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A Spine Tingling Thriller

Emily Melbye
October 30, 2013
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“What did Carrie White ever do to you...?” This is the one of the many haunting questions that surrounds Carrie White, a high school outcast who lives on the edge of town with her mentally insane and religiously obsessed mother. Carrie jumped onto screens with an award-winning cast including Chloë Gra...

New rendition of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet does not meet expectations

Carolyn Guddal
October 22, 2013
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As stated by the Prince of Verona  in the final line of “Romeo and Juliet”, “For never was a story of more woe than this of Juliet and her Romeo.” The audience certainly felt this “woe” in the latest movie adaption of Shakespeare’s renowned Romeo and Juliet. It becomes evident in the fi...

The tale of two captains

Sten Johnson
October 22, 2013
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Even with the ending spoiled, Captain Phillips remains a suspenseful, thrilling ride. Captain Phillips compares similarly to 2012’s Zero Dark Thirty, both feature a narrative where the ending is already known Phillips survives and Bin Laden dies. Both films have little interest in giving depth to t...

Bringing Pokemon into the 3rd dimension

Bringing Pokemon into the 3rd dimension

Isaac Greenwood
October 19, 2013
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Pokemon X and Y - Pokemon Evolution Since 1998, Gamefreak’s Pokemon series has captivated both children and adults, spawning TV shows, movies, books and more. Even after five generations of unique Pokemon and nearly 20 games, Gamefreak has shown with the recently released Pokemon X and Y for Nintendo 3D...

Vintage donut shop enhances Eat Street

Ivy Kaplan
October 10, 2013
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With names such as Outlaw, Bombshell, and Misfit, the options at Eat Street’s Glam Doll Donut Shop are anything but ordinary. Glam Doll Donuts opened last February in Minneapolis, providing a vintage themed retreat for customers to fulfill their donut cravings. From the second a customer arrives...

Pure soul: Lorde’s “Pure Heroine” shines with unique sound

Peter Johnson
October 10, 2013
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Six months ago, Lorde was obscure, no one had heard of her. Now Lorde is among the biggest stars in pop, debuting at number three on the US Billboard Top 200 and selling 129,000 copies in the U.S, reflecting how she embodies the here and now. Ella Yelich-O’Connor, under her stage name Lorde, f...

Guido with a heart:

Noah Robiner
October 7, 2013
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In his debut film as a writer and director, Joseph Gordon-Levitt succeeds in asking and answering new questions about modern intimacy and gender roles. Jon Martello, better known as Don Jon (Gordon-Levitt)  by his friends, is a bartending, 20-something, guy’s guy who only cares about the simple stuff in...

Ron Howard’s “Rush” does all the right things

Peter Johnson
October 3, 2013
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Breaking from the traditional, expected experience from a sports movie, “Rush” delivers a refreshing experience at the theater. Rush follows the intense rivalry between two drivers from the 1970 ’s in the car racing sport Formula One,  James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl...

MGMT releases new album

MGMT releases new album

Isaac Greenwood
September 18, 2013
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In the wake of the summer of Daft Punk and psychedelic grooves, American band “MGMT” has released an album to keep the dance floor beats alive. “MGMT” is the group’s self-titled album, the third collection to have been released since 2007 . Their first, “Oracular Spectacular,” was crit...

The Cuckoo’s Calling: a new genre from a familiar face

Natalie Vig
September 2, 2013
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In the glamourous world of London’s famous model Lula Landry, everything must be questioned. The Cuckoo’s Calling, written by J.K. Rowling under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, explores the suicide of Lula Landry through the eyes of an impoverished private detective hoping to save his career by ...

Ariana’s Bistro Review

Josh Scal and Isaac Greenwood
May 23, 2013
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Ariana's Bistro Review

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

Movie Review: 42, The True Story of an American Legend

Artis Curiskis and Josh Scal, Staff Writers
April 16, 2013
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Sitting in an integrated movie theater, laughing at the bigoted racists and cheering with Jackie Robinson really captures how far America has come since that time. Jackie Robinson, the protagonist of the movie, was the first african-american baseball player to penetrate the segregated major leagues ...

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