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Ferraro finds Baroness' album Yellow/Green impressive

Apr 15, 2014

We really don’t know what we mean when we discuss metal. We certainly understand what we’re talking about – it’s pretty impossible to hear the "Hit the Lights" intro and not make the devil horns – but the genre, as a sub-genre of rock and roll itself, is so fragmented and divided that it’s ludicrous to assume anyone really has a handle on the definite difference between speed and thrash metal.

"Captain America" offers political commentary

Apr 09, 2014

The movie "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" is an action epic based on a famous comic book character. With the name Captain America, the main character obviously represents patriotic ideals. However, as the movie shows, the meaning of patriotism and the ideas of "good" and "evil" are not simple nowadays. In fact, viewers of this film get a heavy dose of action and drama along with some important themes about national security and freedom that will stick with them long after the movie is over.

"Jack Ryan: Shadow Recuit" is just alright

Feb 04, 2014

The Jan. 17 release of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" marks the fifth in a succession of movies based on the work of author Tom Clancy. It continues with the high- stakes drama of previous films in the series and in the political action thriller genre generally to create 105 minutes of worthwhile entertainment. Chris Pine plays the title character in a film

Movies to stay in and watch on a winter's day

Jan 29, 2014

If you’re like me, you took advantage of your snow day on Tuesday. Yes, I got some actual work done, but that’s not what I mean. I also got a chance to catch up on a few movies! 

Here are a few films you should put into your schedule while you’re stuck inside because of the frigid cold:


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