Ben Stiller reprises his role as a former model in a throwaway but amusing sequel
Pearl Jam Light Years(Epic)
Pearl Jam have come to occupy the corner of the American rock heartland that was R.E.M's before that group found the need to leaven the strictures of their collective conscience now and again with irony and the trappings of fame. Dependably decent and earnest, the only thing that's changed about them in ten years is their records no longer sound as overbearingly pained as they actually are. Which is obviously a good thing. The specifics of what 'Light Years' is about - the death of a friend, apparently - get subsumed into the song's plangent distillation of regret, thereby rendering it perversely uplifting, a trick only the most accomplished and sincere bands can execute with anything approaching conviction.
It’s not quite the superhero film revolution we were promised, but it sure as hell is entertaining
Zachary Cole Smith has overcome a multitude of problems to make this intensely powerful album
Just as ridiculous as the 1991 original, but in all the wrong ways
The 'Oscar-bait' drama fails to fully translate the emotional weight from page to screen