Arts & Entertainment

Album Review: ‘House of Lies Soundtrack’

Album Review: ‘House of Lies Soundtrack’

3/5 stars Although the Showtime comedy-drama series “House of Lies” may not have a musical repertoire as noteworthy and moving as shows like “The OC,” “Friday Night Lights” or “Gossip Girl,” its first soundtrack does present a consistent sound that will have listeners bopping their heads in no time. The[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Album Review: ‘Oh, What a Life’

American Authors burst onto the scene with their infectiously upbeat and happy song, “Best Day of My Life.” “Oh What a Life”is their full-length follow-up. It’s not a bad album. It’s full of songs similar to the great “Best Day of My Life,” as well as some that also show[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Louder’

Album Review: ‘Louder’

2.5/5 stars Between Broadway, “Glee” and now her breakout pop album, “Louder,” Lea Michele is generating a lot of buzz in the entertainment industry. “Louder” is a nice change of pace for those accustomed to her typical, theatrical performances. It doesn’t have a wow factor by any means, but it’s[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Movie Review: ‘The Bag Man’

Movie Review: ‘The Bag Man’

2/5 stars Did curiosity really kill the cat? This is the central question that guides the premise of the noir film “The Bag Man,” written and directed by David Grovic. “The Bag Man” is inspired by psychologist Marie-Louise von Franz’s novel “The Cat,” a strange Romanian fairy tale that depicts[Read More…]

by March 7, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
American Art Uncovered

American Art Uncovered

It may be surprising to many a patriotic Hoya that, in the field of art history, the United States has traditionally lagged behind. It wasn’t until the 20th century — after WWI wiped out the major artistic populations of Europe — that the United States was able to come to[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Rock Duo Takes Act Coast to Coast

Rock Duo Takes Act Coast to Coast

Based out of Seattle, blues rock group My Goodness has recently embarked on its first national tour. However, the group is not entirely new to the stage: My Goodness first took the stage three years ago but has gone through some serious changes since its inception. At its first performance,[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Album Review: ‘Helios’

Album Review: ‘Helios’

3/5 stars With the release of its album “Scars and Stories” in 2012, The Fray seemed bent on sticking with its well-known musical style. Mixing the soft tones of piano with mellow rock, the band continued to mirror the genre that allowed earlier singles like “How to Save a Life”[Read More…]

by February 28, 2014 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Intoxicating Scorsese Film Idolizes Greed

Intoxicating Scorsese Film Idolizes Greed

3.5/5 stars The obnoxious and vulgar stock traders at the notorious Stratton Oakmont firm only quiet down to hear founder Jordan Belfort speak. The high-pressure traders are worthless without telephones, Belfort says, the same way an M16 assault rifle is worthless without a highly trained Marine. The traders are enraptured[Read More…]

by December 26, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
A Technological Love Affair, ‘Her’ Is Alarmingly Realistic

A Technological Love Affair, ‘Her’ Is Alarmingly Realistic

5/5 stars At this very moment, Siri waits to be utilized by millions of iPhone users across the world. But Siri will stay waiting, as people play Candy Crush or choose Google to find the closest Italian restaurant rather than ask their intelligent personal assistant. Is Siri lonely? And even if it was, would it know[Read More…]

by December 25, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide

Showy Crime Comedy Pays Homage to the ’70s

5/5 stars David O. Russell’s American Hustle is an authentic and enthralling crime comedy-drama that explores the corruption, deception, lust and power that pervaded the 1970s and one of the most scandalous scams of the decade. Graced with a star-studded cast, American Hustle combines the Oscar-winning ensembles of Russell’s The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook to create an enticing collection[Read More…]

by December 24, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide