Daily Archives: November 29, 2010

All Day (Girl Talk) – ☆☆☆☆ out of 5 stars

As Printed in The Lumberjack on Dec. 2, 2010

by Gary Sundt

Girl Talk, aka Greg Gillis, is a DJ, which means his credibility as an artist is immediately called into question. Putting it simply, he mixes several songs together. However, his individual and innate instincts to mix and remix these very specific samples of music into entirely new and cohesive tracks is undeniably impressive, and All Day, his latest album, is an illustration of this skill. All Day has an expansive feel, as though creating an overview of the American pop music scene, while creating a danceable club mash-up of popular culture and Top 40 hits, featuring no less than Lady Gaga, Dr. Dre, The Jackson 5, Kesha, and John Lennon. Continue reading

Tangled – ☆☆☆1/2 out of 5 stars

Rapunzel (voiced by Mandy Moore) looks sternly at hair-bound Flynn Rider (Zackary Levi) in Tangled. (Photo courtesy of bsckids.com)

As Printed in The Lumberjack on Dec. 2, 2010

by Gary Sundt

In my four years as movie critic, I have never actually reviewed an animated children’s film with children in tow. This past Thanksgiving break afforded me this previously unattained experience, the children in being my two cousins, Sydney and Ellie, who are 3 and 2 respectively. On the way to the theater, my uncle asked the girls what we were going to see, and they excitedly screamed, “Rapunzel!” Continue reading