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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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

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...

Fall Out Boy hits the right notes in sixth album

Fall Out Boy hits the right notes in sixth album

By Mackenzie Dineen, Correspondent

January 30, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Fall Out Boy’s sixth album, American Beauty/American Psycho, is a surprising yet successful mix of outlandish styles. The album features a wide variety of sounds, from booming electro- and hip hop-influenced anthems destined for vast radio play, to heart-wrenching ballads laced with stinging metaphor...

Oscar noms are in and Foxcatcher is left in the cold

Oscar noms are in and <em>Foxcatcher</em> is left in the cold

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

January 18, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Nominations for the 87th Academy Awards were announced on Thursday and, for the most part, the Academy got it right with a major exception—a Best Picture snub for Foxcatcher. Foxcatcher has a total of five nominations, including Best Director (Bennett Miller), Best Actor (Steve Carell), Best Supportin...

A dark journey into obsession

A dark journey into obsession

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

January 1, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Director Bennett Miller takes audiences on a mesmerizing and haunting journey in his newest film, Foxcatcher. The film is like an uncomfortable silence that you can't help but watch unfold. The film is captivating, filled with a variety of dark characters, played by actors who all give Oscar-worthy performa...

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