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The 88th Academy Awards: A night where everyone dreamt in gold and touched on diversity

The 88th Academy Awards: A night where everyone dreamt in gold and touched on diversity

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 29
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The 88th Annual Academy Awards was an event that will be a landmark in history, from the commentary on the diversity issues plaguing not just the awards, but all of Hollywood, to benchmark wins and nominations that have been a long time coming for certain actors, directors, producers and much more. H...

Surprises at the Cinematheque

Kevin Qosja, Contributing Reporter
February 26
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque shows lesser-known films, including documentaries and foreign films that other theaters typically ignore. However, one big draw is the opportunity to see older films on the big screen. The idea of watching both a more modern, obscure title and a classic...

James D’Arcy shines as “Agent Carter” marches toward a finale

James D’Arcy shines as “Agent Carter” marches toward a finale

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Another week, another two vastly different episodes for “Agent Carter.” Just look at their respective beginnings. “Edge of Mystery” opens on a flashback to the very first episode and cuts to a disheveled Edwin Jarvis (James D’Arcy) sobbing at his wife’s bed, while “A Little Song and Danc...

“The Shannara Chronicles’” plot has heightened to new levels after ‘Safehold’

“The Shannara Chronicles’” plot has heightened to new levels after ‘Safehold’

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Each episode in “The Shannara Chronicles” seems to be outdoing the previous one in ways I would have never guessed. The plot, fantasy and characters keep getting more intricate, and I congratulate MTV on doing such a great job producing the show. The main focus of this episode centered on our...

The political front is heating up on “Chicago Fire” in ‘Two T’s’

The political front is heating up on “Chicago Fire” in ‘Two T’s’

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 24
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Things have finally started heating up on the political front for Casey (Jesse Spencer), taking attention away from unnecessary drama to him, a much needed diversion. A smear campaign against Casey has finally started, something everyone was waiting for. This campaign though, was unnecessarily brutal....

“Grey’s Anatomy” ‘All I Want Is You’ Review: One big therapy session

“Grey’s Anatomy” ‘All I Want Is You’ Review: One big therapy session

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

Last week’s midseason premiere centered around Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) slowly physically recovering from a brutal attack from one of her patient’s, and this week, we picked up with her trying to get her mental state and emotions together. As is the case with almost all events in Meredith’s life,...

“Deadpool” breaks the fourth wall with great force

“Deadpool” breaks the fourth wall with great force

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 19
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The character of Deadpool originated in the 90s as a supervillain for Marvel Comics, but eventually found new life as an anti-hero mercenary in later comic publications. He became renowned in comics for breaking the fourth wall, his sheer insanity, the many crass jokes he makes and the ultraviolence...

“Survivor: Kaoh Rong” makes it first impression

“Survivor: Kaoh Rong” makes it first impression

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Survivor” is back, and, like any show in its 32nd season, it’s returning to what works. “Kaoh Rong” is going back to “Cagayan’s” brains vs. brawn vs. beauty three tribe structure, with a whole new cast of pretty, strong and smart contestants angling for the million dollar prize. Here...

Double trouble on “Agent Carter” with ‘Life of the Party’ and ‘Monsters’

Double trouble on “Agent Carter” with ‘Life of the Party’ and ‘Monsters’

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Two excellent episodes bring two challenges and two villains this week for Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell). Old foe Dottie Underwood (Bridget Regan) returns, joining Whitney Frost (Wynn Everett) as Carter’s main antagonists, while Jason Wilkes’ (Reggie Austin) literal solidification and Daniel Sousa...

“The Shannara Chronicles” ‘Utopia’ Review: One eye roll after another

“The Shannara Chronicles” ‘Utopia’ Review: One eye roll after another

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Last episode of “The Shannara Chronicles” I was curious to learn more about the human race and how it was almost entirely wiped out. While this episode delivered some of the information I wanted, it just left me more curious than ever and slightly annoyed. Unlike other episodes, there was less...

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