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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...

"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...

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...

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