Entering the world of The National after listening to ‘folklore’

I was a sophomore in high school when I first heard this line from Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together:” “And you would hide away and find your peace of mind with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine.”  To me, I was that guy: too cool for school, relishing music conversations … More Entering the world of The National after listening to ‘folklore’

‘folklore’ is Taylor Swift at her boldest and, quite possibly, at her best

“folklore” is the eighth studio album from Taylor Swift, arguably the biggest name in modern music. This project is also the quickest back-to-back release Swift has ever come out, with a July 24 release date coming just over 11 months after the Aug. 23 release of “Lover.”  This 16-song, 64-minute-long album holds just one feature, … More ‘folklore’ is Taylor Swift at her boldest and, quite possibly, at her best

“Palm Springs” is a fantastic jolt of life to a tired time loop genre

“Palm Springs” is a Hulu-exclusive film that was directed by Max Barbakow and stars Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti. The film is about Sarah, the maid of honor at her sister’s wedding, getting trapped in a time loop with another man at the wedding Nyles, and the pair’s adventure through living the same day over … More “Palm Springs” is a fantastic jolt of life to a tired time loop genre

My love of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and Prince Zuko

Photo Credit: Damian Mauville On May 15, Netflix brought “Avatar: The Last Airbender” to streaming, and with it, brought back what was possibly my favorite show from my childhood. The show initially started in 2005 and went until 2008, so if you aren’t expecting spoilers to be in here, you’re in the wrong place, just … More My love of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ and Prince Zuko

“The Last Dance” was the jolt of sports excitement needed during a pandemic

Photo Credit: Ken Levine (Allsport/Getty Images) There aren’t many sports going on in the world right now, and ESPN was certainly aware of that when it moved up the release of “The Last Dance,” a 10-part documentary on both the 1997-98 Chicago Bulls, using unreleased behind-the-scenes footage of that championship season, as well as the … More “The Last Dance” was the jolt of sports excitement needed during a pandemic

“Fetch The Bolt Cutters”: A visceral, unforgettable musical experience

Hi everyone, it’s been awhile, hope everyone is safe and doing well through these crazy times. After eight long years since the release of “The Idler Wheel,” Fiona Apple finally dropped her fifth studio album “Fetch The Bolt Cutters,” a title that comes from a scene in the TV shot “The Fall,” with the statement … More “Fetch The Bolt Cutters”: A visceral, unforgettable musical experience

Nick Earl’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 (part two)

Honorable Mentions: Jojo Rabbit, Frozen II, Doctor Sleep, 1917, Ready or Not, The Dead Don’t Die, Honey Boy, Ad Astra, Lords of Chaos, Hotel Mumbai, Child’s Play, Gloria Bell, Escape Room, Her Smell, The Death of Dick Long, Rocketman, The Peanut Butter Falcon, The Two Popes, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Terminator: Dark … More Nick Earl’s Top 10 Movies of 2019 (part two)