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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

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

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

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...

This is how it ends, not with a bang but with a loud pop

This is how it ends, not with a bang but with a loud pop

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

December 30, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is not a complete disappointment, even with its multiple flaws, and it should leave most fans satisfied with this final chapter to the epic treatment of the novel by director Peter Jackson. The film picks up right where the last one left off, with Bilbo Baggins (M...

The Matchmaker proves a nice fit for the drama program

<em>The Matchmaker</em> proves a nice fit for the drama program

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

December 17, 2014

AMSA’s drama program gave its second performance of its new production, The Matchmaker, on Saturday. Overall, the AMSA cast gave fun and entertaining performances. Dan Warner was amusing and lighthearted as Cornelius, whom Dan described as “a middle-age guy who finally decides to have a good t...

Unexpected greatness in a film about the journey into self

Unexpected greatness in a film about the journey into self

By Nathan Richardson, Features Editor

December 8, 2014

Birdman isn’t just a great film—it’s a technical tour de force that people, including members of the Academy, will be talking about for some time. In addition to the illusion that the film unfolds in an unbroken, two-hour shot, this work by director Alejandro González Iñárritu also is able to take viewers on a journ...

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