Las Vegas Critics

Robert Downey, Jr. as Tony Stark in Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2

Iron Man 2 starts up just about exactly where the original film left off – though from a slightly different perspective – and then the story jumps six months ahead into a world where Tony Stark has resolved the world’s conflicts as Iron Man.

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Alexx Calise

Alexx Calise - In Avanti

In Avanti is the second solo album from singer-songwriter Alexx Calise and Alexx herself forwarded us a copy of the album to review. Her music has elements of pop, rock, angst, electronica and heartbreak, but the prominent feature is definitely rock. Alexx is originally from Florida, but she has relocated to Los Angeles to (presumably) focus more directly on her music career.

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UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall

UNKLE - Where Did The Night Fall

Where Did The Night Fall shows a brand new side of UNKLE. From the very beginning, James Lavelle has been working with artists from different genres to create a unique style of music, but this time it seems like the people that he’s chosen to collaborate with have significantly influenced the sound in a new direction.

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Courtney Love is now Courtney Michelle

Hole - Nobody's Daughter

After almost twelve years, Hole has released another studio album. Except it’s not exactly Hole anymore. Co-creator Eric Erlandson was not involved with the project and Courtney Love is dead.

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Sam Worthington in Clash of the Titans

Clash of the Titans (2010)

Clash of the Titans is a remake of the 1981 film of the same name. It’s been decades since I’ve seen that film, but I remember it fondly and – even though the effects probably look extremely dated by current standards – I’m sure it would still hold up.

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Kick-Ass and Hit Girl

Kick-Ass

Kick-Ass. It’s an awkwardly-titled film. And it seems to be a movie without a target demographic. The trailer makes it seem like a comic book movie for kids, but the R rating implies that maybe it’s not for kids. (I can tell you right now: it’s not for kids, but it was a comic book.

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Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser of MGMT

MGMT - Congratulations

The Brooklyn duo, MGMT, started playing music together in college (the rumor is they were never trying to start a band) then quickly scored a spot on tour supporting Of Montreal and a deal with Columbia Records.

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Kidd Russell - Backyard Heroes

Kidd Russell - Backyard Heroes

Backyard Heroes is a full-length album from Kidd Russell, a college football player that has started making hip-hop influenced alternative music. His Facebook page says: Kidd Russell sounds like the midwest, fall leaves, flannels, hoodies, love, football, Friday Night Lights, snowy mornings, wine on a summer night, friends and hard times.

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New Zealand lamb chops at The Grape

The Grape

The Grape is a wine bar, bistro and wine shop located directly across from the Rave movie theater in Town Square. This might – to someone that lives fairly close to Town Square with a love for both movies and wine – seem like an ideal location for a wine bar.

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Christopher Bridges is Ludacris

Ludacris - Battle of the Sexes

Battle of the Sexes, the seventh full-length from southern rapper Ludacris, is roughly on the same level as his last release, but Theater of the Mind was actually a step down from anything that had come before and, coincidentally, was his first album without a platinum certification. The original premise for Battle of the Sexes, obviously, was supposed to be guys vs.

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