Movie Review: Lucy

Saturday, August 9th, 2014
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Lucy is an important case study and perhaps also a lesson to filmmakers. In essence it is a story about drug-trafficing, but beyond this, it is not afraid to pursue artisticly independent visuals and intruiging themes. The audience may find some of its content lacks the appeal they had hoped for, but nothing ever feels […]

 

Here’s what you missed: The Reid Theatre consultations

Friday, August 8th, 2014

When you ask people about the Reid Theatre, you get a variety of answers.  Some have fond memories spanning decades, from the early days of the theatre and on into the new millennium.  However, when you ask about the Reid these days, it’s a different story. A few students miss it, but many have never […]

 

Playing Hearts: Suits, Season 4, episode 7

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Suits has made some good progress in recent episodes, but I’ve still been a little hard on it. I have commented multiple times on my dislike of the Logan/Rachel storyline, which adds next to nothing to Rachel’s character. That being said, I can only really focus on this so much. I understand that they have […]

 

Like the restaurant it’s about, “Seconds” deserves 5 stars (BOOK REVIEW)

Friday, August 1st, 2014
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I don’t think that there is another comic book writer out there who can capture the full essence of what life is like for that confusing period between teenager, and adulthood better than Bryan Lee O’Malley.  His two previous works, Lost at Sea and Scott Pilgrim, are near perfect explorations of the lives of characters […]

 

Sexism in animation: A few thoughts on a disconcerting trend in Japanese anime

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014
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Before anything else gets said here let me be clear, I really, REALLY, like Japanese Anime.  While I won’t say that I’ve seen every show and movie ever produced, I have seen my fair share, the Dragon Ball series, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagan, Full Metal Alchemist, Akira, Grave of the Fireflies, and […]

 

REVIEW: The Strain (Pilot)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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 […]