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Hall of shame

MOVIE: Taken 2

That sound of breaking glass and gunshots that you hear? That’s Liam Neeson doing his thing: delivering a well-deserved beat-down. Reprising his role as retired CIA officer Bryan Mills,...

MOVIE: End of Watch

One might say End of Watch is politically incorrect. But End of Watch is serious bro-time (vengeful drug gangs pursue two cops in southern LA), and—let’s admit it—bro-time is...

MOVIE: For A Good Time, Call…

Jamie Travis’s latest effort, awkwardly titled For a Good Time, Call…, is not funny—it’s laughable. In trying to meld the gross-out, female-driven comedy (see: Bridesmaids) with hipster, big city,...

Movie: Bully

As a film, Bully is powerful. It is a fine assemblage of harrowing vignettes about the lives of bullied school kids. The bullying is relentless and unbelievable (one girl...

Music: Madonna

Madonna opens her 12th album, MDNA, with the Act of Contrition over some sobbing strings: “Oh, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee…” she deadpans. Madonna...

Music: Sleigh Bells

Reign of Terror certainly isn’t the worst album in the world, but it is arguably the worst-named record in recent memory—for a few reasons. Sleigh Bells’ newest album, released...