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The Hives “Lex Hives” Album Review

Swedish garage rock band The Hives have released their first full-length album in five years, but don’t stray far from their signature style. The album, titled “Lex Hives,” is irritatingly hyper-repetitive at times. The opening...

“Smartphone Film Festival” captures stories through a small device

  Amongst the innovative new groups of fresh filmmakers is the UCR Department of Theatre, Film and Digital Productions, which held its second annual Smartphone Film Festival on Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the theater-like screening...

Shhhh… “A Quiet Place” is an excellent, stripped-down creature feature

What makes a good horror movie? For most people, the obvious answer is its ability to have us at the edge of our seats beset with fear, to utilize sight and sound in a...

Away From the Sprawl

“Sometimes I wonder if the world’s so small / Can we ever get away from the sprawl?” So sings Regine Chassagne, multi-instrumentalist and occasional vocalist of Arcade Fire. The “sprawl” referred to in the...

Kaki King “Glow” Review

For those skimming the pages wondering who Kaki King is—remember the movie “August Rush?” Kaki King is the living, breathing inspiration of the peculiar guitar-playing technique that captivated the musician in everyone. Kaki King, also...

“Mockingjay” leaves you hungry for part two

Say what you want, but I am awfully grateful that we live in an age where countless young adult book series are transformed into insanely popular blockbuster hits — and no, that is not...
Shameless - "May I Trim Your Hedges?" season 3

“Shameless: May I Trim Your Hedges?” Review

This week’s episode of “Shameless” tops the list as one of their most explicit openings to date. Aside from the first scene panning over a number of naked bodies passed out in the Gallagher...

“The Secret World of Arrietty” Movie Review

“The Secret World of Arrietty,” by director Hiromasa Yonebayashi, was released Feb. 17th as an animated, family film based on the children’s series, “The Borrowers” by Mary Norton. The U.S. version cast actors Bridget...

Matt Costa “Matt Costa” Review

Occasionally we come across people who were born in the wrong era. In Matt Costa’s case, he was off by a few decades. His past works already emit a very psychedelic aura that is...

“The Flash: Welcome to Earth-2”

“The Flash” absolutely brought its A-game once again in this week’s episode “Welcome to Earth-2.” All season long, “The Flash” has played with the concept of the multiverse, a system of parallel universes where...