Author Archives: Alex
Everyone has, at some point in their lives, been in a situation they thought was going to be totally different; walking into a frat house expecting a kegger only to find you’re in the middle of a tasteful, fancy-dress wine tasting, for example. Seven Psychopaths is kind of like that, but in a really good way.
If you like old-fashioned, six shooter westerns, then you probably liked this week’s episode of Revolution. If not, the iconic horseback chase of a steam locomotive probably didn’t do much for you.
If you watched any of the teasers from this week’s episode of Revolution, you knew that the writers were going to pick someone off. Or, if you’re like me, you knew that the writers wanted you to think they were picking someone off, but would pull salvation out of a hat and everyone would go on, smiling. To my mild surprise, they didn’t. There was no smiling. There was crying, in point of fact, and not just on screen. (Note to self: Subway may have awesome sandwiches and free WiFi, but explaining to strangers why you’re crying over your laptop isn’t a fantastic trade off.)
I’m going to have to be honest with you; I’ve always been a bit ambivalent about Green Day. I’ve only ever loved a few tracks they’ve put out, but I haven’t really hated any of them either. I think my first memorable experience with Billie Joe Armstrong’s somewhat raspy croon was the Godzilla remix of “Brain Stew” (I’ve always been a real geek about movie soundtracks, and back in ’98 I had a serious crush on Matthew Broderick… don’t even get me started on Inspector Gadget.)