Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier: Part Spy Thriller, Part Super Hero Action Flick, All Golden

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Starring: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford. 2 hr 16 min. PG. The first Captain America was simply average; though it had solid characters and good performances, its cheesy action and zero risk plot prevented it from standing out among its contemporizes. Captain America 2, is a darker, […]


The Cuckoo’s Calling serves the crime genre well

Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

The Cuckoo’s Calling is one of the best crime novels of the new millennium. Released last year, the book initially received little fan fare, as it was released by a new author, Robert Galbraith. Despite this, the book received generally favourable reviews, praising the new author. This comes as no surprise to this reviewer, who […]


Beloved Elder Scrolls franchise finds footing on new ground

Monday, April 7th, 2014

The Elder Scrolls Online (ESO) marks the sixth and latest addition to what has been an archetypal franchise of action RPGs. Distinct from the others, it is the series’ first contribution to the world of MMOs, which is a profound alteration in its path. This release provides game enthusiasts with a rare and fascinating case […]


Ms. Marvel schools the rest of the industry

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Rating: 5/5 Ms. Marvel #1 and #2 are indicative of everything right with Marvel Comics right now. Simply put, Ms. Marvel is a must read series as it seeks to do something almost unheard of in this medium: star a Muslim women as the main character in a way that is respectful of both her […]


Vegas Lounge Lizard – Three Thousand Realms

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Artist: Vegas Lounge Lizard Album: Three Thousand Realms Label: Indie Genre: Alternative Rock Year: 2014 Grade: A I have been familiar with local band Vegas Lounge Lizard almost since their beginning. It amazes me how much they have grown as a group. Their first full-length album, Three Thousand Realms, has more than exceeded my expectations. Although I have […]


Local comedy troupe’s eyes move to television

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

After honing their craft through several successful live shows, St John’s sketch group, Hit With A Rock, has filmed a television pilot. “We’re trying to create a local lead-in to Saturday Night Live,” said producer Matthew Stirling. “Sketch comedy is such a popular thing in Newfoundland culture—the talent is here. We’re just trying to create […]


COCO fills knitting void

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

If you know any knitters or crocheters, you probably know that yarn addiction is a real thing, hidden behind the veil of the term “stash.” In November 2013, St. John’s welcomed its newest craft store, Cast On, Cast Off; or as I like to call it, the newest enabler. Katie Garibaldi, owner of Cast On […]


Hearthstone a new way to play cards

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft is Blizzard Entertainment’s new free-to-play online collectible card game that was fully released on March 11, 2014. The object of the game is to reduce your opponent’s life points from 30 to zero by casting spells, laying traps and summoning minions. Learning how to play is pretty easy, the challenge and […]


13 The Musical to hit the LSPU Hall

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Best Kind Productions are set to bring 13 The Musical to the LSPU Hall stage from April 3-6. Kyle McDavid, the show’s producer, says the play is a “grown up story about growing up,” and that most of the show is lead by teenagers and children. “In the original Broadway production of 13 there was […]


Oil and Water tells a powerful story

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Oil and Water blew me away. Growing up, I had often heard the story of the black man who came to Newfoundland after a shipwreck, and how they showed him compassion and hospitality in the racist world of the 1940s. Seeing the play about it was something else. Oil and Water was at the LSPU […]