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"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...

‘Believe’ is more bad Bieber

Patrick Duggan, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2013

The last time I listened to Justin Bieber, he was the newly discovered 15-year-old YouTube phenomenon, well on his way to making both millions of dollars and millions of 12-year-old hearts melt with his bouncy pop dance tune,...

Vexavoid: Portal’s brutal CD vexes fans

Patrick Duggan, News Director

April 2, 2013

Australian metal outfit Portal’s latest otherworldly bone-crusher, Vexovoid, is the perfect record for any metal-junkie looking to have their ear drums plunged. Despite its flaws, Vexovoid is without a doubt the tastiest piece...

Zero Dark Thirty: A thrilling yet chilling ride

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

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

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

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...

Yo gusta La Tengo

February 15, 2013

Indie rock veterans Yo La Tengo have been churning out noisy guitar rock since 1986. Fade, their 13th album, came like a welcome treat from a pastry chef who’s been baking yummy sweets for years. Like its bright album artwork...

LONG.LIVE.A$AP: Trash this CD A$AP

Jake Lunsford, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2013

LONG.LIVE.A$AP may be the headstone to mark the grave of Rocky’s career as a rapper. A$AP Rocky proclaimed his potential late in 2011 with his mixtape Live. Love. A$AP. I was enticed by the mixtape, particularly his single,...

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

Sophoe Byvik, Editor-in-Cheif

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

Ryan Perry, Staff Reporter

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

Jordyn Elliot, Associate Director

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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