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Argo

Flash Gordon travels to Iran.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Halfway through Ben Affleck’s Argo, the main characters stage a script reading for a Flash Gordon rip-off they claim to be prepping for the screen. It’s 1980, and there are green Wookies, gold   More
 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 AP KRYZA

Protect Ya Neck: Taken 2 Reviewed

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The second installment of Liam Neeson's throat-chopping world tour wasn't screened by WW press deadlines, because who cares? It's Liam Neeson throat chopping vaguely ethnic European scumbags in track suits, so it's gotta be awesome, right? To quote Arnold Schwarzenegger: "Wrong."Critics Grade: D+ When last we ...   More
 
Friday, October 5, 2012 by AP KRYZA

V/H/S

The nail-biting sequel to Betamax!


Movie Reviews & Stories
The horror anthology has long been a staple of sleepover parties—the modern-day equivalent of sitting around a campfire listening to people tell eerie stories. Trouble is, some stories simply su   More
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 AP KRYZA

Another Star is Bourne: The Bourne Legacy Reviewed


The sorta-reboot of the Bourne series—goodbye Matt Damon, hello Jeremy Renner—didn't screen by WW's print deadlines, which made us so angry we could've hammer-punched a stranger in the mouth. Fortunately, we calmed down and wrote a review instead. 
Critics Grade: B
The greatest gift Tony Gilroy, the screenwriter of the Bourne series, ever brought to the audience...   More
 
Friday, August 10, 2012 by AP KRYZA

Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai

Samurais talking...now in 3-D!


Movie Reviews & Stories
Japanese director Takashi Miike has never met a provocation he didn’t want to amplify. Films as diverse as the terrifying Audition, the grim Ichi the Killer and the absurdist Zebraman are soaked w   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 AP KRYZA

Primer: Franz Ferdinand


Music Stories
Formed: 2001 in Glasgow, Scotland.  Sounds like: The Strokes’ artsier, scrappier Scotch cousins; the real-world incarnation of an unlikely Velvet Goldmine love child.  For fans of: Bowie   More
 
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 AP KRYZA

Attack the (Gated) Block: The Watch Reviewed

the watch

The Vaughn-Stiller-Hill alien bro-vasion flick screened after WW press deadlines. Or maybe before. We're not quite sure, as our critic barely remembers seeing it.
Critics Grade: C+
Nobody plays Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller better than Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Ben Stiller, so luckily that's who shows up for The Watch, the suburban commando pic in which four goofy, f-bomb lovi...   More
 
Friday, July 27, 2012 by AP KRYZA

Step Up Revolution

Occupy Daaaammnnnn!


Movie Reviews & Stories
 Occupiers: Step it up. Your campouts are for Cub Scouts. Y’all need to...    More
 
Wednesday, July 25, 2012 AP KRYZA

Oh, What a Tangled Webb

Marc Webb respins a franchise with The Amazing Spider-Man.


Movie Reviews & Stories
Peter Parker has come unstuck in time. Only five years ago, our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man was a grown-up who looked a lot like walking homunculus and worked as a photographer. Five years    More
 
Wednesday, July 4, 2012 AP KRYZA

Album Review: Future Historians

Somehow It Is Now (Self-Released)


Album Reviews
[JANGLE FOLK] Dave Shur is a master of taking somberness and peppering it with giddiness and goofballery. He’s a melodic acrobat who can lull you into a folksy, dreamlike haze then snap you righ   More
 
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 AP KRYZA
 

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