Archive for the ‘A&E’ Category

Bad Guy

‘Bad Guy’ meditates on evil, mixed results

Title: “Bad Guy” Director: Ki-duk Kim Release date: Feb. 11, 2005 Genre: Drama Country: South Korea Rating: 3/5 Some people are just born evil. As for the wordless sociopath at the center of “Bad Guy,” he’s got some good in him, but it shows in the worst ways. After being justifiably rejected by the virginal […]

Woodie Self Portrait

Juried Student Show juror David Woodie

If one were asked to guess David Woodie’s profession, one would likely guess fishing, logging, construction or some other similar career based on his grizzly beard, plaid shirts and work clothes. Woodie, the juror for the upcoming Juried Student Show in the Student Union Gallery, however, has been a life drawing art professor at University […]

Jackie Onassis

Music Review

Artist: Jackie Onassis Album: “Holiday EP” Genre: Hip-hop, rap Label: Sony Music Entertainment Release date: Nov. 17, 2012 Jackie Onassis is something else. And not the Jackie Onassis which might’ve come first to your mind, better known as Jackie Kennedy, wife of the 35th president of the United States. No, from Australia comes a group […]

Captain America

‘Captain America’ tackles the modern world

Film: “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Release Date: April 4, 2014 Directors: Anthony and Joe Russo Starring: Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Samuel L. Jackson Rating: 5/5 The world that saw Steve Rogers (Chris Evans, reprising his role as the Captain) crash into the ocean in “Captain America: The First Avenger” is a very different one […]

Alaska Native storytelling: Will it survive?

When the boarding schools came to Alaska and the lower 48, an entire generation of Alaska Natives was robbed of their language. Those who went to boarding school and went on to have kids carried shame in speaking their own language, and their language was not always passed down. “A lot of the storytellers are […]

Goat Simulator

‘Goat Simulator’ dumb fun wears thin

Title: “Goat Simulator” Developer: Coffee Stain Studios Platform: PC Genre: Action Rating: 3 Thankfully, “Goat Simulator” doesn’t live up to its name. While you’re definitely a goat, you’re not the type of goat you see grazing and bleating in fields. That’s a boring enough game to be put alongside “Logging Simulator.” Thankfully, Coffee Stain Studios […]

3 great free-to-play titles to check out

Over the years, the free-to-play model has grown and grown, especially on Steam. Although it’s gained a bad rap as either “pay-to-win” or “free-to-wait” (“Farmville” being an infamously egregious example), there are games that use the model to give players fascinating experiences on the cheap. If huge releases like “Titanfall” or “inFamous: Second Son” have […]

“Moloch Tropical”

TV movies rightfully get a bad wrap. The Lifetime television network alone deserves a separate section at the Razzie awards. But, disproving the notion that TV movies are trash by nature, “Moloch Tropical” is an admirable attempt at making a lot with a little. The film follows fictional disgraced Haitian president Jean de Dieu Théogène’s […]

Cable Conspiracy Theory Network

Long ago in the dark ages of last fall, I wrote an article about how the major news networks covered the situation in Syria, and it devolved into a rant pretty quickly. I thought that would be enough. But apparently, it’s not. So let’s talk about Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, shall we? Before I begin, […]

Reading for fun versus reading for school

It can be hard to do what you need to do. If you’re in an English class or any literature class, reading can feel like a burden. Where’d the fun go? Reading for class and reading for fun are obviously different, but why? What sets them apart? Generally, one looks forward to pleasure reading but […]

New Dances 2014

Sometimes, the most difficult ideas and questions can be faced with just a few dancers and a stage. “New Dances 2014,” a compilation dance show put on by the UAA Dance Department, will open with an exploration of conformity and the human urge to break away from it. The piece in question is called “is […]

‘Lovable little fat guy’ Patton Oswalt to perform at UAA

On April 25, Patton Oswalt will perform at the UAA Wendy Williamson Auditorium. Oswalt, comedian and actor, has had his own stand-up shows on Comedy Central and HBO and has been featured on Late Night with Conan O’Brien. He has also appeared on many well-known sitcoms, “Modern Family” and “Parks and Recreation” being some of […]

Bands playing at Vans Road to Warped Tour in Anchorage

On June 11 the Northway Mall parking lot will be turned into the a giant concert/festival grounds for the Vans Road to Warped Tour, The event will feature six bands: 3OH!3, All Time Low, Falling In Reverse, Less Than Jake, The Devil Wears Prada and Yellowcard. 3OH!3 This electronic crunkcore rap duo, consisting of Nathaniel […]

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‘Medora’ is a satisfying sports documentary

The story of a sports team rising from below the ranks to victory is a cliché audiences have seen time and time again, even in documentaries. So what makes “Medora” so special in a sea of other films just like it? It’s the community. Medora is a small town in Indiana that has severely fallen […]

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