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Music Review: Days of Being Wild

Days of Being Wild is a beautiful oxymoron. Kivel’s second album, a combination of mellow, pop-folk tracks, is anything but wild as the album never quite builds enough to reach the nomer.


Movie Review: Think Like a Man Too

Imagine the perfect trip with a bunch of your closest buddies. How would it look like? What would you do? Think Like a Man Too was supposed to be a nothing-but-perfect vacation, but turned out to tumble downhill after a series of unfortunate events


Movie Review: Jersey Boys

During the rise of the musical quartet, the Four Seasons sing “Big Man in Town,” all about the thirst to be a somebody — a successful, hypermasculine figure who demands success and respect.


Movie Review: ?A Million Ways to Die in the West

Of all the demises suggested by the title of “A Million Ways to Die in the West,” at least 700,000 have to be fart-related. At any rate, no self-respecting statistician would tell you otherwise after examining the sample that director, screenwriter and star Seth MacFarlane chooses to display in his latest movie.


Music Review: No Guts, No Glory

moe., approaching its 25th year together, is a reliable pillar in the jam band arena, and its recent album No Guts, No Glory, reflects the dependable nature of its music. Some of the songs are new, and others, which have appeared during live shows, get the studio treatment they deserve. Originally said to be acoustic, the album is placed on a rootsy foundation and bent in a progressive rock direction toward the moe. that has stood the test of time.


Movie Review: X-men: Days of Future Past

Time-travel tends to be tricky business, at least as far as movie-making goes. Make it too complex, and you lose your audience. Too simple, they’re bored. And if you exploit it too obviously to reconcile inconsistencies in characters’ pasts, they’ll cry foul — just take a look at the previous X-Men films. Moviemakers dealing in the subject have to handle a fine, quantum mechanical line.


Music Review: Suns Out Guns Out

It may have been unplanned, but it speaks volumes that brothers Johnny and Vinny Restivo decided to form Concord America after witnessing their friend and future band member Ben Presley storm and then dive from the stage at a Cage the Elephant concert.


Movie Review: Million Dollar Arm

Not only is “Million Dollar Arm” a Disney film, but it’s also based on a true story. In other words, cue the tears, heartbreak and your inevitable restoration of faith in humanity. It’s also a baseball movie, if you’re into that sort of thing.


Movie Review: Godzilla

"Godzilla" has all of the elements to make it a great monster movie – earth-shattering roars and explosions, an epic fight to the death between skyscraper-sized behemoths that destroys cities around the world in its wake, and humankind left dumbfounded and defenseless by creatures that they helped to create.


Movie Review: Neighbors

Whether you are in college, reminiscing about your fraternity days, or starting to dread becoming the uncool parent, “Neighbors” really does have something for everybody.


Music Review: Turn Blue

After the tremendous success of their last few albums , the Black Keys managed to produce yet another excellent record. Turn Blue, one of the most highly anticipated albums of the season, has finally arrived, and it is everything that fans could have hoped for.


SXSW 2014 Recap: Day 4

Dive assistant editor Chris Powers is stationed down South in Austin, Texas for the 2014 South By Southwest Music Festival, Follow his travels here on the Dive blog.


Movie Review: Sherman and Mr. Peabody

Sherman and Mr. Peabody ???1/2 “Mr. Peabody and Sherman” delivers what is expected from an average animated children’s comedy adventure. The film, which is based off the Mr. Peabody’s Improbable History shorts that appeared on “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show” in the 1960s, hits the mark with audiences in its high-flying, time travelling journey as it makes pit stops at important historical moments.


Movie Review: Veronica Mars

Veronica Mars ???? “Veronica Mars” is a satisfying and nostalgic revival of the edgy teen drama noir that was prematurely canceled in 2007. In the film, Veronica Mars, played by Kristen Bell, has left her old life behind to make it as a lawyer in New York City. The wisecracking former teen is now a mature adult, with a safe boyfriend, considerable job prospects and not a drop of her past clinging on to her.