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‘Riddick’: Substance sacrificed for showy style

Ryan Perry, Entertainment Director

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...

‘The Spectacular Now’: Indie drama wins hearts

September 19, 2013

Despite the classic bad-boy-falls-for-good-girl plot, The Spectacular Now is not a cliché. Based on a novel by Tim Tharp, the movie presents a well-crafted, raw, and honest story that follows Sutter Keely (Miles Teller) and Aimee...

The ‘Evil Dead’ deserves burial

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

A horror movie that doesn’t follow the “quick fix before Halloween” cliché could be either really good or really bad. Unfortunately, Evil Dead, a re-imagining of the 1981 cult horror classic of the same name, is painfully...

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

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

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,...

‘Gears of War: Judgment’ faster, bloodier, and better than the rest

Josh Henry, Design Editor

April 30, 2013

The always magical Gears of War franchise returns with gore and violence galore. Judgment is the prequel to the first three Gears of War games, but it offers an entirely new spin on the series, taking the slow gameplay to a faster,...

Bowie boisterously bounces back after heart attack

Michelle Daniek, Staff Reporter

April 30, 2013

David Bowie’s iconic music and performance on stage need no introduction. Best known for his 1972 revolutionary album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, and his flashy, vivid getups, he has been...

Tyler triumphs on new album

Patrick Duggan, News Director

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

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

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...

Political thriller becomes entangled in its own manipulative machinations

Sophie Byvik, Editor-in-Chief

April 2, 2013

Is it good? Yes. Could it be better? Probably. Does it really need to be? Probably not. Like its protagonist Frank Underwood, House of Cards, a first foray into Netflix-produced programming, is unashamedly itself. Its premise...

"Crysis 3" – Long on style, short on substance

Josh Henry, Design Editor

April 2, 2013

The Prophet has returned, but he’s not offering a religious experience. In Crysis 3, the latest installment in the EA games first-person-shooter series, the main character, Prophet, and his high-powered suit of armor are back...

"21 and Over" – Bro-love comedy romps through cliches

Fiona McCarthy, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

Going into a movie like 21 And Over, remember that you get what you expect. Bawdy, booze-filled comedies like this one shouldn’t be compared to Oscar-winning pictures, so the standard has to be how well it pulls off being bawdy...

"Oz: The Great and Powerful" – Few twists, fine fun

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

You probably heard the witches tell their side of the tale in Wicked, but did you ever wonder how the wizard ended up in Oz? Director Sam Raimi’s return to L. Frank Baum’s magical land shows just how the man behind the curtain...

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