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“Majora’s Mask 3D” shows our rose-tinted glasses were surprisingly clear

“Majora’s Mask 3D” shows our rose-tinted glasses were surprisingly clear

February 23, 2015

“The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D” largely preserves the atmosphere and feeling of the original game but has numerous tweaks both subtle and obvious that largely improve and streamline the e...

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

‘Black or White’ leaves no room for gray area

February 16, 2015

In America, conversations about race often take place in a world of gray. The film “Black or White,” a new family drama written and directed by Mike Binder, does not take place in this world, thou...

“The Voices” wickedly futile and wholly original

“The Voices” wickedly futile and wholly original

February 16, 2015

Simultaneously gruesome, surreal, quirky and hilarious, “The Voices” is an unwanted horror comedy offspring at the Sundance Film Festival circuit and a ready-made cult classic. Directed by Marjane ...

‘How Do You Do It?’ stands brutally honest

‘How Do You Do It?’ stands brutally honest

February 10, 2015

“How Do You Do It?” is exploratory in its design—refreshingly simple and an honest piece of work from someone who has something clever to say. It tackles the subject of sex from the perspective of an...

“Project Almanac” makes being cool the new American dream

“Project Almanac” makes being cool the new American dream

February 9, 2015

“Project Almanac,” a time-traveling teen comedy, is what happens when MTV grabs a conceptual high-brow sci-fi script and tosses it around a writer’s room injecting phrases like “dude” and “ba...

“Gravity Ghost” proves to be graphically appealing

“Gravity Ghost” proves to be graphically appealing

January 31, 2015

“Gravity Ghost,” the latest title by Ivy Games, is the most recent in a line of fantastic indie titles. Between its strong themes, beautiful art, soundtrack and phenomenal gameplay, “Gravity Ghost”...

H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

H1Z1: Servers fail to survive launch day

January 30, 2015

Sony Online Entertainment, creators of the EverQuest and PlanetSide games, released its newest title, H1Z1, on Steam for Early Access play January 15.H1Z1 will be a free-to-play game after early acces...

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

‘Cake’ baked with fake sugar

January 30, 2015

When Claire Bennett, played by Jennifer Aniston, says “I don’t believe in ghosts,” it is clear she is talking about the own ghosts of her past. Though Bennett knows her ghosts are real— her own ...

‘Sleeping Dogs’ best ‘Grand Theft Auto’ since ‘Saints Row 2’

By Colin McInerney

November 24, 2014

“Sleeping Dogs: Definitive Edition” brings the original game into the current generation with all its downloadable content, creating a fulfilling gameplay experience with a few social issues.“Sleeping Dogs” began life as “True Crime: Hong Kong,” a sequel to “True Crime: Streets of L.A.” The game was eventually dropped and Square Enix picked up the publishing rights. The company lacked the “True Crime” license...

‘Lords of the Fallen’ only falls flat

By Colin McInerney

November 17, 2014

“Lords of the Fallen” takes the refined action-RPG style of its inspirations, the “Dark Souls” and “Demons’ Souls” games, and attempts to build on it, but completely misses the mark on all the good points of the series.The “Souls” series has been called many things by critics and fans alike: difficult, intriguing, genre-defining, and occasionally, the pinnacle of game design. It earned these titles by being i...

‘Big Hero 6’ visuals, characters surpass plot line

‘Big Hero 6’ visuals, characters surpass plot line

November 17, 2014

Since Walt Disney Studios purchased Marvel Entertainment in 2009, popular comic book characters have exploded onto the silver screen. Although the company played it relatively safe with fan favorites such...

Listen Up Alex Ross Perry: Your Prose Is Pedantic

By Brandon Howard

November 10, 2014

“Listen Up Philip,” the latest film by independent writer/director Alex Ross Perry, marks a nail in the coffin for mumblecore filmmaking. Perry’s latest offering is next in the rotation of films such as “Tiny Furniture” and “Francis Ha,” which primarily follow privileged white characters as they navigate their careers and character flaws in an urban New York City setting.Through film, stories can be conveyed w...

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