Music

Album Review: Avril Lavigne (Self Titled)

Avril Lavigne – Avril Lavigne Before Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, there was Avril Lavigne, a tiny, teenaged, tie-wearing Canadian pop/punk princess who topped the charts with hits like “Complicated” and “I’m With You.”  Now, thirteen years later, Avril’s pushing thirty, recently married for the second time and desperately still trying to connect to today’s youth. And therein lies some of the problem with Avril Lavigne’s fifth, self-titled album (out November 5th). Songs like “Rock […]

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Music

Album Review: Bangerz, by Miley Cyrus

Album Review: Bangerz, Miley Cyrus Bangerz: Something that radiates unbelievable swell or swag. (Source: urbandictionary.com) And swag she does – Miley Cyrus’s new album Bangerz, her third post-Hannah Montana project, leans heavily on urban and hip hop stylings, courtesy of Atlanta based rap/hip-hop producer Mike Will Made It.  In fact, the entire direction of the album can pretty much be summed up in one line from her song “Do My Thang“: “Oh yeah I’m a southern belle, I told […]

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Books

Zombie Books for Teens

Zombies are the “in” thing in Hollywood right now. The Walking Dead is AMC’s highest rated show with an average of 11.2 MILLION viewers each week. World War Z was both a bestseller and a hit at the box office. And despite losing big stars like Natalie Portman & Emma Stone who were at one time or another attached to the project, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies just won’t stay dead – Lilly Collins (The […]

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Books

Books for Animal Lovers

Homer’s Odyssey, by Gwen Cooper Gwen Cooper rescues a blind, three week old kitten from her local veterinarian. She already had two cats and certainly didn’t need another, but couldn’t resist taking Homer in after hearing that nobody else wanted to adopt him because he was blind. Not only does Homer turn out to be a very special cat that survives the 9/11 attacks near his apartment home just blocks from Ground Zero, but he […]

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Movies

Movie Review: Elysium

It’s the year 2154. The only people left on an over populated, ravaged Planet Earth are the poor, sick and ordinary. The healthy, rich left long ago for a luxurious, disease-free life on the space station Elysium, which is just outside Earth’s orbit. For Max (Matt Damon), an ex-con turned factory worker, living a life of privilege on Elysium has been a dream since childhood. But after he is exposed to a lethal dose of […]

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Music

Favorite Albums, pt. 2

A little while ago I started compiling a list of my favorite albums of all time. Here are a few more to add to the first 10 from my previous post. Jennifer Knapp – Kansas Passionate, spiritual, guitar-driven folk rock from one of the best unknown female singer-songwriters of the late 90s. Jennifer Knapp picked up a guitar in college and began crafting honest songs about her new-found faith in God, her daily struggles of […]

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