Zac Brown Band’s Jekyll + Hyde is their most experimental record to date (Review)

Sunday, May 24th, 2015
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Album: Jekyll + Hyde Artist: Zac Brown Band Label: Republic Records Genre: Country/Southern Rock Year: 2015 Grade: A   Three years after the release of Uncaged, Zac Brown Band are back with the release of their most experimental record to date. Jekyll + Hyde follows the trend of the evolution of country music that has […]

 

Interview with Newfoundland Comedian Dan Dillabough

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
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  Dan Dillabough, 22, was born in New Orleans, but was raised in St. John’s. Now, he’s making waves in Toronto with his comedy writing and other projects. He completed a diploma in Comedy Writing and Performance at Humber College, and has since written comedy for the CBC, Disney, and created his own web series […]

 

Avengers: Age of Ultron. It’s MARVELous

Thursday, May 14th, 2015
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  Avengers: Age of Ultron. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, James Spader. Marvel Studios. 141 min. PG-13. Action/Adventure/Sci-Fi. If ever a film had a lot to live up to, it was Age of Ultron. The first Avengers proved how awesome it is to have all these big name […]

 

St. John’s to see first ever tattoo convention

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

This summer St John’s will see its largest gathering of guest tattoo artists to date. The St John’s Tattoo Convention is a three-day event running from July 3 to July 5. The event was set in motion by owner and head tattooist of Trouble Bound Studio, Dave Munro. The event will bring in over 40 […]

 

Night one of Lawnya Vawnya electric for a Wednesday

Saturday, April 25th, 2015
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Night one of the Lawnya Vawnya music fest went down at the Republic, and featured Quidi Video, Jonny and the Cowabungas and Vulva Culture. Even though it was a Wednesday, there was a definite buzz in the air – it was (maybe) higher than one degree outside, the show was PWYC and people seemed to […]

 

Cast No Shadow looms large on the silver screen (Review)

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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4.5 out of 5 stars  Cast No Shadow. Starring Percy Hynes-White, Mary-Colin Chisholm, Joel Thomas Hynes. 85 minutes. 14A. Drama/Fantasy/Thriller. Directed by Newfoundland’s own Christian Sparkes, Cast No Shadow is an elegant looking film with definite roots in the province.  Yet for all its beauty the story is mainly a gritty and honest family drama wrapped up […]

 

Darker and edgier isn’t always better

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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A look at a common trend in entertainment If you’ve watched the trailer for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie then you may have noticed that it looks as though this movie is going to have a much darker and edgier story than the comics on which it was based. This film isn’t alone, as many […]

 

Post-doctoral fellow digs into Newfoundland’s cinematic roots

Monday, April 20th, 2015

The local cinema industry has grown by leaps and bounds within the last decade. From the continued growth of NIFCO as an organization helping aspiring filmmakers solidify their first works to the production of Republic of Doyle, the film and television industry has shown opportunities for careers and artistic development within the province and shows […]

 

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 […]