Michael Bay’s “Pain & Gain” is a true crime movie on steroids, which is just the kind of film you would expect to get from the man behind the “Transformers” franchise. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Tony Shalhoub, among others, “Pain and Gain” is a ludicrous comedy at times and a gruesome [...]
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Los Angeles-based indie rock band Local Natives stopped by the heralded Union Transfer rock club April 4 to perform in front of a sold-out crowd of nearly 1,000 fans. The line from the entrance wrapped around the block as people eagerly waited in the brisk spring evening to get inside the venue. When the doors [...]
The long run of awards shows and ceremonies culminated Feb. 24 with the 85th annual Academy Awards, which took place in the customary location, the glamorous Dolby Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This year’s Oscars were hosted by Seth MacFarlane, the creator of the television show “Family Guy” and the hit comedy “Ted.” The “Music [...]
“Side Effects” is the most recent and allegedly last film from director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic” and “Ocean’s Eleven”). The highly talented and Oscar-winning director said that he would call it quits in the film industry after his 50th birthday (which was Jan. 14), and if he holds true to that promise, it will be a [...]
The long-running NBC comedy series “30 Rock” came to an end Jan. 31, and it should be commemorated as the completion of one of the all-time best sitcoms. Over the course of seven years and 139 episodes, “30 Rock” established itself as one of the smartest and most entertaining sitcoms since “Seinfeld.” However, what is [...]
The coming of winter marks colder weather and maybe even some snow, perfect conditions for making excuses to stay inside and watch television until spring comes! Or if you are just looking for a new or old show to get you through to the returns of shows like “Game of Thrones” or “Breaking Bad,” then [...]
Unless you have been hiding out in a cave for the past 18 months, you know that Osama bin Laden was killed back in May 2011 by an elite team of U.S. Navy SEALs. There were countless interviews, descriptions, computer simulations and television specials that advertised and analyzed the now infamous raid. But what most [...]
Wyatt Cenac of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” who announced Nov. 26 that he will leave the show in December, came to Drexel Nov. 17 to headline the 13th annual Drexel comedy show. The show, presented by the Campus Activities Board, showcased Cenac as well as fellow Daily Show writer Travon Free and Drexel [...]
Kevin Lyman, the creator of the renowned Vans Warped Tour, visited Drexel Nov. 15 to discuss his career in music and give insights into the concert tour producing world. The event, set up by Emmy Levine of the Good Idea Fund, included a question-and-answer segment with Lyman and a screening of the Warped Tour documentary [...]
Legendary music producer Ken Scott visited Drexel Oct. 23 to give a talk regarding his career and his new book, “Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.” He walked out in front of a near-capacity Stein Auditorium in Nesbitt Hall full of music industry students, older, longtime fans and curious onlookers alike. Scott detailed his experiences working with the [...]
Doug Ellin, the creator of the renowned HBO series “Entourage,” visited Drexel Oct. 16 to discuss the show and provide insights as to how he got into the entertainment industry. The Bossone Research Center’s Mitchell Auditorium was filled to capacity with diehard fans and curious spectators who may have never seen a single episode. For [...]
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