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Pride and prejudice and zombies, oh my!

By Maniza Habib | Feb. 15, 2016, 6:14 p.m. | In Movies »

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" is perfectly competent and nothing else. It's probably not worth it to watch in theaters, but maybe a good film to watch at home--just for the laughs.


Worth the "weight"

By Randima Herath | Feb. 1, 2016, 4:25 p.m. | In Movies »

The new concepts, characters and obstacles easily compel the targeted younger audiences into following Po on yet another feat.


Bumpy Ride in Ride Along 2

By Lauren Frost | Feb. 1, 2016, 3:56 p.m. | In Movies »

Being a Kevin Hart movie, it has a very silly feel and a somewhat childish sense of humor.The movie, though not great, is nonetheless a fun watch.


"Joy" needs more

By Eleanor Cook | Jan. 2, 2016, 11:45 a.m. | In Movies »

"Joy" is a modern-day story of rags to riches, and plays off of the clichéd idea that anyone can make it big in America. With more character development, it would be an excellent film, but without it, there is too much missing for it to be plausible.


Your holiday is not complete without 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Dec. 29, 2015, 11:15 a.m. | In Movies »

Although not the most unique film of the franchise, drawing frequently from the original six, Abrams created a visual masterpiece with the sound effects to draw a viewer back to that galaxy far, far away.


The end of the games

By Lauren Frost | Nov. 30, 2015, 1:59 p.m. | In Movies »

In many ways the final movie of the epic Hunger Games series is a fantastic movie, with great cinematography and special effects. However, compared to the rest of the hit series, Mockingjay Part 2 falls flat.


"The 33" moves mountains

By Randima Herath | Nov. 17, 2015, 5:50 p.m. | In Movies »

"The 33" is based off of the 2010 Chilean mining accident, in which 33 miners trapped underground for 69 days survived against all odds. The film follows the timeline of the disaster, bringing to light the precarious working conditions in the Chilean mining industry through effective foreshadowing and powerful acting.


She's back: say "Hello" to Adele

By Maniza Habib | Nov. 12, 2015, 2:04 p.m. | In Entertainment »

Adele has reemerged with her new hit single, "Hello", which has been shattering records since its premiere last Friday.


Good. Very good.

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Nov. 10, 2015, 1 p.m. | In Movies »

Sam Mendes' "Spectre" is yet another thrilling James Bond movie. The exciting movie is filled with action, and changes direction as often as actor Daniel Craig does in the final scene. The quick-moving plot, the explosive scenes and the seductive power of Bond make the film a must-see.


All smiles in "Much Ado about Nothing"

By Amalia Chiapperino | Nov. 8, 2015, 12:36 p.m. | In Plays »

Blair theater has delivered another fantastic production in its fall play, "Much Ado About Nothing". With a stellar cast and crew, and a creative twist, the theater department showcased this celebrated Shakespeare comedy in the best possible light.


"The Martian" is out of this world

By Maniza Habib | Oct. 6, 2015, 4:26 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Martian," based on the novel by Andy Weir, follows the gripping journey of an abandoned astronaut, Mark Watney (Matt Damon) on Mars. The film shows a new cinematographic perspective of space, in which everything doesn't have to be so scary.


"The Intern" rises to the occasion

By Eleanor Cook | Oct. 6, 2015, 1:51 p.m. | In Movies »

Falling in love with "The Intern" is easy. It excels at portraying the complexities of life in the 21st century and keeps audiences rooting for Ben, Jules, and their colleagues and company the whole length of the film.


"Everest" leaves viewers at base camp

By Sandeep David | Sept. 21, 2015, 2:15 p.m. | In Movies »

In a film that starts out at a plodding pace, director Baltasar Kormákur ramps up the intensity at the end to tell the story of the disaster in proper heartbreaking fashion.


Say hello to the new Stephen Colbert

By Robert Pfefferle | Sept. 20, 2015, 4:31 p.m. | In Television »

After the first show, things looked dismal for Colbert. However he was able to bounce back from a mediocre debut and close out his first week on a high note.


"The Visit" is well worth a visit

By Charles Lott | Sept. 16, 2015, 8:09 p.m. | In Movies »

"The Visit" combines elements from "Hansel and Gretel," found footage horror movies, and director M. Night Shyamalan's own brand of twisted surprise ending, making it the best horror movie of the summer.


"Ant-Man" packs an ant-sized punch

By Sandeep David | Aug. 19, 2015, 8:18 p.m. | In Movies »

Though Marvel does not perform as well as it usually does, a viewer that goes in with ant-sized expectations will get a big surprise as "Ant-Man" still is a solid movie.


"Straight Outta Compton" will have viewers streaming straight into the theater

By Maniza Habib | Aug. 18, 2015, 9:27 a.m. | In Movies »

"Straight Outta Compton" is at times difficult to watch, but overall an epic and captivating film that raps brutal truths about race and police brutality—which continue to resonate today.


Girlpool and Frankie Cosmos impress at Comet Ping Pong

By Eleanor Linafelt | Aug. 13, 2015, 2:11 p.m. | In Music »

The pure, expressive voices and straightforward guitar and bass riffs of Girlpool and the softer, more complex narrative songs of Frankie Cosmos complemented each other perfectly for this small, yet excitement-filled show.


"Fantastic Four" doesn't live up to the hype

By Randima Herath | Aug. 13, 2015, 11:37 a.m. | In Movies »

Hear that? It's the groans of disappointed fans after seeing the newest "Fantastic Four" film. The movie is a disastrous release, with an incoherent narrative and underdeveloped characters.


"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation" cruises to success

By Elia Martin | Aug. 3, 2015, 4:51 p.m. | In Movies »

"Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation," is an intense, intriguing and refreshing entry into Tom Cruise's action franchise, offering fresh additions while keeping many common aspects of a Mission: Impossible movie.


Not quite time to terminate the "Terminator" series

By Benjamin Yokoyama | Aug. 1, 2015, 11:59 a.m. | In Movies »

Directed by Alan Taylor, "Terminator Genisys" is an action-packed film that brings the whole Terminator series together, for the most part, comprehensively.


"Paper Towns" is worth the trip

By Eleanor Cook | July 27, 2015, 10:20 p.m. | In Movies »

"Paper Towns," based on the novel by John Green, combines clever humor with existential questions to create a film that has the audience not only laughing with the characters as they encounter comical situations, but also reflecting on their own lives.


Does streaming kill artists' dreams?

By Elia Martin | July 25, 2015, 11:13 a.m. | In Music »

In crowded industry, can streaming services avoid hurting artists?


"Surf" along a wave of happiness

By Neida Mbuia Joao | June 21, 2015, 3:51 p.m. | In Music »

As a member of the band "The Social Experiment," Segal, along with fellow collaborators Chance, Peter Cottontale and Nate Fox, has spent over a year carefully directing and putting together this jovial masterwork "Surf." The self-released album is at once a solid jazz opus and what is sure to be a new hip hop classic.


"Laugh Riot" roars

By James Sleigh | June 9, 2015, 7:53 p.m. | In Plays »

Without many technical aspects of the show, the five short student-produced plays were witty, hilarious and raw with the thespians' talent.

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