When Seth MacFarlane decided to mash up a spaghetti western with an off-color comedy, he must’ve known the comparisons to “Blazing Saddles” would follow, as surely as his runaway animated smash “Family Guy” will forever be held up against “The Simpsons.” MacFarlane, like Mel Brooks, takes a strong hand in his movies — in “A […]
Alone among the major comic book film franchises, the X-Men flicks have been able to navigate seven films now without pressing the “reboot” button on any of its major characters. Think of the redundancy of the new Spider-Man films, the cringeworthy Bana-to-Norton-to-Ruffalo saga of the Hulk. Meanwhile, you still have Patrick Stewart as Charles Xavier, […]
Those starving for fresh, homegrown music should have a taste of Touchy Touchy. The Augusta natives have been picking up speed — and fans — with their energetic garage rock since forming just over six months ago. Touchy Touchy’s heavy but nuanced sound has landed them gigs this past winter alongside such acts as Futurebirds […]
The last time we saw Godzilla, 16 years ago, he was a fleet, raptoresque creature arriving in New York for no real reason other than to re-enact “Jurassic Park” in Madison Square Garden. The movie was, in a word, gawdawful, a paint-by-numbers hack job that, if you get high enough on a rainy Sunday to […]
Congratulations to Richard Christian on winning the tickets to the Widespread Panic concert at the James Brown Arena on June 11!
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They may be from Concord, North Carolina, but the Avett Brothers are an Augusta favorite since their earliest days playing Stillwater Taproom. Tickets for the Papa Joe’s Banjobeque at Evans Towne Center Park have quickly disappeared since the brothers announced they’d be headlining on Friday, May 23. And it’s no wonder people love them and […]
Someday, sooner than its producers would like, “The Other Woman” will appear on video and on Netflix, where some clerk will dutifully file it under the romantic comedy section, when it is in fact neither. But wait, you say. It has Cameron Diaz and Leslie Mann and Kate Upton laughing on its poster — why, […]
No one who sees “Bears,” Disneynature’s latest horror film disguised as a wilderness documentary, will ever want to be a bear. Bears spend their entire day — yea, their entire year — simply trying not to starve, or to become a meal for another animal (a larger, hungrier bear, quite likely). They wake up encased […]