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‘John Wick’ is action-packed fun

By Grant Hermanns

November 13, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

As fall begins, movie studios release their high-caliber films in order for the chance of Oscar consideration. Standing out amongst the films not likely to be nominated is "John Wick."The film follows the title character, an agi...

‘Interstellar’ is ‘alright, alright, alright’ with moviegoers

By Jean-Paul Udeh

November 12, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

It’s not often when a movie comes along and challenges the audience to question his or her place in the universe. In a world full of campy dialogue and big explosions in films, "Interstellar" is an imaginative, original,...

Michael Keaton Soars as ‘Birdman’

By Jean-Paul Udeh

October 22, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Michael Keaton wears a mask and cape again in his new film poking fun of Hollywood’s obsessions with superhero movies and the actors who want to be taken seriously. “Birdman” is a dark comedy that takes you ...

‘Gone Girl’ keeps you on edge

By Jessica Martinez

October 8, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

A missing wife. A shady husband. Clues to her disappearance. The most intriguing, twisted plot in recent memory. The most gripping details of “Gone Girl” pull people in and then spit them out, having them leave the ...

‘The Equalizer’ Denzel, Russians, and Home Depot

By Michael Hakimi

October 1, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

“The Equalizer,” starring Denzel Washington, is as forgettable as a second coat of paint. Lazily choreographed fight scenes, cliché one liners, and a predictable yet highly unrealistic storyline characterize th...

Destiny: Review

By Russell Lewis

September 18, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Next to the iPhone 6 launch, Activision and Bungie’s “Destiny” was the most anticipated release of 2014. Announced back in 2012, Bungie’s dream and promise for “Destiny” was to create an op...

The Revolution’s Chaos Review

By Thomas Schmit

September 14, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

It’s not often that a stage production incorporates Christian values, graphic scenes of sexual degradation, slapstick comedy and philosophical debates on racial prejudice into a single night of performance. However, “Chaos”, th...

Iggy Azalea sets the bar as a woman rapper

By Cynnamon Baker

April 30, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Who said white girls can’t rap? Australian-native Iggy Azalea put that stereotype to rest as when her debut album “The New Classic” dropped on April 22. According to iTunes, her debut single “Fancy” feat. Charli XCX made No. 91 on the iTunes Charts. Her album embodied an eclectic mix of music closely reflecting the wor...

‘Draft Day’ is a cheap box of wine

By Christopher Lee

April 16, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

With good scripts hard to come by directors are regularly tasked with taking bad ones and turning them into wine, albeit cheap Franzia box wine. Despite having little to work with, Director Ivan Reitman squeezes a watchable...

Pena’s riveting in biopic as civil rights activist

By Sam Tedla

April 5, 2014

Filed under Arts, Reviews

Fighting to give farm workers to get stable wages and proper working conditions, Michael Pena has an invigorating performance as civil rights activist Cesar Chavez. "I'm angry that we live in a world where a man who picks food c...

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