Author: Drew

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 8: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

As with a full-fledged horror movie, a horror-based comedy doesn’t quite need to reinvent the wheel. It merely needs to appeal to...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Days 6 & 7: Night of the Living Dead // Dawn of the Dead

First things first: I apologize deeply to the ten or so horror-starved souls out there who went unfulfilled yesterday. It won’t...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 5: Them

Against all odds, it seems as though modern-day French horror has a keen grip on what is truly frightening. It can be intense —...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 4: Night of the Demons

As I sit down to sell you on Kevin Tenney’s little-respected Night of the Demons, I find it important to reiterate once again that...

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Spin Cycle: Mumford & Sons, Babel

Scottish hitmakers Mumford & Sons are back with another agreeable, hooky collection of stomping folk-rock. How does "Babel" stack up...

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 3: The Descent

For the third day of Halloween, we take a look at crippling fear and claustrophobia in Neil Marshall's UK nail-biter "The Descent"....

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The 31 Days of Halloween, Day 2: The Night of the Hunter

For the second of Popblerd's 31 Days of Halloween, we look at Charles Laughton's "Night of the Hunter", a Gothic, deep-south potboiler...

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The 31 Days of Halloween: May

Popblerd's countdown of 31 great Halloween movies kicks off with Lucky McKee's twisted, bloody character study "May."...

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Spin Cycle: Band of Horses, Mirage Rock

Band of Horses reign it in and craft a harmonic homage to 70s AM radio on fourth album "Mirage Rock"...

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Spin Cycle: The Avett Brothers, The Carpenter

    In the realm of swaying, stomping, harmonic pop-folk, The Avett Brothers stand only in the shadow of Mumford & Sons,...

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Spin Cycle: Alanis Morissette, Havoc and Bright Lights

Alanis Morissette is back with "Havoc and Bright Lights", her first release since 2008's "So-Called Chaos". Popblerd has the review!...

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The Viewfinder: Ben Folds Five, “Do It Anyway”

Ben Folds Five has released the first video from their new record, "The Sound of the Life of the Mind", and "Do It Anyway" features...

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Spin Cycle: Easy Star All-Stars, Easy Star’s Thrillah

After tackling Radiohead, Pink Floyd, and Beatles records, Easy Star All-Stars give the King of Pop the reggae royalty treatment with Easy...

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The Singles Bar: Bleu, “It’s Not Over (‘Til it’s Over and Done)”

Two Popblerd favorites, Bleu and David Mead, team up for a wonky, catchy new track; check out "It's Not Over ('Til it's Over and Done)"!...

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Pass the Popcorn: The Dark Knight Rises

Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy has drawn to a close with "The Dark Knight Rises". How does it fare next to 2008's titanic "The Dark...

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The Singles Bar: The Avett Brothers, “Live and Die”

The Avett Brothers are back! Get your Friday folk on with "Live And Die."...

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The Popblerd Halftime Show: Drew’s Best of 2012 So Far

James Mercer and The Shins have created one of 2012's best albums, according to Drew. Who else made his list? Read on to find out......

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The Viewfinder: Soul Khan feat. Akie Bermiss, “Wellstone”

The title track from bespectacled, gruff underground rhymer Soul Khan’s  Wellstone EP now has an accompanying video; Khan plays...

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The Singles Bar: Soul Khan, “Soulstice 4″

Brooklyn-based underground emcee, Brown Bag All-Star, and vaunted ex-battle rapper Soul Khan has released the latest in his deeply...