Review: The Social Network (2010)

Jeff Parker talks seeing Oscar in The Social Network, Fincher fanfare and casting off his ratings system.


My name is Gill, and I like ‘Shaq VS.’

The other night, I sat down to kill some brain cells by watching primetime American television.   It had been a long day, and I didn’t have the energy to carry out anything worthwhile in the next hour, however, it wasn’t quite time for sleep.  It is exactly why 7-10pm is considered primetime. What did I … Continue reading

Review: The Expendables (2010)

Early in The Expendables — Sly Stallone’s latest directorial foray — Mickey Rourke breaks from tattooing a skull on Stallone’s back to enjoy a few puffs from a pipe in his own personal tattoo parlor/bar/motorcycle garage/pool hall. This pretty much says everything you need to know about the film: that it squirts endless machismo from its … Continue reading

Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs. The World is one of the only movies I  was anticipating this summer. That’s not to say I wasn’t aware of what was coming out; rather, that this has honestly been one of the worst years for big-budget films in as long as I can remember. I joined the other fan boys … Continue reading

G.O.O.D. Days Ahead

Kanye West and Perajok, a long time friend of West’s, dropped the Good Ass Mixtape today in light of up-and-coming albums from many of his G.O.O.D. Music label affiliates. Not to mention, his own album, which is presently untitled (although West joked recently that it would be titled African Child, after a Get Him to the … Continue reading

Review: Dinner for Schmucks (2010)

We’ve all discussed it at one point or another: it sucks when a movie has nothing funny to offer past the moments they give away in the trailer. What’s worse, some trailers aren’t even that funny. This was the case with Jay Roach’s 2010 buddy comedy Dinner for Schmucks; from a lackluster preview, I expected the … Continue reading

John Legend & The Roots’ ‘Hard Times’

The following video does not require much explanation. The Roots — one of the last hip-hop conglomerates with a hand close to Native Tongue, soul and funk pulses. John Legend — one of the most charismatic male vocalists of the 21st century. With every preview offered, the September 21st release date of their collaborative outing, … Continue reading

The Medium Is The Message: Art & Music

Feature contribution from Jasmin Charters Music and art have had a solid, long-standing relationship since 1938, when at the tender age of 23, Alex Steinweiss — the so-called ‘Creator of the Album Cover’ — decided record sales might skyrocket if one ousted brown paper covers in exchange for intriguing visuals. Well, he was right. Artists … Continue reading

Kanye West’s ‘See Me Now’

“Charlie Wilson, I’mma let you finish, but I got Beyonce on the track.” It’s been awhile since we’ve seen this sort of self-deprecating humour from the Louis Vuitton Don. Frankly, it’s a relief. One of the elements that made Kanye West’s first two albums such an impacting force in hip-hop was his ability to step … Continue reading

Ray Lamontagne Hits His Stride With The Pariah Dogs

An amazing backing band can work wonders for a good songwriter. Ryan Adams with The Cardinals. Tom Petty with The Heartbreakers. Bob Dylan with The Band. Bruce Springsteen with the E Street Band. Justin Timberlake with *Nsync; well, maybe not as much. Every pairing helped elevate its leader’s storytelling to another level by subtracting the instrumental … Continue reading