Saw 3-D: Game over

Neelofer Lodhy, Staff Writer
November 2, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

With its seventh and final chapter, the gory road of the "Saw" franchise is over. Kevin Greutert ("Saw 6") takes the director's chair once again to send us on one last grisly ride.   The "Saw" films are infamous for their brutal opening scenes and... Read more »

Barfly: Mountain Bar

By John Stapleton IV, Web Editor
November 2, 2010
Filed under Health & Lifestyle, Reviews

If I had to be completely honest – and by the very virtue of being Barfly, I do – Mountain Bar would score a perfect middle on any scale of greatness. In fact, I almost had to use a thesaurus to find enough synonyms for "counterbalanced" to describe this far-from-great-but-not-nearly-shitty... Read more »

“Speak Now” good, but still elementary

Cyndi Gomez, Staff Writer
November 2, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

Taylor Swift carries an atomic weapon: the ability to lyrically belittle her bullies. Yet, her latest effort "Speak Now" fails at delivering that ultimate punch that could possibly elongate her career. For a barely 21-year-old, it's incredible to fathom that two thirds of... Read more »

“Paranormal Activity 2″ review

Neelofer Lodhy, Staff Writer
October 26, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

"Paranormal Activity 2," the most anticipated scary movie of the year, is finally here.   With only a budget of $2.7 million, the film has already made $41.6 million kicking "Jackass 3D" off its high horse, which only brought in $21.6 million its opening... Read more »

“Inhale” review

Sean Hunt, Staff Writer
October 26, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

How far would you go in order to save the life of a person you love? That is the dilemma that the main characters face in the new film, "Inhale."   Directed by Baltasar Kormákur, "Inhale" is about an up-and-coming District Attorney. Paul Stanton... Read more »

Kings of Leon review

Emma Dantoft, Staff Writer
October 26, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

  Alternative rock band Kings of Leon released their anticipated fifth album, "Come Around Sundown" last week, making it clear that the Kings have finally found a good balance between their pedigree and process.   Some fans... Read more »

“Down Terrace” makes huge impression for a small film

Sean Hunt, Staff Writer
October 20, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

For every great film like "Pulp Fiction," there are thousands of others that try and fail to present a captivating story centered on crime. Directors like Tarantino and Scorsese have made their careers by weaving interesting crime stories, but with "Down Terrace," Ben Wheatley has shown that... Read more »

Belle & Sebastian loose their luster

Jeremy Biglow, Arts Canvas Editor
October 19, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

When a band has continuously produced hit singles and albums for the past ten years, their devoted fans will expect them to keep up the lyrical momentum that won them over in the first place. But what happens when they fail to do so this time around?  ... Read more »

Bruno Mars “Doowops” a slight flop

Cyndi Gomez, Staff Writer
October 12, 2010
Filed under Music, Online Exclusive, Reviews

Do you hear that voice? The smooth, tenor full of soul grit that you hear on the radio and music channels? It belongs to 25-year-old gifted melodic singer Bruno Mars. Standing tall at number one on Billboard's Top Hot 100 for the third week in a row with the single "Just... Read more »

“Halcyon Digest” a worthy indie album

Vienna Urias, Staff Writer
October 5, 2010
Filed under Music, Reviews

It's official: Deerhunter's new album "Halcyon Digest" is out and it's worth a listen. The beginning of the album opens up with a melodic beat and lead singer Bradford Cox's mysterious and haunting voice. It's enough to make anyone addicted to their intoxicating and mesmerizing sound. Deerhunter's... Read more »

A “kind of” decent comedy

Sean Hunt, Staff Writer
October 5, 2010
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

"It's Kind of a Funny Story" is kind of a good movie.   The story revolves around a clinically depressed teenager that checks himself into an adult psychiatric ward. Craig (Keir Gilchrist) attempts to win the heart of his best friend's girlfriend... Read more »

“Let Me In” breaks the new-age vampire trend

Neelofer Lodhy, Staff Writer
October 5, 2010
Filed under Movies, Reviews

Everyone can agree that television and film audiences have received a wide array of new-age vampire films the past few years. Movie audiences are sick and tired of it, but can you blame them?  It's about time that the mythical creatures return to their... Read more »