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Slimy, yet unsatisfying: Tom + Chee disappoints

Bobby Shipman
August 24
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Before I begin my review, I’d like to point out that I am not your average cuisine connoisseur. I’m not really a food “connoisseur” at all. I am just your average, everyday foodie with a crunchy twist – I’m vegan. Despite my restrictions, I still have an insatiable appetite and desire to exp...

American Ultra delivers great acting, comedy chops

American Ultra delivers great acting, comedy chops

Gavin Gaddis
August 22
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If movies like Get Hard are the disease that is killing comedy, movies like American Ultra are the cure. Hollywood newcomer Nima Nourizadeh directs this dynamite script from Max Landis (“Chronicle”) which, on the surface, appears to be a simple re-tooling of the 2007 television show “Chuck....

Biopic says ‘Bye, Felicia’ to police brutality, censorship

Biopic says ‘Bye, Felicia’ to police brutality, censorship

Bobby Shipman
August 17
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“Straight Outta Compton” hammers together coarse planks of raw human endeavor and inspiring retaliation to construct its proverbial soapbox, from which it beckons viewers to exercise their freedom of expression and question America’s state of racial injustice. The biopic, directed by F. Gary G...

404, scary movie not found

Gavin Gaddis
August 16
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Watching 'Unfriended' is like spending an hour watching an idiot live-stream their desktop, except five other idiots die during the process. 'Unfriended' has a magnificent horror movie concept at its core, a scary movie for the 21st century: A girl is shamed into suicide. One year later six people...

New Spy Movie A Fun Ride

New Spy Movie A Fun Ride

Gavin Gaddis
August 16
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“The Man from U.N.C.L.E." in a nutshell: The Lone Ranger and Superman team up to save the world in a prequel to a television show of the same name, directed by Guy Ritchie, the man behind “Sherlock Holmes.” While the above sentence might sound like an elevator pitch for some depraved fa...

Spring Awakening ‘powerful, educational, moving’

Bradie Gray
April 28
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I remember very vividly being in the 7th grade and going through my older brother’s iTunes library on our family’s shared computer. Him being the “theatre nerd” he was - and still claims to be - he had the best Broadway soundtracks, everything from "The Music Man" to "Aida." This was where...

VIDEO: SGA debate addresses, ‘avoids’ campus issues

VIDEO: SGA debate addresses, ‘avoids’ campus issues

Rachel Christian
March 31
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  http://youtu.be/_IlCaTG5Fe0 Student Government Association presidential candidates took center stage at the USI Performance Center, Thursday, to answer questions from students and President Linda Bennett. Surrounded by a small audience of about 30 students, candidates Nehal Ninad, Alexa Bu...

Formulaic movie too similar to past horror flicks

Gavin Gaddis
March 25
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"The Lazarus Effect" centers around a small group of scientists who are developing the Lazarus drug, a compound that supposedly has the ability to jump start neural activity. This potentially allows surgeons to bring back a patient who has been clinically dead for several minutes. While an interesting...

Business students take first place in dual-country competition

USI Shield Staff
March 18
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A team of students from the USI’s Romain College of Business placed first for their presentation in the Alberta Not-for-Profit Case Competition. Brian Ensor, Kyle Hoeing, Zach Mathis and Cole Schafer made up one of nine business school teams from Canada and the U.S. invited to compete. This was...

Kendrick raises Lam-bar

Kendrick raises Lam-bar

Armon Siadat
March 18
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There has never been an album released with more perfect timing than Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore studio album “To Pimp a Butterfly.” The follow-up to his groundbreaking debut album focuses less on his own narrative and the world he lived in and more on a wider, worldlier vision. Released amid...

Cinderella: Disney remake lacks magic

Cinderella: Disney remake lacks magic

Gavin Gaddis
March 18
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Cinderella is long but… harmless. In an effort to keep up with a post-Frozen world of Disney films, a modern era where two people can’t marry after fifteen minutes of conversation, Cinderella shifts focus off of the titular character. This update to the Disney animated film re-frames the story t...

LP release lessens hype

LP release lessens hype

Louis Haury
March 4
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Dark Sky Paradise is the newest project by the G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Big Sean. Sean has a lot to offer the rap game with his unique rhyme pattern/flow, creative punch lines, all around style, and the fact that his mentor is Kanye West - but his studio albums lack an overarching theme. This is n...

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