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Review: Bruno Mars grooves his way to artistic gold

Review: Bruno Mars grooves his way to artistic gold

By Meg Tippett, Staff Writer December 1, 2016
Mars takes on a new rhythm and blues persona — and he does not disappoint.

Review: Kings of Leon ‘WALLS’ succeeds with stunning sound

By Ashley Wolf, Staff Writer October 25, 2016
Most of this album shows off the band’s true potential since they returned to their roots and produced an album of substance and depth.
Review: Hodgepodge of mystery themes spoil Tim Burtons film

Review: Hodgepodge of mystery themes spoil Tim Burton’s film

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 18, 2016
The abilities of the Peculiars are a convoluted mess of special effects: They look flashy, but they come across as cheap plot devices.

Review: ‘Remember Us to Life’ accents Spektor’s vocal skills

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer October 17, 2016
Spektor’s method of manipulating the dynamics and moods of her songs, gives them a playful feel and demonstrates her technical musical prowess.

Review: One Republic’s ‘Oh My My’ offers thought-provoking lyrics

By Ashley Wolf, Staff Writer October 17, 2016
“Oh My My,” released Oct. 7, offers listeners a nicely balanced variety between moving power ballads and easy-listening dance tracks.

Review: Menzel’s vocals compensate for lost individuality

By Preston Arment, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
What Menzel may lack in songwriting ability, she makes up for with stunning vocals that remind us why listeners will never stop loving her.
In “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” director Ron Howard tells the story of John, Paul, George and Ringo. The film discusses how their music impacted people around the globe and changed their lives forever.

Review: Ron Howard’s ‘The Beatles: Eight Days a Week’ shines

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer October 4, 2016
Ron Howard’s documentary about the Beatles’ touring years expresses the wild energy and enthusiasm of John, Paul, George and Ringo.
“Blair Witch” follows James (James Allen McCune) and his friends (Wes Robinson, Valerie Curry) through the Black Forrest Hills in search of his sister, whose seventeen-year disappearance has sparked horrific rumors.

Review: ‘Blair Witch’ fails with repetitive plotline

By Jake Leary, Staff Writer September 26, 2016
There’s no fooling the internet, which is where this sequel belongs. “Blair Witch” would be better served as a YouTube short than as a feature film.

Review: Mac Miller’s ‘The Divine Feminine’ lacks originality

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer September 26, 2016
In “The Divine Feminine,” Miller tries to show he has the chops to make more intricate tracks. He proves his talent by executing talented flow.
Taking Back Sunday released Tidal Wave on Sept. 16.

Review: Taking Back Sunday resurfaces with ‘Tidal Wave’ album

By Olivia Riggio, Staff Writer September 23, 2016
The Long Island rock band was formed in 1999 and has released seven full-length albums and two EPs since, proving to stand the test of time.
“Snowden,” directed by Oliver Stone, stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film jumps between Snowden’s experiences in the CIA and the path he took to expose the largest leak of government information in history.

Review: Edward Snowden’s leak produces succinct film plot

By Max Denning, Staff Writer September 21, 2016
The movie is indeed a one-sided telling...carried by the spectacular performance by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Snowden) but hindered by other performances.
In Southside With You, an organic, budding relationship sprouts between Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) and Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers), eventually developing into one of Americas favorite couples.

Review: ‘Southside With You’ viewers follow a budding romance

By Colin Barrett, Staff Writer September 19, 2016
Viewers meet Michelle Robinson (Tika Sumpter) as she gets ready in her mother’s home for what she calls a “business meeting.” Her mother teases her, saying, “I thought this wasn’t a date?” To Robinson, it wasn’t — until she met the ever-so-charming Barack Obama (Parker Sawyers). Obama and Robinson visit countless places on their date, such as an Afro-Culture museum exhibit, a church meeting and a theater to see the film “Do the Right Thing.”
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