the collaboration of director Carol Reed and writer Graham Greene. The duo would go on to work together on two more films, one of which is the widely popular […]

Interview: Magni

MAGNI, Front Man for the Platinum-Selling European Rock Band A MOTI SOL, Rocked the U.S. This Past Summer as a Finalist on ROCK STAR SUPERNOVA… We Checked In With MAGNI About His Experience on the Show, Life with His Son, […]