Articles tagged: HALFTIME


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A Case for the Classics: Singin’ in the Rain

There is no disputing that musical films are hard to pull off. If you’re not careful, you might end up with Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried singing live for two... Read more

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Academy Awards LXXXVIII: An Oscars Sporting Event

Veteran leading man Leonardo DiCaprio finally brought home the gold from Academy Awards LXXXVIII Sunday night at the Dolby Theater to join “The Revenant” teammate Alejandro Iñarritu on the big... Read more

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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/29

Congrats to Leo for finally getting his Oscar, but now that award season is over, we can finally focus on what’s important: binging season 4 of House of Cards. Here is... Read more

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Girls Season Five Begins with a Question Mark

The finale of season four of HBO’s Girls left a series of massive, mostly optimistic cliffhangers. Marnie’s engagement, Shoshanna’s decision to move to Japan, and Hannah’s new relationship all seem... Read more

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Harper Lee’s Legacy: How We Can Still Learn from To Kill a Mockingbird

When Harper Lee passed away last Friday, the world lost the author of one of the most beloved novels of the 20th century. Lee’s masterpiece, To Kill A Mockingbird, is... Read more

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Sex, Drugs, and Rock ‘N’ Roll: HBO’s Vinyl off to an Exciting Start

“So this is my story. Clouded by lost brain cells, self-aggrandizement, and maybe a little bit of bullshit,” Richie Fenestra gruffly narrates in one of the opening scenes of Vinyl,... Read more

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Serenity, Charm, and Cover Songs: Alessia Cara at the Lincoln Theater

Alessia Cara finished the US leg of her Know-It-All tour on Saturday in DC. Delayed because of Snowzilla 2016, the show took place in U Street’s Lincoln Theater, a much... Read more

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The Weekly List: I Dream of Dream Pop

Dream Pop is in its own little subcategory of music. Loosely stemming from the 1980s New Wave movement, somewhere between The Cocteau Twins and Depeche Mode, it is, simply put,... Read more

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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/22

With the weather finally starting to warm up, this is the week to go out. Go to a concert, see a play, do something else. We don’t care what it... Read more

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Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, and the Album of the Year

Earlier this week, Taylor Swift’s 1989 won the Grammy for Album of the Year over Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly. In her acceptance speech, Swift said the following: “As... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: When Harry Met Sally…

Just in time to revel in our singleness on Valentine’s Day, my roommate and I watched Rob Reiner’s 1989 rom-com for the ages When Harry Met Sally… and subsequently developed... Read more

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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/15

We here at Halftime would like to formally apologize for announcing the release of Kanye West’s new album in last week’s Halftime Report. It was foolish of us to take... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: Breakfast at Tiffany’s

“And I said, what about Breakfast at Tiffany’s?” goes the song by Deep Blue Something. Well, what about it? Do you remember the film? Most people, even if they haven’t... Read more

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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/8

Football season may be over, but there is still plenty of entertainment to go around (plus we all get a nice reprieve from hearing Joe Buck’s voice). Here’s what you... Read more

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Attack of the Drones: Muse Live at the Verizon Center

When it comes to a five star rock concert, look no further than Muse. Their tour for their latest album, Drones, is proof that things get better with age. Muse... Read more

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“Grease Live!”: Burning Up the Quarter Mile

“Grease” is a fantastic, beloved musical, with an abundance of upbeat show tunes and a plot that adolescents can relate to. Following in the footsteps of NBC’s “The Sound of... Read more

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He Might Be Jesus: Matt Corby at Black Cat

Sometimes the magic and energy of live music can result in an experience that cannot be described as anything but spiritual. The Matt Corby concert on 1/31 at the Black... Read more

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A Case for the Classics: Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

After a lukewarm response to the shockingly dark Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg went back to the drawing board for the conclusion of... Read more

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The Weekly List: You Have Distracted From My Creative Process

Something happened on Twitter last week, but we’re not going to bother with that here. Kanye West recently announced that his seventh album, entitled Waves (formerly So Help Me God... Read more

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The Halftime Report: Week of 2/1

Another week, another Halftime Report. The new entertainment never stops, and neither do we. Here’s what you have to look forward to this week. Album Releases: This Is Acting –... Read more