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Good Luck is good, clean pop-punk

Good Luck is good, clean pop-punk

Eric Brown

February 8, 2012


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When I say the words “pop-punk,” what comes into your mind? Is it visions of Warped Tour-goers, singing along to overproduced, radio hitmakers like Good Charlotte or Fall Out Boy? Well, it shouldn’t. There are plenty of bands out there that give pop-punk a good name. Bands like Bloomington, Indiana’s Good Luck, ...

Latest 'Assassin's Creed' struggles to find its footing

Latest 'Assassin's Creed' struggles to find its footing

Garret McDowell

February 8, 2012


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They say good things come in threes. Well, since Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is technically the fourth installment in the franchise, I understand why this offering was so weak. It was such a waste of $60. Yes, I spent $60 on this piece of crap. Yeah, this came out back in November, but it’s ta...

WWI drama in 'War Horse'

WWI drama in 'War Horse'

emilymgarrott

January 25, 2012


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Usually, the storyline of a film about animals is predictable, heart-wrenching and sold to the audience so that any dissenters from the enthusiastic majority are judged for their apparently missing soul. War Horse is not your typical equestrian drama. Directed by the wonderful Steven Spielberg, the stor...

'Old Republic' is the perfect MMO

Salim Ali

January 25, 2012


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Bioware, a company famous for its role playing games, has recently released a new PC game called Star Wars: The Old Republic. If you’ve ever dreamt of being Darth Maul or Han Solo, this game puts you in the driver’s seat of your own personal heroic story. For the past couple of weeks I was a Sith...

Fincher brings action, drama in 'Dragon Tattoo'

Fincher brings action, drama in 'Dragon Tattoo'

emilymgarrott

January 25, 2012


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It all began with a thrilling crime trilogy from the mind of bestselling author, Stieg Larsson. Taking place in Sweden, the series was published posthumously after Larsson endured a fatal heart attack in 2004. Europeans were enrapt with the story long before Americans knew of their existence. Two fi...

'Modern Warfare' delivers again

Garret McDowell

December 7, 2011


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So, “It’s good, but it’s Modern Warfare 2 with new maps!” is all I’ve heard from people complaining about the latest iteration of Activision’s over-hyped and over-purchased game series Call of Duty. Modern Warfare 3 is the final installment in a great trilogy that really set the bar for online...

'Twilight' is still the worst

'Twilight' is still the worst

Brittany Dant

December 7, 2011


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In Breaking Dawn: Part 1, yes I saw Breaking Dawn, the two star-crossed lovers straight out of a sci-fi Romeo and Juliet are given yet another set of obstacles to over-come. In this installment of the popular series we see the marriage, honeymoon and the resulting child of Bella and Edward Cullen. ...

'Ye Gods' is irreverent, fun

'Ye Gods' is irreverent, fun

TrentonWhite

December 7, 2011


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In a series of vignettes entitled “Ye Gods,” senior Kyle Shook exhibits his take on some of the Greek, Roman, Egyptian and Jewish gods we have studied and/or worshipped since we began eating from the Tree of Knowledge as toddlers in Sunday School or sixth-graders in Gifted Literature class (thanks Ms...

Kill Your Idols: I hate the f'n Eagles, man

Kill Your Idols: I hate the f'n Eagles, man

Eric Brown

November 16, 2011


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So, I started this column intending to re-examine classic albums, evaluating them in the context of their time and questioning whether or not they hold up now. And for the most part, I’ve done that. But I haven’t been as critical as I’d intended at the start. Ultimately, I concluded that most of ...

Drive By Truckers rock Macon

Drive By Truckers rock Macon

Jonathan Popham

November 16, 2011


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The Athens-based Southern Rock act Drive-By Truckers burned rubber in Macon, Georgia on 11-11-11 at the Cox Capitol theater. The show opens their Fall 2011 tour. It was a delightful thrillbilly experience. With songs reminiscent of Aesop’s fables, DBT's writing style waxes fables that are markedly Southern....

Now you, too, can be like Batman

Now you, too, can be like Batman

Garret McDowell

November 16, 2011


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OH MY GOD THIS GAME IS AWESOME. That was my thought every time I saw a new screenshot, video, or spoiler in general leading up to the October 18 release. Arkham City has easily been one of the most fun games I’ve ever played. Now, I preface this by saying that my previous top game of all time had alw...

'Paranormal Activity 3' will scare you

Garret McDowell

November 2, 2011


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Most good ghost stories need an origin. Most of them need something that begins their mystique and horror. Oren Peli’s Paranormal Activity series has become a Halloween fixture for millions of people. In now its third iteration, the original tale of Katie and her haunting has gone back to the begi...

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