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MOVIE REVIEW | While We’re Young (2015)

“For the first time in my life I’ve stopped thinking of myself as a child imitating an adult.”

In the mid 90s, Noah Baumbach was an indie director making thoughtful, little movies that festival type crowds loved, but the mainstream didn’t even know existed.  606 more words


While We’re Young

(USA 2014)

A snooze of a film about a middle-aged couple (Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts) whose staid life is seemingly revived by an effervescent, young hipster couple (Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried). 67 more words


MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Hot Sauce Committee Part Two (2011)

When Beastie Boys released Hot Sauce Committee Part Two, I can’t remember if the illness of Adam Yauch had been announced or not.  But according to Wikipedia, he knew as early as 2009.  422 more words


MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – To the Five Boroughs (2004)

With the more leisurely approach to making albums that kicked off with Hello Nasty, the Beastie Boys were in a new phase that would end up being the second half of their career.   515 more words


MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Hello Nasty (1998)

Hello Nasty is the first time I remember a Beastie Boys album release being a big, highly anticipated deal.  They’d had hits in the past and several albums had gained iconic status, but I feel like they were still seen as a bit of a novelty by the mainstream; The white rappers who did… 682 more words


MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Ill Communication (1994)

While 1986 saw the Beastie Boys big breakthrough with Licensed to Ill, and 1989’s Paul’s Boutique was the critical darling to cement them as serious artists, … 432 more words


MUSIC REVIEW | Beastie Boys – Paul’s Boutique (1989)

As a casual Beastie Boys fan, the holy trinity of definitive albums in their catalogue seems to be the Ills, Licensed to and Communication, with the meat in that iconic triumvirate sandwich being… 686 more words