Arts & Entertainment

Time Travel Adds Magic to the Rom-Com Formula

4.5/5 stars Who doesn’t like to indulge in the occasional British rom-com, boy-meets-girl, time travel movie every now or then? In his newest film About Time, romantic-comedy warhorse Richard Curtis, the mastermind behind Love Actually and Notting Hill,once again amazes audiences with his awkwardly quixotic, Anglo-American love story topped with witty British humor, family quirkiness, a syrupy score[Read More…]

by November 3, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Punk Rock Band Brings Hardcore Sounds to the Black Cat

Punk Rock Band Brings Hardcore Sounds to the Black Cat

With three openers, all of whom could be considered more hardcore than Senses Fail, the musical veterans took to the stage at around 11 on Friday night to a crowd already pumped for their appearance. Playing at the Black Cat on October 25, it was clear, as lead singer Buddy[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
of Montreal Rocks Out Through Sight and Sound

of Montreal Rocks Out Through Sight and Sound

If there’s one thing Kevin Barnes and his band, of Montreal, have been known for throughout the course of their career, it’s the amount of effort they put into their live performances. Their second night at the U Street Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 24 was no exception. Barnes and[Read More…]

by October 29, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Rock EP Lacks Substance

Rock EP Lacks Substance

2 1/2 stars On their EP Fade Away, Best Coast, a rock duo based in Los Angeles, attempts to capture the mood of California but fails to bring the energy of the Sunshine State to their music. Even those who have never been to the Golden Coast have surely heard the[Read More…]

by October 25, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Not Keeping Up With the Good Old Days

Not Keeping Up With the Good Old Days

2/5 stars Fall Out Boy’s newest album, PAX AM Days, came as a bit of a shock to the music world. When a band puts out a greatest hits album in 2009, it is not expected that it produce another in 2013, let alone two. Quite frankly, I wish it hadn’t tried.[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
No Roar of Praise for Generic Album

No Roar of Praise for Generic Album

When “Roar” exploded on to the singles charts in early September and easily outsold competitor Lady Gaga’s “Applause,” it felt like Katy Perry was reclaiming her title as queen of pop. Here was the Perry you couldn’t help but admire, coming out tougher than ever after endless tabloid gossiping and[Read More…]

by October 23, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

Local Band Makes Their Way Back Home

There’s nothing quite as great as coming home, and it was clear from the way The Dismemberment Plan, a band composed of D.C. natives, played at the 9:30 Club on Saturday October 19 that they felt the same way. Touring to promote their most recent release Uncanney Valley(which is on sale now)[Read More…]

by October 22, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Crime Thriller Lacks Speed

Crime Thriller Lacks Speed

2.5/5 stars When you hear that there’s a new crime and action thriller with a gorgeous cast, you’re led to expect a pretty great film. Justin Timberlake and Ben Affleck starring in a fast-paced drama about the underworld of online gambling? Sounds like a winner. So it’s a real shame[Read More…]

by October 18, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
‘The Summit’ Explores Dangerous Heights

‘The Summit’ Explores Dangerous Heights

4/5 stars I could never be a mountaineer. I lose my breath climbing to the top of Yates and constantly second guess my decision to attempt the ascent. While I remain content at low altitudes, certain people feel obligated to travel miles into the sky at a high risk. To[Read More…]

by October 15, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide
Folk-Rock Band Blows Fans Away

Folk-Rock Band Blows Fans Away

As a fan of the Avett Brothers, I have been following their career for a while now. They’ve got the folk-rock combination down pat and their eighth studio album,Magpie and the Dandelion, is a great addition to their already impressive repertoire. The latest venture for the North Carolina trio stands in stark[Read More…]

by October 11, 2013 0 comments Arts & Entertainment, The Guide