Olympus Has Fallen, starring Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler and Aaron Eckhart opened to mixed reviews from film’s top critics this weekend. The film follows former presidential guard Mike Manning (Butler) as he tries to retake the White House after the president (Eckhart) is kidnapped, while the streets of Washington D.
With a fan base that has refused to be swayed over the years, Lucero have taken another step with their latest album Women & Work. The Tennessee natives have stuck to what they do best: the gritty guitars and raspy vocals courtesy of Ben Nichols.
The Fray’s third album, Scars & Stories, is not exactly what one would expect from a band that has become famous for melodramatic and solemn songs about love and loss such as, “Over My Head (Cable Car)”, “How to Save a Life”, and “Never Say Never.
In 2010, School of Seven Bells downsized when the band lost Claudia Deheza, one of the twins who fronted the outfit, who left citing personal reasons. SVIIB was left without the bewitching harmonies created by Claudia and her sister Alejandra, a sound that fans had become so accustomed to.
If you were to ask about the soundtrack for the Apple brand, many would agree that it’s the song, “1, 2, 3, 4” by indie darling, Feist, which was featured in the company’s 2007 commercial for the iPod nano.
Actors are a lot like spies, particularly in the sense that they are professionals paid to maintain a certain illusion. And famous spies, like famous actors, occupy a stratum in post-war mythology wherein impossible odds are achieved through technological innovation, yes, but more importantly through bravery, dedication and talent — mere human virtues.
Raw. Vulgar. Funky. For the past 28 years, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have given these words auditory meaning, earning the band a notorious reputation for seasoning the rock music scene with a mixture of punchy, spoken-verse lyrics, punk-inspired guitar and funk-heavy bass lines.
Damn that Paul Rudd. Is anyone more believable as a beloved relative? What began in 1995's Clueless as the dorky-but-loving counterweight to Alicia Silverstone's ditzy-but-lovable high school princess has evolved, through iterations of brotherliness (Role Models), helplessness (I Love You, Man) and deadpan-dependent drollness (The 40-year-old Virgin), into a 16-years-later apotheosis called Our Idiot Brother, directed by frequent Rudd collaborator David Wain.
It's hard, and maybe even a little sacrilegious, to fault Jeff Bridges. Coming off an Oscar win for his performance in Crazy Heart and another nomination for his role in True Grit, Bridges has cemented himself in the American iconography.
Queen of quirk Miranda July follows up her stunning 2005 debut Me and You and Everyone We Know with The Future, an absurdist and affecting portrait of a thirtysomething couple of under-achievers, Sophie (July) and Jason (Hamish Linklater) as they come to terms with time, age and, well, their future together.
Crazy, Stupid, Love couldn’t be a more perfect title for this perfectly cast romantic comedy. Quite simply, the premise is about intertwining relationships between people who do crazy and stupid things for love.