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Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies

It’s any wonder Warm Bodies, yet another zombie apocalypse flick, has a chance. From Zombieland to Shaun of the Dead, there’s been a glut of zombie stories in recent years. And yet, director Jonathan Levine’s coming-of-age post...

 
 
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56 Up's Peter
56 Up's Peter
56 Up's Peter

“Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.” – Francis Xavier That Jesuit motto is the foundation for Michael Apted’s Up series, the much-lauded English documentary that follows – beginning...

 
Q&A
 
Geoff Rickly
Geoff Rickly
Geoff Rickly

Over the summer, Thursday singer Geoff Rickly revealed a new side to his musical repertoire and performed on the Warped Tour “Acoustic Basement” stage, a new component to the traveling festival known for its emo and screamo act...

 
Q&A
 
Lotus
Lotus
Lotus

Since forming in 1999, the instrumental act Lotus has slowly gravitated toward more ambient and electronic music while building a fan base through relentlessly playing the festival circuit. Recorded to analog tape in Philadelph...

 
Q&A
 
The Jealous Sound
The Jealous Sound
The Jealous Sound

Formed in 2000 out of the ashes of indie rock heroes Knapsack, The Jealous Sound was poised to be the next big emo rock thing when singer-guitarist Blair Shehan up and left the band in the lurch and stopped playing music altoge...

 
 
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters, the new action-adventure/horror film from Norwegian director Tommy Wirkola, has the look and feel of a Marilyn Manson video from the late ’90s. Not nearly as much fun as Wirkola’s breakthroug...

 
 
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Parker
Parker
Parker

Action hero Jason Statham is the perfect guy to play Parker, a criminal who abides by certain standards (he always keeps his word and doesn’t steal from the poor). But Parker, which is based on the 2000 Donald Westlake novel Fl...

 
Q&A
 
Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt
Tift Merritt

Singer-songwriter Tift Merritt make quite a debut ten years when she issued Bramble Rose, an album that drew comparisons to Lucinda Williams and Iris Dement. Merritt, who originally set out to write fiction, is a consummate lyr...

 
Flicks
 
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl
Dave Grohl

A documentary about all the great albums (Fleetwood Mac’s Rumors, Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ Damn the Torpedoes, Nirvana’s Nevermind) recorded at Sound City studios just outside of Los An...

 
Beer
 
Rogue XS Imperial Stout
Rogue XS Imperial Stout
Rogue XS Imperial Stout

This awesome brew showed up at my place in a black ceramic 750ml bomber with a flip cap.  It would make an excellent growler if I could find a place that would fill it.  Instead it will take up residence near my very select col...