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Latest Avengers movie is overlong and repetitive

Latest <em>Avengers</em> movie is overlong and repetitive

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

May 22, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron, the latest offering in the Marvel cinematic universe, is a mildly entertaining film, but one loaded with clichés and lacking any meaningful substance with a narrative that is, frankly, just a mess. The story follows the Avengers as they work to defeat a new enemy, Ultron (...

New label, same sound for Sleeping with Sirens

New label, same sound for Sleeping with Sirens

By Elizabeth Goldberg, Staff Writer

April 27, 2015

Sleeping with Sirens released their fourth full-length album, Madness, on March 17 and, despite switching labels to Epitaph Records from Rise Records, the overall aesthetic of Madness does not stray far from the band’s original sound. Elements from their first album, With Ears to See and Eyes to He...

Modest Mouse still has it after eight years between albums

Modest Mouse still has it after eight years between albums

By Alli Caulfield, Co-Editor

April 12, 2015

Modest Mouse, the popular indie rock band, released a new 15-track album on March 17 titled Strangers to Ourselves that proved the group is anything but stagnant. Isaac Brock’s vocals are as sporadic and unusual as ever, and lyrically the album is sure to be a hit among indie and alternative rock mus...

Boyhood stands at the top, even if Oscar disagrees

<em>Boyhood</em> stands at the top, even if Oscar disagrees

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

February 22, 2015

The 87th Academy Awards were distributed Sunday and, ostensibly, the top films of 2014—and the people responsible for them—were honored accordingly. It’s a nice thought in theory, but often the best films and the most deserving performances and achievements are not rewarded with Oscars for various...

Eastwood’s latest brings horrors of war to life

Eastwood’s latest brings horrors of war to life

By Justin Taverna, Correspondent

February 15, 2015

Director Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper is the war movie that Hollywood has been waiting for. It offers moviegoers a deep look into the horrors of the decade-long war in Iraq and some of its fiercest battlegrounds. That look is filtered through the eyes of an all-American young man who goes fro...

Back to the beginning in Better Call Saul

Back to the beginning in <em>Better Call Saul</em>

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

February 11, 2015

Better Call Saul, Vince Gilligan's prequel (of sorts) to his hit show Breaking Bad that premiered Sunday on AMC, is smart and ambitious with the great writing that Breaking Bad was known for, with more obvious comedic moments mixed with dramatic ones. Sunday’s premiere was followed by a second e...

Turn on Far Cry 4 and prepare to stay a while

Turn on <em>Far Cry 4</em> and prepare to stay a while

By Nick Sousa, Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Far Cry 3, released at the end of 2012, left many gamers in a terrible situation—they couldn’t put down their controllers. Developer Ubisoft Montreal has done the same thing two years later with the release of Far Cry 4. Far Cry 4 is one heck of a ride for gamers worldwide. Right from the start of...

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