‘Prometheus’ unworthy of the hype it generates

It’s been months since the hype for “Prometheus” first started taking root, and as the release date neared, it only intensified; opening weekend saw...

‘Thor’ moves superhero scene into realm of magic

In yet another rebooted story line, Hollywood has continued the buildup to “The Avengers” (May 2012) by introducing Thor, the God of Thunder, to the box office this summer. “Thor” stars a well-chiseled Chris Hemsworth, who you might not recognize except for his brief appearance as James Kirk’s father in the most recent installment of Star Trek.

“42” biopic hits a homerun with fans of all ages

“42” is a sports bio/drama that chronicles the life story of Jackie Robinson and his historic sign-on with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Written and directed by Brian Helgeland (writer of “Robin Hood”), this epic film beautifully captures the intensity of segregation in the mid-1900s and what two men of different colors decided to do about it.

Can you feel the Bern?

As a journalist I’m told to keep my opinion private, to not let anyone on to my beliefs, but a man named Bernie Sanders...

‘Pre-Sequel’ is the same old thing

By Diego Barros-Barnes and George Hyde [email protected] In 2010, players were first introduced to the world of “Borderlands,” a strange mix of “Mad Max” with “Diablo”...

Orange Rhymes With: Female characters, the backbone of most sucessful comedies

There’s an old stereotype that claims women are bad at comedy. This myth is often perpetuated by late night stand-up acts and the generally male-heavy cast of Saturday Night Live. Start surfing through the programs on Comedy Central after about ten o’clock, and you’ll see what I mean. Sure, you’ve got Tina Fey and Sarah Silverman, but at times they seem to be considered the exception rather than the rule.

MacFarlane’s humor spills onto the silver screen

Growing up, which one of us hasn’t wished that one of our toys would come to life? “Ted” takes that idea, fast forwards to...

The five most rightly anticipated games of fall

5) “Battlefield 3” (Oct. 25, 2011) Let’s face it; several military shooters will come out this upcoming year. Most gamers tend to go for whatever...

‘Anarchy’: Your mileage may vary

Title: Director: Release date: Rating: "The Purge: Anarchy" James DeMonaco July 18, 2014 2/5 The first “Purge” film turned a lot of heads when it came out a little more than a...

‘Vampires Suck’ spoof bled humor dry

There are times when movies are better left never made and viewers are left wondering why on earth they paid money to waste their...

An ode to my fallen car

Once upon a time there was a baby-faced, poorly dressed high school boy who got his first car, and it was the most beautiful...

‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’ is fantasy at its finest

Film: Director: Starring: Release date: Rating: "How to Train Your Dragon 2" Dean DeBlois Jay Baruchel Cate Blanchett Gerard Butler June 13, 2014 5/5 stars The first “How to Train Your Dragon” film was something of a...

It just isn’t over soon enough

Let me clear up any confusion you might have. This is not a holiday I’m thrilled about experiencing. The fact that you’re reading a Halloween column a good week and a half before the candy corn apocalypse hits is just further proof I want to hurry up and get it over with. If only October was as efficient as February and ended three days earlier, so I could just skip the entire debacle.

Orange Rhymes With: The Art of Registration

I have no idea what I’m doing in college. Not so much in the day-to-day stuff — I’m told that I’m a genius in the art of waking up and going to class — but more in the long-term planning sense. I tend to flounder when it comes to making decisions that impact my life past the morning’s breakfast. (Bacon and eggs with a side of bacon. Nailed it!)

‘Book of Eli’ a tedious copycat flick

"The Book of Eli" Directed by: Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes Starring: Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman and Mila Kunis Run time: 118 min. Rating: 2 stars "The Book...

Sex and the Seawolf: First gay experience

So everyone tends to have interesting stories of how they lost their virginity, myself included. I am currently a freshly sprouted gay within the...

Sex and the Seawolf: To shave or not to shave, that is the question

Pubic hair — we all have it, unless of course you have a genetic abnormality and are a human naked mole rat. Many people ask the question, “How much is too much?” when shaving the dreaded pubic region.

Red Stag and Cola, a match made in heaven

Red Stag Black Cherry by Jim Beam is a beautiful bourbon, and it’s even better when mixed with some kind of cola. Stag & Cola...

Flying Dog’s Snake IPA disappoints; Moosehead’s light body impresses

Beyond the artwork on the label, Snake Dog IPA is an interesting beer, if not entirely unique. In color, Snake Dog exhibits an amber tinge over a typical IPA gold. Snake Dog has a light body, not overly malted, and is starts off with a crispness that is tangible.

‘X-Men: First Class’ in first place

Marvel is back with another X-Men movie, this one dipping deep into X-Men history, similar to the “Wolverine” movie. Set in the years between World War II and the Cuban Missile crisis, “X-Men: First Class” gives a nod to “Forrest Gump,” by inserting its characters into some of history’s most pivotal moments.

Please be mine: last minute Valentine plans

It happens every year on the same day, there are warning signs for weeks in advance and reminders in every shop window; but somehow it has caught you by surprise again!

This smoking debate is insane

Okay, so let's talk about the smoking thing. On one end, the “Smoke-Free UAA” campaign wants to end smoking on campus, leading to a healthier...

Super-powered play makes new action game hit

"Prototype," the new game from Activision has everything that a young gamer could want in Manhattan. It's a game that caters to fans of open-world sandbox style games (Grand Theft Auto) and slasher heavy action games, (Devil May Cry) and crazy acrobatics. Notice how there is nothing subtitled here.

Why was ‘The Interview’ so successful?

By Klax Zlubzecon Translated by George Hyde I've seen the world! I've been to the concrete jungles of Manhattan, the actual jungles of Brazil, the beauty...

Sex and the Seawolf: Pheromones, the lowdown

Have you ever imagined the ease of attracting someone’s attention by just walking nearby? Well, you can! This is possible by wearing a substance called pheromones.

Seawolf Slug: Adventures in losing weight

If you've ever met my host George, you'll know that he's... well, on the heavy side, to put it generously. He eats a lot...

“Nosferatu” a delightful first in Dracula movies

“Nosferatu” is a must-see for any die-hard Dracula fan. This German silent film is the first Dracula movie ever made (1922), despite being an...

The post college experience

As a freshman, I was often naively irritated by the non-traditional students in my classes. While everyone in my cohort was within a couple...

Labatt Blue and Oak Aged Yeti Imperial Stout

Labatt Blue 3/5 stars Simple and unpretentious, Labatt Blue is a beer that mellows with you. Advertised as a Canadian Pilsner (pilsner being a loose categorization), Labatt Blue is essentially a golden lager. With a distinct clear golden color, this beer is slightly drier and a hint fuller bodied than the average lager.

“Papers, Please” deserves your utmost attention

Being the inspector of a nation’s border doesn’t sound like much fun. In fact, most real inspectors would tell you it’s a slog. But...