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Reliving the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On April 20, 2010, 41 miles off the coast of Louisiana in the Gulf of Mexico, the BP PLC oil rig called Deepwater Horizon exploded in the late hours of the evening due to massive equipment failure, human error and other mistakes in terms of the stability of the rig and its drilling capabilities. The ...

Mr. Robot Season 2 Review

Kevin Qosja, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The line between intelligent and self-indulgent is an important one to keep track of. The second season of the hit show “Mr. Robot,” on the other hand, plays jump rope with that line. Its willingness to play with plot structure, narrator reliability and even the role of the viewer makes each episod...

Grey’s Anatomy Season 13 Premiere

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

After months of waiting, season 13 of “Grey’s Anatomy” has finally arrived. Last season, we left off with an up-and-coming love triangle, a wedding, a life-threatening birth and a physical assault. All of this summed up to a whole bunch of drama waiting to break the surface and that left the a...

Kubo and the Two Strings

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

For the past seven years, Laika Entertainment has slowly but steadily become one of the most acclaimed and noteworthy animation studios—despite having only a small catalogue of films, which includes 2009’s mesmerizing “Coraline,” 2012’s greatly underrated “ParaNorman” and 2014’s enjoyable misstep,...

You can’t kill the increasing progress of this improved entry into this iconic series

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

In 2011, the “Deus Ex” series had long been dormant, its previous iterations having come out at the turn of the 21st century as revolutionary first-person role-playing shooters about nanotechnology-augmented government agents taking on global conspiracies ranging from sinister corporations all the w...

“Sausage Party” more to it than expected

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When the first trailer for “Sausage Party” came out, it made waves across the Internet. Never before had audiences been presented an R-rated animated movie like “Sausage Party.” I was just as confused as everyone else when I entered the theater. How could there be so much buzz surrounding t...

“Suicide Squad”: bad guys who really aren’t that bad

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
August 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Since the announcement of the movie, everyone across the nerd spectrum was pumped to see Suicide Squad. So when critics’ reviews arrived and nearly all declared the movie complete trash—including a 27 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes—people were a little shocked. The movie follows a gang of...

Star Trek Beyond goes beyond expectations

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
August 11, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Star Trek” is a franchise that seems to grow in power as time goes on. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the franchise and with the special occasion in mind, the third movie in the current series was released. Going into “Star Trek Beyond”, I was a little weary of how it would turn ...

Answer this call, with some hesitation

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
July 28, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Blind hatred.  This clouded the internet at the mere mention of the long gestating reboot of “Ghostbusters,” initially with some skepticism when images and publicity photos were released. The first trailer generated immediate lambasting from fans and critics alike. After several more trailers and...

“Orange is the New Black” season four tackles past and future

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
June 24, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

At the end of “Orange is the New Black” season three, we were left wondering what direction season four could possibly take after the inmates broke out to go to the lake and privatization of the prison led to an influx of new inmates. What was going to happen to the characters we hold near and dea...

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