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Tech N9ne’s “Boiling Point” Goes Multiplatinum

January 9, 2013 by

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Tech N9ne is an American rapper who was born in Kansas City, Missouri, as Aaron D. Yates.  He was given the name Tech N9ne by a fellow rapper, Black Walt, because of his fast rapping style that is similar to the fast speed of a TEC-9 semi-automatic handgun. Tech has had a lot of success in […]

Skyfall Skyrockets at the Box Office

December 14, 2012 by

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In the latest installment of the James Bond franchise, which celebrates 50 years since novelist Ian Fleming first published his “Casino Royal” in 1953, 007 has to eliminate a “friend” from M’s past after a terrorist attack on MI6. In the movie, M is threatened by the possibility of  MI6’s demise; due to that, the […]

Empty Flowers’ “Six” Is Diverse, Satisfying

December 13, 2012 by

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With a name like “The Empty Flowers,” music lovers might immediately come to some hasty conclusions.  Unlike their name, however, The Empty Flowers are anything but empty. The first song, “Resonate,” on their album released on 25 September sets the tone for all of the rocking that follows in this album. It is no surprise that […]

Halo 4 Doesn’t Disappoint

December 7, 2012 by

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Halo 4 is the latest installment in the popular Halo series of video games. It is developed by 343 studios and was released for the Xbox 360. The game’s campaign mode continues the story of Master Chief, a genetically engineered super soldier (Spartan) who is the main protagonist in the Halo series. It offers a new, […]

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Worth the Money

November 21, 2012 by

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 marks the eighth game in the long-standing Tekken fighting game series. This is the sequel to Tekken Tag Tournament, and one would not expect disappointment from the widely loved and generally well-regarded series. Unlike the other Tekken games, save Tekken Tag Tournament, this game offers something different to Tekken’s fighting formula […]

Washington Soars in Flight

November 20, 2012 by

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A hung over, naked man wakes up in a trashy motel outside an airport in Florida. A beautiful woman wakes up beside him. She reminds him they have a nine o’clock flight. She is the flight attendant; he is the pilot. After taking a swig of vodka and snorting a line of coke, he’s ready […]

Argo a Realistic Thriller

November 7, 2012 by

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Argo begins with a powerful scene depicting chaos and confusion in a foreign land.  The U.S. embassy is raided by an angry mob in Iran in 1979. Six American ambassadors escape and take shelter at the Canadian ambassador’s house. They stay hunkered down for several months while, back in America, yellow ribbons are tied around […]

Don’t Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

November 5, 2012 by

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Sleeping Dogs, originally to be released as True Crime: Hong Kong is a video game that follows a third person open-world crime drama format and follows the story of Wei Shen, a cop in Hong Kong who is set undercover to infiltrate and dismantle the Triad gang known as the Sun On Yee. The story […]

Looper a Unique Blend of Action and Science Fiction

October 25, 2012 by

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Looper is a 2012 science fiction/action movie written and directed by Rian Johnson. It stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Emily Blunt. The movie’s present takes place in the year 2044. At the time, time travel has not yet been invented, but it will be 30 years in the future. Upon its invention, time travel is […]

Fleetwood Grille a Pinch Shy of Perfection

October 10, 2012 by

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“Salt is born of the purest of parents: the sun and the sea.” ~ Pythagoras. The Fleetwood Grille is a fairly new restaurant located in the back of Fleetwood’s own Simmeria. It is based on a key point in Fleetwood’s history, the Fleetwood Cadillac.                                                                         There are only twenty-six stools in this small yet cozy bar, but […]

Memphis May Fire Album Fails to Kindle

October 9, 2012 by

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After forming in 2006 with the original name of Oh Captain My Captain, Dallas’s own Memphis May Fire has been making noise at whatever venue it plays. Their newest album, on the other hand, is a bland, empty shell of what the band used to be. Challenger, the band’s third album, was released on 26 […]

Odd Future Vol. 2 Does Not Disappoint

June 5, 2012 by

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The O.F. Tape Vol. 2 is the first studio album attempt by rap group Odd Future, and it is hardly a disappointment–far from it, in fact. The album starts out with the hilarious and curse-riddled opening “Hi” by non-rapper group member Lucas, who talks smack on every member of the group besides himself, setting the […]

