After rocking the University just over a month ago, Say Anything has released their greatly anticipated self-titled album. Pop punk fans previously unfamiliar with the band are likely to find something catchy on the record, just as diehard fans of the band will feel content and comfortable as it is generally in the same vein as some of their older work.
Lil’ Wayne’s newest mixtape, “No Ceilings” was officially released on October 31st. Now that he’s pleaded guilty to gun charges, looking at a one-year jail sentence, this might be the last thing we hear from him for a while.
This week the head of the National Endowment for the Arts announced that he wants to explore giving government funding to the hip-hop culture, including rap music. A lot of people are outraged, claiming that the hip-hop genre is overall offensive and vulgar and therefore, undeserving. These people have probably never heard of the C-4 movement.
C-4’s new album, “Prepare 4 the C-sons” is proof that not all hip-hop music is about “slappin’ a hoe” or living some kind of thug life. C-4’s lyrics are refreshingly intelligent. These guys are not afraid to take a point of view on the world and challenge listeners to do the same.
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.
“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.