Whether it’s the handclap-laden single ‘If You’re Wondering if I Want You To (I Want You To)’ or the possibly pedophilic love song ‘I’m Your Daddy’, get your Top 40 charts ready, because Weezer are trying their hardest to climb to the top on their seventh studio release, Raditude. The ultra-clean, synth-laden album is either 10, 12, or 14 tracks of unabashed pop, depending on whether you purchase the standard, deluxe, or international version.
On October 27, “So You Think You Can Dance” aired the first performance/results episode of its first fall season. No matter how much Nigel Lythgoe tries to exaggerate the talent of this season’s dancers, it seems destined to be just another typical season of “So You Think You Can Dance.” Here’s a quick recap of the performances.
Adam Lambert debuted the lead single from his first major-label album, “For Your Entertainment.” As remarkable and unique as his voice is, he seems to be relying far too heavily on his sexuality post- American Idol. If it shocked you before, now it’s at least old news, if you’re not banging your head against the wall with every picture that you see of Lambert “shocking” us all by making out with a naked woman.
As if following in Rob Zombie’s footsteps and remaking a classic that had no conceivable reason, besides money, to be remade—2008’s critical failure “The Day the Earth Stood Still”—was not enough, director Scott Derrickson has set his sights one of the most prized and most difficult works in the English literary canon: John Milton’s “Paradise Lost.” It seems rather odd that Legendary Pictures, has handed the reins to Derrickson on adapting Milton’s classic, considering that Derrickson has yet to prove himself as a director. Granted, Christopher Nolan was greeted with much skepticism when Warner Brothers handed him the Batman Franchise, but then again Nolan by then had two excellent movies under his belt in “Memento” and “Insomnia.” Unfortunately, Derrickson does not.
Do you like the intimate lyrical style of the Saddle Creek bands, but you’re sick of electric guitars hogging all the fun? Are you sick of singers who are only good with autotune, and you’d rather support local music anyway? Jacob Vanags is for you!
“Learn the value of life.” This is the underlined meaning behind the Saw movie series, entering its 6th chapter with Saw VI, which was released to theaters on Friday, As a proudly proclaimed Saw follower, I was deeply impressed by Saw VI. After watching one through five and buying them on DVD, I wondered where else could Lionsgate go with Saw VI that I had not already seen.
“You kids…you’ve got the internet, and Facebook, and YouTube” were the quizzical words of Jesse Malin, the punk-rock poseur openers and apparent Luddites who went on to explain to a packed but uninterested audience that “rock ‘n roll is president, punk rock is president”, which, could have been an attempt at a political statement, but it’s blandly enigmatic message proved to be a perfect backdrop for the egoism of the group.
7) “Paranormal Activity”
In this low-budget supernatural rollercoaster, a couple that hear bumps in the night decide to purchase a camera and record the demonic festivities while they are asleep. You might want to consider having a sleepover with some friends after this doozy.
With the addition of a fourth theater, the Roundabout Theatre Company has become one of the most powerful non-profit production companies in New York City. They also happen to be the most hit-or-miss production company. Their roster this season, “Bye Bye Birdie,” “After Miss Julie” and “Wishful Drinking,” contains one hit and two misses (Their fourth show, “The Understudy,” is still previewing).
If you look up the word “provocative” in the Dictionary, you will find a picture of Lars von Trier, His latest film, “Antichrist,” was the cause célèbre at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, generating jeers, laughs, applause and even the odd fainting. It’s already the most controversial film of the year. So what’s all the hullabaloo actually about?
The film begins with a nameless married couple (Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg) sharing a particularly passionate moment. As they become increasingly well acquainted, their infant son becomes well acquainted with an open window and falls to his death.