Avengers Not a Disappointment

June 1, 2012 by

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It’s finally here! Everybody’s favorite superhuman characters from the Marvel Comics have teamed up in the new movie The Avengers. These characters include Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow, and Hawkeye. In the movie, Nick Fury, the leader of S.H.I.E.L.D., brings together a team of superhumans to fight Thor’s brother Loki and […]

Safe Plays It Safe

May 21, 2012 by

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With Jason Statham’s latest action flick Safe, audiences find the genre’s go-to guy once again dishing out beatings at a fiendish pace with little regard to his own well-being. Excessive violence is what people are paying the price of admission to see in a Statham movie, and there are plenty of dead bodies, bullets, and […]

MLB 12: The Show Hits a Homerun

May 9, 2012 by

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Sony released MLB 12: The Show on Tuesday, 6 March. The game includes all current Major League players on their respective teams. Some major changes have been made since the last game, MLB 11: The Show. The pitching controls have changed tremendously. The old meter pitching in previous games has been replaced by a new pulse […]

Cudi’s WZRD Nothing Special

April 27, 2012 by

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On 28 February 2012,  well-known music artist Scott Mescudi, or Kid Cudi, released a new album with rapper Dot Da Genius called WZRD. Cudi has turned to an alternative type of music for this album instead of his signature rap sound. Kid Cudi announced in January 2011 that he and Dot were planning on having their […]

Project X a Party You Don’t Want to Miss

April 17, 2012 by

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Project X is a combination of Superbad and American Pie, both having to do with epic high school parties. Although viewers have seen this story a million times before, it still managed to impress. The basic storyline concerns three friends who want to become big names at their high school by throwing a party that […]

Little Girl Gone a Study in Life beneath the Surface

April 12, 2012 by

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What would you do if your life came down to living in a secluded house with your boyfriend, who keeps you at home and who kidnapped a pregnant teenage girl and kept her in a trailer in the backyard? Madora was faced with this very dilemma in the book Little Girl Gone. At a young […]

Genre-Bending Drive a Thrill Ride

March 19, 2012 by

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Drive is the latest thriller from Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn. Ryan Gossling stars as Driver (the audience never learns his real name), who is a mechanic and stuntman by day and a getaway driver for heists and robberies by night. He knows his way around Los Angeles and can certainly handle himself behind the wheel. Drive […]

The Vow an Almost Perfect Romance

March 14, 2012 by

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For hopeless romantics and girls who envision the perfect relationship, The Vow is a love story that will pull at the heartstrings. The Vow, starring Channing Tatum (Dear John, She’s the Man) and Rachel McAdams (The Notebook, The Time Traveler’s Wife) play Leo and Paige, a young couple happily married and living in downtown Chicago. […]

Tony Iommi Writes Influential Autobiography

March 12, 2012 by

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Over the past few years, many rock stars have published autobiographies of their lives, such as well-known and influential stars Slash, Ozzy Osbourne, and Keith Richards. Tony Iommi joins them with Iron Man: My Journey Through Heaven and Hell with Black Sabbath. Iommi, the guitarist of Black Sabbath and one of the most influential musicians […]

The Devil Inside Not Worth Exorcising

January 25, 2012 by

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The Devil Inside is quite possibly one of the worst scary movies ever made. The teaser trailers make it seem like a captivating, thrilling flick that would actually scare you, but it is actually the complete opposite. The movie is based on events that took place in 1989, where emergency responders received a 911 call […]

Drake’s “Take Care” Earns Mixed Reviews

January 9, 2012 by

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On 15 November, one of the most popular rappers in music today, Drake–a.k.a. Aubrey Drake Graham–released his second studio album. The highly anticipated album is titled Take Care, and it was produced by Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records. Take Care opened at number one on the US Billboard 200 chart, selling 631,000 copies […]

Poorly Worded Manchurian Candidate Continues to Please

December 6, 2011 by

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The Manchurian Candidate, written by Richard Condon in 1959, is considered a classic in Cold War literature, and it has been made into two movies since  its creation. But how does it hold up today? The plot is centered around a man named Raymond Shaw who, while serving in the Korean War, was kidnapped and brainwashed […]