“J. Edgar” gives a historical perspective on modern problems

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

November 30, 2011

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The most powerful man in the United States is not always the president.  The film “J. Edgar” shows that the first director of the FBI often held more control over the affairs of America than even the elected leaders of the...

“Puss in Boots” delivers solid humor with a Spanish flair

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

November 8, 2011

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Shrek’s Spanish feline companion has gotten his very own film, but is it able to hold up to the reputation of its longstanding predecessor? Coming from the same fairy tale universe as “Shrek,” I had certain expectations...

Staff writer claims “Abducted” abducted two hours of his life

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

October 19, 2011

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A title like “Abduction” would generally lead a viewer to believe that the film’s premise revolves around the main character being kidnapped. However, this never happened. With the poor reviews this movie has been receiving,...

“Warrior” delivers a deeper story than might be expected

Jonathan Rainey, Staff Writer

September 28, 2011

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Movies chronicling the rise of a fighter from obscurity to world champion come out like clockwork from Hollywood.  “Warrior,” from all early indications, seemed to be a straightforward film following that formulaic narrative....

Painfully spoiler-free book review: “A Dance with Dragons”

Joseph Conner, Copy Editor

September 7, 2011

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After six long years, “A Dance with Dragons” exploded onto the marketplace, debuting at No. 1 on the New York Times Best Seller list. The fifth installment in George R. R. Martin’s epic series “A Song of Ice and Fire” ...

Poston’s Picks on Netflix: “Undead or Alive” brings zombedy to the Old West

Staci Poston, Managing Editor

September 7, 2011

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“Undead or Alive” (2007) is one of my favorite zombie movies ever.  It’s right up there with “Zombieland” but not as campy.  And this western/comedy/horror act-ually has decent acting; if anything, it’s the storyline...

Poston’s Picks on Netflix: “Zombie Strippers” gets surprisingly intellectual

Staci Poston, Managing Editor

August 21, 2011

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I was recently perusing Netflix and happened to see a rather interesting title:  “Zombie Strippers” (2008).  Being somewhat of a connoisseur of bad horror movies, I settled down to watch this flick, starring none other than...

Review of “Missing You, Metropolis”

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

March 30, 2011

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I was flipping through a literary magazine and paused at the pages that introduce the reader to up-and-coming authors. I am interested in looking at these things because it would make my day to be among those writers. ­­­Regardless,...

Book review of “Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares”

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

March 2, 2011

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As a fan of the teen novel "Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist," written by Rachel Cohn and David Leviathan, I was thrilled to see that this duo wrote another novel titled "Dash and Lily's Book of Dares" (published by Alfred...

A tired joke done right: movie review of “Red”

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

November 17, 2010

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If you pay just a little attention to movie trailers these days, it's easy to see a pattern. Studios seem to be scrambling to produce the next popular action film or "older people reuniting to prove they've still got it" movie....

“The Book Thief” Review

Jessica M. Upchurch, Entertainment Reviewer

November 3, 2010

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All through middle school and high school, students are assigned to read books with a World War II setting, and quick to follow is the innocent fascination with the time period and, particularly, with the horrors. (How many...

Aim for the Head: A Book Review

Jessica Upchurch, Reviewer

October 20, 2010

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A fascination with the undead has a chokehold on America’s mainstream media; you can’t walk into a theatre without seeing fangs on this or that poster or an “I <3 Zombies” written across the chest of a t-shirt. Every...

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