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‘Monuments Men’ may be forgotten due to short climax

Jason Cochran, Editor-In-Chief

February 24, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

"Monuments Men" has all the makings of a great, “The gang is back together movie,” and once the movie starts it wastes no time assembling the crew. With George Clooney seeking out his old military pals, Bill Murray, John Goo...

‘Life’ entertains with odd British humor

Annie Yoskoski, Managing Editor

February 24, 2014

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Kate Atkinson’s “Life After Life” follows Ursula Todd through her many lives in her latest novel. The novel follows Ursula after each death, seeing what she becomes and how she eventually dies again. Ursula is murdered...

‘I, Frankenstein’ viewers likely will be ‘I, Bored’

William Amos, Staff Writer

January 29, 2014

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Gargoyles and demons wage centuries-old war over who claim rights to the world and who’s trapped in the middle of it all? Frankenstein’s Monster, played by Aaron Eckhart (“The Dark Knight” & “The Rum Diary”) who...

‘Wolf of Wall Street’ book left readers shocked

Anne Yoskoski, Managing Editor

January 29, 2014

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I’ve read some interesting autobiographical stories. Rock stars, drug users, former prostitutes – they all end up writing books about their escapades for the public to read. What I had never heard before was a story from...

New Fitz and The Tantrums album gives good vibes

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

January 28, 2014

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Fitz and The Tantrums have only been around since 2009, but they sound like they’ve been around since the ‘80s. Their sound is quite different from anything on the radio today. They’re the type of band that can not only...

Clairy Brown’s ‘Baby Caught the Bus’ brings back retro, motown with modern twist

Eric Casey, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

With Christmas just around the corner you are probably pondering over a glass of Egg Nog what to get your loved one this year.  Have no fear!  Music is always a fantastic present.  Whether it's in the form of an iTunes card,...

Hunger Games Sequel Doesn’t Satisfy Appetite

William Amos, Staff Writer

November 24, 2013

Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Tensions run thick in the second installment of the Hunger Games film franchise.  It's darker, grittier, more intense and edgier than the first.  But, while watching the sequel to last year's box office hit I learned one thing. ...

‘Thor’ sequel heavily reliant on bad humor, jokes

November 19, 2013

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"Thor: The Dark World" sails high in first at the box office, earning $85.7 million after only it’s first week in theaters. Chris Hemsworth reprised his role as The Mighty Thor in this darker and somewhat grittier sequel wherein A...

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