Keanu Reeves wows as lead in action movie ‘John Wick’

People keep asking if Keanu Reeves is back. With his track record, it would almost be strange to think he ever left. While he is best known for his high-octane hits like “Speed,” “Point Break” and, of course, “The Matrix” trilogy, Reeves’ illustrious career stands on his reputation as a… Continued

Underground Arts hosts electropop group Capital Cities

If their Oct. 26 concert at Underground Arts is any indication, Capital Cities has the most eclectic fan base of any band I’ve seen perform in Philadelphia. Several couples that appeared to be in their mid-70s were huddled near the back of the packed venue, and the concertgoers gradually got… Continued

HBO’s ‘Boardwalk Empire’ ends its run after five seasons

An apocryphal quote going around is, “The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.” It sums up the fifth and final season of “Boardwalk Empire,” HBO’s prohibition-era drama whose gratuitous sex, violence and profanity… Continued

Disney’s ‘Newsies’ starts limited run at Academy of Music

It’s no secret that our generation has a hankering for good old-fashioned Disney movies. Our nostalgia for the over-the-top musicals full of plucky kids, anthropomorphized objects and talking animals knows no bounds. That’s why it’s no surprise that Disney revived the 1992 film “Newsies” for a stage production a few… Continued

Arrested Development creator amuses students

Mitchell Hurwitz, creator of the Emmy-winning sitcom “Arrested Development,” sat down at Drexel’s Bossone Research Center on Oct. 21 to talk to students from the Westphal College of Media Arts and Design about his career and the show’s success. The writer spent about an hour and a half sharing anecdotes,… Continued

Rankin Scholar Don Colley hosts ‘sketch-a-thon’

The first time I set my eyes on Don Colley, he struck me as eccentric. It was around 2 p.m., and the URBN Center was surrounded with an air of lunchtime lethargy. I navigated through the labyrinthine stairs and convoluted corridors of the building to find myself in a classroom… Continued

Brad Pitt stars in another WWII movie, “Fury”

You can usually judge a director’s filmmaking prowess by their ability to make a war movie. It’s not easy to depict the horrors of battle convincingly. Once in a while, someone captures that electrifying realism, creating a masterpiece that becomes stitched into the very fabric of pop culture. Steven Spielberg had… Continued