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V.25 No.21 | 05/26/2016

The Daily Word in Worshipping Art, Synthetic Food and Memes

By Megan Reneau [ Thu May 26 2016 11:14 AM ]
The Daily Word

New Mexican't? New Mexican.

Meow Wolf is so blasé—what we need is a temple worshipping art.

Like I needed another reason to love The Weeknd.

Georgia O'Keeffe didn't just paint “flowers.”

A virtual reality film shows what it's like to be an abortion patient.

What if your food breathed and moved while you ate it? And it wasn't an animal?

What really separates Kristen Stewart and Woody Allen in Hollywood? (Hint: If you're going to read this article, it's probably because of Woody Allen)

Memelicious.

V.25 No.21 | 5/26/2016
A Bigger Splash

Film Review

A Bigger Splash

Slow-burning, sexually provocative drama sends viewers on a wild trip to paradise

By Devin D. O’Leary
Erotic, exotic drama A Bigger Splash exposes its characters in more ways than one.
V.25 No.20 | 5/19/2016
“... And yet, I can’t help but feel our hats could be larger.”

Film Review

Love & Friendship

Jane Austen anti-romance adds the wit of a modern sophisticate

By Devin D. O’Leary
Whit Stillman, meet Jane Austen. Jane Austen, meet Whit Stillman. Yeah, it’s kind of astonishing that it’s taken so long for these two creative minds to cross paths.
V.25 No.19 | 5/12/2016
High-Rise

Film Review

High-Rise

Apartment living falls apart in energetic adaptation of cult classic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tim Hiddleston buys an apartment with a view of the apocalypse in the social sci-fi High-Rise.
Alibi 2016 Summer Film Guide
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Feature: Film Guide

Angry Birds, X-Men, Ben-Hurs, Bad Moms and Yoga Hosers

Your 2016 guide to summer movies

By Devin D. O’Leary
Summertime here in the good old USA means three things: popsicles, pool parties and summer movie blockbusters.

V.25 No.18 | 5/5/2016
Louder Than Bombs

Film Review

Louder Than Bombs

Grief drama cripples three men with a bad case of the feels

By Devin D. O’Leary
Grief porn has an eye for the small stuff but offers little in the way of answers, explosions or conclusions.
V.25 No.17 | 4/28/2016
Green Room

Film Review

Green Room

Punk-fueled indie shocker goes for the throat

By Devin D. O’Leary
Patrick Stewart is an evil skinhead in the punk-fueled horror hybrid Green Room.
V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016
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Event Horizon

Who Needs Picasso?

Friday, Apr 29: ArtsUnexpected

By Monica Schmitt [ Wed Apr 27 2016 1:00 PM ]
This student-curated event features over 250 artists including filmmakers, dancers, thespians, visual artists and musicians performing and showcasing their works across campus.
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The Daily Word in Money, Outer Space and the death of Prince

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 21 2016 11:34 AM ]
The Daily Word

Another white actor gets a role playing an Asian character.

Let's hope you're not 110% pure rage like me (just kidding, I got 39%).

Bernie Sanders is psychic? No, he's just logical, you nitwit.

That little voice inside your head is actually just your littlest voice.

Wanna go on a trip to the Pussy Vortex with rapper Dio Ganhdih?

Hillary Clinton talks about her “greatest regret” again.

Gwyneth Paltrow (and Beyonce, sources say) learned choreography from one of the toughest teachers of this century.

One local school is looking to change it's name.

NASA talks about the loneliest lil' planet that ever was.

Off to space we go! Again! Hopefully we won't crash this time!

Not only will the 20 dollar bill be updated, but the five and 10, too! Wow!

And the world lost a true talent last night, Prince.

V.25 No.16 | 4/21/2016
The Jungle Book

Film Review

The Jungle Book

Fancy computer animation brings Kipling classic to life

By Devin D. O’Leary
Families searching for a little adventure are going to be entertained by this high-tech new take on a century-old classic.
V.25 No.14 | 04/07/2016
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Science Fixation

Friday, Apr 15: Devin O'Leary's Summer Film Preview

By Joshua Lee [ Wed Apr 13 2016 11:08 AM ]
Our Film Editor discusses his predictions for this years upcoming films.
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The Daily Word in Rembrandt, Junkies and Smash Mouth

By Megan Reneau [ Thu Apr 7 2016 11:29 AM ]
The Daily Word

Look at this “new” Rembrandt painting.

Hillary just got Berned allll sick, huh?

This interview is FLAWLESS.

This Italian documentary about addiction looks super intense (and great).

Do extreme videos online really affect children?

This local man told the police the dead man found in his apartment had just told him, “he wanted to kill some people.”

How to make a Philosopher’s stone, by Isaac Newton.

Gad DAMMIT, Tumblr, WHY???

V.25 No.14 | 4/7/2016
Demolition

Film Review

Demolition

Grief-based comedy unsuccessfully tries to mix quirky and melancholic

By Devin D. O’Leary
Jake Gyllenhaal is sad and angry and (maybe) funny in the scattershot grief dramedy Demolition.
V.25 No.13 | 3/31/2016
Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston

Film Review

I Saw the Light

Tom Hiddleston shines in the role of Hank Williams, but the film just doesn’t sing

By Devin D. O’Leary
Tom Hiddleston shines as Hank Williams in I Saw the Light, but rote musical biopic just doesn’t sing.
V.25 No.12 | 3/24/2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Film Review

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Superheroes battle to see who can cause the biggest explosion in unnecessarily dour franchise filler

By Devin D. O’Leary
This cinematic clash of the titans plays out like a heavyweight fight in Las Vegas—with all the attendant hype, excitement, action, flash, sizzle and inevitable post-event disappointment.
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