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“Best Picture” winner charms with underdog story

Graphic torture scenes, sexual exploitation and gruesome murder seem to be the makings of a “Saw” movie, not a critical darling.  Yet somehow “Slumdog Millionaire” director Danny Boyle makes every action, no matter how shocking or trivial, seem poignant and beautiful, while conquering the cliches…

Mickey Rourke delivers in “The Wrestler”

“The Wrestler” does a lot with a little.  It is the kind of dark and gritty film that gets stuck between your teeth, almost making you shudder in its unrelenting realism. The movie is comparable to Scorsese’s “Raging Bull” in the American professional wrestling arena. It’s…

Essential Albums: “OK Computer”

It is hard for me to get along with people who do not like Radiohead. There are plenty of bands and artists out there who I do not like for rather simple reasons. There are other artists I am perfectly fine with when people tell…

Cult film “Office Space” celebrates 10th anniversary

It’s been 10 years since Mike Judge’s famous film, “Office Space,” graced theaters and quickly became an American cult classic. The “Office Space” cast reunited in Austin, Texas, this month for the 10th anniversary of the film, according to Cinematical.com. Over 1,200 fans and cast…

Chili Peppers guitarist digs deep for latest album

Music has the ability to capture many emotions, including anger, frustration, happiness or despair. All good music does this by taking the listener on his or her own personal journey to the top of a mountain or into the pits of hell.  If you’re ready…

Newest romantic flick features star-studded cast

After a full week of quantitative methods, chemistry and sociology, I had the chance to slip away with my friends to see the new romantic comedy, “He’s Just Not That Into You.”   This long-awaited adaptation of the book, written by Greg Behrendt and Liz…

Midstate Magazine: ‘Bradley’s best-kept secret’

If you haven’t heard of Midstate Magazine yet, now is definitely the time to check it out. Midstate Magazine, a student-produced television show, is a collection of news, sports and entertainment sections, all featured live on Peoria cable access channel 22. “Midstate” describes the Central…

Timeless romantic classics perfect for Valentine’s Day

Romantics around the world consider it the greatest day of the year.  For single girls, it’s a fake holiday made up by the greeting card companies.  No matter the category you fall into, Valentine’s Day is here.   Whether you’re spending the night snuggling with…

Summer Festival Preview: Manchester, TN

For a long four days in June, Nashville won’t be Tennessee’s premier city for musicianship and performance.  That distinction, the multi-stage music festival known as Bonnaroo , will belong to the city  of Manchester.  The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival will take place June 11-14.…

Animal Collective’s latest appeals to broader fan base

No band in recent memory has consciously decided to make as difficult, nonconformist and perfectly enjoyable music as Animal Collective. With more than seven studio LPs, the band has made psychedelic music cooler and more exciting than ever.  Now, as Animal Collective releases its eighth…

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