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“Deadpool” breaks the fourth wall with great force

“Deadpool” breaks the fourth wall with great force

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 19, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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, 2016
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...

Lots of political drama in the future for “Chicago Fire”

Lots of political drama in the future for “Chicago Fire”

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With all the Chilli (Dora Madison) drama out the way, “Chicago Fire” finally has time to focus on other storylines, this time in the form of a dispute with another firehouse and Casey’s (Jesse Spencer) political campaign. The dispute with the other firehouse had a lot of potential to be dragged...

“Scandal” returns strong in “It’s Hard Out Here for a General”

“Scandal” returns strong in “It’s Hard Out Here for a General”

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Thursday’s are officially the best day of the week again, with Shonda Rhimes’ triumvirate of twisty, turny, soapy dramas once again gracing our TV screens after an all-too-long midseason hiatus. The anchor of the trio, “Scandal,” pulled out all the stops in its return, using a six-month time ...

“How to Get Away With Murder” kills in season two midseason premiere

“How to Get Away With Murder” kills in season two midseason premiere

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

If “How to Get Away With Murder” has one problem, it’s that there’s too much going on. Threads from last season are still spilling over into season two, even in the midseason premiere, and each episode, a whole new slew of twists is dumped on top of the audience. The show’s strength, though, ...

“Hail, Caesar” is a flawed love letter to Old Hollywood

“Hail, Caesar” is a flawed love letter to Old Hollywood

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Coen brothers have left a significant mark on the arts and entertainment industry with many films ranging from “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and “No Country for Old Men” to name a few of their more influential and noteworthy projects. With their latest release, they return with a lighter,...

Film fest showcases international environmentalism

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Saturday, Feb. 6, a sold-out crowd of 500 community members packed into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) to celebrate the natural environment and shed light on the challenges it faces. The 14th Wild & Scenic Film Festival is currently touring the United States and stopped in Cleveland...

“Agent Carter” pulls a heist with some help in ‘The Atomic Job’

“Agent Carter” pulls a heist with some help in ‘The Atomic Job’

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Last week I mentioned how the strength of individual episodes would depend on the minor characters and the actors’ portrayals of them. Lo and behold, ‘The Atomic Job’ pushed the minor characters straight into the spotlight. Rose (Lesley Boone), Dr. Samberly (Matt Braunger), Violet (Sarah Bolger) a...

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