Peter McMurray Reviews the latest in entertainment
Song Review – “Call Me, Maybe?”
If anyone understands the music industry, it is Carly Rae, her songwriter, and her manager. With one song, she took the top of the Billboard hot 100 list and stayed there. Her upbeat pop tune about giving a number to an acquaintance has taken the nation by storm and put her name everywhere. Now as for the song itself, it’s alright. It is upbeat and happy sounding, which is always nice on a rainy day. Lyrically, it left’s something to be desired. Upon reading the lyrics, I feel like they wrote the catchy hook and threw some words and a melody together to take up time between choruses. However, despite is lyrical imperfections, it is remarkably clean and innocent which is hard to come by in the pop market these days. In that regard, Carly should be praised. Furthermore, it is catchy and like I said before, it is the number one song. So apparently she is doing something right.
I give “Call Me Maybe” a 3.5 out of 5
Show Review – “Falling Skies”
“Falling Skies” aired its second season over the summer and I must say that it was worth watching. There was plenty of action, love, hate, plot-twists, betrayal, and bizarre sci-fi that kept me entertained every episode and longing for the next. The story takes place after an alien invasion and shows humanities struggle for survival, both with the aliens and with each other. There is a vast array of characters, all with their strengths and weaknesses. It has relatively good special effects and is enjoyable to watch as a whole. One of the few downsides to the show is that the average viewer cannot jump in and just watch at any time. You have to start at the beginning, otherwise you will be lost. If you’re a fan of science-fiction, action, alien, drama, and/or anything postapocalyptic, then this is the show for you.
I give “Falling Skies” 4 out of 5
Movie Review – “The Dark Knight Rises”
Christopher Nolan has done it again with his third and final installment in his Batman trilogy. Creating another epic masterpiece, he delivers a superhero movie unlike any other – except of course, the Dark Knight. It has intense and intriguing storylines with strong dialogue, good acting, and tons of sheer amazement. The movie features a new villain, Bane, who in some ways is worse than any ever before. He managed to be a good blend of creepy and evil, making him a suitable follow-up to the Joker’s performance in the previous film. The only complaint I had was Bane’s voice. I couldn’t decide if I should shudder or laugh when I heard him. Plus he was a bit hard to understand at points. I was left guessing from time to time about what he actually said. But that aside, it was the best film I have seen in a long time and I highly recommend it.
I give “The Dark Knight Rises “a 4.8 out of 5