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Movie Review: Zoolander 2

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

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Fifteen years after writing, directing, producing, and starring in the popular comedy “Zoolander”, Ben Stiller reprises all of those roles with “Zoolander 2”. Filled to the brim with celebrity cameos, and jokes that are 15 years old, “Zoolander 2” is exactly what fans of the original “Zoolander” needed. Co-starring Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell, Kristen Wiig, and Penélope Cruz, this film doesn’t feel as fresh as the original, but it definitely kept the laughs coming.

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Music Review: The 1975

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

British alternative rock band The 1975 recently released their second full length album, “I Like It When You Sleep, for You’re So Beautiful Yet So Unaware of It”, (from here on referred to as ILIWYS). The seventeen-track album is packed with content and is The 1975’s follow up to their well-received self-titled album released in 2013.

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Music Review: Yoko Ono

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

Yoko Ono (yes, that Yoko Ono) recently released a new compilation album entitled “Yes, I’m a Witch Too”. The album title is a double play on words, referring to her public image where many scorned Beatles fans refer to Yoko in less than kind terms, at times even as a witch, as well as a play on the word too (two) referring to her 2007 release “Yes, I’m a Witch”. The seventeen track album features Yoko singing on every track with guest artists composing the music. These artists include Death Cab for Cutie, Portugal. The Man, Miike Snow, Yoko’s son Sean Lennon, and thirteen other artists of varying degrees of fame.

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Movie Review: The Witch

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

In his directorial feature-length film debut, Robert Eggers (who previously worked as a writer, costume designer, and production designer on several short films) shows a great amount of potential in the slow-building horror genre with “The Witch”. Combined with the eerie score from Mark Korven, “The Witch” becomes an intense exploration into America’s dark past through a fictional lens. The acting was great all-around, especially from newcomers Anya Taylor-Joy and Harvey Scrimshaw, siblings who get caught-up in the cruel and unforgiving world of 1600s New England.  An interesting note about “The Witch”: most of the dialogue comes directly from real folk tales from that era.

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Movie Review: Kung Fu Panda 3

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

In the third installment of the highly-successful “Kung Fu Panda” series, children and adults alike can expect a continuation of the mind-blowing animation styles, humor that is both kid-friendly and actually hilarious, and a cast of stars that few films can boast. While some college-aged people may roll their eyes at the mention of a kid-friendly animated film, I think the “Kung Fu Panda” series is genuinely unique. DreamWorks actually released two versions of this film: one in Mandarin, with Chinese voice actors, and one in English, with American voice actors.

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Movie Review: The Hateful Eight

By Nate Willis, Entertainment Writer 

In his eighth directorial feature, the talented Quentin Tarantino tries his hand at just his second western with “The Hateful Eight”. Contrary to “Django Unchained”, this film feels more about the spectacle surrounding it than the story itself. Similarly to “Django”, a theme centering on revenge, loads of witty and humorous dialogue, and more blood than you can handle are present throughout. The best part about Tarantino’s

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films is the fact that he’s essentially created his own personal “Tarantino” genre. Tarantino takes the concept of dark comedies to a much more specific level, one that is adaptable to the western, crime, and heist genres. The film stars actors who have worked with Tarantino previously: Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Tim Roth, and Michael Madsen, just to name a few.

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Music Review: Daughter

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

                  English indie folk band Daughter recently released their second full length studio album entitled “Not to Disappear”. The ten track album is Daughter’s first follow up to their well-received initial release “If You Leave”. “Not to Disappear” is noticeably different than this first release, however Daughter’s signature somber tone and message remains the same. Songs touch on themes of loss, regret, imperfect love, and other melancholy tones.Screen Shot 2016-01-27 at 12.58.31 PMPhoto Source: http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/01/album-review-daughter-not-to-disappear/

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Music Review: Jeff Lynne’s ELO

By Spenser Webb, Entertainment Writer 

British rock band Jeff Lynne’s ELO (formerly Electric Light Orchestra, or ELO) recently released their fourteenth studio album “Alone in the Universe”. The album is the band’s first release under their new name. Some may call into question Lynne’s ego after the rebranding, however it should be noted that Lynne is the sole member of ELO still in the band and also wrote and performed almost all of the songs himself. The only other active members on the album are Steve Jay who performs only the shaker, tambourine, and engineers the sound, and Lynne’s daughter, Laura, on backing vocals.

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