Curiosity Delivers.

Arts & Entertainment - page 158

Keep up to date on local art, new albums, and everything entertainment-related.

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

Cop Out lives up to its title

Kevin Smith's supposed comedy, Cop Out, aims to be a big-budget action movie but falls flat with a potentially talented but ultimately disappointing cast. Combine Smith's lackluster directing efforts with a poor script written by Mark and Robb Cullen and mediocre performances by both Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, and you have a two-hour long movie that feels more like four, with only a handful of scenes that are laugh-out-loud-worthy.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

CD REVIEWS: Holly Miranda: The Magician’s Private Library

Holly Miranda is better known as the frontwoman for The Jealous Girlfriends, a Brooklyn-based rock band. Now flying solo, the indie-pop newcomer's full-length debut, The Magician's Private Library, shows that she's got a flavour of her own. Produced by Dave Siteck of TV on the Radio, the album was reportedly recorded primarily between 7 p.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

Far from home and close to danger in the Gaza Strip

Rachel, a new documentary from French-Israeli director Simone Bitton, tells the story of Rachel Corrine, an American activist who was killed while attempting to prevent the bulldozing of a Palestinian home in 2003. To this day Israel denies responsibility for her death, claiming the bulldozer operator's line of sight was obstructed by the mound of dirt that crushed her.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

Revamping spoken word

It's hard to imagine how rewriting the lyrics to a Fat Boys song into his own beat-box symphony at the age of nine could lead C.R. Avery to where he is today. Currently on his Dead of Winter cross-Canada tour, backed by The Legal Tender String Quartet, you could say that Avery is in his element - his storytelling/harmonica-playing/beat-boxing element.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

Valentine’s Day sucks

On Friday, I lost a bet with an A&E editor. Two days later, I was by myself, waiting in a long line of moon-eyed couples at the AMC Forum, ready to review Garry Marshall's newest film, Love, Actually II. Wait, no, that was the working title. I mean Valentine's Day, starring everyone you would expect.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

Fear and loathing just outside of Las Vegas

It's been said that there's only two different types of stories: either the protagonist leaves his or her old life, or someone new enters it. Oversimplified? Yes, but that doesn't mean there isn't any truth to it. In the case of Saint John of Las Vegas, it's both.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

CD REVIEWS: Hot Chip: One Life Stand

Hot Chip's soft electropop is anything but middle of the road - it's love or hate. One Life Stand is their fourth studio album, and is a mixed bag of standout tracks and one-listen flops. The album begins with a strong opening track called "Thieves in the Night," which starts off sounding like Coldplay's X&Y era.
Keep Reading

Placeholder
Arts & Entertainment

POP RHETORIC: A Show of Patriotism

As the Vancouver Winter Olympics get underway, Canada's national pride is glowing with the prospect of success. After months of commercials and merchandise sales leading up to the games. the moment we'd all been waiting for finally came. Given the fatal crash of Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili earlier that day, the mood was both respectfully sombre and giddy with excitement for the upcoming games.
Keep Reading

1 156 157 158 159 160 162
Curiosity Delivers.
Go to Top