Category: Reviews

Reviews on books, movies, plays and products.

Movie Review- The Crafty Story of Poe- ‘The Raven’

April Barkley  WCB Movie Writer Studio- Relativity MediaDirector- James McTeigueStarring-John Cusack, Luke Evans, Alice Eve, Brendan Gleeson, Oliver Jackson-CohenRating- 3 out of 4 stars I saw a rather clever movie today with a clever plot and it was a smart murder-mystery thrill ride. And I saw a rather drunk John Cusack, playing Edgar Allen Poe in The…

Album Review – Train, “California 37”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer Train California 37 Released – April 13, 2012 Producer – Espionage, David Hodges, Diji Parq, Butch Walker, Gregg Wattenberg Label – Columbia, Sony Train has returned to mainstream radio with the release of their sixth studio album titled California 37. It was as recent as October of 2009 when Save Me,…

Movie Review- ‘The Avengers’- So, When’s the Sequel?

April Barkley  WCB Movie Writer Studio- Marvel Studios Director- Joss Whedon Starring- Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans,  Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth,  Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner,  Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson Rating- 3.5 out of 4 stars  Windy City Banner couldn’t have been more excited when Marvel’s The Avengers was released May 4th, and for good reason.…

Album Review – Bush, “Sea of Memories”

Megan Purazrang WCB Music Writer Bush Sea of Memories Released – September 13, 2011 Producer – Bob Rock Label – Zuma Rock Records Take a moment and go back to the well-known music of the ‘90s. This was the time when Nigel Pulsford, Robin Goodridge, Dave Parsons, and Gavin Rossdale all London born rockers, joined…

Shiloh Concert Review

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer ShilohDouble Door1572 North Milwaukee Ave., Chicago             It was around 9:00 P.M. when Shiloh hit the stage at Double Door 1572 North Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL. The band was larger than expected for their indie-rock, alternative sound. Once they got on stage and began playing it was immediately obvious that the six…

Album Review – Blink-182, “Neighborhoods”

Megan Purazrang WCB Music Writer Blink-182 Neighborhoods Released September 27, 2011 Producers – Mark Hoppus, Tom DeLonge, Travis Barker Label -DGC Records and Interscope Records A decent career path of a band displays growth and evolution. Reunited punk band Blink 182 is proof that successful bands can do this with the most recent release of…