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Insurgent Review

March 30, 2015

The second installment of the Divergent series, “Insurgent,” has lived up to the high expectations set by the first movie. While it isn’t quite as fast-paced and fresh as the previous film, this film does […]

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Filmcast: Cinderella

March 23, 2015

Disney’s new live-action remake of the classic tale “Cinderella” has gotten plenty of hype during the last few months. Many are wondering whether or not this remake will do justice to the old Disney animation. […]

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Staging a fight

March 16, 2015

To fight monsters and slay dragons, members of Truman State’s theatre department are studying stage fighting to prepare for  playwright Qui Nguyen’s “She Kills Monsters” — a show about a teenager’s discovery of the world […]

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Single Review: Contagious by Night Riots

March 3, 2015

Syncopated beats and odd, futuristic synth tunes catch your ear. Forty seconds into the song, a driving chorus has you hooked. It won’t take long for “Contagious,” the infectious new single from Night Riots, to […]

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Filmcast: The DUFF

March 1, 2015

  “The DUFF” is what I would call your average dramatic high school comedy. It features the usual labels, bullying, and romance. It’s something you might see on a teenage drama show. If a comedy […]

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Jupiter Ascending Review

February 22, 2015

“Jupiter Ascending” is almost exactly the movie I expected it to be. It was a sci-fi story that had great potential, but chose to focus on fight scenes and a fast-paced love story rather than […]

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The Imitation Game

February 9, 2015

I definitely can say that “The Imitation Game” deserves all the nominations and media attention it has been getting recently. This film has the winning combination of a life-changing story and phenomenal actors, with Benedict […]

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The Boy Next Door Review

February 2, 2015

  “The Boy Next Door” is more intense than the trailers make it seem. It’s much more complex, with a twisted love affair being the tip of the iceberg and a dark murderous past hiding […]

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Band Review: Desert Noises

January 27, 2015

In an interview for “Paste” magazine, the lead singer of the indie outfit Desert Noises nailed his own personality in two sentences. When asked what early band recordings were like, Kyle Henderson stumbles through a […]

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American Sniper Movie Review

January 25, 2015

“American Sniper” was everything I hoped for and much more. This film, based on the true story of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, played by Bradley Cooper, is more than a classic war film with tanks, […]