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“Don’t Breathe,” guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat

“Don’t Breathe,” guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat

Lones Gagnard, Staff

September 6, 2016

From “Evil Dead” director Fede Alvarez comes an intense new thriller, “Don’t Breathe.” This action-packed film is bound to keep viewers on their toes while exceeding nearly every recent horror flick. “Don’t Breathe” focuses on a group of young thieves who dabble in petty crime in order...

“War Dogs:” We’re not mad, just disappointed

“War Dogs:” We’re not mad, just disappointed

Leo Castell, Staff

September 6, 2016

It feels weird for me to not really like “War Dogs.” Not because I feel like I should, but because I feel like that’s the point. “War Dogs” is a movie about a tool and an asshole doing things you’d expect a tool and an asshole to do. If that’s the point, can I really fault characters f...

Netflix Original Series “The Get Down” celebrates the birth of Hip Hop

Netflix Original Series “The Get Down” celebrates the birth of Hip Hop

Anjanae Crump, Managing Editor

September 6, 2016

The Netflix Original Series, “The Get Down,” was one of the best cinematic experiences I’ve had all summer—or ever, from a TV show. This is no surprise, as it comes from Baz Luhrmann, the director of beautifully filmed movies, including “The Great Gatsby” and “Moulin Rouge.” Spanned ove...

Staff Picks: Lunch Dates

Kelley Davis, Nathan Nguyen, Christopher Walker, and Mindy Jarrett

August 24, 2016

Kelley Davis - Live Oak Café 8140 Oak Street, New Orleans, LA Looking for a cozy little spot to take that hottie you’ve been eyeing for a good while now? Look no further than Live Oak Café, located in the heart of uptown, off of Carrollton on - you guessed it - Oak Street. I recently went to th...

Frank Ocean debuts new album (It’s about damn time)

Frank Ocean debuts new album (It’s about damn time)

Lones Gagnard, Contributor

August 23, 2016

In a world bursting at its seams with regurgitated, remixed beats and repetitive sing-along choruses, Frank Ocean has released “Blonde,” a testament to individuality and an ode to the inherent courage found in walking one’s own path. Ocean sonically changed course from his breakout debut a...

Frank Ocean bores with visual album, “Endless”

Frank Ocean bores with visual album, “Endless”

Leo Castell, Staff

August 23, 2016

Frank Ocean’s “Endless” is a 45-minute visual album that was released the day before his much-anticipated second studio album, “Blonde”. “Endless” seemed to occupy a strange space between music video and art film, much like Beyonce’s last two visual accompaniments to her albums. The visual p...

Netflix Original Series “Stranger Things” captivates

Netflix Original Series “Stranger Things” captivates

Lones Gagnard, Contributor

August 23, 2016

Netflix’s Original Series collection has picked up steam with the success of “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black.” During the summer, Netflix added another potential cult classic to its repertoire in the form of childhood friendship, government cover-ups, and rapidly blinking Christmas ...

“Everybody Wants Some!!” is best film of the year

“Everybody Wants Some!!” is best film of the year

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2016

Richard Linklater, director of 2016’s best film “Everybody Wants Some!!,” is primarily known for two of his earlier iconic movies: “Dazed and Confused” (1993) and “Boyhood” (2014). Both are hard to interpret as anything but semi-autobiographical, as they are both male coming-of-age sto...

“Nerve,” a satisfying thriller

“Nerve,” a satisfying thriller

Milan Holman, Contributor

August 23, 2016

“Nerve” is a modern-day thriller based on the book by Jeanne Ryan. In the world on “Nerve”, teenagers play an online truth-or-dare game without the dares. They are divided into categories: players and watchers; watchers pay to watch while players get paid to play. A magnificent Emma Roberts (“Scream Queens...

“Sausage Party,” good but not great

“Sausage Party,” good but not great

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2016

Sausage Party, the latest endeavor from Seth Rogen & Friends, is the very first R-rated animated CGI film. It’s juvenile, vulgar, sophomoric, offensive, and completely inappropriate throughout its 90-minute length. It’s also pretty funny. Seth Rogen voices Frank the hot dog, and together with ...

Staff Picks: Apps

Staff Picks: Apps

Roxanne Ardekani, Christopher Walker, Anjanae Crump, and Leo Castell

August 16, 2016

Need a lyft? I experienced my first Lyft ride recently and I was 100% satisfied with my experience. When we reached our destination, I realized I had put in the wrong address and had a moment of panic. With Uber, I would have had to get another ride and make another payment, but my Lyft driver ...

“Homegoing”, a review

“Homegoing”, a review

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

August 16, 2016

Homegoing is the literary cousin of ABC’s classic miniseries Roots; a story that follows multiple generations of slaves taken from Africa and forced into servitude in the United States. The book was released in June and has since become summer’s runaway critical hit.   It would be impossible t...

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