Marvel and Disney’s love child: Big Hero 6 (Movie Review)

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Big Hero 6. Scott Adsit, Ryan Potter, Daniel Henney, T.J. Miller, Jamie Chung, and Damon Wayans Jr. Walt Disney Pictures. 102 min. PG. Animation/Action/Adventure. 4 out of 5 stars I was already a huge fan of anything Disney, but as soon as I heard of a Disney movie based on a Marvel comic, I just […]


Is ORAS really all that new? (Game Review)

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Solid remakes come at the price of innovation Pokemon Omega-Ruby and Alpha-Sapphire (ORAS) 4/5 stars With a flurry of trumpets, a bunch more Mega Pokémon, and a gang of hunky pirates, Pokémon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire hit the market on November 21. The Hoenn region is the black sheep of the Pokémon games. It came out […]


Nightcrawler is an old school star-maker for Jake Gyllenhaal

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Nightcrawler.  Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, and Riz Ahmed.  Elevation Pictures.  117 minutes.  14A. Crime/Thriller  5 out of 5 stars Dan Gilroy’s Nightcrawler is a bit of an unusual film.  First off, Gilroy has never directed a feature film, or anything else to my knowledge. His start came with screenwriting. The only particularly worthy […]


Four plays in one week: Joint Productions runs first festival

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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One of St. John’s newest theatre companies, Joint Productions, is running their first festival and they say it’s their most ambitious production to date. MacIvor Mania, running from December 3-7, will feature four selections from Canadian playwright Daniel MacIvor: See Bob Run, Wild Abandon, Never Swim Alone, and This is a Play. “We’ve been striving […]


Jennifer Lawrence makes Mockingjay Part 1 surprisingly engaging

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1. Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Donald Sutherland, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Julianne Moore. Lions Gate. 123 min. PG-13. Adventure/Sci-fi. 3 out of 5 stars I didn’t have high hopes going into Mockingjay-Part 1. Having read the book and been thoroughly disappointed, I wasn’t expecting […]


Comic book overload!

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

Is the film industry smothering the market with comic book films? As the credits rolled on 2008’s comic book adaptation Iron Man, the nerd-culture-savvy members of the audience held their collective breath in anticipation of the much talked about post-credits scene. The scene primed audiences for what would soon change the face of the film […]


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare does not advance

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

2/5 stars The Call of Duty franchise is perhaps the most polarizing in gaming history. For better or worse, Advanced Warfare feels like a retread of what we have seen before, with all the tropes that make you either love or hate the franchise. This game’s plot centers around a man named Jonathan Irons (excellently […]


Former Habs player brings multi-campus course to Memorial

Friday, November 21st, 2014

This winter semester, Memorial will take part in a unique experiment, as a prominent Canadian teaches a course that simultaneously engages students across the country. Politician and former NHL goaltender Ken Dryden will teach “Making the Future,” next term—not just at MUN, but at five universities across Canada. Dryden will move from campus to campus […]


One remaining NL team in Comedy Coup’s Top 15

Friday, November 21st, 2014

More cuts have been made to the ongoing comedy competition hosted by the CBC. What started with more than 200 entrants with dreams of taking their projects to a national level has now been whittled away to just 15 remaining teams with only one of NL’s own nine still going strong. Not bad in comparison […]


MUN Social Justice class tackles issues of missing and murdered Aboriginal women

Friday, November 21st, 2014

A Social Justice class at MUN has created a short film on missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, which is screening this evening. The film, Beginning with Our Voices, aims to inform viewers about the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, while also highlighting the ignorance surrounding this issue and […]