Oct. 13, 2017
Netflix puts pedal to the metal in new film ‘Wheelman’
Action star Frank Grillo is no stranger to taking the role of a badass. You may recognize him from “The Purge” series, the critically acclaimed sports drama “Warrior” or his villainous role as Crossbones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But in his gripping new action film, “Wheelman,” Grillo puts — dare I say it — the pedal to the metal.
Sep. 29, 2017
Review: Young the Giant, Cold War Kids, Joywave at Festival Pier
No matter how many “end of summer” concerts occur here in Philadelphia, Mother Nature still hasn’t taken the hint; the summer temperatures have remained the same, at times seemingly higher than ever.
Jun. 2, 2017
‘Motown: The Musical’ returns to the Academy
Nothing has the power to unite people quite like the power of music.
Jun. 2, 2017
Book to silver screen: ‘American Gods’ TV adaptation succeeds
Adapting a beloved novel is always a tough proposition, especially when the author in question has a devoted following.
May. 19, 2017
Ansari sticks landing with ‘Masters of None’ Season Two
The rise of streaming services have provided a wealth of new shows that bring new viewpoints and ideas to the table. Netflix has been a blessing, providing shows as varied as depressed horse comedy “Bojack Horseman” to the women’s prison show “Orange Is The New Black.” But the most subtly ambitious of these was revealed to be Aziz Ansari’s “Master of None,” its second season finally dropping May 12 after its 2015 premier.
Apr. 14, 2017
‘Review’ season 3 delves deeper into Forrest’s psyche
How does one begin to describe “Review”? The premise is rather simple: the show follows Forrest MacNeil, the bookish, rather ordinary man played to perfection by Andy Daly, who hosts a show called “Review. You may know him from his numerous side gigs in television and film or from his numerous podcast appearances on shows like “Comedy Bang! Bang!” or “Superego.”
Feb. 28, 2017
‘Pokemon Go’ Gen 2 update includes new Pokemon
By now, most “Pokemon Go” fans are aware that it’s possible to choose Eevee’s evolution with a simple naming trick. But did you know that players can now evolve Eevee into Espeon and Umbreon too?
Feb. 3, 2017
Parquet Courts pull through with solid UT performance
Parquet Courts know what Parquet Courts want. They’re self aware, experimental and on track to become one of marque indie rock acts of the 2010s, the same way Spoon and the National were for the aughts.
Jan. 27, 2017
NBC’s ‘The Good Place’ offers philosophical takes on life
Imagine a place where there are frozen yogurt shops on every corner. You get to live in your dream house, with a person who is guaranteed to be the perfect match for you. Every day, for the rest of eternity, is spent in this paradise as your reward for being a good person. This is where we find Eleanor Shellstrop (Kristen Bell) at the start of “The Good Place,” and it’s pretty much exactly that.
Oct. 21, 2016
Things starting to heat up for HBO thriller ‘Westworld’
Things are really starting to ramp up for sci-fi Western thriller “Westworld.” If you aren’t yet caught up on the series’ first three episodes, you’re missing out on what’s very quickly becoming a sensational start to an otherwise dark and mysteriously twisted amusement park adventure.