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Ken Richardson  |  Apr 09, 2013  |  0 comments

Paramore: Paramore

New release (Fueled by Ramen; tour dates)

I’ll never forget my first encounter with Paramore. It wasn’t at a gig or on the radio. It came in the pages of a magazine: a backstage photo taken around the time of 2007’s Riot! And I have to be honest: My focus wasn’t on the band but on its singer, Hayley Williams. Underneath that flame of orange-red hair, with her head cocked elatedly to the side, she was laughing as if there was no tomorrow. Now that’s rock & roll, I thought, wondering if she (um, the band) sounded as full of youthful excitement as she looked.

Josef Krebs  |  Apr 02, 2013  |  0 comments

Hemingway & Gellhorn

In his first film for television, director Philip Kaufman (Henry & June, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Right stuff) focuses for the first half on Ernest Hemingway (Clive Owen) and Martha Gellhorn (Nicole Kidman) falling in love during the Spanish Civil War.

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 02, 2013  |  0 comments

The Band Perry: Pioneer

New release (Republic Nashville; tour dates)
Photo by Robby Klein

Sophomore slump? Not here. As soon as the banjo on the opening track, “Better Dig Two,” makes room for some choice electric-guitar power chords before the two instruments dance together, it’s clear that The Band Perry has lost none of its charm or chops.

Ken Richardson  |  Apr 02, 2013  |  0 comments

The Band Perry: Pioneer

New release (Republic Nashville; tour dates)
Photo by Robby Klein

Josef Krebs  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments

Lincoln

January 1865, with the American Civil War in its fourth year, two months after Abraham Lincoln's re-election, there is much to be done, a nation to be remade in a new form.

Josef Krebs  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments
January 1865, with the American Civil War in its fourth year, two months after Abraham Lincoln's re-election, there is much to be done, a nation to be remade in a new form. Lincoln - directed by Steven Spielberg from Tony Kushner's screenplay, based in part on a biography by Doris Kearns Goodwin - depicts the true events confronting the president and his monumental political challenge to amend the United States Constitution to permanently abolish slavery.
Ken Richardson  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments

The Strokes: Comedown Machine

New release (RCA)
Photo courtesy of RCA

I had pretty much given up on the Strokes some time ago. The band’s early, early promise just wasn’t bearing fruit anymore. But here we have Comedown Machineand waddayaknow, things would seem to be looking up.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 26, 2013  |  0 comments

The Strokes: Comedown Machine

New release (RCA)
Photo courtesy of RCA

I had pretty much given up on the Strokes some time ago. The band's early, early promise just wasn't bearing fruit anymore. But here we have Comedown Machineand waddayaknow, things would seem to be looking up.

Josef Krebs  |  Mar 19, 2013  |  0 comments

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Back, way back in Middle-Earth, 60 years before The Lord of the Rings saga began, there was another story. . . .

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 19, 2013  |  0 comments

Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

New release (RCA; tour dates)
Photo by Frank Micelotta/Picture Group

“If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs, and Queen can do 10-minute songs, then why can’t we?”

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 19, 2013  |  0 comments

Justin Timberlake: The 20/20 Experience

New release (RCA; tour dates)
Photo by Frank Micelotta/Picture Group

"If Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin can do 10-minute songs, and Queen can do 10-minute songs, then why can't we?"

Josef Krebs  |  Mar 12, 2013  |  0 comments

Life of Pi 3D

What do you do when you find yourself adrift alone in the Pacific Ocean on a 26-foot lifeboat with just the company of an orangutan, a hyena, a zebra, and a majestic but fearsome, nay terrifying 450-pound male Bengal tiger? This is the sticky situation Pi Patel must deal with while trying to survive the elements and discover the meaning of life.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 12, 2013  |  0 comments

David Bowie: The Next Day

New release (ISO/Columbia)
Photo by Jimmy King

This is the best David Bowie album since . . . I’m not gonna go there. Mostly because everyone seems to disagree on just which old album should be put there. But make no mistake: The Next DayBowie’s first release in 10 years, is an excellent comeback.

Ken Richardson  |  Mar 12, 2013  |  0 comments

David Bowie: The Next Day

New release (ISO/Columbia)
Photo by Jimmy King

This is the best David Bowie album since . . . I'm not gonna go there. Mostly because everyone seems to disagree on just which old album should be put there. But make no mistake: The Next DayBowie's first release in 10 years, is an excellent comeback.

Josef Krebs  |  Mar 05, 2013  |  0 comments

Schindler's List

Steven Spielberg's Schindler's List (1993) is the true story of Austrian industrialist Oskar Schindler (Liam Neeson), pragmatist, war profiteer, and opportunist, willing to join the Nazi party to get ahead and to exploit Jews by taking part in the appropriating of homes and factories, and to take advantage of the impossible

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