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‘Kingsman’ is a suprisingly enjoyable spy flick

March 4th, 2015

In the vein of James Bond and Jason Bourne comes “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which manages to be a highly enjoyable spy flick and a welcome treat to the genre itself.

‘The Dress’ breaks the internet

March 4th, 2015

Late last week, while you were performing in concerts, playing sports games, and scrambling to finish a big assignment before the end of the week, the internet was exploding. Not over budget cuts, not over the threat of terrorism, but over a dress, or, “The Dress.”

‘Citizenfour’ visually reveals monumental Snowden events

February 26th, 2015

“Citizenfour,” the 2015 Oscar-winning documentary, provides invaluable visual historical detail of key moments between whistleblower Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald that became publicly announced government secrets in 2013.

Smartphone addition creates anti-social campus

February 25th, 2015

The other day I was eating breakfast in an emptier side of the Riverside Commons when I witnessed a sight that has become all too familiar. A few minutes after I had sat down, two men filled the table next to me. After a brief minute of small talk between the two of them, the two quickly buried their heads into their smart phones and said very little to each other for the rest of their breakfast.

The moment your childhood ends

February 25th, 2015

His hero wasn’t who he thought he was, and because of that, maybe nothing was really what he thought it was. Walking back to my dorm room after class, I thought about what my moment was. What had happened in my life that was a definitive statement that my childhood was over?

Symphony Band works with famous composer

February 25th, 2015

This week is a busy one for the UW-River Falls Symphony Band as all year we have awaited the arrival of famous composer, Johan de Meij.

‘The Imitation Game’ is an above-average war biopic

February 18th, 2015

“The Imitation Game” is not a hard movie to crack open, and that appears to be to its benefit and to its detriment. The story starts in 1939, and Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch), a mathematical prodigy, is chosen by the British Crown to help its fight in World War II against the Nazis.

Oscar night should feature more blockbusters

February 18th, 2015

This Sunday marks one of the busiest, most exciting days both in Hollywood and the entire movie world; it’s the Oscars, a night to recognize some of the best films and actors of the year.

Latest SpongeBob SquarePants film is mildly successful

February 11th, 2015

The titular undersea sponge is back after all these years for his second film adventure, and as a former fan of SpongeBob it leaves me with heavy thoughts as to how good it actually is.

Being single on Valentine’s Day: no big deal

February 11th, 2015

As I’m sure everyone is aware, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re in a relationship, that means planning upon planning for the perfect evening: an evening of romance, flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals, the works.