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Review: ‘Neighbors’ short on plot points

By Chandler Baker, editor & Eris Hollingshead, staff writer From the get go, Neighbors had the audience weak with its witty jokes and funny scenarios. Starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen, the film is very entertaining, much like Efron’s abs. … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Ride Along’ appeals mostly to teens rather than adults

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer The movie Ride Along came out in theaters on Jan. 17, making a total of $92.7 million so far. This movie stars comedian Kevin Hart (Ben) and rapper Ice Cube (James), who is a policeman … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Frozen’ receives widespread praise, tops charts, warms hearts while highlighting serious issues

By Jayden Simelda-Longe, editor & Eris Hollingshead, staff writer Disney’s newest heartwarming animated film is called Frozen. Directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, Frozen stars Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel and Jonathan Groff. It is beautifully animated and full of … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ an entertaining depiction of excesses during late ‘80s

By Jacque Szarmach, staff writer The Wolf of Wall Street came out in theaters with a big bang in late December, sitting in eighth place at the box office. Having been in theaters for six weeks now, the movie has … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Captain Phillips’ is notable for its authentic portrayals of men in desperate situations

By Eris Hollingshead, staff writer “Listen up, we have been boarded by armed pirates. If they find you, remember, you know this ship, they don’t. Stick together and we’ll be all right. Good luck,” Captain Phillips announces to the ship … Continue reading

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Review: Fifth installment of Paranormal Activity’s ‘The Marked Ones’ proves to be nothing but a dud

By Chandler Baker, editor It seems that each time a new Paranormal Activity is released, it’s a same story/different actor kind of a movie. In its newest attempt at “The Scariest Movie of the Year,” Paranormal Activity didn’t come up … Continue reading

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Review: ‘American Hustle’ a must-see among Oscar-nominated films

By Kelley McQuillen, staff writer American Hustle, a fictional film with an exceptional cast, is a must-see. David Russell (The Fighter, Silver Linings Playbook) directs this movie about a complicated con artist named Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale) who, alongside his … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Anchorman 2,’ like so many sequels, pales in comparison to the original

By Kylee Worthington, staff writer Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), San Diego’s favorite newsman, is back in action in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. The movie, set in the 1980s, starts off with Burgundy losing his job to his wife, Veronica … Continue reading

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Review: ‘Catching Fire’ hits movie theaters with a bang

By Eris Hollingshead & Jacque Szarmach, staff writers Catching Fire (the second movie in the Hunger Games trilogy) was released in movie theaters nationwide on Nov. 22. Opening weekend, the movie skyrocketed, raking in box office receipts estimated at $74.5 … Continue reading

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Review: Colorado Rising flood relief concert raises over $650,000 while providing top-notch entertainment

By Keile Kropf, editor Last Sunday night’s concert at the 1st Bank Center was one to remember, for more reasons than one. Featuring popular headliners Dave Matthews, The Fray, The Lumineers and Big Head Todd and the Monsters, along with … Continue reading

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