The Grey

(R) ★★★☆☆

This film stars Liam Neeson as a heartbroken loner named John Ottway, on the verge of suicide as his plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness. Ottway and his surviving fellow refinery workers must brave horrible conditions and a hungry pack of wolves on their trail. The film takes some time to let its characters ruminate on their circumstances, a nice touch, and the scenery is mostly real, shot on location in gorgeous northern British Columbia. A solid January surprise.

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Kid Rock

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Kid Rock

By Jack Halloween

At the ripe old age of 41, Kid Rock is leaving his hard-rock roots in favor of a Southern rock/county sound. And on this night, it worked: The sometimes-rapper had the audience singing and dancing to hit after hit. Hinting that he has no plans of slowing down, Rock covered the John Eddie song “Forty” and emphasized these lyrics: Well, I guess I’m fucking 40/but Bruce Springsteen is 62/and The Stones are almost dead.