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Primer: Franz Ferdinand

Music Stories
Formed: 2001 in Glasgow, Scotland.  Sounds like: The Strokes’ artsier, scrappier Scotch cousins; the real-world incarnation of an unlikely Velvet Goldmine love child.  For fans of: Bowie   More
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 AP KRYZA

Attack the (Gated) Block: The Watch Reviewed

the watch

The Vaughn-Stiller-Hill alien bro-vasion flick screened after WW press deadlines. Or maybe before. We're not quite sure, as our critic barely remembers seeing it.
Critics Grade: C+
Nobody plays Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller better than Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller, so luckily that's who shows up for The Watch, the suburban commando pic in which four goofy, f-bomb lovi...   More
Friday, July 27, 2012 by AP KRYZA

Step Up Revolution

Occupy Daaaammnnnn!

Movie Reviews & Stories
 Occupiers: Step it up. Your campouts are for Cub Scouts. Y’all need to...    More
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 AP KRYZA

Oh, What a Tangled Webb

Marc Webb respins a franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Peter Parker has come unstuck in time. Only five years ago, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was a grown-up who looked a lot like walking homunculus and worked as a photographer. Five years    More
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 AP KRYZA

Album Review: Future Historians

Somehow It Is Now (Self-Released)

Album Reviews
[JANGLE FOLK] Dave Shur is a master of taking somberness and peppering it with giddiness and goofballery. He’s a melodic acrobat who can lull you into a folksy, dreamlike haze then snap you righ   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Being John Malkovich

Malkovich Malkovich.

Brew Views
Halfway through the Spike Jonze/Charlie Kaufman peculiarity Being John Malkovich, the actor is expelled from within his own head and onto the New Jersey Turnpike, where he’s promptly beaned in t   More
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 AP KRYZA

Pre-Willennium Tension: Men In Black III Reviewed


We don't know why there's a third Men in Black, but we reviewed it anyway, even though it screened after WW press deadlines.
WW Critics Grade: C.
Nobody ever gave a shit about the Men in Black.

Not the movie—in fact, the original is pretty great, a lean, awesomely ridiculous creature feature in the vein of Ghostbusters. The c...   More
Friday, May 25, 2012 by AP KRYZA

Just the Twos and Us

Will Smith sequels more necessary than Men in Black III.

Movie Reviews & Stories
Something is terribly wrong with the world when we’re getting a third Men in Black movie and still don’t know what happened after...   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 MATTHEW SINGER, AP KRYZA

Brew Views: Point Break

Put down the cellphone, squid brain.

Brew Views
“If you want the ultimate, you have to pay the ultimate price.” It’s one of the many pearls of wisdom Patrick Swayze’s Zen-surfing/bankrobbing/skydiving/beach-footballing villain Bodhi s   More
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 AP KRYZA

Juan of the Dead

The Cuban zombie crisis.

Movie Reviews & Stories
No wonder they lumber and moan. Zombies are the hardest-working ghouls in cinema, walking hunks of rotting flesh forced, like shambling Atlases, to shoulder metaphors both fascinating and overwr   More
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 AP KRYZA

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