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Classic Film Review: Yellow Submarine Created a Style of Its Own 50 Years Ago

The other day, there was this meme on Instagram featuring a picture of John Mayer making a pained open mouth, with a spoon being forced upon him. The caption imagined something like “A BEATLEMANIAC TRYING TO SHARE TRIVIA AGAIN EVEN THOUGH YOU DIDN’T ASK.” We’re not there yet with the Beatles, are we? Meme-able? Resentfully

Live Review: Behemoth’s Diabolic Ritual Takes Over New York’s Times Square (11/3)

Setting the Stage: Walking through the packed tourist trap that is Times Square in New York City on Saturday night (November 3rd), religious sermonizers preaching the word of Jesus greeted us on various street corners, but little did they know that the word of Lucifer would soon be spread at the PlayStation Theater just a few

Live Review: Elton John Says Goodbye to Chicago With Tears, Memories, and Jams (10/26)

Burning Out His Fuse Up Here With Everyone: Make no mistake, Elton John is a showman. Ever since he first toured in 1970 behind his eponymous sophomore album, he’s been a force to reckon with on stage. His countless costume changes, buoyant personality, and all-too-contagious energy has brought smiles, tears, and hope to millions upon millions

Album Review: MØ Delivers Hooks but Little Else on Forever Neverland

The Lowdown: MØ is Danish, and her name is pronounced somewhat like an American might pronounce the sound a cow makes. Audiences were exposed to her massive melodies after she featured on the worldwide smash hits “Lean On” and “Cold Water” by Major Lazer. MØ comes from the Scandinavian school of songwriting, where every part

Film Review: Can You Ever Forgive Me? Brings a Stranger-Than-Fiction Story to Film

The Pitch: No one wants to read a biography about Fanny Brice. That’s a reality that biographer Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy) stubbornly refuses to face, even as her rent falls months behind, her relationship with her agent (Jane Curtin) grows ever more strained, and her vet refuses to take a look at her sick cat

TV Review: Mike Flanagan’s The Haunting of Hill House Screams of Stephen King

The Pitch: Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House is one of the few horror stories that’s held in the same regard as A Farewell to Arms, The Catcher in the Rye, or even The Great Gatsby. Since its 1959 publication, the gothic novel has influenced heavyweights such as Master of Horror Stephen King and

Live Review: Phil Collins’ Return to the Stage Comes Stateside to Florida (10/5)

Setting the Stage: Back in early 2016, Phil Collins told us there was no tour. He’d like to do “a few shows,” but lapping the globe wasn’t in the cards, especially while coping with the nerve damage that benched him for years. But in 2017, a series of big-ticket comeback residencies in Europe billed as