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August 18, 2019   |   Ithaca, NY

Review: “Happy Death Day 2U” is more than just a repeat

By | Feb 25, 2019

Dark comedy–slasher film “Happy Death Day 2U,” the sequel to 2017’s “Happy Death Day,” follows main character Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe) as she lives the same day over and over again, each time being brutally murdered by a killer in a baby mask.

Review: Avril Lavigne comes back with empowering record

By | Feb 25, 2019

Avril Lavigne’s voice finally broke through the silence she has left her fans in for years with her new album, “Head Above Water,” released Feb.

Review: SWMRS album it burning with passion

By | Feb 24, 2019

After Oakland-based punk-rock group SWMRS signed with New York City–based record label Fueled By Ramen and released its record label debut and overall third LP, “Drive North,” the band has returned to the punk scene with its follow-up, “Berkeley’s On Fire.”
The band itself initially got attention because of its drummer, Joey Armstrong — Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong’s son — but “Berkeley’s On Fire” combines eccentric tracks that blend together a multitude of punk, alt-rock and surf-rock elements, giving the band a separate, personal identity.

Review: “Rainswept” is a deluge of visceral visuals

By | Feb 20, 2019

A rich landscape of beautiful, rolling hills is quickly followed by the silhouette of a man in his window — then a heart-stopping bang leads to peaceful silence.

Review: “High Flying Bird” shoots and scores

By | Feb 19, 2019

The new Netflix film “High Flying Bird,” which was shot completely on an iPhone, delves deep into the relationship between sports and the politics of the United States’ capitalist society.

Review: “WarGround” is unplayable and underwhelming

By | Feb 18, 2019

WarGround is a free-to-play, turn-based strategy game on Steam — a platform that distributes games and related media, not unlike an online Gamestop — that offers new ideas and art styles to hide a mountain of flaws.

Review: Singles for the week of 2/17

By | Feb 17, 2019

Raise a Man
Alicia Keys
Released Feb.

Review: “What Men Want” is an inaccurate look into misogyny

By | Feb 12, 2019

Many people, at one point in their lives, have wanted to know what the opposite sex keeps locked behind their lips.

Review: “thank u, next” is shallow and tastelessly underhanded

By | Feb 12, 2019

“Thank u, next,” the latest two-week effort from one of the world’s most popular singers, triumphs in showcasing all the negative parts of who Ariana Grande is and all of the frivolous reasons why she makes music.

Review: “Quiet Signs” is an intimate look into singer’s universe

By | Feb 11, 2019

It’s easy to listen to Jessica Pratt and forget the world around you.

Review: “The Prodigy” is nothing special

By | Feb 11, 2019

What happens when a cold-blooded serial killer reincarnates into a newborn baby’s body?

Review: Weezer’s Teal Album keeps the covers coming

By | Feb 8, 2019

In December 2017, Twitter user @weezerafrica posted a tweet tagging Rivers Cuomo, the lead singer of Grammy Award–winning rock band Weezer, with a simple request: “it’s about time you bless the rains down in africa.” Months later, the group finally did bless the rains by releasing a cover of Toto’s “Africa” in summer 2018, with the same tweet on the digital cover, and to much success.