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Comedy fans were treated to a surprise performance from Hangover star Zach Galifianakis Saturday evening at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival during comedian Chris Hardwick‘s performance. As opening comic April Richardson left the stage at the Comedy Theatre, she started to introduce the next act, who would presumably be Hardwick. Instead, she welcomed Galifianakis …

Evan Brown // Contributing Writer As the temperature rose, so did the laughter as Nashville-based Ralphie May headlined Bonnaroo’s Comedy Theatre Saturday afternoon. “This festival wasn’t made for me,” the plus-sized May quipped in the first of two back-to-back matinees. “It’s too damn hot.” The Comedy Theatre’s air conditioning wasn’t the only reason fans were …

Chance Willie // Contributing Writer Americana artists aren’t the big draw for most Bonnaroo fans, but the genre does have its admirers at the festival, as proven by the mid-morning crowd Saturday for a screening of “Heartworn Highways Revisited.” The movie pays homage to the artists of this growing style of musical storytelling through the …

By Ross Wilson//Staff Writer Amy Schumer has enjoyed great success making fun of her complicated sex life and her figure that’s, well, more ordinary than a magazine model’s. In her stand-up routine and her Comedy Central show, Inside Amy Schumer, she constantly pokes fun at herself. Now, she’s taking on the multiplexes, in a Judd …

Tom Hardy as Max in Mad Max: Fury Road. The film was the fourth film in the Mad Max series and the first to not feature Mel Gibson in the titular role. (Warner Bros. / FILE)

There’s this idea that the kind of movies that come out during the summer are big, brash, loud and we really shouldn’t expect much else out of them. Of course I can’t argue with that. There are some movies that simply don’t put their energy into the kind of stuff that wins Oscars or Palme …

Daredevil

The first of Netflix’s four Marvel series, Daredevil, set the tone drastically different from any Marvel content put out to date.  Literally anything would have been better than the Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck, but with its mature rating and bone crunching fights Netflix managed to wow every reviewer. Matt Murdock’s (Charlie Cox) story seems …