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Theater department to show adaptation of Eugene O’Neill classic

Theater department to show adaptation of Eugene O’Neill classic

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 9, 2015


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The McLeod Theater will once again bring a legendary playwright to the stage.The university's theater department is hosting "Beyond the Horizon," by Eugene O’Neill at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-12 and at 2 p.m on Dec. 13. The show is directed by Nich Radcliffe and will end the 2015 season. O’Neil is a 20t...

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is destined to be big, but can rival films follow it into hyperspace?

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is destined to be big, but can rival films follow it into hyperspace?

By Josh Rottenberg, Los Angeles Times

December 8, 2015


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It's the cinematic equivalent of El Nino. Everyone knows it will be huge — the only question is how huge.After months of buildup, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will finally hit theaters on Dec. 18, marking the climax of one of the most carefully orchestrated and closely watched rollouts of any film in...

‘Trumbo’ only needs a slight rewrite

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 8, 2015


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The film industry has a lot of black marks on its record, with the Hollywood blacklist being one of the most signficant."Trumbo," directed by Jay Roach and starring Bryan Cranston and Diane Lane, is an interesting and inspirational tale that stumbles in the pitfalls of stereotypical inspirational fil...

‘Star Wars’ film full of references to films that came before

By Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 7, 2015


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Shakespeare stole from classic texts like a kleptomaniac, carrying their complex plots, star-crossed lovers and antique events back to his Globe Theatre. Dr. Dre created multiplatinum albums by sampling well-known recordings into new hip-hop harmonies.And such are the humble origins of one of the most ...

Grammys 2016: Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift and the Weeknd lead the nominees

By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times

December 7, 2015


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Rapper Kendrick Lamar, pop superstar Taylor Swift and Canadian R&B experimentalist the Weeknd led the field in the 2016 Grammy Award nominations, collectively taking 25 nods in this year's industry-bestowed honors.Lamar is well out in front of the field with 11 nominations, the bulk of them tied to his almost unive...

‘Krampus’ is a fun Christmas surprise

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 7, 2015


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"Krampus," is like a Christmas gift from a cool uncle: nice, but not exactly what you wanted. "Krampus," directed by Michael Dougherty and starring Adam Scott and Toni Collette, gives viewers an excellent dark, horror comedy that ends up lacking any punch.Max, a young boy who still believes in Santa Claus, is ha...

‘A Very Murray Christmas’ puts musical treats, deadpan comedy under the tree

By Steve Johnson, Chicago Tribune

December 6, 2015


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Hearing that Netflix is showing an all-new Bill Murray Christmas special is one thing. Why shouldn't Murray front an all-star gathering, like, say, Bing Crosby and Stephen Colbert before him?Actually seeing it is another. Murray isn't just a sometime presence in this holiday hour that nods to, and then...

‘Chi-Raq’s’ Nick Cannon: ‘People need to pay attention and wake up’

By Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune

December 6, 2015


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The sober real-life concerns at the heart of "Chi-Raq" aren't the sort of issues Nick Cannon usually deals with. The cheerful actor started his career with light television sketch comedy in Nickelodeon's "All That" and MTV's "Wild 'n Out" — so starring as a rough, gun waving gangbanger isn't exactly t...

Tomb Raider’s newest entry is a tomb worth raiding

By Grant Meyer l @GrantMeyerDe l Daily Egyptian

December 6, 2015


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Crystal Dynamics proves the Tomb Raider brand will be around for a while longer."Rise of the Tomb Raider" is the latest entry in the long-running Tomb Raider series, and the second game since the franchise was rebooted in 2013.The game stars the iconic Lara Croft on a quest to uncover a relic to resto...

Top video game news of the week: Nov. 29

By Grant Meyer l @GrantMeyerDe l Daily Egyptian

December 4, 2015


Filed under Pulse, Video Game Reviews

The Game Awards EventHosted by critic Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards 2015 were held on Thursday.At the event various awards and gameplay reveals were announced. “The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt” won Game of the Year in a competitive field, while breakout games like “Rocket League” won Best Indepen...

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