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Flight’s sole malfunction shouldn’t be enough to deter viewers

Flight’s sole malfunction shouldn’t be enough to deter viewers

Eric Deters, Reporter
November 11, 2012
Filed under Opinions, Reviews

I went into Flight with slightly unreasonable expectations. The trailers were brilliant, well-edited, and contained number of excellent actors. The movie is, as well, brilliant, well-edited, and full of excellent actors. However, it was also home to some serious issues that make it a tough thing to...

Wreck-It Ralph is a gamer’s movie in the least pandering way, but you don’t have to love video games to enjoy it

Wreck-It Ralph is a gamer’s movie in the least pandering way, but you don’t have to love video games to enjoy it

Eric Deters, Reporter
November 5, 2012
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Wreck-It Ralph is very clearly a movie made by people who love video games. None of its myriad references feel forced. Every video game-y thing about it works in its favor rather than its detriment, and it isn't shackled by its premise. It breaks beyond being solely about video games and is, as a...

Argo is Ben Affleck’s best directorial effort by far

Argo is Ben Affleck’s best directorial effort by far

Eric Deters, Reporter
October 25, 2012
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Going into “Argo” with no clue as to what the next two hours will entail is precisely how the film should be experienced, so I’ll do my best to be vague while still explaining why I enjoyed it. “Argo” is about a CIA specialist named Antonio Mendez (played by Ben Affleck, who is also the...

Dishonored is the best kind of “short, but sweet”

Dishonored is the best kind of “short, but sweet”

Eric Deters, Reporter
October 23, 2012
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Dishonored is about a supernatural assassin on either a vengeful rampage or a surgical series of subtle eliminations, otherwise known as the epitome of “cool.” The game establishes itself on the notion of giving the player a vast number of ways to approach any given problem, and the means to combi...

Different elements in Pitch Perfect work together to create a modern-day musical

Emily Pascoe, Reporter
October 12, 2012
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When Pitch Perfect is in the news, many people think it is another version of Glee or High School Musical; cheesy jokes, over exaggerated situations, and mediocre voice talent.  However, Pitch Perfect successfully mixes music, humor and friendship together to create a fresh musical high school student...

Perks of Being a Wallflower will not disappoint readers; may inspire new fans

Perks of Being a Wallflower will not disappoint readers; may inspire new fans

Eric Deters, Reporter
October 11, 2012
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In my age group, I doubt there’s another media property talked about anywhere near as much as Stephen Chbosky’s 1999 novel The Perks of Being a Wallflower. More so than the grossly popular Harry Potter and Twilight series, Perks, from what I could tell before seeing the movie, deftly reached in...

Borderlands 2 not only has more everything, but for the most part, better everything

Borderlands 2 not only has more everything, but for the most part, better everything

Eric Deters, Reporter
October 4, 2012
Filed under Opinions, Reviews, Top Stories

Borderlands 2 is quite a lot like the original Borderlands. There have been some smart evolutions and additions, but some of the same problems persist. However, the changes that have been made affect the experience so dramatically that the issues that plagued the original game seem more like minor hindr...

Looper is a smart action thriller that truly deserves to be seen

Looper is a smart action thriller that truly deserves to be seen

Eric Deters, Reporter
October 1, 2012
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As Dean Pelton of Greendale Community College understands, time travel is a tough thing to base a story around. In my experience, narratives with time warps, alternate timelines, or parallel universes are enjoyable, but are often brought down by all the logical paradoxes and outright absurdity of their...

Joaquin Phoenix’s return to film in The Master is awe-inspiring

Joaquin Phoenix’s return to film in The Master is awe-inspiring

Eric Deters, Reporter
September 27, 2012
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I had this magical moment seconds after finishing The Master where I realized I needed to see it again, and not just because there was some stuff that flew over my head. I just wanted to experience the range of emotions it inspires all over again. It was visually breathtaking, emotionally taxing, and just...

iPhone 5: Buy or By-pass?

iPhone 5: Buy or By-pass?

Hannah Marshall, Reporter
September 20, 2012
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After months of anticipation and rumors, Apple has finally introduced the latest iPhone, the iPhone 5. Yes, it’s the latest of the phenomena since Apple has introduced their first iPhone, but is it really worth the bucks compared to the last model, the iPhone 4s? When comparing the iPhone 4s to...

Lawless contains marvelous performances, less-than-marvelous most everything else

Lawless contains marvelous performances, less-than-marvelous most everything else

Eric Deters, Reporter
September 17, 2012
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Even after about a week of mulling it over, I don’t really know how high of a recommendation I’d give Lawless. There’s no doubt that it’s a serviceable film, or an enjoyable experience, but it doesn't go much further than that. The performances are spectacular, but the majority of the characte...

Mark of the Ninja contains ninjas, therefore awesome.

Mark of the Ninja contains ninjas, therefore awesome.

Eric Deters, Staff Writer
September 14, 2012
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It’s taken a while, but I think we may finally have a perfect stealth game. Most other games in this genre have needlessly complicated controls that frequently don’t allow you to do what you want to at the right time. They give you useless information and withhold important details, meaning that...