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Brian Wilson’s “No Pier Pressure” is no pressure for peers

By Trent Ledford

April 22, 2015

Brain Wilson is a producer, singer/songwriter, musician and co-founder of American rock group "The Beach Boys." His 11th studio album "No Pier Pressure" was released on April 7.The album might sound very unusual for a first t...

Observed millennials and blacklisted teens in ‘Unfriended’

By Jerome Daniel Casio

April 20, 2015

In 2009, a small-budget horror film by the name of "Paranormal Activity" brought a new perspective of horror into the mainstream. It wasn't the first of its kind, but it gave found-footage horror the push it needed (or didn't ne...

‘Furious 7’ is fast-paced, action-packed fun

By Jerome Daniel Casio

April 8, 2015

For a while, the "Fast and Furious" franchise struggled with some kind of identity crisis. Each installment, while fun to watch, didn't really decide on whether it was a film for car enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies or the more sa...

Star power saves “Get Hard” by a thread

By Jed Fernandez

March 31, 2015

Updated: April 1, 2:25 p.m.This past weekend the dynamic duo of Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart swept across the nation as "Get Hard" opened in theaters. Statistically, it was a success for both Ferrell and Hart as the pair earne...

Business still unfinished in ‘Unfinished Business’

By Jed Fernandez

March 9, 2015

As I bought my ticket to Ken Scott's newest project "Unfinished Business", I was excited to see what Vince Vaughn and Scott would bring to the table after "Delivery Man." I was very wrong to be excited. It seems like the Vince...

‘The Lazarus Effect’ is ineffective

By Jerome Daniel Casio

March 5, 2015

I usually give horror movies the limit of one false jump scare before writing it off. While "The Lazarus Effect" doesn't exceed that, it also doesn't take the time or effort to show us the studio has a good idea of how to do ho...

“Kingsman” has lots of class and flying limbs

By Jerome Daniel Casio

February 19, 2015

There are two ways to do a spy thriller. The first is found in the more recent Bond films, starring Daniel Craig, that dispose of all the absurdity and contraptions that beleaguered its less-successful predecessors. The second is...

‘Fifty Shades’ fails to please

By Patrice Moore

February 17, 2015

The highly-anticipated erotica movie “Fifty Shades of Grey” leaves little to the imagination, yet much to be desired. E. L. James’ controversial novel shook the world years ago, becoming one of the fastest-s...

‘The Seventh Son’ is less than powerful

By Celine West

February 15, 2015

If you have a couple of hours to spare and want to look at some pretty scenery while watching warlords fight witches, you might consider seeing "The Seventh Son.""The Seventh Son" is a 2014 American epic fantasy film directed b...

‘SpongeBob: Sponge Out of Water’ worth the wait

By Grant Hermanns

February 8, 2015

When it comes to film sequels, the longer the gap between installments usually entails poor results in the newest entry. Some examples of poor long-gap sequels include "Another 48 Hours" and "Escape From L.A.," while some exam...

A Trip to the Volcanoes of America

By Kyle Dowen

February 6, 2015

"America's Hotspots: Our Volcanic Legacy, which was played in Marsee Auditorium on Monday, Feb. 2, is a two-hour look into the history and wonder of the most dangerous and well-known volcanoes in our country. The award-winning f...

‘Mortdecai’ has no charm

By Patrice Moore

February 3, 2015

Despite being handled by the same director who helped write films like "Panic Room" and "Jurassic Park" (David Koepp), "Mortdecai" falls flat on its mustache-cladded face. “Mortdecai,” which is based off the book anthology "Do...

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