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A Move in Review: The Night Before

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

In only his fifth directorial feature, director Jonathan Levine tries his hand at the often-overused Christmas comedy genre. The film stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie as three 30-something friends who have managed to grow apart without growing up. With adulthood causing the three friends to rethink their friendship, they decide to spend one last Christmas Eve evening together. Levine has worked with Rogen and Gordon-Levitt before when he directed “50/50,” and with the producers of Rogen flicks like “This is the End” and “The Interview” on board, you pretty much know exactly what to expect going into the theater. That being said, this film feels oddly fresh in a genre so overplayed and so specific.

 

Source: http://www.maguzz.com/2/the-night-before-2015.html

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Star Wars Episode VII

By Stephen Showers, Features Writer

Get out your calendar, your planner, cancel appointments, and prepare yourself for December 18th, the Star Wars: Episode VII premiere! Perhaps the most hotly anticipated film of all time, this new Star Wars movie is going to bring the child out of every audience member. Disney has been teasing fans for a long time by releasing trailers, character info, toys, and video games. Everything down to the individual frames of the trailers has been analyzed and broken down in an attempt to glean some information about the future of the Star Wars universe. Spoiler alerts ahead!

Source: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Star_Wars:_Episode_VII_The_Force_Awakens

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Movie Review: Truth

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

In his directorial debut, writer James Vanderbilt brings the true story of the 2004 Killian document controversy back to life. The film portrays the account of Mary Mapes (played wonderfully by Cate Blanchett), who was fired from her job as a producer of 60 Minutes after the legitimacy of source documents was called into question.  Although political overtones exist throughout, Vanderbilt makes an active attempt to depoliticize the events that occur.

Source: http://freedomsback.com/rich-lowry/hollywood-cant-handle-the-truth/

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Music Review: Kurt Cobain

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

More than twenty-one years after the death of American rock icon Kurt Cobain, a collection of recordings and demos recorded by Cobain have been released to the public in a small collection accompanying the documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck”. The album, entitled “Montage of Heck: The Home Recordings”, comes in two versions: a thirteen track standard version and a thirty-one track deluxe edition. The standard version serves as the soundtrack for the documentary and consists of early demos and unreleased recordings while the deluxe edition gives a much more detailed picture of Cobain’s life, featuring less than musical tracks such as some spoken thoughts in addition to the songs of the standard version.

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New Music Review: Petal

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

American rock band Petal recently released their first studio album “Shame”. The twelve-track album is Petal’s first full-length release following a short EP “Scout” in 2013. The time between releases is unsurprising and relatively short considering Petal consists of only one permanent member, Kiley Lotz. Despite this independence, when touring Lotz is supported by members of other bands such as Brianna Collins and Ben Walsh of Tigers Jaw, members of “Captain, We’re Sinking,” Halfling, and other acts.

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A Movie Review: Crimson Peak

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer

Director Guillermo del Toro is known for pulling audiences into his fantastic worlds, worlds that are filled with beauty, fantasy, and horror alike.  These themes permeate through his latest horror project, “Crimson Peak”, a story about a young writer who falls for a seductive stranger. While the premise is simple, the plot drags the entire film, making the already-intense climax more intense, relatively speaking. With stars like Jessica Chastain and Tom Hiddleston making up the leads, the acting was done beautifully, but the real star that shines isn’t an actor at all, but rather the old, haunted mansion where the majority of the film is shot.

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