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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),...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

“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,...

“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...

Foster the People debut with

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...

Ultra-violent “13 Assassins” satisfies samurai film needs

Ultra-violent “13 Assassins” satisfies samurai film needs

By Hank Brown May 26, 2011

Before “13 Assassins” I could honestly say that I hadn’t seen another movie that opened with a guy making filet mignon out of his own entrails. While you don’t actually see any of the action...

“Portal 2” surpasses predecessor and gratifies gamers

“Portal 2” surpasses predecessor and gratifies gamers

By Aaron Newman May 26, 2011

Post-apocalyptic stories are quite common in entertainment media these days. In this regard, the video game “Portal 2,” set in the fictional, isolated Aperture Science laboratories long after a hinted-at...

“Turtleneck and Chain” marks another hit for The Lonely Island

“Turtleneck and Chain” marks another hit for The Lonely Island

By Chris Long May 26, 2011

I like to believe that I’m funny, so I think I know when I’m in the presence of good comedy. When I encounter comedy gold I get a thizzing feeling in my lower gut--think of it like a comedy radar....

Early Review: “Attack the Block” mixes comedy, action and sci-fi seamlessly

Early Review: “Attack the Block” mixes comedy, action and sci-fi seamlessly

By Wesley Emblidge May 26, 2011

“That’s an alien bruv, believe it!” shouts Pest (Alex Esmail), one of the five kids from a gang in South London. The rest of the kids laugh him off, and turn back to the destroyed car next to them....

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