We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!

  • Updated
  • 0

Over the last two decades, the three-piece rock band Green Day has progressed from an icon of 2000s punk rock to the pinnacle of mediocrity, with what must be age and apathy watering down the acidity and authenticity of their music. Billie Joe Armstrong and Co. can consistently be counted on…

  • Updated
  • 0

Many fantastic films are turning 60 this year, but one in particular has remained a timeless story of family life. Director Ken Annakin created a heartfelt family adventure story with a handful of surprises in the film “Swiss Family Robinson.” Released Dec. 10, 1960, “Swiss Family Robinson” …

  • Updated
  • 0

“Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn),” directed by Cathy Yan, isn’t nearly as cool as she wants it to be. However, the film has an infectious energy, mostly due to its performances.

  • 0

While Valentine’s Day will, and arguably should, be a time of reflection on the concept and meaning of how love manifests itself within us, the corny Hallmark-holiday doesn’t capture what love is to everyone. Netflix is certainly pushing its new release “To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love Yo…

  • 0

The 92nd Academy Awards took place Sunday, Feb. 9. Below is a list of which films and individuals won and which should have won for a few of the most prominent awards.

  • 0

As the riddle goes, a man walks on four legs in the morning, two legs in the evening and three legs in the afternoon. Spanning a watery hour and 16 minutes, Lil Wayne’s latest release “Funeral” is further proof the rapper has long been in the afternoon of his career.

  • 0

PARK CITY, UTAH — This past week, I was given the special opportunity to attend the pinnacle of the American independent film circuit, the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Since 1985, the Sundance Film Festival has represented diversity in American filmmaking and serves as the heartbeat of Ameri…

  • 0

Posthumous releases are a recurring theme sweeping across the modern hip hop genre. At this point in the industry, the premature death of popular young artists is a guarantee of a forthcoming collection of half-baked, reanimated and would-be tracks put to a beat. With subpar albums released …

  • 0

The new year looks promising for film. The titles below all have an exciting cast, director, writer or story — sometimes all of the above. On this list, there are proven directors, ensemble casts, top-notch screenwriters and fascinating story concepts. From Anderson, Wright and Nolan to Kras…

  • 0

Although cinema in 2018, and across the latter half of the past decade, was dominated by women and people of color masterclass directors from across the world, 2019 featured significantly less diversity across the international cinema stage. Domestically, notable films such as Joe Talbot’s “…

  • 0

While much of the American cinema scene in the 2010s was filled with comic book movies breaking box office records and Disney’s monopolistic tendencies slowly turning its overwhelming monetary success into a tight control on blockbuster films, a boom among independent films took place in the…

  • 0

As the song goes, video killed the radio star, but it appears nothing ever actually kills the artist. Or at least, nothing truly buries the debris left in their back catalog. In an age where relatively inexpensive digital remastering can work unprecedented magic, record companies can package…

  • 0

I don’t know about you, but usually the first thing I do when I wake up is turn on the TV, always set to CNN. Something about the warm company of Anderson Cooper and friends as I brush my teeth and prepare for the day is beautiful. Plus, I get caught up on the start of the day’s news. Betwee…

  • 0

The days surrounding Thanksgiving have long been some of the busiest travel days of the entire year. The holiday is a time for families to unite, often travelling long distances to meet with their loved ones. In honor of the yearly Thanksgiving travel scramble, here are the top five travel a…

  • 0

"Knives Out" is a hilarious take on the classic whodunit genre of days old, as the film takes a fascinating approach to its murder mystery. The follow-up film from "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson, the film moves at a fluid pace, as it unravels the mystery for the characters and audienc…

  • 0

Hootie & the Blowfish is a touchstone of the very best of 90s joy and nostalgia, and the last thing I wanted to hear from their latest album “Imperfect Circle” was something that was a pale reflection of their former selves. To my utmost pleasure, from the very first track I knew this wo…

  • 0

English R&B singer/producer FKA twigs, Tahliah Barnett, is a mad scientist of the genre, throwing vitalizing electricity at a track until it lives. Her approach is avant-garde but not difficult to access, even for a casual listener. Her latest album “Magdalene” is the first recorded musi…

  • 0

A period piece which explores the Ford Motor Company’s venture into the racing scene, the film follows a group of men who are determined to push beyond the limits of practicality. With phenomenal emotion and heart, “Ford v Ferrari” takes the audience along for the ride, giving them the excit…

  • 1

Streaming services are one of the most important advancements of cinema in recent years. They have revolutionized the way we consume films. No longer do audiences have to travel to the theater for every new release due to fear of missing out. They can rest easy knowing it’ll be on Netflix or…

  • 0

Who among us never underwent the emotional throes of a teenage emo phase? Even if only for five minutes and eleven seconds of “Welcome to the Black Parade,” I would venture to say we’ve all been there.

