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‘The Dark Tower’ stands flaccid

'The Dark Tower' stands flaccid

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017

As with most Stephen King movie adaptations, all I can say is there are better movies than these. The plot of ‘The Dark Tower’ is quite simple thanks to the movie over-simplifying everything and turning it into a half-assed kid-friendly story: A kid named Jake from New York City has visions of...

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...

‘Superman Vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice’: Three movies crammed in one

'Superman Vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice': Three movies crammed in one

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

March 29, 2016

Somewhere in this bloated hulk of a film are two interesting superhero stories and a cool origin movie.

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

‘Anti’: different sound, same game

Armon Siadat, Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

Shrouded in rumors and controversy throughout the three years leading up to its release, “Anti” is the greatest Rihanna album that almost never happened.

‘Dirty Grandpa’: Come for the sex, stay for the Greek

'Dirty Grandpa': Come for the sex, stay for the Greek

Gavin Gaddis

January 27, 2016

“Dirty Grandpa” could be a hilarious comedy, in an alternate dimension.

‘The Expanse’: StarBattleFireTrek of Thrones

‘The Expanse’: StarBattleFireTrek of Thrones

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

January 21, 2016

If it is possible for a single show to save a network, “The Expanse” is on track to recover some of SyFy’s lost revenue and pride. A quality space opera seems almost out of place on such a degraded channel. While the History Channel was ditching its historical content for reality gimmicks, SyFy di...

‘The Revenant’ – two parts ‘Gravity’, one part bear.

'The Revenant' - two parts 'Gravity', one part bear.

January 13, 2016

Alejandro González Iñárritu returns with yet another polished piece of art, yet not all that shines is gold.

“What If”

Jake Tapley

August 23, 2014

In the world of romantic guy-meets-girl flicks, "What If" is a breath of fresh air. From director Michael Dowse comes a movie about love and relationships that feels fresh, honest and unique. The film follows Wallace, a medical school drop-out who is heartbroken and bitter over his ex-girlfriend...


Bobby Shipman

January 29, 2014

Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite came under a lot of heat for her controversial documentary “Blackfish.” The movie documents the abusive treatment of orcas (killer whales) while in captivity. Tear-jerking interviews with previous Sea World trainers and shocking archival footage of carnal be...

Farewell Fighter Review

Jimmy Pyles

September 10, 2013

“Challenges” is the first full length album from this Nashville pop-punk outfit that blurs the lines between genres perfectly. Farewell Fighter really knows their sound and how to use it to their advantage, all behind the power of Kenny Fleetwood’s vocals and coving the punk aspect with their full...

Music, Movies & More: "Anything in Return," "Gangster Squad"

Ariana Beedie

January 29, 2013

"Anything in Return" Toro Y Moi Rating: 5/5 stars The experimental mastermind Toro Y Moi, otherwise known as Chaz Bundick, released his third studio album Jan. 22 titled "Anything in Return." With progressive dance beats, R&B influences and old-school hip-hop, this is Bundick's sexiest and longest album to d...

Spotify takes Facebook by storm

Ariana Beedie

March 10, 2012

During the advanced technology surge which shapes our present and future as citizens, two things mainly have helped maintain the mass majority of young people: music and social networking. Both have everlasting effects on how we live our day to day lives. When these two powerhouses come together, it create...

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