Review: ‘Modern Warfare 2’

Brendan Kinnison

December 3, 2009

If you ask what the hot topic in video games is right now, you will most likely receive the response "Modern Warfare 2." On the first day of its release, 4.7 million copies were sold said BBC News. Guys and girls all around the world have found themselves infatuated with the latest installment in th...

Review: ‘Hello Hurricane’

Brendan Kinnison

December 1, 2009

As my iTunes started playing, I was instantly disappointed with this CD. Instead of Switchfoot's usual upbeat rhythms and lyrics, they now are slow and depressing. I found the CD full of songs about heartbreak, such as "Mess of Me" and "Enough to Let Me Go." Even still, these songs were contradicted by...

Review: ‘Zombieland’

Morgan Vetter

December 1, 2009

"Zombieland" is one of the few movies on this Earth that made me chuckle. This film was a delight to watch. The way this movie was setup was very different. It is basically a survival guide on what to do to get away from the zombies. This movie stars Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson and Bill Murray. "Zombieland" starts ou...

Review: ‘New Moon’

Bryan McCreary

November 20, 2009

The Twilight saga phenomenon took another painful turn with the release of “New Moon” this Friday. The long-awaited sequel to “Twilight” by Stephanie Meyer was an agonizing two hours and some exchange of excruciatingly bad dialogue, along with dreadfully wax-like acting. The novel-turned-movie le...

Review: ‘Travels with Myself and Another’

Brett Story

November 4, 2009

Punk rock has spawned a new subgenre, an oddly disproportionate mix of noise rock and pop influences. Made known by bands like No Age, Japanther and Ex-Models, this clash of noise and melody is an odd emergence of something great. Welsh rock trio, Future of the Left, brings this sound to perfection wi...

Review: ‘Nightmare’

Megan Berberich

October 19, 2009

Building Rome has put out four records and the most recent, "Nightmare," is by far the most solid. According to this local band's website, this album is loosely based off of the movie "Jacob's Ladder." The first song "What Are We Fighting For?" starts out with bells chiming, giving the song an eerie tone. It then procee...

Review: ‘Jennifer’s Body’

Morgan Vetter

September 23, 2009

What could be one of the stupidest movie plots ever? Try a teenage girl who has to eat boys to stay beautiful. This whole movie is basically all about Megan Fox and how "hot" she is. Jennifer and Needy are best friends. Jennifer is pretty much the alpha female of her school, while on the other han...

Review: ‘Love Happens’

Kayla Mugler

September 22, 2009

People are broken. The hurt is everywhere. In "Love Happens," Burke Ryan (Aaron Eckhart) is someone who knows about pain from experience. His self-help book "A-Okay" is meant to help people through the process of losing of a loved one. On the outside, Burke is someone who has worked through the trau...

Review: ‘Love Drunk’

Megan Berberich

September 16, 2009

This is only Boys Like Girls' sophomore album, and they have already found much success with their prior self-titled album. Their first album is solid, and "Love Drunk" has a few gaps that were disappointing. This album has a very different motif. The title of the album is pretty self explanatory, these guy...

Review: ‘A Rhythm in Cages’

Brett Story

September 11, 2009

The Taxpayers are described by Quote Unquote records as "equally poppy as they are noisy, explosive as they are muted, fun as they are serious." This doesn't even begin to describe how bipolar this band can be. The album kicks off in a folk anthem, immediately crashes into a driving hardcore track (wh...

Review: ‘Final Destination’

Katie Schlimpert

September 1, 2009

Final Destination 3D is a three-dimensional thrill ride that leaves nothing to the imagination. What seems to be a cheesy and poorly thought out start to the movie actually turns out to be a shocking massacre that hits audience members square in the face – literally. The action and gore doesn’t s...

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