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Sherlock Holmes

January 13, 2010


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By Lauren Smith    As the Christmas Eve flurries of snow brought us a chill, Christmas Day opened the door to a new sort of a chill; a chill to the bone; a chill delivered to us in the form of “Sherlock Holmes,” a movie that combines pseudo-supernatural elements, sharp humor, and of course,...

2012

December 7, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Keeping in mind the fact that major Hollywood moviemakers have never found it important to remain true to the scientific nature of the way things work, 2012 delivers a healthy dose of disaster and enough amazing special effects to entertain its audiences and earn $148,787,000 ...

The Blind Side

December 1, 2009


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By Lauren Smith    Earning $34,119,372 its opening weekend and then more than doubling it the next, “The Blind Side” stands tall in box offices stats that are currently being dominated by a cult phenomenon. Starring Quinton Aaron and Sandra Bullock, in what some would call her most uplifting...

The Twilight Saga

November 20, 2009


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By Shelly Voss    Every little girl dreams about meeting her Prince Charming. The man who will bring her flowers for no reason, dance with her in the rain, kiss her before she’s brushed her teeth, love her when she’s bratty, and see her as beautiful after she’s grown old and gray.    But as l...

“Glee” Gives Viewers Something to Sing About

November 16, 2009


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   By Lauren Smith     Melodically cascading its way into hearts across America through peoples’ funny bones, Glee has, no doubt, earned a spot in DVR’s across the nation. Viewers are given a 60-minute rebuttal to the success of High School Musical featuring side-splitting wit and music, ...

Guide to a Greener Generation

November 6, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Over time, history has been conveniently divided into groups of people known as “generations,” used most often for mass marketing but also as a clear divide between age groups.    The Lost Generation refers to people who came of age during and shortly after World Wa...

Mojave Cross Case Faces Courts

October 23, 2009


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 By Shelly Voss    A case concerning the fate of a cross erected on Mojave National Preserve as a memorial to fallen war WWI heroes is now before the Supreme Court.    Seventy-five years ago, veterans of WWI set up a memorial in honor of their fallen brothers and sisters in the form of an 8-...

Paranormal Activity- Rated R

October 23, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Imagine a movie that has the ability to terrify almost an entire audience, prevent teenagers from closing their eyes at night and winning a spot as one of the best horror movies of all time, all for around $15,000.    Oren Peli, a video game designer turned director, shot the...

Radioactive Cockroaches Discovered

October 6, 2009


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By Ashley Bagwell    Imagine a world where the skies are stained orange, the air is so thick that it almost hurts to inhale, the summers start fires where the winters freeze the ground and radioactive cockroaches roam the earth. Maybe it isn’t the fault of this generation, but that doesn’t matter, ...

The death of a king

August 6, 2009


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v  By Ashley Bagwell The recent death of the self-proclaimed King of Pop, Michael Jackson, has done nothing short of set the world of television news broadcasting on fire. Grown men and women are crying at the loss of an icon, and a younger generation is experiencing an entirely new category of music...

A need for speed

July 7, 2009


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v By Ashley Bagwell For a world where life hinges on making things move faster, we sure seem to do a lot of waiting around. Faster cars, planes and trains have been paralleled as a goal by the mission to make faster computers, food and messaging devices. However, all of this seems in vain when we have to...

A truly ‘Up’lifting film

July 7, 2009


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v By Ashley Bagwell “Up” is the latest in a string of highly successful Pixar films. This list includes “Toy Story”, “A Bug's Life”, “Toy Story 2”, “Monsters, Inc”, “Finding Nemo”, “The Incredibles”, “Cars”, “Ratatouille” and “WALL-E.” While all of these films ha...

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