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Scorsese gets creepy in Shutter Island

Many have compared Martin Scorsese’s current predilection for casting Leonardo DiCaprio in his films to his previous collaborations with Robert De Niro. Scorsese and De Niro’s collaborations &-&- Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and the underrated King of Comedy &-&- were essentially character studies; portraits of a single person whom De Niro portrayed with varying degrees of psychosis. Yet there is a marked difference between those older films and Scorsese’s new work with DiCaprio, including Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and the duo’s latest, Shutter Island.

Wild Beasts create a rich, darker effort with Two Dancers

Wild Beasts, a British band signed to Domino, has been getting a lot of buzz lately about its recent album Two Dancers, especially for its two singers’ distinctive and trained voices: Hayden Thorpe’s falsetto and Tom Fleming’s tenor. They played a show at the Great Scott in Allston last night, and The MUSE had the chance to ask the drummer, Chris Talbot, a few questions via email.

Catching up with The Antlers

Brooklyn-based band The Antlers has been supporting its most recent release Hospice internationally for the past year.The MUSE recently caught up with front man Peter Silberman to discuss his success in the last year.

Here, kitty kitty

You’ve got to be kidding me. I am writing an essay on that same
thing for CollegeHumor,” said Streeter Seidell, Executive Editor and Writer for CollegeHumor Media, in an email.

Trash talk

Sidewalk, sidewalk, sidewalk,” Peter Henly repeated, as he pointed out the origin of his cushions, dining chairs and kitchen table. “I’ve dumpstered food, clothes and furniture,” he said. “People throw a lot of good stuff away. You’d be surprised.”