Category: Features

Posted on: October 4, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 2

Anberlin Interview (Conducted By Jam Shawna)

Interview with Anberlin singer Stephen Christian How are you doing? Doing wonderful. I’m here in San Antonio, Texas on our New Surrender headlining tour. What’s the meaning behind the new album name? Well, New Surrender for me was more of like a motivational speech in two words as best as I could. What it is basically for me is that I think that in everyone’s life there is something that’s…

Posted on: October 2, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

The All-American Rejects – “Gives You Hell”

As someone who has kept up with the band since the days of “Swing Swing”, the intro to this song leaves me shocked that I am hearing The All-American Rejects. The opening and bouncy beat definitely channel Smash Mouth, when upon further research I discovered this song was produced by Eric Valentine, who also produced some Smash Mouth singles.

Posted on: September 30, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Brothers In Arms: Hell’s Highway (PS3)

Hell’s Highway is the third of the Brothers in Arms series, and it saw a release on the PS3, the Xbox 360 and the PC. This time out, the Playstation 3 version of Hell’s Highway will be reviewed. Regardless of the console through which the player enters into “Hell’s Highway”, the storyline is the same. Based off a real World War II offensive (Operation Market Garden, where the Allies attempted…

Posted on: September 30, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 1

My Secret World (DS)

When the Nintendo DS first came out, it seemed like the number of different games were pitifully few, and the number of those games that broke free of the narrow genre confines of the early library were even fewer. Imagine (and Ubisoft generally) have been wondrous in actually expanding the palette of the DS, and making it into a console that is more attractive at this point than a PSP.…

Posted on: September 28, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Glenn Beck: Unelectable (DVD)

Most viewers of Unelectable will know Glenn Beck as being one of the only conservative forces on CNN Headline News, but chances are good that they do not know that Beck conducts a one-person stage show. This stage show is what is ultimately captured on ”Unelectable”, and this DVD is integral to understand the funny side of Beck. The stage show is largely stand-up based, pointing out foibles in political…

Posted on: September 28, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Little Fish (Cast Recording) (CD)

While the original engagement of Little Fish only ran for a little over three weeks (February 15th to March 9th, 2003), the impact that Michael John LaChiusa’s music had on all lucky enough to familiarize themselves with it cannot be understated. This was first seen in the musical’s second life, where it enjoyed over a month of performances in 2007 at The Blank Theatre (Los Angeles). The musical’s cast recording,…

Posted on: September 27, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

TNA Impact (Playstation 3)

It has been quite a few years since there has been a challenger to the WWE series of games on the current generation of video game consoles. Midway and TNA wrestling have stepped up to create a contender that goes beyond the Backyard Wrestling and the Fire Pro Wrestling series, and in many ways, TNA Impact surpasses the Smackdown Vs. Raw series. The cast of characters – aside from some…

Posted on: September 25, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

OST: Mamma Mia! (CD)

Mamma Mia! was one of the biggest hits of the summer movie season, and as of right now, the box it brought in far surpassed any other musical released. It is not surprising that Decca chose to release a soundtrack of the film, then. All of listeners’ favorite ABBA tracks are here, be they “The Winner Takes It All”, “The Name of the Game”, “Super Trouper”, or even “Dancing Queen”.…

Posted on: September 23, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 3

Kenny Lattimore – Timeless (CD)

Kenny Lattimore is an individual that, while not gaining the same commercial success of some of eir colleagues, has cultivated a rapid fan base over the last twenty years. “Timeless” is the disc that is poised to bring Lattimore’s soul-filled stylings into the mainstream, something that is first provided to listeners during the disc’s introductory track, “Something”. Of course, tracks like “And I Love Her” (The Beatles), “Ain’t No Way”…

Posted on: September 22, 2008 Posted by: James McQuiston Comments: 0

Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)

Infinite Undiscovery is the latest RPG release by Square-Enix, being released on the Xbox 360 platform, coming out at the beginning of September in the United States. Perhaps the best addition to the traditional PRG game play would have to be the real-time nature of the game. Where there seems to be a sort of “pause” present in a number of RPGs when an individual goes into the start menu…