REVIEW: The Strain (Pilot)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

As a fan of programs like Fringe and Supernatural, The Strain seemed right up my alley. Despite peculiar dialogue choices and an unusually paced pilot, I believe there’s definitely some potential here. I like long pilots. Suits really made this case for me, with a pilot that was flawlessly paced and extremely efficient. The Strain’s […]


Playing Hearts: Suits Season 4, episode 5 review

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Following the quality of episode 4, I was very much hoping Suits would maintain its momentum. Thankfully, it has; Season 4 Episode 5 exemplifies so much of Suits’ strongest characteristics. Lately, I have emphasized the importance of Suits following its grassroots as a legal drama, pacing its character development under that framework. The great thing […]


Playing Hearts: Suits episode 4 back on track

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Suits, Season 4, Episode 4 I had certain expectations for this season that episode 3 was unable to fulfill. With episode 4, however, Suits has made great progress. After the last episode, I mentioned the importance of sticking to the appeal that made Suits so good. At first, I stressed the importance of the viewing […]


Shakespeare by the Sea: The bard is back in town

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Contrary to popular belief, Shakespeare is alive and well in St. John’s. Throughout the summer in Bannerman Park and on Signal Hill, productions will be put off of both The Taming of the Shrew and All’s Well That Ends Well as the Shakespeare by the Sea festival rolls into its 22nd year. The Shakespeare by the […]


REVIEW: Mixed martial arts event UFC 175

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

The mixed martial arts event UFC 175 was a well-planned card, which very much actualized its potential. It’s no secret that the UFC has been working to put great fights on free TV. With the Fox Sports 1 prelim card, we saw exactly how welcome an addition these free fights can be to a pay […]


Transformers 4 is less than meets the eye

Sunday, July 6th, 2014

Transformers: Age of Extinction. Starring Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor. 165 minutes. PG-13. As a long time fan of this franchise, I really wanted Transformers: Age of Extinction to be a good movie. I loved Transformers as a kid, and I really still do like the franchise now, as they have produced a number […]


Muse alumni writes debut novel

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Woodrow Pelley, an alumni of both MUN and the Muse, has recently placed his stamp on the world of fiction. While on the surface, Pelley’s new novel Too Cute By Half, depicts a variety of characters invited to be part of a think tank with the goal of improving the state of humanity, it endeavors […]


A newbie’s first experience with opera

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

I was originally going to write this article as a review of the Newfoundland Opera Company’s production of A Midsummer’s Night Dream.  However, as my only previous experience with the medium is the Loonie Toons’ short “What’s Opera Doc,” in which Elmer Fudd chases Bugs Bunny through a parody of Richard Wagner’s Operas, I felt […]


Transistor doesn’t hold your hand and is all the better for it

Saturday, July 5th, 2014
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Back in 2011, developer Supergiant Games made one of my more favorite titles of the year, Bastion. It was a fun game, in which you control a little kid as he makes his way through an apocalypse ravaged world where you explore, fight monsters, and attempt to unravel the mystery behind the destruction. Now, Supergiant […]


Hard and slow and dark: Comics David Heti and Morgan O’Shea tour Atlantic Canada

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Montreal comedians David Heti and Morgan O’Shea are crossing Atlantic Canada on their “Hard and Slow” tour this summer, and will be making several stops in Newfoundland along the way. Before their arrival, the Muse got a chance to speak with the comics about their art and the comedic process. When people attempt to describe […]