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The Flaming Lips Reveal their “Dark Side”

When The Flaming Lips decide to cover other artists, you know you are in for some kind of bizarre treat. The Flaming Lips fans can recall YouTube videos of lead singer Wayne Coyne shouting the lyrics to Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” into a megaphone and…

BioShock 2 improves on the original

THE GOOD: STORYLINE, HACKING, NEW ENEMIES, WATER EFFECTS THE BAD: DRILL WEAPON THRILLS: PLENTY OF JUMP OUT OF YOUR SEAT SCARES From the moment players step into the gigantic shoes of Subject Delta, “BioShock 2’s” main character, they feel the gargantuan, hulking power of a…

VOICE picks The Oscars

For anyone who is a hardcore movie buff or ritualistically watches Martin Scorsese, the Oscars is the ultimate award show. It is a professional event that gives credit to the innovative actors and actresses who captivate us day in and day out. However, it is…

“Dear John,” I Want My Money Back.

With an aggressive advertising campaign (at least on the estrogen-dominated TV stations I watch) and an adaptation from Nicholas Sparks, “Dear John” had big shoes to fill. Instead, it ended up looking like a 5-year-old playing around in her mother’s heels. Centered on John Tyree…

An Education” boasts beautiful Sets With a Cliche Plot

The world is bracing for the Academy Awards, and the easiest way to tell is the nonstop barrage of beautifully shot sappy period pieces. This is where “An Education” both woefully meets and gloriously exceeds expectations. When charming musician and student Jenny (Carey Mulligan) first…

TV Couples to make Your Valentine’s Day

Every Valentine’s Day, the world annoints the cutest couples. We, however, would rather talk about the couples that make televison worth watching — for better or worse. A Liz Lemon and Floyd (“30 Rock”) Sure, their relationship lasted a short three episodes, but the courtship…

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” Draws on Past for new movies

Voice Essential Albums: “Grace”Among people who take television way more seriously than they should, there is only one hard and fast rule of discussion. “Saturday Night Live” used to be good, but now it’s awful. “Saturday Night Live” is America’s second biggest pop-culture punching bag,…

Voice Essential Albums: “Grace”

When rock music really started to come into it’s own in the late 1950s, it was regarded primarily as a pure untamed sexual force. Only a few years after Elvis was pelvic thrusting at his audience, the Beatles were driving fans to screaming incoherent wrecks.…

“leap Year“ formulaic but still fun

In real life, the dating scene oftentimes seems bleak. In Hollywood, however, love seems to be more ubiquitous than Ryan Seacrest is on television. Most leading men and women consistently have at least two, sometimes even more, potential lovers in the course of one film.…

Motion City soundtrack Return With Angry New Disc

Since 2002, Motion City Soundtrack has been releasing anthems of youthful rock to people all over the world. With the release of their fourth studio album, “My Dinosaur Life,” under their first major record deal with Columbia Records, Motion City Soundtrack is still holding true…

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