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Divergent Review

Divergent Review

April 21, 2014

Kaitlyn Turner Staff Writer “Divergent,” the first novel written by Veronica Roth, eclipses nearly all other ...

Captain America: The Winter Soldier a White Knuckle Affair

Captain America: The Winter Soldier a White Knuckle Affair

April 10, 2014

Captain America's latest adventure is a solid addition to the series Sean Hobbs Staff Writer Despi...

Dead or Alive, Hard to Tell with Robocop

March 12, 2014

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The new Robocop is a mix of good and bad, but it's difficult to separate the two Sean Hobbs Contributing Writer Robocop is a concept that sounds like it was thought up by a six-year-old. In 2028, when Detective Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnamen) is gravely injured by a car bomb, the only option to keep him alive is to make him mostly machine...

Atlantis in the Stars

February 10, 2014

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Origins of Atlantis may be revealed at the Pierce College Science Dome Ismael Rodriguez Contributing Writer The Science Dome is a unique part of Pierce College. Not only is it the biggest science dome in Washington, it also has the highest resolution, making it one of best science domes in the area. The Science Dome features...

The March: Documentary Review

January 27, 2014

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Ismael Rodriguez Contributing Writer The March may be one of the most informative documentary films made about the Million man March that Martin Luther King Jr. and his colleagues did. This film is about the events that transpired before and during the march and gives a much clearer view of what happened. The March is narrated by Denzel...

Girl on fire can’t be stopped

December 2, 2013

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Suzanne Collin’s, Hunger Games franchise carries on strong Aaryn Kornbau Staff Writer  There’s a love/hate relationship with audience’s favorite trilogies being turned into a movie series. Some of the more successful books turned into movies are the Harry Potter series, Twilight, The Hobbit, and The Chronicles of Narnia. The newest book being turned into a trilo...

‘Blackfish’ sheds light on issues of whale captivity

December 2, 2013

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Death of SeaWorld trainer, Dawn Branchau, calls for chilling documentary about orca whales  Donna Kopmar Staff Writer “Blackfish” directed by Gabriela Cowperthwaite goes back to the beginning of Tilikum’s story. Tilikum today is a 6-ton orca whale, the largest orca whale in captivity, who performs at SeaWorld Orlando, Florida on occasion. He was captured off the coast ...

Thor: The Dark World Review

November 12, 2013

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Addison Kelly Contributing Writer Swinging back into action with his mighty hammer, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) returns to the big screen.  Two years have passed since the first installment of the "Thor" franchise, and Thor has been very busy protecting the nine realms from war and destruction.  Not to mention his brief appearance in New York to s...

Carrie of 2013 Vs. Carrie of 1976

October 21, 2013

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Kris Hayward Staff Writer As a remake, book adaptation, and stand-alone movie, Carrie won’t offer anything moviegoers haven’t seen before. While the special effects for the movie were fitting, and a clear indication of their budget, it was the only advantage the movie had. The movie tried to cast Carrie’s mother in a slightly more sy...

“The Family” not the average gangster movie

September 30, 2013

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Holly Buchanan Feature Editor Luc Besson, director of Taken and Transporter, puts together a comedy-drama that’s less than impressive.   Making up The Family, is Maggie the wife (Michelle Pfeiffer), Fred the husband (Robert De Niro), Belle Blake, daughter (Dianna Agron), and Warren Blake, son (John D’leo). Also starring Tommy Lee Jones as the CIA agent who’s job is to keep this family in li...

It’s always sunny in Philadelphia

September 27, 2013

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Aaryn Kornbeau Staff Writer The Gang is back with an outrageously funny new season of Always Sunny on its new network Fox, it premiered season nine on September 4th at 10 p.m. When the show was first created, by Rob McElhenney he was skeptical to even reach a fourth season, due to the crazy content of the sketches. The...

The Lone Ranger Fails to deliver in classic adaptation

September 18, 2013

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Austin Lewis Contributing Writer The Lone Ranger is one of Disney’s newest films to hit theaters this summer. It follows the origin tales of the original Lone Ranger show that ended in 1957. The movie was directed by Gore Verbinksi, known for being the director the extremely popular Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The movi...

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