Robots is all about the fun of shutting down your mind for awhile and watching bright colours and funny sounds on the screen. The script, written by Ron Mita (S.W.A.T.) and Jim McClain (S.W.A.T.), is a means to an end for the special effects and animation that happen during Robots. Continue Reading


Anytime a well-established director steps out of his comfort zone it makes me sit up and take notice. Danny Boyle (Trainspotting and 28 Days Later) is a very successful director of sci-fi and thriller movies, so it is quite a change of pace for him to take on what is Continue Reading

The Audition

I heart pop punk. The Audition's first album, Controversy loves Company, is filled with punk-ish songs that are fun, catchy, and dance-worthy. The boys from Chicago hit the spot with their tracks about love, loss and anything in between. All tracks are easy to relate to, for anyone, or any Continue Reading

The Tossers

Much like The Pogues before them (and more recently The Dropkick Murphys), Chicago's The Tossers combine traditional Irish Celtic musical leanings with the attitude of raw punk rock. While they don't score any points for originality, The Tossers would make Pogues-frontman Shane McGowan proud with their latest release, "The Valley Continue Reading

The Get-Up Kids

When emo-stalwarts The Get Up Kids decided to formally call it quits this past year, it didn't come as much of a surprise. The Kansas-based boys had been on a roller-coaster ride the past few years, one that saw them soar to impressive heights of popularity, only to fade into Continue Reading