The Falconer

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...

‘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...

"Red": Fourth album sells Swiftly

Maddie Lemelin, Features/Arts Director

January 4, 2013

“YES!! FINALLY!!” I screamed, when Taylor Swift’s new album, Red, hit stores on Oct 22. And, yes, the album is spectacular. T-Swift maintains the “I hate you, you loser!” aspect to her break-up songs, and it’s perfectl...

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