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“Wreck-It Ralph” Review

Director Rich Moore (“The Simpsons,” “Futurama”) made his theatrical debut this weekend, but did he succeed in making “Wreck-It Ralph” a knockout? Yes and no. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ latest feature film boasts its...

Vanessa Carlton’s still got it

Ask your sister, best friend or the kid you just met in geology lab if they have heard of Vanessa Carlton. I am willing to put my money on it that they have, but...

“Game of Thrones: The Climb” Review

Alik Sakharov, known for directing other television hits such as “Dexter” and “Boardwalk Empire,” takes the helm for the first time this week for “Game of Thrones.” The nausea-and-sweaty-palm-inducing cinematography of Jon’s long-awaited ascent...

The students behind the curtain: ASPB Concerts Team

Every year at the beginning of fall quarter, a mass of students crowd into the UC Riverside quad to see the beguiling attractions available and musicians performing at Block Party. For students, Block Party...

Away From the Sprawl: Say “Yes” to No; Say No to the Grammys

Now that the Coachella lineup madness has died down a bit, it’s time to turn my attention to an up-and-coming band. This week’s spotlight is on the Echo Park-based indie band NO. They have...

“Flight” Review

It’s been a few years since director Robert Zemeckis created such a buzz with a work of his, and with Denzel Washington heading the bill along with what appears to be a solid story,...

“Lit” Pick of the week: “literally show me a healthy person” by Darcie Wilder

Radar is committed to all forms of art and entertainment and as such, will pick one book as a reading recommendation every week. This week, Radar’s “Lit” pick is “literally show me a healthy...

“Spongebob Squarepants” is a splash of fun

The sponge is back, more visually and aesthetically stunning than ever. Fifteen years into the game and these aquatic creatures are still alluring in the most dynamic ways possible. “Spongebob Squarepants: Sponge out of...

“The Metal Children” at UCR

“The Metal Children” by Adam Rapp is mildly autobiographical, darkly comical and borders on the surreal. Directed by Holly Derr, the play opened Nov. 8th to a sold-out show in UC Riverside’s Arts Studio...

Summer Preview 2012

Summer 2012 will be jam-packed with exciting movie releases, beginning with “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” on July 22. It looks so shameless that it just might be awesome. Next comes the highly anticipated “Seeking a...