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TV REVIEW: ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Twin Peaks: The Return’

Spoiler Warning for all 18 parts of “Twin Peaks: The Return,” as well as all episodes of the original series. In May of 2017, television viewers were left stunned and bewildered when the cult phenomenon that is “Twin Peaks” made its return to the small screen after more than 25 years. With an all-star cast, […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tulip Fever’ is period fodder of the most ridiculous disposition

| September 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tulip Fever’ is period fodder of the most ridiculous disposition

Oh, “Tulip Fever,” how we hardly knew thee…even if we hard about you far too much. The road for “Tulip Fever” and its release to theaters has been the farthest thing from an easy one. Back in 2004, DreamWorks Pictures had acquired the rights to Deborah Moggach’s 1999 novel of the same name, with Jude […]

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Notes of Passion

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
Notes of Passion

I’ll be honest, I am not a big music person and my knowledge of the ins and outs of live performances is very limited. That being said, my decision to attend Rowe Recital Hall for the first Faculty and Friends Concert in part of the Department of Music’s ongoing series was definitely the right choice. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Patti Cake$’ is a charming, raw crowd-pleaser

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Patti Cake$’ is a charming, raw crowd-pleaser

Rap is not something I am completely familiar with. My Spotify playlists are packed full of 20th century diva jams, early 2000s bubblegum pop and weird songs I hear in various movies I see. I have a friend, obsessed with rap and hip-hop, who will stop at nothing to get me into the genre, but […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ – ‘More Than a Feeling’

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
GAMING REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series’ – ‘More Than a Feeling’

Warning: Minor spoilers for “More Than a Feeling” and prior episodes of “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series” follow. After the first two episodes of “Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series,” I was not left with much hope that the series would make a turn for the better later on. Now that I’ve […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

From director Adam Wingard, who’s been steadily dipping his talents into the horror genre with his independent ventures in ‘The Guest’ and ‘Blair Witch,’ comes what’s been deemed as a dark fantasy thriller in ‘Death Note.’ While its fantasy elements are surely present, taking influence from the manga of the same name, the thrills never […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’

| August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘The Dragon and the Wolf’

Spoiler Warning for the Season 7 Finale of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. Here we are…the very last Season Finale of “Game of Thrones” and shit has officially hit the fan. Years of character development, story progression and world-building has culminated into this epic episode of the greatest show […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ unites a superhero quartet worthy of its name

| August 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Marvel’s The Defenders’ unites a superhero quartet worthy of its name

From the dawn of Marvel’s reign on the streaming service of Netflix back in 2015 with the critically-acclaimed ‘Daredevil’ series, the studio of super-powered heroes and lighthearted big-screen action has since crafting one of their darkest and most compelling corners in their collective television series following ‘Daredevil.’ Moving quickly from ninjas and blind lawyers to the […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D’ still remains one of, if not the finest sci-fi film of all time

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D’ still remains one of, if not the finest sci-fi film of all time

James Cameron has had a bit of an issue with timing lately, as on the eve of the re-release of his classic sci-fi epic “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” the famed director made headlines in criticizing the recent success of “Wonder Woman” hitting theaters. I’m not sure yet whether this will end up hurting the release […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ is a biting, expertly crafted satire

| August 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ingrid Goes West’ is a biting, expertly crafted satire

In 2017, satire is something that’s harder than ever to accomplish, as our reality seems more like satire than anything we can actually make up and when satire does come around, masses of people love to interpret it as a serious take on something (see people’s reaction to the Tina Fey cake skit on SNL). […]

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TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Beyond the Wall’

| August 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
TV REVIEW: ‘Game of Thrones’ – ‘Beyond the Wall’

Spoiler Warning for Season 7, Episode 6 of “Game of Thrones,” as well as all episodes of previous seasons. For the first six seasons of “Game of Thrones,” the pacing was near perfect with the story moving rather slow to allow for the characters to naturally develop and play their role in the greater game. […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘What Happened to Monday’ is a devilishly savvy indie sci-fi thriller

Noomi Rapace hasn’t quite gotten the attention she completely deserves. While she was the acclaimed lead of the original Swedish “Millennium” trilogy as the titular Lisbeth Salander, and went on to large roles in films such as “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” and the lead role in Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” she has been noticeably […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ is as beautifully cold and unforgiving as its setting

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Wind River’ is as beautifully cold and unforgiving as its setting

Taylor Sheridan isn’t a name that might initially spark recognition from name alone from anyone who isn’t heavily invested in the film scene, but there’s a good chance you’ve at least heard great things about the films he writes. His debut screenplay, “Sicario,” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2015 and released to […]

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GAMING REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ – ‘The Enigma’

| August 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
GAMING REVIEW: ‘Batman: The Enemy Within’ – ‘The Enigma’

Warning: Spoilers for Season One of “Batman: The Telltale Series” follow. Season One of “Batman: The Telltale Series” was Telltale Games’ first foray into the superhero genre, in which they really accomplished something special with a character that we have gotten iteration after iteration of. The studio took the source material and completely changed any […]

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