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This ain’t a “Sun In My Pocket”

November 5, 2010
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By: James Shepard '11, Staff Writer [Rating: 1/5] Although it topped the charts in South Africa, Locnville better keep their plane tickets in their pockets as “Sun in my Pocket” belongs in a category all its own. Released on August 17, 2010 by the twin South African brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin, “Sun in my Pocket” launc...

Kings of Leon ‘Come Around’ with somewhat disappointing sound

November 1, 2010
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By: DeMarco Havard '12, Photo Editor [Rating: 3.5/5] Achieving former levels of acclaim can prove to be a difficult obstacle for a band to overcome. It can make or break a band, as the musicians are not only met with raised expectations of their older fans, but also the prospect of introducing a unique...

Best and Worst Halloween Movies of All Time

October 29, 2010
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By: Eric Huebner '11, Page 1 Editor   Best Horror Movies 10)     "Rosemary’s Baby" - A film about a woman raped and impregnated by Satan. The overriding theme of this movie is the unknown within oneself. 9)     "The Birds" - Widely considered Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, this fil...

‘Paranormal’ sequel provides adequate thrill

October 28, 2010
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By: Ted Berkowski ‘12, Staff Writer [Rating: 3.5/5] “Paranormal Activity 2” might have a pricier budget than the first installment's $11,000 cost, but at less than $3 million, the second film is again attracting large audiences and a lot of attention, according to the Internet Movie Database. Leading the box-office charts, the horror ...

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Preview

October 25, 2010
Filed under Entertainment, Video Games

By: Austin Jones '12, staff writer    [Rating: 4/5] It’s time to take the Halo Reach disc out of the console and re-master your "Call Of Duty" skills because "Call of Duty: Black Ops" is hitting a shelf near you. Taking over from regular "Call of Duty" developer, Infinity Ward, Treyarch is ...

And the ‘Jackasses’ just keep on getting more stupid

October 22, 2010
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By: Dan Gallagher '11,  staff writer [Rating: 3/5] Three TV seasons and three movies later, I think it is finally fair to say that Johnny Knoxville and company have said their farewells with the Jackass trilogy.  Granted, no one “needs” to see a grown man playing a trumpet with his butt...

University of Liggett School hosts hypnotist

October 15, 2010
Filed under Entertainment, Features

By Ava Lux ’12, Online Clubs Editor Entering the subconscious mind, hypnotist Michael C. Anthony has the power to process information and get people to do things they may not even realize they are doing. Anthony has appeared on television networks such as ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX, and consecutively in the p...

3D: The future or a fad?

October 15, 2010
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By Marcus Hedenberg '11, Online Entertainment Editor Let me just get this out of the way, I hate 3D. I have not always hated 3D and I do not want to dismiss the chance that it may succeed in the future. Although with the current super influx of 3D films, it is difficult to respect the mainstream conformi...

Maroon 5 has their ‘Hands All Over’ a new approach

October 12, 2010
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By David Harris '12, Page 4 Editor [Rating: 3/5] Once again, Maroon 5 has found their niche in the pop-rock scene with their new release, "Hands All Over" Their previous album “It Won’t Be Soon Before Long,” which reached number 1 on the Billboard 200, sold 142,000 copies in its firs...

The Social Network gets a “like” on Facebook

October 8, 2010
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By James Shepard '11, Staff Writer [Rating: 4/5] The enemy of homework, facebook finally appears on the big screen nearly 6 years after its founding. Starring Jesse Eisenberg as Mark Zuckerberg, the creator of facebook, The Social Network focuses on his rise to power and eventual crash and de...

It’s ‘So Obvious’ that Runner Runner’s new single is bland

October 8, 2010
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By Marcus Hedenberg '11, Online Entertainment Editor [Rating: 2/5] Finding a way to emerge into the spotlight is a challenging prospect for bands, especially given the thread of unoriginality among the many copycats of the mainstream music industry. Artists who stand out from the rest prevail and those who don’t bring anything new to the table fail.  Is newly-formed band,...

Are video games art?

October 4, 2010
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By Marcus Hedenberg '11, Online Entertainment Editor Defining art has been problematic for quite some time. Brilliant minds such as Aristotle have long tried to classify what art is, and many have failed. I guess a more appropriate question to ask is “Does anyone really care if video games are ...

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