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‘Tag’ not as fun as I remember

By Micha Thurston

June 26, 2018

Watching a group of men play a game of tag sounds like it could be an entertaining idea. But when there are too many characters who lack development and redundant subplots, the film drags on for 30 minutes too long.“Tag,” directed by Jeff Tomsic and released June 15, tells the kind of "best buds’"story that has become a staple of the big screen. The movie relies on stock characters and stereotypes for laughter: ‘Hoagie,’ played b...

Entrance into the Cannabis Industry

By Sponsored Content

June 14, 2018

I have a chronic medical condition that is currently being successfully treated with medical cannabis. Although this may seem cool, it has been an inconvenience, given where I go to school. Additionally, I have had some issues in my dorm. I understand that, eventually, I will have to move to another state. Nevertheless, my condition and what I am learning in college are inspiring me to get into the cannabis industry. What parts of t...

‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

‘You Were Never Really Here’ crumbles into a classic

April 16, 2018

Have you ever wondered what would happen if Andrei Tarkovsky directed "Taxi Driver?" The film must combine the brutality and nihilism of Scorsese’s masterpiece with the philosophical dreaminess of a Tarkovskian film to create an uni...

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

Watered-down characters sink ‘In the Heart of the Sea’

December 14, 2015

“In the Heart of the Sea” follows the grueling journey of the Essex, sunk by a whale thousands of miles off the Chilean coast. Director Ron Howard (“Apollo 13”) compels the audience to wallow in...

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

Senior combines two degrees as Artist in Residence

November 30, 2015

As many Columbia students contemplate spending their winter break huddled around fires, Carlee Belt is preparing to spend January in Hawaii—earning three credits toward her Columbia degree.Belt, a sen...

Real Friends ‘move forward’ with documentary, new music

Real Friends ‘move forward’ with documentary, new music

February 23, 2015

In 2008, Kyle Fasel (bass), Dave Knox (guitar), Dan Lambton (vocals), Eric Haines (guitar) and Brian Blake (drums) started Real Friends, a crossover pop-punk and emo band based out of Tinley Park, Illinoi...

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

No refuge for degenerates in ‘The Boy Next Door’

February 2, 2015

Considering the premise of “The Boy Next Door,” its only hope is that the filmmakers take a deep plunge into the story to make the movie either a calamity of hilarious proportions or another surpris...

News of student deaths a necessity

By Editorial Board

January 26, 2015

Quinn Kyles, a sophomore radio major, died in a tragic car accident in Indiana on Dec. 22, 2014, according to a Dec. 24 Chicago Tribune article. The college did not announce Kyles’ death until the afternoon of Jan. 8, and the announcement only notified the Radio Department of the student’s death, not the Columbia community at large. The announcement was short and simple, with little said of Kyles. Regardless of whether ...

‘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...

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

Jake Gyllenhaal goes all-in for psychological ‘Nightcrawler’ role

November 10, 2014

On the morning news, viewers see footage of crimes, accidents and the aftermath of some of the most painful things a person can experience. But what are the costs some people pay to get that gruesome foo...

Medical cannabis dispensaries to open in Chicago

Medical cannabis dispensaries to open in Chicago

November 3, 2014

Patients may soon be getting medical cannabis prescriptions filled in Wicker Park, Mayfair and Pullman if three Illinois Grown Medicine dispensaries are permitted to open in those neighborhoods. Illinois G...

David Fincher strikes a nerve with ‘Gone Girl’

David Fincher strikes a nerve with ‘Gone Girl’

October 13, 2014

“Gone Girl” opens with Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) laying her head on the chest of her husband, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). Nick narrates that he wants to bash in his wife’s head to see what is going o...

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