Sara Snoddy // Contributing writer Since the birth of her noirish single “Video Games,” Lana Del Rey’s pouty persona has besought and beguiled listeners, who are more than willing to buy the fake Hollywood glamour she sells. “We both know that it’s not fashionable to love me,” a flower-crowned Rey moans on the title track …

Sara Snoddy // Contributing Writer The last season of The Big Bang Theory left viewers with arguably one of the biggest cliffhangers ever. On Monday night the season nine premiere, “The Matrimonial Momentum,” returned with on-point jokes and acting that set the stage for some intense—and tense—episodes to come. After nearly a decade of being on-again-off-again, …

Sara Snoddy // Contributing writer “If nobody sees it, it didn’t happen” is what crime-boss James Whitey Bulger teaches his 6-year-old son in Black Mass. Unfortunately for director Scott Cooper, many people have already seen the countless other gangster movies that his film tries to emulate. Based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True …

Sara Snoddy  // Contributing writer The word “quaint” describes the stage at Murfreesboro’s Center for the Arts, and that is certainly what set designer Shane Lowry and director Bill Stewart want to project. The initial sequence of Harvey takes place in the old Dowd family mansion. The cozy set, dressed as a personal home library, holds …

By Sara Snoddy // Contributing Writer Avengers: Age of Ultron is a self-aware and rather dark chapter in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. This highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 mega-hit The Avengers, has already blown box office records with the second-highest opening weekend of all-time, behind its predecessor. Based on the Marvel Comics characters by Stan Lee …

By Sara Snoddy, MTSU Sidelines Contributing Writer Emerging in the wake of Arrow’s huge success and shortly after Gotham’s premiere on FOX, CW’s The Flash is offering audiences a look at a brighter side of the DC comic universe. After his praised appearances on Arrow, it was no surprise to hear that the nerdy and lovable …