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The business behind “Breaking Bad”’s final season

By | Sep 6, 2012

A look at the negotiations behind the final season of AMC’s hit drama “Breaking Bad.”

The anti-hero trend in upcoming fall shows

By | Sep 6, 2012

A look at the anti-hero trend and its effect on the fall 2012 TV season.

Five returning fall TV shows not to miss

By | Aug 30, 2012

A list of five television shows that are returning for 2012.

‘Mirror Mirror’: Whimsical film falls to pieces

By | Apr 4, 2012

Despite its star-studded cast, the fantasy flick “Mirror Mirror” fails in becoming the charming film that it tries to be. A modern retelling of “Snow White,” the film follows the evil Queen Clementianna (Julia Roberts) as she plots against Snow White (Lily Collins) to take control of the kingdom and to marry Prince Andrew (Armie…

‘John Carter’: Unoriginal sci-fi saved by visuals

By | Mar 21, 2012

Though the marketing campaign made it out to be a generic science-fiction film, “John Carter” slumps thanks to its century-old sci-fi novel that inspired filmmakers  such as George Lucas and James Cameron. Based on the book “A Princess of Mars” by Edgar Rice Burroughs, “John Carter” tells the story of former Confederate military captain John…

Film adaptation fails on screen

By The Ithacan | Feb 1, 2012

Adults are expected to act maturely, but this is certainly not the case in Roman Polanski’s new film “Carnage.” After two school boys fight on a playground, the parents of the victim, Nancy and Alan Cowan (Kate Winslet and Christoph Waltz), and the parents of the bully, Penelope and Michael Longstreet (Jodie Foster and John…

Rimes’ country throwback album falls short of expectations

By | Oct 12, 2011

In her much anticipated return after a four-year break from the stage and a publicized tumultuous restructuring of her personal life, LeAnn Rimes’ new album, “Lady and Gentlemen,” is a throwback to Rimes’ earlier discography but with only a mediocre outcome.

Dance club swings into action

By | Oct 12, 2011

In one corner of the Fitness Center at Ithaca College, a girl is lifted high into the air. In another, a student falls, caught only inches from the floor. In the center of the room, a boy scuttles across the floor, supported by a partner.

Complex story echoes past era

By | Sep 14, 2011

The CIA’s killer spy reputation may be a thing of the past, but “The Debt” is a captivating, intelligent thriller and a reminder of the ruthlessness that pervaded the spy world during the Cold War era.