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‘Riddick’: Substance sacrificed for showy style

September 19, 2013

After nine years, Vin Diesel returns as the title character in Riddick, the third installment in writer and director David Twohy’s franchise. If you like testosterone-driven, male-targeted sci-fi action, Riddick holds up pretty...

A ‘Twilight’ rehash, ‘Host’ offers muddled characters, plot, acting

April 30, 2013

If you’re looking for a plot-less version of the Twilight franchise with more visual effects that’s set in a post-apocalyptic society, then you should go see Stephanie Meyer’s latest book-to-film gem The Host. But really,...

Tyler triumphs on new album

April 30, 2013

A lot of people hate Tyler, the Creator. The soccer moms, suburban churchgoers, and sensitive hipsters hate his attitude and his satirical sarcasm. They hate his vulgar language, his violent imagery, and the sound of his voice....

7 bands you need to know

April 2, 2013

Even in the digital age, finding good music can be a Herculean task. One has to sort through all of the B-grade, “underground” rappers, the poor-quality demos of aspiring country stars, and the horrible singles of rising pop...

Zero Dark Thirty: A thrilling yet chilling ride

February 15, 2013

I walked into the theatre expecting Zero Dark Thirty to live up to the hype, but it exceeded all praise. The movie grabbed my attention from the very beginning and kept me at the edge of my seat until the moment it ended. Zero...

Movie 43: Not even 43% of a movie

February 15, 2013

Going into the comedy, Movie 43, I had the same mindset that I had during my initial viewing of Ted: the movie will have a good cast, but will also have a thin plot filled with objectionable content. The difference here is that...

‘The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey’: Bilbo Baggins of bag end and jazz

January 11, 2013

Bilbo Baggins was going on an adventure. I was coming home. Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first of three movies chronicling J. R. R. Tolkien’s prequel to the Lord of the Rings saga, isn’t a perf...

"Django Unchained": Daring, ground-breaking film jangles raw nerves

January 11, 2013

I typically enjoy action thrillers, but I have limits when a movie is filled with excessive bad language and enough blood to keep Red Cross in business for years. Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, Django Unchained, defiantly...

Les Mis: Epic story brings tears

January 11, 2013

I have been a sucker for musicals since my family took me to New York at age five, and I saw my first Broadway performance of Beauty and the Beast. So, when I heard that Victor Hugo’s classic novel, Les Miserables, was bein...

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