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“Lady Bird” provides a tragicomic take on coming of age

“Lady Bird” provides a tragicomic take on coming of age

Agathe Fredette

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

Has your mother ever made you want to forcefully jump out of a moving vehicle? Self-christened “Lady Bird” starts out the movie of her name by doing exactly this. The neon pink arm cast she earns from this choice brightly stands out throughout the first act of the film alongside her bluntly cut,...

A fantastic space adventure awaits

A fantastic space adventure awaits

Adriana Eldred

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies

In this latest installment of the newest trilogy, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” directed by Rian Johnson, one can witness the oldest stars such as Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, alongside the newest cast members, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and Adam Driver. Boyega, a rising star, has appeared in...

This game’s got ballz

This game’s got ballz

Richard Ahlgrim

February 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Games

Many anime fans of college age get a sentimental feeling when they reminisce over staying up late whenever possible to catch the Dragon Ball Z rerun or a new Dragon Ball Kai episode. After every episode you wait in anticipation to have an extremely uncivil discussion with your friend about why Goku shouldn’t...

“Florida Project” has soul

“Florida Project” has soul

Ryan Thompson

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The comedy-drama “The Florida Project” shows the viewer what it’s like to live in a motel just outside of Disney World and why the happiest place on Earth may actually not be all that happy. The movie begins with six-year-old Moonee screaming and running around, like six-year-olds do, with her...

“The Opulence of Integrity” lives up to its name

“The Opulence of Integrity” lives up to its name

Kylie Brown

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Muhammad Ali said, “Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee,” and that’s exactly what the Opulence of Integrity did. On Thursday, Nov. 30, choreographer Christal Brown’s INSPIRIT dance company brought “The Opulence of Integrity” to the Dibden Center for the Arts. Many who entered the...

“Big Love” coming to Dibden

“Big Love” coming to Dibden

Nellie Tamboe

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Big Love,” a play about feminism, patriarchy, sexuality and acceptance, is coming to the Dibden Stage next semester. The script, written by Charles L. Mee, is based on the ancient Greek play “The Suppliants” by Aeschylus. Mee’s story features 50 women sheltered in an Italian manor after...

“The Punisher” packs a serious punch

“The Punisher” packs a serious punch

Tom O'Leary

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The highly anticipated Marvel series “The Punisher” made its debut on Netflix on Nov. 17 as the streaming service released the inaugural season simultaneously, as is their custom. “The Punisher” aka Frank Castle, initially appeared in season two of Marvel’s “Daredevil,” which was also...

Survival of “The Forest”

Survival of “The Forest”

Richard Ahlgrim

December 13, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

The upcoming survival horror game “The Forest” can best be described as the pinnacle of the survival genre, certainly a new level reached by producer Endnight Games. Survival TV star Eric Leblanc and his son, Timmy, are settling down to sleep the rest of their flight as a mysterious energy pulse...

Reflecting on “The Last of Us” as developers work on sequel

Reflecting on “The Last of Us” as developers work on sequel

Richard Ahlgrim

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Only a month away, 2018 marks the five-year anniversary of the most award-winning game in history and the planned PS4 release of its much anticipated sequel. “The Last of Us,” developed by Naughty Dog, has won over 240 awards with many additional nominations. These awards include multiple Game...

Revisiting “Dead Poets Society”: a film with both heart and humor

Kyle Brown

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Life got you down? Afraid to turn on the news? Bank balance a bit scary? It might be time to revisit an old classic to remind yourself that all’s not bad. It might be time to revisit “Dead Poets Society,” a timeless film worth watching time and time again. Robin Williams plays John Keating,...

“Buster’s Mal Heart”: an oddball of a film

“Buster’s Mal Heart”: an oddball of a film

Joseph Kifner

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“Buster’s Mal Heart” is a strange combination of quirky, dark and simply odd. Writer and director Sarah Adina Smith, who directed her debut film, “The Midnight Swim,” in 2014, has crafted a twisted world within our own and supplemented the real with intense scenes of visual metaphor to create...

Rounding up 2017’s top five albums

Rounding up 2017’s top five albums

Jacob Greenia

November 29, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

“You can stand me up at the gates of hell/But I won’t back down” the late Tom Petty sings confidently over a mid-tempo beat on his 1989 hit “I Won’t Back Down.” The five albums I’ve selected as my favorites of 2017 have been crafted by artists who embody a similar defiance and struggle...

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