Review – You, too, U2? (“Songs of Innocence”)

** After seven days, and now countless listens, I have come to the rather painful conclusion that Songs Of Innocence ranks dead last for me out of U2’s thirteen albums. There isn’t a single track that captured what I really love about them. It feels like a collection of 11 slapped-together, meandering B-sides, or early…

R. I. P. – Joan Rivers (1933 – 2014)

For years, I knew Joan Rivers only as an annoying fashion critic and for apparently pissing off Johnny Carson back in the day. It wasn’t until seeing her on an amazing season two episode of “Louie” that I finally realized just how funny she really was. Her stand-up acts are legendary, and she clearly paved…

On Robin William’s Passing…

* Editor’s Note – Our Film Critic Peter Warden had a chance encounter with Robin Williams less than 48 hours ago. He was delighted to run into him and considered it a sign of good luck for an upcoming theatrical production in which we both are involved. Needless to say, today’s news has left Peter…

Review – Be Careful What You Wish For… (“Wish I Was Here”)

Zach Braff’s new film, Wish I Was Here, is as wishy-washy and slapped together as its (supposedly intentional) grammatically incorrect title. While it may start out reasonably tolerable, with some interesting banter between Braff and his two kids (well played by Joey King and Pierce Gagnon), after about a half hour or so it starts…

Review – There Goes the Neighborhood… (“Neighbors”)

I feel like very few filmmakers over the last decade have had quite as strong an influence on the comedy genre as Judd Apatow. With his producing effort on  Anchorman in 2004, followed by his hugely successful directing debut of The 40-Year-Old Virgin, it seems as though he cast a universal net over comedy films…