Modest Mouse is back, and definitely not dead (Review)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015
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Album: Strangers to Ourselves Artist: Modest Mouse Label: Epic Genre: Alternative Rock Year: 2015 Grade: B+ Isaac Brock, Modest Mouse frontman and Canadian war general namesake, wants you to know he’s just sorry it took this long. Back with their first studio album since 2007, Modest Mouse bring their strongest talent as musical artists – […]

 

Local sketch comedy show picked up by NTV

Monday, April 6th, 2015
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Hit with a Rock hits TVs Local sketch comedy show Hit with a Rock has been picked up by Newfoundland Television (NTV). Two episodes will air before Saturday Night Live on April 4 and 11. The idea arose after a production of Beyond Therapy in fall of 2013 when several actors expressed interest in continued […]

 

Gritty, critically acclaimed ‘Cast No Shadow’ released in theatres

Friday, April 3rd, 2015
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Critically acclaimed and locally shot film Cast no Shadow is making its official cinematic debut on April 3. The film, which was shot all over the Avalon Peninsula and Bell Island, tells the story of a young boy’s tumultuous summer on the southern shore of Newfoundland as he navigates delinquency and petty crime. The screenplay […]

 

Van Gogh, Picasso, Nintendo: Are video games art?

Monday, March 30th, 2015
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Are video games art? It’s a question that players have been asking since the advent of games more advanced than two vertical lines and a bouncing dot. In many respects it’s a fair question, as other forms of popular media, such as movies, TV shows, or books, have been considered art in the past with […]

 

A good film requires strong Focus

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
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4/5 stars Focus. Starring Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Rodrigo Santoro. Kramer and Sigman Films. 104 min. 14A. Comedy/Crime/Drama. Focus is a smooth crime film, with strong leads and meticulous attention to pace. Its strengths don’t come from pushing the narrative envelope or venturing into new cinematic ground; it sticks to the basics. But, it does […]

 

Author Eden Robinson to visit St. John’s

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
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Award winning Aboriginal author and activist Eden Robinson is coming to St. John’s later this month as the final stop of a series of workshops held all over the province.  Robinson is visiting St. John’s as well as other parts of Newfoundland and Labrador as part of the Come From Away series, put on by […]

 

Upcoming events: March 20-26

Friday, March 20th, 2015

Taking in Strangers- Quebec and Newfoundland Stories        LSPU Hall, March 17-21, 8pm Louise Moyes has been creating “docudances” – one-woman shows tackling themes from the fisheries’ collapse to walking the dog– for over 20 years, and performed at festivals and conferences around the world. For tickets, call the Hall at 753-4531 or book online at […]

 

Cinderella tells an old story like new

Friday, March 20th, 2015
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Revamp stays traditional—but perhaps too much Cinderella. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter. Walt Disney Pictures. 112 mins. Rated PG. Adventure/Drama/Family. 3/5 stars After all of the live action Cinderella stories told with a twist that have come out over the years, (Ella Enchanted, Ever After, A Cinderella Story, shall […]

 

Folklore department launches new book, Hoist Your Sails and Run

Monday, March 16th, 2015

Living in modern Newfoundland, it’s easy to forget the province’s humble beginnings. But folklore students are trying to keep these beginnings in the public eye to preserve our cultural heritage. Memorial’s Folklore Department, in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Newfoundland and Labrador, has launched Hoist Your Sails and Run, a project centred on the […]

 

Chappie: A movie with as much heart as the robot for which it is named

Friday, March 13th, 2015
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4 out of 5 stars Chappie. Starring Sharlto Copley, Dev Patel, Ninja, Yolandi Visser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Hugh Jackman, and Sigourney Weaver. Columbia Pictures. 120 mins. Rated R. Action/Sci-fi/Thriller. The story of a robot finding his own humanity is not new to Hollywood, as films like I Robot and Terminator 2 have created high standards […]