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Lords of the Fallen is okay

Lords of the Fallen is okay

January 10, 2015

By Mark Mizusawa Design Editor Atop the summit of a snowy mountain lies a castle, decrepit from abandonment but far from uninhabited. Grotesque creatures roam the halls with trans-dimensional knights. This castle lies at the epicenter of an invasion of the human realm by the Rhogars, a domination-bent race from an adjacent reality. ...

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” captivatingly ends the trilogy

“Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb

January 10, 2015

By Julia Al-Akkad Managing Editor “Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb” marks the end of the family-friendly trilogy with an overall entertaining story line for all. Teddy Roosevelt, Octavius, along with the rest of the traditional characters of the trilogy accompany Larry, played by Ben Stiller, as he travels to the British Museum in London to discover a solution for the malfunctioning m...

“The Interview” is dangerously funny

January 10, 2015

By Hannah Menchel  Editor-in-Chief The Interview is a movie that should be seen, if only for the satisfaction of watching a movie that Kim Jong-Un very much did not want anyone to be seeing at all. It is a stupid and raucous comedy, but one that pleases for its ripping apart of Kim Jong Un, and its jokes that get a...

Upcoming movies of 2015

Upcoming movies of 2015

January 10, 2015

By Aisha Singh & Christine Cheon Reporter & Online News Editor   Pitch Perfect 2 The Barden Bellas are back in theaters on May 15th in Pitch Perfect 2. The movie picks up 3 years after the events of the first film, with the acapella group entering an international competiti...

Hobbit trilogy finale falls flat

Hobbit trilogy finale falls flat

January 10, 2015

By Sam Silverman Reporter Run time: 144 Minutes (2.5 hours) Rotten Tomatoes rating: 61% My rating: 50% Peter Jackson, director of The Hobbit trilogy, as well as the original Lord of the Rings trilogy, seems to once again have taken movie-goers on “an unexpected journey.” Through adapting a roughly 300 page book, J...

“Dumb and Dumber To” Movie Review

December 11, 2014

By Jackson Payne      When it’s all said and done, 2014 could go down as the year of the sequels. Over the past twelve months, Hollywood has made a splash with over 30 different sequel films, continuing popular franchises such as The Hunger Games, Transformers, 21 Jump Street, and more. Although...

Review: Run The Jewels 2

Review: Run The Jewels 2

December 3, 2014

  After laying down what was easily one of the best hip-hop albums of 2013 with their debut effort, Run The Jewels, Atlanta’s Michael “Killer Mike” Render and Brooklyn’s Jamie “El-P” Meline return a year later with Run The Jewels 2. In a continuation and expansion of the rampage on which the...

Ed Sheeran makes the crowd (and weather) go wild

Ed Sheeran makes the crowd (and weather) go wild

October 16, 2014

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n Saturday, September 6th, people were anxiously queueing up at the Merriweather Post Pavilion to see Ed Sheeran in concert. So excited and thrilled to be able to see the 23-year old singer and songwriter live, many forgot to check one little detail: the weather. I was one of those...

Video game destined for greatness falls flat

Video game destined for greatness falls flat

October 14, 2014

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]ungie and Activision have finally released the role-playing game Destiny. It was first announced in 2009 in Halo 3 ODST’s epilogue—the last words were “Destiny awaits,” along with a picture of a mysterious orb approaching the Earth. Despite being in production for approxi...

Anime Winter 2014 Post-Season Report Card

Anime Winter 2014 Post-Season Report Card

April 4, 2014

Drawing to a close with a finish as unremarkable as its entrance, the Anime Winter Season 2014 has produced a few salvageable titles. However, many out of the batch have churned out mediocre conclusions despite promising premises. So far, Noragami, Tonari no Seki-kun, Hoozuki no Reitetsu, Hamatora...

Anime Winter 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

Anime Winter 2014 Mid-Season Report Card

March 2, 2014

The Anime Winter Season 2014 has kicked off to a bit of a cold start. Even currently airing titles such as the hyped-up Space Dandy, a widely anticipated series for both subbed or dubbed fans and directed by the legendary Watanabe Shinichiro, the season is unremarkable and lackluster. While there...

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