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by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


If lurid thrills and gothic accoutrements are the name of your game, then Showtime’s Penny Dreadful will be right up your alley. Showcasing a top-notch cast including Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Josh Hartnett, the program checks off all the boxes as far as Showtime’s programming is concerned, with plenty of twisty plots, darkness, and gratuitous nudity to keep things at a steady, thrilling pace.

by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


Over the course of eight seasons, Entourage, HBO’s program about a group of men from Queens trying to make it big in Hollywood, cemented itself as the most extravagant depiction of the “bro” ethos ever recorded. With a buddy-buddy atmosphere fueled by the hedonism so endemic to the City of Angels, the program gives off the vibe that fraternities likely use it as a holy text.

by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


These are the only words uttered by Han Solo (Harrison Ford) in the latest teaser trailer for Star Wars: Episode VII—The Force Awakens. If one were to merely peruse the internet a few hours after the trailer’s release, though, he might as well have given the plot away. Already, fans across the interweb have started compiling videos and articles detailing every minutia of the brief shots we’ve been afforded. Suffice it to say: anticipation is at an all-time high for this epic sci-fi series.

by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


Arnold Schwarzenegger will always be best known for his role in the Terminator flicks and as the original Conan the Barbarian. (That one time when he ran one of the largest states in America… yeah, best to forget about that.) But while his blockbuster cred is undeniable, his latest venture finds him heading up a small indie called Maggie, which still requires him to bust out his action hero chops as his character tries to stop his daughter from turning into a zombie.

by Brice Ezell

7 May 2015


Blur’s essential Britpop recording, 1994’s Parklife, is best known for hit singles like “Girls & Boys”. Of course, like any classic album, there are valuable deep cuts to be found when you mine your way through the requisite hits, something Blur know quite well. In their end-of-April gig at Brooklyn’s Music Hall of Williamsburg, the band brought out the Parklife tune “Trouble in the Messenger Centre”, which hasn’t been played in the US for 20 years.

The videos below follow four other tunes PopMatters has shared this week, including “Lonesome Street”/“New World Towers” and “Ghost Ship”/“Song 2”.

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