Should you see Purple Rain? Yes. The answer is yes. Of course, that's the perspective from someone living in a world that has already been influenced by three decades of Purple Rain's greatness. It's a film recognized by all non-jive turkeys as an absolutely beautiful marriage between modern music a ... More >>
via Instagram @centralalleySome people are mad at hair metal 'n' NBA critic Chuck Klosterman at the moment. This has to do with "The Pitfalls of Indie Fame," published yesterday on ESPN-offshoot commentary site Grantland regarding the Village Voice's Pazz & Jop 2011 album of the year, Tune-Ya ... More >>
Let's do some logical accounting. John Stamos is known for being debonair, rich, and occupying some suburban gray area between non-threatening and "rock and roll." The band Low is known for being blue, hushed, emphatically north-shore, and maybe a bit insecure. If my almost-passing grade to intro ... More >>
Casey Affleck directs while Phoenix aims to prove a point
Our recent interview with Al Kooper created quite the stir in the entertainment world last week, as he divulged that Max Weinberg was not going to be hired to lead the backing band for Conan O'Brien's new TBS show. Conan's reps have issued a somewhat vague statement countering Kooper's claims, sa ... More >>
Former Time executive Michael Klingensmith will take over as the Star Tribune's new publisher.
He brings with him two decades of media business experience at Time, Inc., as well as a more recent specialty: media mergers and acquisitions.
Nerds rejoice-- television's most unjust cancellation this side of Freaks and Geeks is about to be overturned.
You've got to search for this Canadian high--but you'll be glad you did
We have a new "jump the shark," folks. Call it "the Partridge Family scene." It happens midway through the wretched Must Love Dogs, when the cast inexplicably breaks into the Partridge Family theme. I saw it Tuesday night. I turned to my wife and said there are no words for how bad this is, how insu ... More >>
'A Company of Soldiers' swears to tell the so-called truth
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'Control Room' salutes the image war's underdog soldiers
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'28 Days Later' offers a timely lesson in anger management
Neko Case kills you softly with her song; The Be Good Tanyas wait around to die; Patricia Tallman confronts the living dead
The Wachowski Brothers pull the world over our eyes in 'The Matrix Reloaded'
We interrupt this war to bring you vital information on what the Hilton sisters are wearing
Fear is the driving force at this year's Sundance Film Festival
Local labels are redefining the way to make music
A band called !!! plays music from the other eighties
The radical truth emerges in a new Hollywood history
Humanité mounts a complicated investigation of a simple man
HBO's dramatic series venture beyond the fantasyland of network television
Family Guy's madcap suburban Dada slips on more serious subjects
Has the artsyplex boom housebroken the independent film? A partisan's manifesto.
Them Against "They": Aaron Eckhart and Matt Malloy in Neil LaBute's In the Company of Men.