With a script that never forgets its heroes’ humanity and no shortage of superpowered set pieces, The Avengers lives up to its hype—and raises the bar for Marvel at the movies. ~ Rotten Tomatoes
It’s Transformers with a brain, a heart and a working sense of humor. ~ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
The best superhero movie of all time. ~ Chuck Walton, Fandango.com
Those are big words for a big movie, and The Avengers lives up to every one of these quotes and more. Some, fans of Christopher Nolan’s Batman universe, may argue “The best superhero movie of all time” comment from Chuck Walton. I tend to agree when it comes to The Dark Knight, which is a near perfect flick. But Marvel’s favorite group of heroes does give The Batman a run for that coveted “Best” title.
Philadelphia’s own The Wonder Years have been the standard bearers for a certain segment of pop punk recently. Whether you call them “posi-core” or think that name is stupid and they should just be called “great goddamn music”, there’s no denying their power and talent. Bursting out from a crowded pop punk scene with their second album, The Upsides, the band launched a full-on offensive on the world, touring everywhere and gaining more and more fans and word of mouth. Their next album, Suburbia (I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing) improved on the massive promise of The Upsides, and added more nuance and emotion. And now comes the third in their “depression” trilogy, The Greatest Generation. A title which carries a lot of weight on its own, and one which the band owns fully, delivering the best album of the year.
Whoa! You’ve been waiting here this whole time? THIS WHOLE TIME!?! Well, the wait is over–because a new episode of The Pincushion Podcast is here! Oh what a joyous time of the week it is! This week, Allie and I talk about the closing of the series The Office. Jackie and I bash those Nice Guys of OKCupid, and the special guest is Knerd Knews. Musical guest this week is Forerunner.
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From May 30th through June 2nd, the Wizard World Convention will hit Philly and shower our fair city with comic book creators, awesome cosplayers (like our darling Jo Pincushion)…and cuties! This year’s guest list includes plenty of eye candy for us ladies and the Pincushion is here to make sure you’re ready for all the handsome men that will be in attendance.
I don’t think there’s a way to accurately review Shane Carruth’s new film, Upstream Color. It’s less about its plot and action within, and more about the experience of the film, of seeing it, hearing it, being affected by it. It’s also one of the best films of the year.
It’s hump day! You know what that means! Well besides humping the air in jubilation–it means a new episode of The Pincushion Podcast! Hooray! This week, Allie and I talk about Twin Movies. Jackie and I explore the complex philosophies of Sugar Daddies, and the special guest this week is Molly Pace. Musical guest is Delco Pacers.