Tag: Rob Levy

The Ice Harvest

Screen Reviews

A simple plan of embezzlement goes all wrong on a cold Christmas eve in Wichita. But it’s all right – Rob Levy finds it entertaining.

Corpse Bride

Screen Reviews

Another gothic foray into stop-motion animation from director Tim Burton. Rob Levy digs up the dirt on this soon-to-be classic.

Batman Begins

Screen Reviews

The Dark Knight Returns in a whole new epic franchise. Batman has been cleaned up, overhauled and given a dark sense of realism not seen since Tim Burton’s first Batman feature back in the day. Rob Levy is spooked and overjoyed.

Kung Fu Hustle

Screen Reviews

A Kung Fu smorgasbord about a wayward thief who becomes the greatest kung fu master of all time. with enough special effects, kicks, chops, laugh and acrobatics to please anyone! Rob Levy is pleased, very pleased.

Emperor X

Music Reviews

Central Hug/Friendarmy/Fractaldunes (Discos Mariscos). Review by Rob Levy.

Guess Who

Screen Reviews

A remake in the vein of Meet The Parents about a boy who… well, meets the parents of his fiancee. Rob Levy explains what works and what doesn’t in this rehash of a classic.

Constantine

Screen Reviews

Based on the popular Vertigo Hellblazer comic book, Constantine chronicles the life of magician and roustabout John Constantine and he clashes with both Hell and Heaven in search of personal redemption. Rob Levy discusses the fate of Keanu’s eternal soul.

Ocean’s 12

Screen Reviews

A sequel to 2001’s high-stakes masterpiece about thievery and friendship set in Europe. Rob Levy peers at the blueprints and tells us how it’s going to work.

Closer

Screen Reviews

Love and treachery abounds in conetemporary London. Rob Levy breaks down the breakdown.

Blade Trintiy

Screen Reviews

It’s hard to kill a vampire. The third installment in the Blade series keeps the franchise alive with undead action and character actors, according to Rob Levy.

Tarnation

Screen Reviews

A gripping documentary about one dysfunctioanal family’s battle with mental illness and the boy whose life it affected. Rob Levy reports from the edge of his seat.

Oliver’s Army

Screen Reviews

The remarkable life of Alexander the Great, the Macedonian King who conquered most of the known world in his lifetime is featured in the epic story of greed, war, power and love. Way too epic, according to Rob Levy.

Ulysses

Music Reviews

010 (Eenie Meenie Records). Review by Rob Levy.

Octet

Music Reviews

Cash & Carry Songs (Plain Recordings). Review by Rob Levy.

Team America

Screen Reviews

(Non)Sense & (Non)Sensibility! Rob Levy dissects this fast-paced, tongue-in-cheek ride through the War on Terror – with Puppets!

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What This Comedian Said Will Shock You

What This Comedian Said Will Shock You

Print Reviews

With his latest book, What This Comedian Said Will Shock You, celebrated stand-up Jedi Bill Maher “shocks” readers by doing the most outrageous, unthinkable, and socially unacceptable thing imaginable: he speaks rationally, logically, and objectively.

Gasoline Lollipops

Gasoline Lollipops

Features

Gasoline Lollipops’ newest single, “Freedom Don’t Come Easy,” is today’s mother lovin’ punk rock folk anthem.

Basket Case

Basket Case

Screen Reviews

Frank Henenlotter’s gory grindhouse classic Basket Case looks as grimy as the streets of Times Square, and that is one of the film’s greatest assets. Arrow Video gives this unlikely candidate a welcome fresh release.

Jimmy Failla

Jimmy Failla

Event Reviews

Despite the Mother’s Day factor, hundreds of fervent, faithful followers still flocked to Orlando’s famed Plaza Live to catch an earlybird set from Jimmy Failla — one of the hottest names on today’s national comedy scene.

Lonnie Walker

Lonnie Walker

Features

Ink 19 readers get an early listen and look at “Cool Sparkling Water,” a new single from Lonnie Walker.

Los Lobos

Los Lobos

Event Reviews

Jeremy Glazier has a bucket list day at a Los Lobos 50th Anniversary show in Davenport, Iowa.

Always… Patsy Cline

Always… Patsy Cline

Archikulture Digest

Carl F. Gauze reviews the not-quite one-woman show, Always… Patsy Cline, based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with Louise Seger, who met the star in l961 and corresponded with Cline until her death.