The Big Sick is By Far the Best Comedy of the Year

The Big Sick brings something new and intimate to the table, making it a must see film of 2017.  It seems like such a bold statement to make as it is only July, but this year has been really bad for comedies so far. With poor attempts such as Snatched and CHiPS to name a few, it feels like even the most mediocre one could … Continue reading The Big Sick is By Far the Best Comedy of the Year

JAY-Z Wrestles with Identity on 4:44

JAY-Z has gotten personal in the past, but his latest album, 4:44, is by far his most introspective work to date. The name originates from the time in the morning JAY woke up to write the title track, which is an apology to his wife Beyoncé over his infidelity. This album is essentially just a slice out of JAY’s life and his current situation. Conceptually, … Continue reading JAY-Z Wrestles with Identity on 4:44

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Shines Within Marvel Universe

Spider-Man’s forays into cinema have had mixed results as of late. The massively underwhelming performance (and reception…) of the Amazing Spider-Man reboots caused quite the stir at Sony Pictures. And if any of those leaked emails can attest, the boys and girls over at the big “S” were quickly running out of ideas as to how to keep their IP relevant (Aunt May spin-off, anyone?). … Continue reading ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Shines Within Marvel Universe

Knight’s & Magic Episode 1 Review

The summer anime season has begun and new series Knight’s & Magic blends both mecha and fantasy genres into a fascinating world. It has a promising first episode, despite a frustrating three-year rush of story progression. The anime oddly begins in our world with a mecha otaku who is a genius programmer, who after shopping for his figure collection, dies from a car accident. Just … Continue reading Knight’s & Magic Episode 1 Review

Vince Staples Crafts his own Personal ‘Yeezus’ with ‘Big Fish Theory’

Big Fish Theory is the sophomore album from Long Beach rapper Vince Staples, marking a major sonic shift from Summertime ’06. Here, he has moved past his “post-gangster rap” sound and seems to have been heavily inspired by Yeezus with his experimentation, all the while not going too far off the beaten path. As an emcee, Vince is stellar as usual, giving captivating performances on every track. Conceptually, the … Continue reading Vince Staples Crafts his own Personal ‘Yeezus’ with ‘Big Fish Theory’

Westworld: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human

  Having not seen the original 1973 version of Westworld, I wasn’t aware of the journey I would partake in when delving into the latest HBO series of the same title. It was just another series that had been suggested multiple times by several people before I finally sat myself down to watch it, and I didn’t realize that doing so was going to lead … Continue reading Westworld: A Reflection on What it Means to Be Human

‘LANY’ is a Film-like Soundscape of Melancholic First Love

For those who aren’t familiar with LANY, their debut album comes as just that: a debut. An exciting new album to listen to, a new artist to discover. For those who are familiar with LANY, their debut album comes as a moment of excitement, that breath of finally. (Even described as “FINALLY” by lead singer Paul Jason Klein himself in the newsletter they sent out … Continue reading ‘LANY’ is a Film-like Soundscape of Melancholic First Love