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

Staci Poston, Managing Editor

September 7, 2011

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

“Wall Street” sequel earns four stars

Eleni Gotter, Photographer

October 6, 2010

"Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" is a film directed by Oliver Stone that was released into theaters Sept. 24, 2010. This movie is the sequel of the movie "Wall Street" which was released into theaters in 1987. The film was rated...

Setterfield writes modern novel with classic style

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

September 8, 2010

A lonely heroine, a mysterious volume of fairy tales, cold English moors, a rich and reclusive hostess, sordid tales of a family's disintegration and ghosts-each of these elements would be welcome and expected in any number of...

Novel explores Thomas Jefferson’s hypocrisy regarding slavery

Shannon Beaudry, Staff Writer

August 23, 2010

"Clotel, Or the President's Daughter" is a work of historical fiction in which William Wells Brown explores the belief that Thomas Jefferson had several illegitimate children with a slave woman. This idea has been very much debated...