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5 ways ‘Captain America: Civil War’ beat ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

5 ways ‘Captain America: Civil War’ beat ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 8, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

*Spoiler Alert* *Spoiler Alert*It is better to not pick sides in the “war” between Marvel and DC. Good comic books help the whole industry and good comic book movies give the industry a wider audience. But, to further understand the superhero genre historically, it is imperative to compare certain movies to o...

Castle Perilous celebrates Free Comic Book Day

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 6, 2016


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On a day meant to bring comic book fans together, one comic book shop looks to bring all nerd cultures together.Castle Perilous Games and Books will celebrate Free Comic Book Day from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday. Free Comic Book Day, which started in 2001, is a nationwide day where participating co...

Top-5 Hulu originals

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 2, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

Hulu Plus is one of the three giants of video streaming services. When it comes to TV shows, not even Netflix can contend with the day-after service of Hulu Plus. This service doesn’t have the name value of Amazon Prime in original TV content though. But this doesn’t mean the streaming service doe...

Baldridge rocks Copper with country sound

Baldridge rocks Copper with country sound

By Thomas Donley, @TDonleyDE

April 29, 2016


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Southern Illinoisan country singer Drew Baldridge came back home for a show at Copper Dragon on Thursday night.The Patoka native held a party that was the most fun $7 can buy on a weeknight in Carbondale.Country music is widely regarded as hard to dance to, but Baldridge put that notion to the test for nearly two ...

Singer comes home with record deal

Singer comes home with record deal

By Thomas Donley, @TDonleyDE

April 26, 2016


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A native son returns to Carbondale this week. Southern Illinoisan Drew Baldridge will play his first gig in Carbondale since signing his record deal with This Music/Warner Chappell when he takes the stage at 10 p.m. Thursday at Copper Dragon."It’s been a whirlwind," said the Patoka native. "We went...

Here are the 5 best Netflix original series

Here are the 5 best Netflix original series

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

April 26, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

Original content coming from a streaming service was once a rarity that seemed a waste of time. But after Netflix released "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," the game was changed. Now Netflix, Hulu Plus and Amazon Prime all have some of the greatest shows out there.Here are the top-five...

Chase Rice makes good on his word

Chase Rice makes good on his word

By Thomas Donley, @TDonleyDE

April 23, 2016


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Chase Rice promised a show that would allow southern Illinois to have a good time and "forget about life for a while."He did just that Saturday night at SIU Arena.Rice's up-tempo country sound had fans screaming and singing along from the time his curtain dropped at the start of his performance, ope...

Country star comes to Carbondale

Country star comes to Carbondale

By Thomas Donley, @TDonleyDE

April 20, 2016


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The SIU Arena on Saturday night will be a place for students to get crazy and forget their responsibilities for a while.Nashville recording artist Chase Rice will put on a show at 8 p.m. Saturday at SIU Arena as part of his Back to College Tour."It was just time [for the tour]," Rice said. "That was wher...

FIERCE musical theater gives students unique opportunity

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 20, 2016


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An SIU student will make his solo directing debut as others get a chance to be a part of an all-student musical this weekend.SIU’s FIERCE, a musical theater registered student organization that gives anyone the chance to learn everything about working in musical theater, will present "Once on this...

5 ways Amazon Prime is better than Netflix

5 ways Amazon Prime is better than Netflix

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

April 18, 2016


Filed under Movie Reviews, Pulse

The modern entertainment world finds itself in a war of streaming services. HBO Go, Crackle and Amazon Prime are all trying to compete with the giant that is Netflix.Here are the five reasons Amazon Prime is better than Netflix.5. Amazon Prime BenefitsWhile needing a full Amazon Prime account to use ...

Top-5 movies on Amazon Prime

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 16, 2016


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Amazon Prime’s movie selection is a bit of an oddity. For every two terrible direct-to-video action movie or forgettable early 2000s romantic comedy it has, the streaming service makes up for in one genuinely classic film.Here are the top-five movies on Amazon Prime.5. “Seven Psychopaths” (201...

Alumni Association honors distinguished alumni

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 13, 2016


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A former SIU student will receive recognition nearly 60 years after leaving the university.Primo Angeli, who came to Carbondale as an undergraduate in the 1950s, is receiving the Cultural Impact Award at 3:30 p.m. ceremony April 29 in Guyon Auditorium at Morris Library. He is one of four recipients receiv...

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