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‘Dirty Grandpa’ sets the bar low for 2016

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

January 25, 2016

Oh, how far Robert De Niro’s career has fallen.His latest appearance in “Dirty Grandpa,” directed by Dan Mazer and starring De Niro and Zac Efron, can barely be called a movie.Dick Kelly, the titular dirty grandpa, is reeling off the death of his wife. Well into senior-citizen status, Dick realize...

Salukis work on Oscar-nominated film

Salukis work on Oscar-nominated film

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

January 19, 2016

Working on an Academy Award-nominated film can be a once in a lifetime opportunity, and for five Salukis, that dream is now a reality.Susie Shircliff, Charles Moore, Danny Cox, Ian Vertovec and Holden Jones, all of whom are enrolled in or have graduated from the department of cinema and photography, wor...

Top video game news of the week

By Grant Meyer l @GrantMeyerDe l Daily Egyptian

December 18, 2015

Kojima partners with SonySony has announced a partnership with Hideo Kojima and his new independent development studio Kojima Productions. Their plan is to create a new game for the PlayStation 4 and PC.Kojima revealed on Twitter his situation with his previous employer, Konami."My employment contract with...

‘Secret in Their Eyes’ should remain hidden

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 15, 2015

With the talent on hand, it's strange how "Secret in Their Eyes" is so bad."Secret in Their Eyes," directed by Billy Ray and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor and Julia Roberts, fails at being a dark and mysterious thriller, and ends up convoluted and uneventful.It's 2002 and the FBI is ramping up its hunt ...

‘The Ridiculous Six’ is outrageously idiotic

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 14, 2015

Dan Patrick plays Abraham Lincoln and Vanilla Ice plays Mark Twain, so this should tell anyone the overall awfulness this movie accomplishes."The Ridiculous Six," directed by Frank Coraci and starring Adam Sandler and Terry Crews, is another in a long line of terrible Sandler movies.Tommy "White Knife" Stoc...

How do you prepare for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’? Buying a ticket could be enough

By Rich Heldenfels, Akron Beacon Journal

December 14, 2015

Close to 40 years after "Star Wars" changed the pop-culture landscape, fans are bracing for the newest installment, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," in theaters this week.The official opening is Friday but there are showings on Thursday. Some are sold out already. Commercials and stores are pitching a...

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ falls off course

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 14, 2015

Thor plus "Moby Dick" does not equal interesting.  "In the Heart of the Sea," directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth and Cillian Murphy, proves to be boring and mismanaged with only a few bright spots. Owen Chase, a whaler, is hired as the first officer on the Essex. His Captain, Geor...

Telltale’s Game of Thrones is as brutal as the TV show

Telltale’s Game of Thrones is as brutal as the TV show

By Grant Meyer l @GrantMeyerDe l Daily Egyptian

December 13, 2015

If fans of "Game of Thrones" ever wanted to be a part of the show then this is the place to do it.Telltale Games' strong choice-driven narratives combined with the fantasy setting of one of television's most popular shows results in "Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series." This merger works incredib...

Holiday traditions: the top 10 Christmas movies

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 13, 2015

With the holiday season in full effect, Christmas movies are going to be played to the point of nausea. But, there are good films that can make one appreciate this joyous season. Here is my list of best Christmas movies:10. "Die Hard" (1988):"Die Hard" is a great Christmas movie.Besides being based...

Top video game news of the week Dec. 6

By Grant Meyer l @GrantMeyerDe l Daily Egyptian

December 11, 2015

'Final Fantasy VII Remake' to be a seriesAt the PlayStation Experience press conference on Dec. 6, Square-Enix announced the "Final Fantasy VII" remake will release in multiple entries.The publisher claims the game will be "told across a multi-part series, with each entry providing its own unique experience....

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