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Tuesday, 23 January 2018 17:42

‘Den of Thieves’ a humdrum heist

There’s a joy to watching heist movies that is tough to find in any other cinematic subgenre. They’re propulsive by nature, with an inherent structure that allows for a steady build to an elaborate and satisfying climax.

Well … hopefully satisfying, anyway.

See, while there’s a lot to love about good heist movies (and even bad ones, really), there are few things worse than a forgettable heist movie, a film that cobbles together a threadbare collection of influences from superior offerings into something that simply … is.

Published in Movies
Wednesday, 27 February 2013 12:02

Celebrity Slam - Feb. 27, 2013

Satire misfire

As you might guess, we here at Celebrity Slam are great fans of the wonderful satirists at The Onion. They've been offering up first-rate comedic commentary for decades now; they've proven again and again to take delight in pushing the envelope.

However, there is such a thing as pushing too far.

Published in Celebrity Slam
Wednesday, 02 January 2013 15:51

2013 in music: Forthcoming releases

Over the next several months, expect to see some familiar names returning to the 'New Releases' section of your favorite music outlet.

Jan. 8 will mark the release of 'SIGNED and SEALED in BLOOD' the eighth studio album from Dropkick Murphys and their second with producer Ted Hutt. The band's Ken Casey calls the record 'catchy, fun and as sing-song as can be.'

Published in Music

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