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“The Gang” is still here

“The Gang” is still here

Adam London, Contributor
March 3
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

The comedy series debuted its 11th season Jan. 6, closing in on 124 episodes.

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Aziz Ansari hits home run in “Master of None”

Aziz Ansari hits home run in “Master of None”

Adam London, Contributor
November 24
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

If you're looking for a slapstick, laugh-out-loud comedy, this series is not for you. It's much more than that, as it goes far deeper than a traditional comedy series.

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Harry Potter: Stories keep on Rowling

Harry Potter: Stories keep on Rowling

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
November 20
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

You can probably imagine how excited Potter fans felt when J.K. Rowling finally announced a sequel.

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Disney: No life in live-action

Disney: No life in live-action

Haley Bucelewicz, Writer
November 10
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Is Disney finally running out of ideas?

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Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor
November 4
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Horror is a lot like comedy, every scare a punchline. It is an art of composing those moments that we don't see coming. But how do they keep coming up with those moments — how have we not seen it all before?

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“Scream Queens” is killing us all

“Scream Queens” is killing us all

Ruthann Barry, Writer
October 13
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Have you predicted a day in which Ryan Murphy's hit television series "Glee" and "American Horror Story" become one? A day in which the bloodthirsty hierarchy of the high school caste system collides with literal, blood-shedding backstabbing?

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From Walter to Tony: Why we love a good bad guy

From Walter to Tony: Why we love a good bad guy

Stefan Geller, Contributor
December 8
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If the originality and confidence wasn't enough, anti-heroes feed the public's lust for dark realism on screen."

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“Birdman” revives our spirits for better or worse

“Birdman” revives our spirits for better or worse

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor
November 30
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"The sensationalism throughout the film is not a result of negligence, but of artistic intent. The film is so obscure, so in-your-face, that it forces the viewer to step outside of their comfort zone."

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“Dear White People” delivers necessary social commentary

“Dear White People” delivers necessary social commentary

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor
November 12
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

We don't live in a post-racial society; people of color are still too often marginalized and unheard; and racism still exists.

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All guts, all gory : Horror films you may have missed

All guts, all gory : Horror films you may have missed

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor
October 29
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Told from the viewpoint of a killer, the film is a tale of shattered glass, told from the perspective of gravity."

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The new fall TV shows: Will you find your next obsession?

The new fall TV shows: Will you find your next obsession?

Ally Michitson, Writer
October 27
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"It’s a slightly far-fetched story line and it seems a little over the top, but each episode leaves the viewer wanting to to see how Team Scorpion is going to solve whatever national crisis that emerges each week."

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Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Thomas Denman, Contributor
May 5
Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"In addition to dealing with issues of class, “Blue is the Warmest Color” is a beautifully crafted film which explores sexuality, love, loneliness and society."

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