The Sundial

Take Action Tour spreads awareness through music

Sam Leon

March 3, 2010

A packed House of Blues buzzed with electricity last Sunday night Feb. 21, where the Take Action Tour was taking place. While most everyone was attending to see the bands, they also helped a good cause simply by buying a ticket since Take Action donates 10% of ticket sales to non-profit organizations. Once the concert got under way, Stereo S...

Gentlemen Broncos, you really are no Napoleon Dynamite

Sam Leon

November 10, 2009

Jared and Jerusha Hess, the team that brought us Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre, are back with another quirky comedy. This one, however, is sans the lovable characters and dry humor that won our hearts over five years ago with Napoleon Dynamite. Benjamin Purvis, the protagonist in Gentlemen Broncos,...

‘Couples Retreat’ fails to live up to hype, potential

Sam Leon

October 15, 2009

Couples Retreat features one of the best movie cast of this summer or fall season, and the payoff is a healthy share of laughs. Unfortunately, an unfocused plot prevents it from living up to it’s potential hilarity. The problem is not the acting. Jason Bateman (Jason) and Kristen Bell (Cynthia)...

‘Brand new eyes’ gives new hope to Paramore

Sam Leon

October 1, 2009

The members of Paramore almost didn’t make it to their third album. In 2008, they cancelled their European tour due to internal band issues, and recording sessions in their hometown of Franklin, Tenn. were not going smoothly. Luckily for us, Paramore headed out to Calabasas, Calif. to work with...

Celebrities Unfairly Target Kanye West. It’s Time They Get Their Perspective In Check

Sam Leon

September 21, 2009

When Kanye West took the mic from Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) and proclaimed that Beyonce had one of the best music videos of all time, I was convinced that it was another MTV scripted “reality” moment. That’s when celebrities started tweeting about the incident. Pink said,...

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