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A few (thousand) words about my favorite band… METALLICA

A few (thousand) words about my favorite band… METALLICA

Charlie Crane, Music Critic

June 5, 2017


Filed under Music

DISCLAIMER: Even though I issued a survey asking you to suggest a band for my next article (with the Beatles getting the overwhelming responses), my co-writers at QV Ink--as well as Mr. Forrest--persuaded me to simply write about what bands I genuinely knew a lot about, instead of researching bands th...

Drew Reviews Kong: Skull Island

Drew Reviews Kong: Skull Island

Drew Huddleston, Featured Critic

April 11, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

Against the flaming red sun rises the silhouette of a massive ape as group of helicopters cruise towards it. The muscular gun-holding soldiers gape in horror, as the beast’s shadow is cast over them. “Oh my god!” “What the h*** is that?!” “Somebody talk to me.” “I’m freaking ou...

Drew Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Drew Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (2017)

Drew Huddleston, Film Critic

March 21, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

2017’s Beauty and the Beast gives a new flare to the tale as old as time, reminding us why we loved the original, and taking our breaths away with its strong visual style.

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Drew Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Drew Reviews: Beauty and the Beast (1991)

Drew Huddleston, Film Critic

March 21, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

“Come into the light” the fair girl says to the large figure, obscured in the darkness of the castle's dungeon. She gasps and takes an appalled step back when she see’s what emerges from the shadows. Beauty and the Beast is a tale as old as time about a prince trapped inside the body of a monster (Robby Benso...

Rock History 101 Lesson Two: Nirvana

Rock History 101 Lesson Two: Nirvana

Charlie Crane, Music Critic

March 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

Nirvana’s music may have been quite simple in terms of technicality, but that’s one of the reasons they’re considered legends: the way they make incredible music with just a few power chords.

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Drew picks your 89th Annual Academy Award Winners!

Drew picks your 89th Annual Academy Award Winners!

Drew Huddleston, Oracle of Hollywood

February 23, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

As the 89th Academy Awards approach, stars across the globe start shopping for elegant gowns, looking for the perfect bowties, and writing acceptance speeches. The purpose is to honor the best and brightest of Hollywood in one glamorous night. This year, the powerhouse musical La La Land received 14 nominat...

Drew Reviews Fences

Drew Reviews Fences

Drew Huddleston, Film Critic

February 23, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

... it is really boring.

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Drew’s Oscar Week Thoughts: Music in the Movies

Drew’s Oscar Week Thoughts: Music in the Movies

Drew Huddleston, Film Critic

February 23, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase, Video

For Oscar week, film connoisseur Drew Huddleston analyzes the power of music in the movies.

Lion Pounces into Academy Award Season

Lion Pounces into Academy Award Season

Drew Huddleston, Critic

February 14, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

Upon the rough wood of a bench, with its dried paint peeling away lies five-year-old Saroo (Sunny Pawar). His brother, Guddu, is looking for work and has left him snoozing on a train station bench. Saroo’s eyes open, and he props up. His large eyes twinkle with helplessness and curiosity. “Guddu?” ...

Rock History 101 with Charlie: Lesson One – Zeppelin

Rock History 101 with Charlie: Lesson One – Zeppelin

Charlie Crane, Music Critic

February 13, 2017


Filed under Music, Showcase

If you only get the chance to listen to one band for the rest of your life, make it Zeppelin.

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Hidden Figures: a movie that can’t hide its shortcomings

Hidden Figures: a movie that can’t hide its shortcomings

Drew Huddleston, Critic

February 1, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

The film opens with young Katherine G. Johnson, who will later grow up to become a brilliant mathematician at NASA, sitting on a bench while she is awarded with a full scholarship to college. Everything is colored very brown, like the opening to Victor Fleming's The Wizard of Oz. She names all of the...

Counting down the top 10 most anticipated movies of 2017

Counting down the top 10 most anticipated movies of 2017

Drew Huddleston, Writer

January 9, 2017


Filed under Movies, Showcase

I’m pumped, and you should be as well. Here are my most anticipated movies of 2017...

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