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Album reviews: The Mars Patrol, Shannon Curtis, Jenn Bostic

Album reviews: The Mars Patrol, Shannon Curtis, Jenn Bostic

The Mars Patrol Young Lovers/Self-released London-based sextet, The Mars Patrol, has been making undeniably catchy music for almost a decade, and its latest EP Young Lovers is no exception. The band’s trademark upbeat sound shines on the rousing opener “Here We Go,” while “Stop Pushing You Away” and the closing title track feature the driving […]

Supervillains have more fun, and so does the audience, in the giddy sequel Despicable Me 2.

Film review: Despicable Me 2

How does a reformed supervillain, Gru (Steve Carell), have anything to do in a sequel in which he’s not made the villain? Simple: He’s recruited by an international crime-fighting organization led by Silas Ramsbottom (ha, yeah; he’s played by Steve Coogan and resembles an obese James Fox) and partnered with Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) to […]

Johnny Depp (left) pumps up the irony as Tonto to Armie Hammer’s Lone Ranger.

Film review: Despite itself, The Lone Ranger delivers

In case you missed it, lots of people are angry over Johnny Depp’s decision to play Tonto in the manner he plays Tonto in The Lone Ranger. There’s further anger over the decision to have a white man play Tonto. And the dead bird on his head. Et cetera. Sorry, peeps: The redface is a […]