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‘Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2’ falls below stupidity

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 19, 2015

With the release of the second Paul Blart film comes one huge question. Has Kevin James ever been funny? If one were to look at his filmography, they would see a huge steaming pile of awfulness, bottom of the barrel stuff.  ...

Jonathan Springer examines the mind-body problem

By Jacob Pierce|@JacobPierce1_DE|Daily Egyptian

April 15, 2015

The question of what consciousness is has plagued philosophers since Plato’s time. A presentation for the New Humanist Forum hopes to find another answer.The New Humanist Forum is hosting the presentation “Consciousness Re-Ex...

‘Furious 7’ serves as a somber tribute

By Jacob Pierce|JacobPierce1_DE|@Daily Egyptian

April 6, 2015

“Furious 7” (Rated PG-13; 137 min) directed by James Wan, has beautiful levels of ludicrousness and provides a magnificent send off to the late Paul Walker.The Fast and Furious franchise warrants a defense. By average movie l...

‘Get Hard’ is a stupidly, fun comedy

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

April 5, 2015

I have never found Kevin Hart’s brand of comedy funny. The man is amazing in small doses. “This is the End” and “40 Year Old Virgin” show off his comedic ability. But his stand-up and starring roles prove to be probl...

‘It Follows’ penetrates audience’s darkest fears

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

April 1, 2015

Rarely do small-town, Illinoisans have the treat of viewing an indie movie in theaters. When there are only big chain cinemas in town, the selection of movies tends to be mainstream. Yet, sometimes a nice surprise seeps into bot...

Fifth Annual Edible Book Festival promotes literary creativity

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

March 30, 2015

A library can be a daunting place for some people. The Edible Book Festival plans to make libraries a little more welcoming.Morris Library will host the Fifth Annual Edible Book Festival on April 1 from 3 to 5 p.m. The event will be ...

‘Run All Night’ barely finishes the race

By Jacob Pierce| Daily Egyptian | @JacobPierce1_DE

March 25, 2015

Liam Neeson has made virtually the same movie at least eight times now. “Taken” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones” were not the same but had enough similarities to make one wonder if Neeson is in it only for the paycheck....

‘Lullaby’ combines studies of sleep and the creative mind

By Jacob Pierce, Daily Egyptian

March 24, 2015

Sleep, insomnia and the creative mind are all topics that occasionally come together. One production looks to question how they all affect each other.The Marion Kleinau Theatre is holding the experimental play “Lullaby” on ...

Opinion: Is college family?

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

March 23, 2015

Andrew Johnathan Ruiz was one of the few people who looked normal in a blue denim jacket, the kind a greaser from a 1950s movie about motorcycle gangs would have worn.He not only looked normal in this, he wore it with the utmost style...

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