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Review: “13 Reasons Why”

Marra Clay, Publisher
May 4, 2017
Filed under A&E, Reviews

WARNING: This review discusses the end of “13 Reasons Why” and includes discussion of rape and suicide. Since its debut on March 31, the Netflix original series “13 Reasons Why” has shocked parents and adolescents alike, subsequently sparking a massive online debate. The series, based on a book wri...

Moviegoers Flock to Mid-Budget, Well-Reviewed Movies This Summer

Eric Anderson, A&E Writer
September 24, 2015
Filed under A&E, Reviews

It’s easy to be cynical about the state of the film industry these days when it is seemingly driven by nothing but greed and producing nothing but expensive franchise sequels (or remakes) and restricting the top billings to white male superstars. This year, however, the summer box office tells...

Horror movies scare with lack of story

Horror movies scare with lack of  story

Nathan Fisher
November 6, 2014
Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews, Reviews

Illustration by Sophie Cooper-Ellis. After Halloween last week, I was reminded how much I hate being scared and how the horror movie genre is the worst.  Nothing (and I mean nothing) about horror films is attractive to me. When I sit down to watch a movie, I expect to enjoy the experience or get blown away, not ...

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

‘Thrones’ Entertains Vast Audience

Nathan Fisher
May 8, 2014
Filed under A&E, Reviews

For the past three years, my buddies have tried to get me to watch the HBO series, "Game of Thrones." I steadfastly resisted because my weekly TV-viewing dance card is sadly overbooked. All I heard about "Game of Thrones" was that each hour-long episode was filled with sex and violence and more viole...

Animal Collective’s ‘Centipede Hz’ takes their sound in new direction

Clara Bartlett
September 20, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Animal Collective has always been there for me. When I reached the pinnacle of college application stress during my senior year, I could take 48 seconds of solace in their strange experimental song "College." In a hybrid of spooky and sincerely friendly voices, the members of Animal Collective reminded...

Entire Summer Movie Season Recap

Nathan Fisher
August 23, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

MMMMOOOVIES were my great escape from working a zillion hours at two minimum-wage jobs lifeguarding and scooping balls at the golf-driving rang. Thankfully, this summer was filled with great flicks. Here's my arbitrary grouping of movies that I saw this summer. Enjoy! Risqué (Shakin' your junk!):...

Ingrid Michaelson explores dark vulnerability with ‘Human Again’

Mallory Martin
May 3, 2012
Filed under A&E

With the release of her fifth album, Human Again, singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson exposes us to a darker, less romantic side of her talents. In a time when audiences eat up whimsical indie performers like Zooey Deschanel and her "queens and kings of quirk" counterparts, Michaelson fit right in...

‘Jeff, Who Lives at Home’: Audience should stay home

Nathan Fisher
April 26, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

  Some movies are decent, and yet, you just don't enjoy watching them. "Jeff, Who Lives at Home" was one of those movies for me. Maybe I still have not recovered from the adrenaline rush of "Cabin in the Woods" or am spent from my differential equations midterm/zombie attack Friday aft...

‘Talk That Talk’ rarely ‘walks the walk’

Alex Hagen
February 23, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Rihanna, the pop world's most prolific star, has released six full-length albums over the past seven years. Her most recent one, Talk That Talk, is an uneven, but cohesive collection of songs that center on love and sex: two topics that have been present throughout her discography. Talk That Talk's ...

Bring tissues for ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’

Bring tissues for ‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’

Nathan Fisher
February 2, 2012
Filed under A&E, Reviews

Friday night I wanted to see a movie that would make me laugh and forget about the looming work of the new semester. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" was not that movie: it was horribly sad . . . but still worth seeing. "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" begins with the funeral of Thomas Schell ...

Best of recent album releases

caitlinhardee
December 13, 2011
Filed under A&E, Circuit

M83, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming released Oct. 18 Celebrated electronic act M83's latest album, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, is a massive departure from more ambient past albums, providing an emotive journey that is easily accessible to music fans across indie, rock and pop boundaries and has escaped the...

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

“Happy Feet Two” fails to find its wings

Nathan Fisher
December 1, 2011
Filed under A&E, A&E Highlight, Reviews

Little baby penguins singing and dancing are only cute for so long. "Happy Feet Two" tries to rekindle the love of the first dancing and singing penguins movie but falls flat like a penguin trying to fly. The main plot of the film follows Mumble (Elijah Wood), now a grown-up, and his son Erik, who, unlike his dad, cannot sing...

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