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Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2
 

Kick-Ass 2: More real-life than super

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August 16, 2013
 



The element of surprise worked in the favor of 2010’s Kick-Ass. While the Rainn Wilson movie Super, which came out about the same time, took on a similar theme of everyday people trying to become superheroes — Kick-Ass benefite...

 
Q&A
 
Philip Anselmo
Philip Anselmo
Philip Anselmo

Before a recent solo show, Whopperjaw got a chance to talk to Phil Anselmo backstage about his long-rumored book and the legacy of Pantera. If you want to hear more from one of heavy metal’s great screamers, read our recent Q+A...

 
Beer
 
Evil Twin Brewing Ashtray Heart
Evil Twin Brewing Ashtray Heart
Evil Twin Brewing Ashtray Heart

Summertime and Imperial Stout beer—on the surface I’ll admit that doesn’t seem right. But sit outside on a cool evening, toss in a campfire and pop this one open; it’ll all make sense then.  (There’s a bonus if you just got bac...

 
Beer
 
Great Divide Rumble
Great Divide Rumble
Great Divide Rumble

No bourbon here.  Just oak, thank you very much!  I’m familiar with Great Divide Brewing Co., but have only tried it on tap at specialty bars and beer tastings until recently.  I decided to pick up this interesting brew out of ...

 
 
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Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine

Critics have called Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine, which opened to huge box office numbers in New York and Los Angeles before getting wider release last week, his best movie in years. They’re right. Like all his movies, this one f...

 
Beer
 
The Beers of Summer, Texas Edition
The Beers of Summer, Texas Edition
The Beers of Summer, Texas Edition

“It is 97° outside as I type this,” writes Brock Wagner of Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston, Texas. That’s exactly why Whopperjaw wanted to give Texas its own scorecard in “The Beers of Summer.” It’s a state ...

 
Q&A
 
Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates

The Toronto electronic act Keys N Krates formed some five years ago but has just started to make some real noise. The trio—Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse on keys, and Flowinsky (Jr. Flo) on turntables—will release the EP, So...

 
Q&A
 
GRiZ promo shot
GRiZ promo shot
GRiZ promo shot

We remember when Perry’s stage at Lollapalooza was a smallish tent. Today it’s a huge, non-stop open air party that attracts droves of fans ready to dance. We talked to GRiZ just after his rousing set at Lollapalooz...

 
Concert Recaps
 
Find Me at Lollapalooza
Find Me at Lollapalooza
Find Me at Lollapalooza

Lollapalooza 2013 appeals to people of all ages and interests. With its diverse artistic lineup and pretty fantastic weather,the three-day fest attracted some 300,000 people this year, packing the mile-long Grant Park in Chicag...

 
Concert Recaps
 
The Cure
The Cure
The Cure

Day 3 of Lollapalooza 2013 featured two perfect festival acts in Vampire Weekend and Phoenix. Both bands played on the huge Bud Light stage on the north end of Grant Park. Vampire Weekend, who preceded Phoenix, started its hour...