  • 0

Spoiler alert: Harriet Tubman (Cynthia Erivo) escapes from bondage, saves 300 slaves during successive trips to the South and frees 750 more during the Civil War. Hopefully one learned all that in middle school. But therein lies “Harriet’s” central problem: As a critic once said after readin…

  • 0

Rex Orange County is the indie pop artistic output of English 21-year-old Alexander O’Connor, whose popularity has grown exponentially since the release of his debut project “bcos u will never b free” on Soundcloud in 2016. O’Connor built an audience from his lo-fi production and down-to-ear…

  • 0

“Motherless Brooklyn” is a decent detective story revolving around Edward Norton’s Tourette’s- afflicted private eye, Lionel Essrog, as he investigates New York City corruption and his partner’s killer. However, many flaws make “Motherless Brooklyn” a less-than-quality film.

  • 0

A sequel to the 1980 film, “The Shining”, “Doctor Sleep” greatly expands on the lore set up in Stanley Kubrick’s film, while also creating an identity of its own. With an impressive cast lead by Ewan McGreggor, “Doctor Sleep” works tremendously as a sequel to Kubrick’s film and Stephen King’…

  • 0

It’s been fifteen years since Kanye West professed that Jesus Walks. On the lead single from his now-venerated debut album, “The College Dropout,” the rapper, producer and fashion icon rapped about his faith in no uncertain terms. With the very chorus including lines such as “God show me the…

  • 0

On Halloween night, you may find yourself wanting to sit back, relax and scare yourself out of sleeping. And if you’re looking to be made inexplicably uncomfortable or incredibly confused, this is the list for you. These horror movies ditch the conventional rules and gimmicks and instead off…

  • 0

I recently stumbled across a Bandcamp page featuring a program titled DADABOTS. The purpose of this program was to use the magic of fine-tuned algorithms to synthesize large swaths of an artist’s musical output and fabricate entirely computer-generated songs. It was as though I was listening…

  • 0

“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” is arguably one of John Hughes’ greatest works. The 80s classic is the go to “sick day” watch in my family, but the movie is more than a sick day fantasy. It exemplifies the beauty of being a teenager. If Matthew Boderick’s Ferris Bueller were a child he would neve…

  • 0

Vince Gilligan’s new “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie” isn’t really a movie. It’s more of an extended epilogue to “Breaking Bad,” a conclusion to the story of Jesse Pinkman. One could consider it an episode of the show. Unfortunately, this final “episode” of one of the greatest drama series …

  • 0

If you haven’t caught wind of Big Thief, it certainly isn’t because music journalists aren’t trying. Since the relatively humble release of their debut album, “Masterpiece,” music publications large and small have proven less and less capable of keeping Big Thief’s name out of their mouths. …

  • 0

“Bob’s Burgers” is unique. The adult cartoon comedy television show has what sounds like a basic premise: it follows the day-to-day lives of an average family as they struggle to operate a burger restaurant in a colorful town by the ocean. But the way it delivers on that premise, the way it …

  • 0

“Sic Semper Tyrannis!” Those words, preceded by the muffled sounds of a gunshot and a scream, cut through the mirth and lighthearted joking of the play that opens, “1865.” What follows is an epic story, full of manhunts and hangings, spy craft and subterfuge and political gamesmanship for th…

  • 0

The Joker has shot Barbara Gordon. Her father sits naked in a cage, his face buried behind his knees. Batman is nowhere to be found.

  • 0

Almost 50 years of memories and stories from Texas A&M’s former play-by-play sports radio announcer can be found in one book.

  • 0

With quotes, stories and tapes that have a way of blurring the line between reality and “just a show,” “13 Reasons Why” has walked into unchartered waters.

  • 0

Ameer Vann rose to prominence in 2015 as a member of alternative hip-hop collective Brockhampton. After several years of relative obscurity, the group released a trilogy of fresh-thinking, boundary-pushing and deeply expressive albums in 2017 and exploded in popularity. With this success cam…

  • 0

It’s become common in recent years to hate on the so-called “sequel and remake culture” of Hollywood today. A good number of film enthusiasts have called out Hollywood for producing too many remakes, sequels and shared universes and for no longer producing original content. They chastise blo…

  • 0

Visually reminiscent of “2001,” “Interstellar” and “First Man,” “Ad Astra” tells the emotional story of a man and his father separated by a solar system. The film is a journey both physical and emotional for the main character, and it is told exquisitely. The plot revolves around Roy McBride…