Posts in category

Film & TV


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 …

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 …

Shelf Life is a  recurring book column where our staff review buzzed-about novels, interview authors and discuss personal favorites. In my relatively short lifetime of consuming pop culture, there’s always been one comic book villain above all others: The Joker. Not the Green Goblin, not Lex Luthor, not Magneto, The Joker. And as today marks the …