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Yoga Hosers Review

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Back in 2014, renowned independent film director Kevin Smith (who directed “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy”), released the first in his “True North” trilogy, a comedic horror film known as “Tusk”. The film was an incredibly bizarre take on experimental horror, involving the physical and ment...

“The Girl on the Train” a captivating mystery/thriller

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

In Jan. 2015, the book “The Girl on the Train” was released and immediately captured readers’ attentions. Within less than a year, the book was an automatic success and was optioned for a film adaptation. Intrigued by the hype, I read the book as a part of our campus’s ABC Book Club and was e...

Marvel tackles neo-Blaxploitation with new Netflix show

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Netflix and Marvel Entertainment, on a roll with the partnership they started last year with hits such as “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” have come up with another unique take on the superhero/superhuman gene. The new show “Luke Cage”, like other Marvel properties, is not just a superhero piece o...

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...

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