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‘Zootopia’ takes on world problems with adorable mammals

Max Blackburn
April 8, 2016
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Used with fair use from Walt Disney Animation Studios Disney creates many high-selling, incredible movies that remain popular decades after their initial release, and “Zootopia” is no exception. “Zootopia” leads its story with the classic idea of a sweet main character with massive dreams...

Loss turns into future love

Brigid Duffy and Albie Sher
March 16, 2016
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The Bachelor, a reality show following different men in their quests for love, ended its 20th season. Ben Higgins, this season’s man from Denver, Colorado, was forced to choose between 28 different women — how tragic. The final two women competing for Ben’s love were the classy flight attendant,...

Harry and Olivia’s Oscar predictions

Olivia Sieff and Harry Steffenhagen
February 25, 2016
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Echo's award show experts share their predictions for who will take home the film industry's most prestigious prizes Feb. 28.

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‘Zoolander 2’ brings laughs, not logic

Olivia Sieff
February 24, 2016
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Almost 15 years after the release of “Zoolander,” Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as fashion icons Derek Zoolander and Hansel — he’s so hot right now — and provide a fresh, ridiculous and lovable version of their older, less cool selves.

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‘The Life Of Pablo’ disappoints on many fronts

Ethan Brown
February 23, 2016
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Fair use from GOOD Music Misogynistic lyrics, incoherent tweets and a horrible album rollout are all recent events that parallel the quality of Kanye West’s latest album, “The Life of Pablo.” West’s album, which released after his recent Saturday Night Live performance, shows how out of touch the rappe...

‘Hail Caesar!’ brings back the past

Sam Crary
February 18, 2016
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Loading... // “Hail Caesar!” brings many legendary names together to produce an impressive cinematic film, but lacks story depth. The film takes place during  the 1950s inside a Hollywood production studio. Although “Hail Caesar!” does not contain one specific storyline, ...

‘Blackstar’ demonstrates experimental prowess

Ethan Brown
January 25, 2016
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Throughout a musical career spanning nearly 49 years, David Bowie’s artistic ability manifested itself in many forms. On his final album “Blackstar,” Bowie wonderfully captures the innovation found in today’s music scene, while sticking to the roots he originally reached stardom with. ‘Bla...

Game proves entertaining yet underdeveloped

Alec Pittman and Zack Hatcher
January 11, 2016
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Blasting opponents on the iconic planet of Hoth while talking to friends seems like quite the experience, yet something seems to be missing from the recently released “Star Wars Battlefront,” or often called “Battlefront” game. The first two “Battlefront” games gave off a feeling of the c...

Year in Review: Best 10 albums of 2015

Ethan Brown
December 30, 2015
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Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly” was undoubtedly the most daring album of 2015.

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Year in Review: Best songs of 2015

Ethan Brown
December 26, 2015
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Everything Adele can offer as a musician comes together perfectly in “Hello.” Adele reappeared into the pop culture scene late in 2015 with this hit.

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New “Star Wars” film presents stellar experience

Ethan Brown
December 22, 2015
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Before Dec. 18, no "Star Wars" film compared to George Lucas’ original trilogy. Fortunately, J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” lives up to all expectations and lays the foundation for many great films to come.

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Year in Review: Biggest music disappointments of 2015

Ethan Brown
December 20, 2015
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Many love Lana Del Rey for her vintage voice and nostalgic production, however that’s all she ever does. “Honeymoon” sounds like every other Lana Del Rey album released to this date.

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