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MW3: Michael Bay's wet dream

Roberto Campos November 16, 2011

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...

'Rent' will light your candle

Ryan Howe November 16, 2011

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...

10/10 BATMAN

Roberto Campos November 1, 2011

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...

'Submarine:" coming-of-age tale

Ryan Howe November 1, 2011

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...

'Contagion' makes us think what-if

Ryan Howe September 13, 2011

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...

Primus: 'Green Naughahyde' first album in 11 years

Jake Bethel September 13, 2011

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...

'Stand by Me' shows raw (un)glory

Ryan Howe September 5, 2011

“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. We’re all familiar with the story because it’s been so...

Lil Wayne and Red Hot Chili Peppers album released

Jake Bethel August 30, 2011

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.   Lil Wayne's newest...

Goblin brings shock value

Ariana Beedie August 28, 2011

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. Many listeners may be jaded, or...

Hobo with a shotgun

Ryan Howe August 23, 2011

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...

A Better Life

Ryan Howe August 16, 2011

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,...

'Portal' sequel a challenging knee-slapper

Dani Palmer April 24, 2011

“Portal 2,” the highly anticipated sequel to the 2007 “Portal,” delivers an experience unrivaled by any other. Developed by Valve, a game maker known for titles such as the “Half-Life” series,...

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