Not my traditional taste of music, I had no idea what to expect from Tha Hug’s newest album, “Nothing to Complain About.” From the cover, a Corgi stares up at me with its huge, puppy-dog eyes as I listen. I was shocked from the beginning. The first song started with the singer screaming in my [...]
Grab your shotgun and chainsaw and strap in for the night: here comes blood, trouble and ghastly looking dead, all they want is a bite of your soul Horror films are kitschy now. They mostly toe the line between overly gruesome and laugh-out-loud ridiculousness. But the genre has evolved vastly since the advent of special [...]
Ross Daniel takes flight during one of the play’s more elaborate scenes in which he and Amy Carpenter transform from humans to birds. Outfits are changed and feather clips are attached to his hair. Birds of a feather flock together in this colorfully-elaborate satirical play The stage is dark. Everything is still. All of the [...]
“Lawless” is ultraviolent. Throat slits, brass knuckles and a castration set this period piece’s gritty tone. Set in Franklin County, Virginia, and based on the novel “The Wettest County” by Matt Bondurant, the film boasts to tell the tale of the three Bondurant brothers, a trio hell-bent on getting rich off moonshine during the Depression. [...]
Christopher Nolan wraps up his run on Batman with the most daring on-screen punishment the Bat could ever take. Nothing here is rushed. No moment of the film feels out of place or unworthy, and at over two and a half hours, the film could have been even longer.
Fatalism and desensitization. Two notions “The Cabin in the Woods” does not advertise. One would think its tagline, “You think you know the story,” would be a simple write-off for a sophisticated marketing campaign. But “Cabin” hits its mark; you don’t know the story.