Archive for ‘February, 2014’

Come on, U2 — enough already with worrying about “relevance”

Taking years and years (and years) between CDs has done Bono and company no good at all, which is why they need to get out of their own way.

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Kevin Costner’s comeback is derailed (at least temporarily) with 3 Days To Kill

He’s tough. He’s sweet. He’s a doting dad. He’s a trained killer. And he’s in Paris. Haven’t we seen this film before?

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Up the Dosage is Nashville Pussy in all its debauched glory

Fans of socially redeeming messages, look elsewhere: this scuzzy Atlanta band makes blues-based hard rock the old way — and better than a lot of the old bands.

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The new RoboCop: not great, but better than you’ve heard

While far less fun than the 1987 original, director Jose Padilha’s update scores with strong performances and a smart, topical plot update.

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The Monuments Men recalls classic war movies — with a story you’ve never heard before

George Clooney’s earnest tale of the guys (and a gal) that recovered priceless artwork during World War II works best when it sticks to the truth.

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Once an old folkie, always an old folkie: Bob Dylan and the American worker

You can criticize his voice, some of his shows and plenty of his records, but you can’t really call that Chrysler ad a sell-out.

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