10 worst movies of 2014

“Gone Girl,” “Boyhood” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” are just some of this year’s films that will permeate greatness through the decades. While those films were brilliant, this was also a disappointing year. The franchising ... Continue Reading →

Retro Review: “Philadelphia”

The Daily Egyptian’s Tony McDaniel and Jack Robinson watched the film “Philadelphia”, which was given three and a half out four when it was released, to see if it stands up to the test of time. The 1993 film, “Philadelphia” (PG-13; 125 ... Continue Reading →

Year in review: Chase’s top 10 albums of 2014

Every year we are introduced to new social trends in art and pop culture, often becoming symbols for the year they emerge. In the past couple years, the music industry experienced a shift in what is considered “popular” in the ears of the masses. Some ... Continue Reading →

Top 10 video games of 2014

Playing video-games this year was like riding a roller coaster. Every up was followed by a down, giving gamers whiplash and frustration (hopefully no vomiting).  After countless trailers and demos, many games looked like fresh, mouth-watering donuts, ... Continue Reading →

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ migrates the right way

The original “Madagascar” film hit theaters in May of 2005. Comprised of an all-star cast including Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, it ascended to the top of the box office and has direct sequels to its name. Movie-goers easily forget plots, especially ... Continue Reading →

Best Films of 2014

2014 was an odd year for film. While certain movies seemed like guaranteed wins, others showed Hollywood continuing to make the same mistakes. It was a year for the underdogs. It was the year of the surprise hits. The movies below are some of the best. 10. ... Continue Reading →

Nintendo releases a ‘Smash’-ing good time

Nintendo fans have enjoyed pitting their favorite characters against each other for 15 years, and “Super Smash Bros. for Wii U” is the crown jewel of the popular fighting franchise. “Smash” has been an installment on every Nintendo console since ... Continue Reading →

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ is identical to predecessor

Hollywood spews sequels. If a film makes anything close to a successful gross, a sequel is basically guaranteed. It does not matter how unnecessary it might be, it is a golden cash cow in the eyes of studio executives. While comedy sequels tend to be ... Continue Reading →

Love, despair and hope make up ‘The Theory of Everything’

Stephen Hawking is a compelling human being and one of the most intelligent men on earth. His story is one of hope, despair, love and many other emotions rolled into one. “The Theory of Everything” (Rated R; 123 min) is a biopic drama directed by ... Continue Reading →

Top five winter albums to look forward to

The winter season is the time of year when people tend to abandon their typical playlists and replace them with the holiday sounds of Michael Bublè or the nostalgic voice of Bing Crosby. On the other side of the spectrum, there are people who stay as ... Continue Reading →

‘Unity’ causes rift between players and product

“Assassin’s Creed Unity” takes place in the late 1700s, during the French Revolution. Players take control of Arno Dorian. Dorian is caught in the middle of the war between the Templars, a group focused on global control, and the Assassins, ... Continue Reading →

‘Beyond The Lights’ moves past melodrama

  Celebrity culture is always a hot topic. People are fascinated by watching the roller coaster ride that is celebrity lifestyle. It is like watching a car wreck. Sometimes it is difficult to look away. “Beyond the Lights” (Rated PG-13; 116 min) ... Continue Reading →

Newest installment of ‘Hunger Games’ fails to impress

The original installment in “The Hunger Games” film series was released in 2012. It jump-started both the career of Jennifer Lawrence and the trend of young adult dystopian novel adaptations. The silver screen became littered with movies like “Divergent,” ... Continue Reading →

‘Halo’ makes the move to Xbox One

The “Halo” franchise has been the crown jewel for Xbox since “Halo: Combat Evolved” was released in 2001. Since then, players have gone on four adventures with the greatest Marine of the future, Master Chief. With the success and popularity of ... Continue Reading →

‘Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance’ is a bizarre tour de force

The end of the year is upon us and with that movies of the year lists will come. It was a weird year for cinema. If a film was not unanimously praised, it got mixed reviews and seemed to fall of the face of the earth. While there were not many brilliant ... Continue Reading →
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