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Groban Blends Genres

Groban Blends Genres

4/5 stars Produced by Rob Cavallo, who first made a name for himself in music by producing for Green Day, All That Echoes is Josh Groban’s sixth album, and is sure to delight fans. The collaboration of the pop-classical singer/songwriter and the pop-rock producer results in an album that not only features the typical traits[Read More…]

by February 8, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

A New Age for Zombie Movies?

4/5 Stars Expressionless. Ravenous. Dead. Those are just a few of many adjectives our society associates with zombies, those mumbling corpse-like entities that retain no humanity and care only for their next fleshy meal. Zombie movies generally consist of nothing more than unnecessary large amounts of gore and terrible acting.[Read More…]

by February 4, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Tarantino’s Latest Misunderstood

Warning: This piece contains numerous “Django Unchained” spoilers. By calling Quentin Tarantino’s latest movie “a masturbatory ode to stereotypes and false history” in his Jan. 15 column (“‘Django’ Warps Racial History,” A3), Zenen Jamies Pérez seems to have missed out on any sort of nuance found in “Django Unchained” —[Read More…]

by February 1, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Alum Makes Great Play With New Film

4/5 Stars   After watching Silver Linings Playbook, I have a newfound appreciation for tragic comedies, though I don’t think many will outdo this film anytime soon. Director and screenwriter David Russell has created a gripping film that highlights an omnipresent, yet  overlooked, problem central to modern-day American life: personal psychological[Read More…]

by November 16, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Shaking Things Up

James Bond is back — and he’s here to stay. After four long years since Quantum of Solace — and even longer since Daniel Craig’s debut performance in Casino Royale— Agent 007 returns in Skyfall. Directed by Sam Mendes,Skyfall blends the classic James Bond experience with a modern twist. I was able to be a[Read More…]

by November 9, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
A Mature Mika Makes Great Music

A Mature Mika Makes Great Music

Usually, the mark of great artists be they the Beatles, the Rolling Stones or Queen is that they aren’t constrained by people’s narrow expectations. In fact, there is a lot to be said about Mika’s third studio album, The Origin of Love, with regards to that. Given the kitschy, over-the-top[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Wise Beyond Their Years

Wise Beyond Their Years

4/5 stars Before going into its press preview on Tuesday evening, I had never really thought about “The History Boys.” To be honest, upon my arrival to Poulton Hall. I was just worried about making the start of the show after class. But three hours later, I found myself stunned:[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
The Best Picks for Horror Flicks

The Best Picks for Horror Flicks

One of the greatest October traditions is the onslaught of horror movies that hit the screens in honor of All Hallows’ Eve. When looking for a truly scary horror movie, most fear enthusiasts might direct you to the perennial classic, The Exorcist, but here at Georgetown, we are already experts[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei: Capturing Activism in Art

Ai Weiwei is probably China’s most noteworthy contemporary artist and political activist, but his art often eludes the attention of the public, as that part of his life is overshadowed by his role as a dissident. “According to What?,” Ai Weiwei’s retrospective art exhibition in Hirshhorn Museum, offers an excellent[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Ellie Goulding Reinvents Electronica with Depth and Personality

by October 12, 2012 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide