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Throwback: Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ exhibits the horror of people

Throwback: Stephen King's 'Misery' exhibits the horror of people

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

October 21, 2019

Stephen King is known today as the King of Horror when it comes to storytelling, with iconic movies and books depicting evil sewer clowns, foaming killer dogs and children rising from the dead wielding scalpels. However, while many of King’s stories depict supernatural or unexplainable scares, ...

‘Disjointed’: insert pot joke here

'Disjointed': insert pot joke here

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

September 5, 2017

“Disjointed” is a perfect example of why raw aggregate review scores shouldn’t be trusted without reading actual reviews. Ruth (Kathy Bates, showing her comedy chops), runs a marijuana dispensary in a magical version of California where recreational use of the drug has been legalized. T...

Bad Santa 2: Offensive, Crude, Brilliant

Bad Santa 2: Offensive, Crude, Brilliant

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

I sat in an empty theater Sunday watching Billy Bob Thornton attempt to kill himself multiple times, and I was laughing my ass off. Picking up a decade after the first film. “Bad Santa 2” shows the misadventures of Willie Soke (Thornton), an undereducated low-life who happens to be a deft hand a...

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