Stay Home with Batman

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Adam Blasucci0 Comments

I write this film review as a Batman aficionado and comic book fan. Overall this film was up there with Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 as space a great comic book adaptation. Batman Begins truly brings the franchise back to a new beginning. Tim Burton’s first two entries to the Batman …

Corpse Bride Not Trick, But A Treat

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Adam Blasucci0 Comments

I suggest this Halloween season that you “treat” yourself to Tim Burton’s latest film. “Corpse Bride” won’t be a trick. If you have enjoyed any of Burton’s other ach department phone cinematic offerings such as, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, Nightmare Before Christmas and Sleepy Hollow you’re in for a twisted and …

Resistance

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Shaun Dawson0 Comments

The re-tour of a play, in one act, followed by an epilogue, primarily set in a Gestapo interrogation room in Paris in 1943. A mystery develops from the outset; how could the arrested, blind teenager have anything to do with resistance activities against the occupying Nazi army? Extant Theatre, the …

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Laura Stinson0 Comments

Two things in this life are nearly impossible to find: good friends and the perfect pair of jeans. Luckily, the girls in the “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” show us how it’s all done. Fair warning: This is not a “guy” movie; it is a straight-up, unabashed chick flick. …

Hip Into Their Forties

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Erich Cella0 Comments

“Out of Exile” is an aptly titled record that describes the eight year exodus that Chris Cornell had been experiencing since the breakup of Soundgarden. With a strong but eponymous solo debut and a slightly better than average effort on Audioslave’s self titled album, he has plummeted somewhat out of …

Resistance

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Shaun Dawson0 Comments

In his autobiography “And There Was Light”, Jacques Lusseyran tells the tale of how he was blinded in an accident at the age of 8, became a teenage member of the French Resistance during WWII: was betrayed, captured and subsequently interrogated by Nazi SS officers, leading to his final incarceration …

Pretentiously Beautiful

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Erich Cella0 Comments

It’s become very difficult to anoint the next Nirvana or the next Metallica, during the past few years, due to either a shallowness in the talent pool or just a corporate overhaul of the music business. I’m not usually someone that prefers to treat musicians or bands as icons or …

Not For The Squeamish

In cultureShock, Entertainment by Erich Cella0 Comments

I’ve decided that because of the amount of free time I have and the lack of a hobby, I would comprise a list of the ten most disturbing and blood curdling horror films that I have ever seen. The Halloween season has inspired me to absorb myself in the illogicality …