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by Joe Biglin Music What Would Meek Do?

Lil Nas X | 7

The verdict is in: Lil Nas X is the realest of deals. After being subjected to a deluge of dissent — first from Billboard, and then cynical Millennial critics (beginning to resemble their Boomer parents) — X struck back, and struck gold in the process. “Old…

August 6, 2019
Blockbuster Beat by Matt Lynch Film

Ghostbusters | Paul Feig

Let’s get this out of the way right up front: the new Ghostbusters remake/reboot/whatever isn’t a bad movie because it stars four women instead of four men. It isn’t bad because it somehow tarnishes the legacy of an alleged 80s classic either (honestly, there isn’t much…

July 14, 2016
Blockbuster Beat by Matt Lynch Film

Chappie | Neill Blomkamp

Chappie opens with documentary-style footage of artificial intelligence experts discussing the apparently paradigm-shifting events of the film about to begin, before shifting to faux news clips describing the privatization of Johannesburg’s police force and its extensive use of autonomous humanoid law enforcement drones called scouts.…

March 5, 2015
by Steve Carlson Film

The Other Guys | Adam McKay

Will Ferrell is a very funny guy who has been accused of doing a certain type, a type he falls into easily, too often. I prefer to think of his as a coherent body of work. Whether macho man or milquetoast, Ferrell’s characters are…

October 5, 2010
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