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Double Feature: Whiplash and Birdman

Double Feature: Whiplash and Birdman

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- A pickle back is an unusual cocktail combination that has been sweeping the countryside. The pairing is simple: one shot of Jameson Irish Whiskey immediately followed by a shot of pickle juice. It seems like something that shouldn’t work, yet oddly does. The brine of the pickle surprisingly compliments the harsh flavors of [...]

Music Review: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Music Review: Everything Will Be Alright in the End

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-It’s been a long time since Weezer was really on the scene. It’s only been four years since the release of Hurley, but in the music industry that can be an eternity. With a string of hits, the band saw a sudden decline with the last two albums and they didn’t release much for [...]

TV Review: The Good Wife

TV Review: The Good Wife

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-When The Good Wife premiered 6 years ago, it came on precipice of a new era in television. The reign of cable was just starting up with shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad gaining all the glory. Yet, The Good Wife managed to stay afloat on CBS as one of the most lauded [...]

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

TV Review: Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Last year, Brooklyn Nine-Nine premiered under the radar of Fox’s hits like New Girl and The Mindy Project. Then, mid-way through its freshman season, it became a massive hit, winning two Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and Best Comedy Series. Rather than let success get to its head, the [...]

TV Review: Selfie

TV Review: Selfie

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- Modernizing classics is tricky business. There are so many elements that can only translate to the time in which the piece was written, while others can transcend time and can be interpreted in many ways. Emily Kapnek decided to take a turn at modernizing George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (later popularized by My Fair [...]

Movie Review: Gone Girl

Movie Review: Gone Girl

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- When Gone Girl hit the stands a few years ago, it quickly became one of the hottest books of the year. Readers were drawn into the twisted world Gillian Flynn had created. The film rights were snagged quickly and once David Fincher was announced to direct it, it seemed like all the stars [...]

TV Review: The League

TV Review: The League

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- The League is one of those comedies that has flown under the radar for the last six seasons. From the beginning, the show has been a consistently funny chronicling the antics of a fantasy football league. However, in the last season, that consistency was beginning to show its cracks.  There were some great [...]

Movie Review: Tusk

Movie Review: Tusk

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- The career of Kevin Smith has taken a quite interesting turn in the last couple of years. From making comedies like Zak & Miri Make A Porno, to podcasts, and then the horror film Red State, the beloved director has had an eclectic and busy schedule. During one fateful podcast, Kevin Smith and [...]

Movie Review: The Rover

Movie Review: The Rover

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts- When Animal Kingdom came out in 2010, the world was suddenly introduced to David Michod. With the gritty, pulse pounding chronicle of an Australian crime family, the Australian director hit the scene and many wondered what he was going to do next. Photos started spreading of Guy Pierce and Rob Pattinson in a [...]

TV Review: Outlander

TV Review: Outlander

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts-Over twenty years ago, Diana Gabaladon introduced the reading world to Claire Randall, the protagonist of her sweeping series Outlander. Since then, Randall and her adventures have enthralled readers around the world. That’s when former Battlestar Galatica showrunner Ronald D. Moore rose to bring the series to television. One of the summer’s most anticipated [...]

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