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Brad Pitt's home run

Brad Pitt's home run

Samir Moussawel
October 5, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews, Uncategorized

From the director of the award-winning Capote (2005), Bennett Miller’s Moneyball is a film suitable for sports fans. Based on the true story of Oakland Athletic’s General Manager Billy Beane, the film tells of the risk one man takes to bring his club back to respectability when he believes all...

Ace and Zaz bring stellar full-length

Ace and Zaz bring stellar full-length

Kathleen Quinlan
April 27, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

4/5 Bear Claws Augusta natives Robert Payne and Chase Kleist are part of the indie/alternative/hip-hop group Ace and Zaz. Chase is Ace and Robert is Zaz. After being part of several musical groups in high school, including Smells Like New and Non-Shalant (Acoustic), Kleist and Payne created this project that ...

‘Rango’ is a smart, enjoyable ride

‘Rango’ is a smart, enjoyable ride

Brittani Howell
April 13, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

3/5 Bear Claws I know what you’re thinking: “A movie about lizard cowboys? Are you serious?” Yes, actually, I am. And believe me, I was a little dubious too, but I found Rango a fun and clever romp that explodes one Wild West cliché after another in a way that makes the movie unique and memorable. In the film’s opening scene, you know that all hell is abo...

Tina Fey makes you laugh

Tina Fey makes you laugh

Kathleen Quinlan
April 13, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

  4.5/5 Bear Claws If Tina Fey is your hero — and if you’re between the ages of 18 and 28, she probably is—you need to read her new book, Bossypants. You know how on an episode of 30 Rock, Liz Lemon tells Rosemary Howard (Carrie Fisher) that she is her lady hero? That’s how you’ll feel about Tina Fey...

The Mountain Goats return with All Eternals Deck

The Mountain Goats return with All Eternals Deck

Eric Brown
March 30, 2011
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  4.5/5 Bear Claws As far as I can tell, John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats has two talents: writing beautifully emotive records, and releasing them at an insane speed. The group’s last record, The Life of the World to Come, came out in October 2009—barely a year and a half ago. The prolific songwrite...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Cameron Kunzelman
February 9, 2011
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ways. On the surface the film is about a young woman, Nina, wh...

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