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MGMT

Album Review: ‘Little Dark Age’

★★★☆☆ MGMT’s 2018 album “Little Dark Age” follows in the vein of the spaced-out indie-pop that rocketed the band to stardom 11 years ago. However, while the project almost succeeds in reviving the duo’s early retro-synth success, it struggles to find its own identity. MGMT, which the friends Andrew VanWyngarden[Read More…]

by February 12, 2018 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, Music, The Guide
Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Concert Review: Lana Del Rey at the Capital One Arena

Three days before appearing on the red carpet at Madison Square Garden for the 60th annual Grammy Awards, Lana Del Rey enthralled a clamoring audience at a packed Capital One Arena on Jan. 25. The singer-songwriter complemented soaring vocals with vacation-themed visuals as she treated loyal Washington, D.C. fans to[Read More…]

MEGHAN MANDI FOR THE HOYA

Concert Review: Milky Chance at The Fillmore Silver Spring

In an age when sound engineers can make any artist sound flawless in a music studio, it is rare to hear a band replicate the perfection of studio tracks at a live concert. However, last Saturday night at The Fillmore Silver Spring, alternative folk trio Milky Chance proved itself to[Read More…]

by January 26, 2018 0 comments Concerts, The Guide
MASK AND BAUBLE DRAMATIC SOCIETY

Theater Review: ‘Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play’

A post-apocalyptic society without television or electricity is the backdrop for an unnerving examination of entertainment itself in “Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play,” a joint production by student theater groups Mask and Bauble Dramatic Society and Nomadic Theatre. “[The play is a] post-modern dramatic musical comedy,” producer Cameron Bell (COL[Read More…]

MEGAN SHAPIRO/THE HOYA

Concert Review: Angus & Julia Stone at the 9:30 Club

Atmospheric instrumental underscores, euphonious singing and strong rapport make indie-pop duo Angus & Julia Stone stand out from its crowded genre. Since the Australian siblings decided to pursue their respective musical endeavors in 2006, the pair’s natural chemistry and talent have electrified venues. The group’s performance Nov. 19 at the[Read More…]

by December 9, 2017 0 comments Concerts, Guide - Top, Music, The Guide
WARNER BROS.

Movie Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

★★★★☆ “The Disaster Artist,” released Dec. 1, delves deeply into the quirky backstory of “The Room,” arguably the worst movie of all time. “The Room,” described by one of its lead actors, Greg Sestero, as “a disastrous specimen of cinematic hubris,” has turned into a cult classic that has fascinated[Read More…]

by December 4, 2017 0 comments Guide - Top, Lifestyle, The Guide
WARNER BROS.

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

★★☆☆☆ The fifth installment of the DC Extended Universe series, “Justice League” is supposed to be Warner Bros.’ competitive response to Marvel’s successful superhero movie saga. While “Justice League” is an entertaining step up from DC’s last film, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,”,released in 2016, the film is flawed[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’

★★★★★ “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” is a story of vengeance and forgiveness. The film is driven by well-developed characters and chance encounters that seem — and often are — too good to be true. The film’s witty humor is always at the foreground, ready to make even the most[Read More…]

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Movie Review: ‘The Man Who Invented Christmas’

★★★☆☆ There have been a plethora of adaptations of Charles Dickens’ timeless “A Christmas Carol” over the decades, including “Scrooge,” a 1970 musical film adaptation, and “Christmas Carol: The Movie,” a 2001 animated film featuring the voices of Kate Winslet and Nicolas Cage. Drawing on the biographical work of Les[Read More…]

Film Review: ‘Coco’

Film Review: ‘Coco’

★★★★★ Adult audiences might not expect an animated film to explore difficult issues like the death and legacy of a loved one, but Disney Pixar’s latest animated masterpiece, “Coco,” defies these expectations. With “Coco,” audiences of all ages are exposed to powerful and complex themes of love, loss and the[Read More…]