butlercountytimesgazette.com http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20121213/NEWS/121219500/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE butlercountytimesgazette.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:09:24 +0000 Album reviews: Recent & Recommended for April http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429701/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:13:02 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429701/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Life in a Blender, "We Already Have Birds That Sing" (Fang Records)
This NYC-based "chamber pop" band is aptly named: Their sound seems to blend vestiges of acts as diverse as Tom Waits, Cake, They Might Be Giants, Mojo Nixon and quite possibly Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. If that sounds like an odd mix, you're right -- but darned if it doesn't work, as both eclectic oddball [...]]]>
Album review: Hold Steady rocks sardonic on 'Teeth Dreams' http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429714/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:08:39 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140423/NEWS/140429714/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Costello: 'Agents of SHIELD' gets evil, team starts falling apart http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140423/ENTERTAINMENT/140429759/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:48:54 +0000 Jeremy Costello http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140423/ENTERTAINMENT/140429759/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE
After the chaos from "Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier," the agents were left on the run. Now, with the new episode "The Only Light in the Darkness," the group is falling apart at the seams. Agent May is having trouble regaining Agent Coulson's trust after lying to him three or four episodes ago [...]]]>
Movie review: ‘Transcendence’ is a smart sci-fi action film http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419626/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140418/NEWS/140419626/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE So, five years earlier, we meet brilliant scientist-researchers Will and [...]]]> The Farr Side: Shakira’s 10th album is poised to dominate the charts http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419321/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:11:31 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140417/NEWS/140419321/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The Colombian-born singer-songwriter is everywhere at the moment. You can find her all over the music charts, TV's "The Voice," and numerous commercials for products from teeth-whiteners, perfume and yogurt to Target stores.
Speaking of her prescription for success, she's about to take "Medicine" to the country music charts.
Is there anything this woman can't do? I'm guessing not. Her latest album, "Shakira," is [...]]]>
Movie review: Kinnear keeps faith-based 'Heaven Is For Real' grounded http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419431/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:30:09 +0000 By Dana Barbuto More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/NEWS/140419431/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE In adapting Nebraska pastor Todd Burpo's best-selling 2010 memoir, subtitled "A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back," Randall Wallace, who wrote "Braveheart" and directed "Secretariat," puts forth a [...]]]> Costello: 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' refocuses, shifts attention to different characters http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/ENTERTAINMENT/140419455/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:52:15 +0000 Jeremy Costello http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140416/ENTERTAINMENT/140419455/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE
Between what happened in "Captain America 2" and last week’s episode, so much had been going on that it was time for a breather to let the dust settle. This week’s episode, entitled ‘Providence,’ had our two now-split groups, one with the Hydra traitors and the other with our agents—who now are in a desperate [...]]]>
Movie review: ‘Draft Day’ will appeal to football fans and non-fans http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419995/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140411/NEWS/140419995/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE The title refers to the day that NFL teams pick their new recruits from [...]]]> Costello: 'Captain America 2' review (spoiler version) http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/ENTERTAINMENT/140409249/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 06:02:51 +0000 Jeremy Costello http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/ENTERTAINMENT/140409249/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE
Captain America and Black Widow find a secret base within Cap’s old army boot camp. They find a secret room with an elevator that leads down to an old bunker-looking basement that seemingly has been abandoned for decades.

In T-3, John Connor comes to the unsettling realization he is there in a similar bunker not to fight the machines, [...]]]>
Costello: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." blazes new trail of brilliance (spoilers) http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/ENTERTAINMENT/140409250/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:11:50 +0000 Jeremy Costello http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140409/ENTERTAINMENT/140409250/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE
Now Marvel is just showing off its brilliance.

After Hydra was revealed to have infiltrated every level of S.H.I.E.L.D. and concocted a plan that spanned 70-plus years in the new "Captain America 2" film, the television show "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." has begun the aftermath phase. Who can be trusted? How will S.H.I.E.L.D. [...]]]>
Trying to talk to the transcendent Johnny Depp http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409306/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 21:46:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409306/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Peter Chianca: Spinning into middle age on vinyl records http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409337/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Tue, 08 Apr 2014 12:17:57 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140408/NEWS/140409337/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE 1) It's at least a marginally more respectable hobby for a grown man than collecting comic books, which I begrudgingly gave up in the ninth grade, because I figured I would eventually want to date.
2) I'm convinced that in the case of an apocalyptic development that left the world without power, I could rig up some sort of makeshift device to play records using an old bicycle and a series of belts [...]]]>
Costello: 'Captain America 2' review (spoiler-free version) http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140406/ENTERTAINMENT/140409483/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Sun, 06 Apr 2014 16:22:18 +0000 Jeremy Costello http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140406/ENTERTAINMENT/140409483/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE
Relatively spoiler free

Marvel is in the difficult position of keeping its individual character stories focused and forward-moving while simultaneously expanding and crossing over with other films in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (which includes the TV show "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D").

With "Captain [...]]]>
Jude Law transforms for ‘Dom Hemingway’ role http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409570/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:24:22 +0000 http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409570/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE More Content Now
The last time Jude Law proved to be unrecognizable onscreen, it was a purely physical thing. It took quite a while to figure out that was Law underneath the strange makeup and weirder hairdo when he played the dour Karenin in "Anna Karenina." In his newest film, "Dom Hemingway," the unrecognizability factor revolves around the attitude and behavior of Law as the title character. He is simply, in British terminology, a rotter, a nasty piece of work who might [...]]]>
Kevin Costner gets introspective on ‘Draft Day’ http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409571/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 12:12:51 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409571/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Those of us in the press have seen different sides of him in person. On those days when he's done too many interviews in a row, he can be grumbly. If a really dumb question is asked, he can get feisty. Last week, in a Beverly Hills hotel, where he was discussing his new film "Draft [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Captain America’ sequel tops the original http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409723/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409723/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Movie review: ‘The Raid 2’ follows the greatness of ‘The Raid’ http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409993/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409993/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE What is a surprise is that this follow-up to the simply told and extremely violent original is so different in tone. No, not in the area of violence. In fact, the sequel ramps that part of it way up. There are fights in this film that involve [...]]]> Movie review: Don’t overlook ‘Jodorowsky’s Dune’ http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409994/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Fri, 04 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Ed Symkus More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140404/NEWS/140409994/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE David Lynch's 1984 adaptation was a bloated, confusing mess, and was [...]]]> Movie review: ‘Captain America’ sequel will leave you cold http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409912/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:01:00 +0000 By Al Alexander More Content Now http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140403/NEWS/140409912/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE Costello: Mind-blowing 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' episode sets up Captain America 2 nicely http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/ENTERTAINMENT/140409857/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE?rssfeed=true Wed, 02 Apr 2014 01:16:32 +0000 Jeremy Costello http://www.butlercountytimesgazette.com/article/20140402/ENTERTAINMENT/140409857/1011/ENTERTAINMENTLIFE
Whedon had been taking quite a while to follow his trail of breadcrumbs to something worthwhile (I never lost faith in the show, but I was starting to get impatient). But the newest, clevely-titled episode, 'End of the Beginning' shakes up a lot of what the audience might've thought it knew, makes its big reveal, and seems to have triggered a highly intense [...]]]>