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MW3: Michael Bay's wet dream

Roberto Campos

November 16, 2011


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Before the power went of last week, I was walking around my apartment complex and people's eyes were glued to their TV screens. They weren't watching the latest Teen Mom or those other ridiculous reality TV shows, they were all playing the new Call of Duty game. Rarely does a single thing pull a colleg...

'Rent' will light your candle

Ryan Howe

November 16, 2011


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It may only be November but in USI’s Mallette Studio Theatre Christmas Eve came early. For approximately one hundred sixty five minutes I sat captivated as a year in the life of Eric Altheide’s cast of "Rent" unfolded before my eyes. As ashamed as I am to admit it, prior to witnessing this producti...

10/10 BATMAN

Roberto Campos

November 1, 2011


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Somewhere between flying through a city dressed like a bat and putting thugs in their place I had to tell myself I wasn’t Batman and go to class. Batman: Arkham City, the highly anticipated sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, allows you to live out all your Batman fantasies through an amazing narrative th...

'Submarine:" coming-of-age tale

Ryan Howe

November 1, 2011


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If I have any bit of clout at this school, and I like to think I do, then I want to use my efforts as film critic to bring awareness to the smaller films nobody has heard of that is worth your time. There’s no point in me being the 100th person to tell you that “Real Steel” and “Paranormal Activity...

'Contagion' makes us think what-if

Ryan Howe

September 13, 2011


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The new film “Contagion” made me feel icky. We humans are a disgusting race. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Contagion” is a sprawling epic that shows the global outbreak of an initially unknown lethal disease from several points of view around the globe. Read More »...

Primus: 'Green Naughahyde' first album in 11 years

Jake Bethel

September 13, 2011


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The band that composed the theme music for TV's "South Park" and took funk to a whole new (and weird) level is back with their seventh studio album "Green Naugahyde."      After 11 years of side projects galore and a line-up change, California based outfit Primus released new material on Sept. 13. ...

'Stand by Me' shows raw (un)glory

Ryan Howe

September 5, 2011


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“Stand By Me” is a movie that I consider flawless. To find something wrong with it would be grasping at straws that just aren’t there. Read More »...

Lil Wayne and Red Hot Chili Peppers album released

Jake Bethel

August 30, 2011


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In a world as fast paced as ours, patience can be a rarity.  Fans of Lil Wayne and Red Hot Chili Peppers, however, had no choice but to wait until Aug. 29 to hear new material. Read More »...

Goblin brings shock value

Ariana Beedie

August 28, 2011


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What does one say about an album that says it all? Tyler the Creator, member of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, comes as hard as ever in his newest album release. Read More »...

Hobo with a shotgun

Ryan Howe

August 23, 2011


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Everyone has a line they do not want crossed. For me, “Hobo with a Shotgun” went way north of mine. When the film got to be too much for me to look at, I turned my gaze to the “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” poster hanging in my living room, which of course is a better movie than “Hob...

A Better Life

Ryan Howe

August 16, 2011


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As I left the Los Angeles Film Festival premiere of “A Better Life’ back in June I knew I had just experienced nothing short of a miracle in modern cinema. Few, if any, movies have kept me so enthralled, engaged and emotionally invested like this film did. I absolutely loved this movie. Read Mo...

'Portal' sequel a challenging knee-slapper

Dani Palmer

April 24, 2011


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“Portal 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 “Portal,” delivers an experience unrivaled by any other. Read More »...

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