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The Fault in Our Stars Review

The Fault in Our Stars Review

By Nate Vogel

January 15, 2012

You know you have a good book in your hands when it makes you laugh, cry, think deeply of life and death, and feel incredibly awkward at moments. “The Fault in Our Stars” is such a book. The author of “TFIOS” is accomplished writer and co-creator of the VlogBrothers YouTube channel John Green. I...

Hit FOX series “Bones” returns for a sucessful season 7

Hit FOX series “Bones” returns for a sucessful season 7

By Christopher Yip

November 3, 2011

Fox’s hit series, Bones, continued with its seventh season on November 3 in its signature fashion. The first scene opened with a group of armor-clad men rushing through the forest in an intense game of paintball. A lone player diverges from his squad in an attempt to flank his opponents. He charges up...

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

Political satire “Butter” makes use of talented cast with creative concept and witty screenplay

By Wesley Emblidge

November 2, 2011

Is there really anything more compelling than the story of a small town butter carving competition? “Butter,” the film by Jim Field Smith that showed at the recent 34th Mill Valley Film Festival, makes you believe that there really isn’t. However it’s more than just that, the film is actually a...

“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” brings exactly what you expect, in a good way

“A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas” brings exactly what you expect, in a good way

By Wesley Emblidge

November 1, 2011

The “Harold and Kumar” film series has always been about one thing: madness. Insane, drug induced, sex-filled madness. What starts as just two stoners (Kal Penn and Kumar and John Cho as Harold) trying to get some White Castle burgers becomes an adventure with strippers, orgies, drug trips and Neil Pat...

Fantasy football show “The League” returns for season 3

Fantasy football show “The League” returns for season 3

By William Choulos

October 6, 2011

“The League” is a comedy about six childhood friends who play in a fantasy football league: Taco (Jon Lajoie), Pete (Mark Duplass), Kevin (Stephen Rannazzisi), Andre (Paul Scheer), Jenny (Katie Aselton), and Ruxin (Nick Kroll). To the five guys and one wife, it’s not just a game. They will d...

Emmy-winning “Modern Family” begins a sucessful third season

Emmy-winning “Modern Family” begins a sucessful third season

By Aaron Newman

October 1, 2011

When I first saw an episode of ABC’s “Modern Family,” I was pleasantly surprised by the show’s candid and spot-on humor. It was gratifying to see a sitcom that could so accurately pick apart family relationships, especially with characters that on the surface seem like caricatures, but prove ...

Bon Iver’s follow-up album appropriately titled “Bon Iver”

Bon Iver’s follow-up album appropriately titled “Bon Iver”

By Zoe Goldberg

September 27, 2011

There is something almost intoxicating about Bon Iver’s music. I can’t tell if it’s the completely incomprehensible lyrics, or maybe the husky, yet lilting tone of Justin Vernon’s voice. It could even be the sweet soiree of instruments and noise machines that willingly consume the background, but ...

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

Dark cancer comedy “50/50” balances funny and dramatic elements effectively

By Wesley Emblidge

September 26, 2011

Here are two words that probably shouldn’t go in the same sentence: cancer and comedy. However, those are the two best words to sum up the new film by Jonathan Levine, “50/50,” starring Joseph Gordon- Levitt as Adam, a man diagnosed with cancer at just 27. Instead of taking the typical dramatic route, screenwriter Will Reiser (who drew from his real life experien...

“I’m With You” brings back the Red Hot Chili Peppers

“I’m With You” brings back the Red Hot Chili Peppers

By William Choulos

September 26, 2011

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have returned with a new album, “I’m With You,” and a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer. Having already sold over 65 million albums world wide, won seven Grammys and boasted numerous chart-topping singles, the Red Hot Chili Peppers have had an extremely successful career. Read More...

“Batman” TV series full of unintentional laughs

“Batman” TV series full of unintentional laughs

By Cassie Jeong

September 26, 2011

A muscled man in a tight gray-and-black suit races to a fireman’s pole hidden behind a bookcase, the pointed ears of his mask flapping as he descends. Close behind is a blur in a red vest, gold cape, and green speedo, who slides down with excessive enthusiasm. This is no ordinary matchup of two camp, tackily dressed weirdos. This is th...

“Our Idiot Brother” Delivers an Empty Belly of Laughs

“Our Idiot Brother” Delivers an Empty Belly of Laughs

By Made Sandrolini

September 10, 2011

Embarassingly enough, I am primarily drawn to romantic comedies, and feel that a comical movie without the slightest touch of "boy meets girl," is missing something. However, “Our Idiot Brother”, a comedy directed by Jesse Peretz, and appropriately written by his sister Evgenia Peretz, is complet...

Foster the People debut with “Torches”

Foster the People debut with “Torches”

By Chris Henn

September 5, 2011

Foster the People released "Torches" in May, their first full length album. On first listen it's instantly reminiscent of MGMT or Peter Bjorn and John with catchy lyrics, whistling, and straight danceable beats. They're even on the same label as MGMT, Sony/Columbia. Read More »...