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Batman V Superman: mess of epic proportions

Batman V Superman: mess of epic proportions

April 6, 2016

Marvel, the rival comic book company of DC, has been dominating cinema on a critical and marketing basis with both “Avengers” films taking in $1 billion in sales as well as franchises such as Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man frequently being awarded...

Zootopia hops to the top

Zootopia hops to the top

March 17, 2016

While we think it is funny when someone Photoshop’s their face onto a backup dancer of Shakira, imagine if it were an obese animated Leopard who did so with their version of Shakira, gazelle. Zootopia was highly entertaining and the personification of anima...

The Witch conjures thrilling horror

The Witch conjures thrilling horror

March 13, 2016

Amidst an influx of highly anticipated films this year, an unexpected horror gem from 2015’s Sundance Film Festival may shine brighter than its competitors. The Witch, written and directed by former costume designer Robert Eggers, earned him “Best ...

Duo58: supporting charitable causes in a homey atmosphere

Duo58: supporting charitable causes in a homey atmosphere

February 9, 2016

If you follow the directions to Duo58, the newest coffee place to pop up on Oviedo’s radar, you’re likely to find a couple of college-aged hipsters sitting outside, working on their Macbooks and sipping espresso beneath a sign that reads “Salon Ex...

Daughter’s ‘Not To Disappear’ falls short of expectations

Daughter’s ‘Not To Disappear’ falls short of expectations

January 12, 2016

English indie folk band Daughter is best known for their atmospheric instrumentals and lead singer Elena Tonra’s hushed delivery of sorrowful lyrics, all meshed together in a music style that demands reverence, and maybe a few tears. The trio’s...

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stays afloat amid clichés

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stays afloat amid clichés

December 14, 2015

Wedged in between the releases of two projected successes, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “In the Heart of the Sea” had big shoes to fill. Based on a true story, the film retells the story of the N...

Bond does not “skyfall”

Bond does not “skyfall”

November 16, 2015

Look out Mission Impossible, there’s a new spy movie in town and it’s not failing to impress. To start off, the new James Bond film “Spectre” brings qualities to the screen which its predecessor, “Skyfall,” failed to show, such as a quite...

The Chills’ ‘Silver Bullets’ reasserts presence on music scene

The Chills’ ‘Silver Bullets’ reasserts presence on music scene

November 6, 2015

After a 20-year hiatus, New Zealandic indie-alternative group The Chills is back in the studio with their full-length album, Silver Bullets, released Friday, Oct. 30 via Fire Records, and they’ve dished out quite a bit to chew on. A founding member of the Dunedin Sound movement, a sub...

Walking Dead waltzes its way to a triumphant return

Walking Dead waltzes its way to a triumphant return

October 12, 2015

Since the show’s conception, AMC’s The Walking Dead has been met with acclaim and a welcoming audience. Credited with causing the reemergence of the zombie trend, the series can be appropriately labeled a cultural phenomenon. Regardless of its...

Fans won’t go Gaga for American Horror Story: Hotel

Fans won’t go Gaga for American Horror Story: Hotel

October 8, 2015

FX’s American Horror Story has managed to accomplish something it hasn’t in the past two years: the first episode of season five was more frightening than the title scene. The scares and ominous atmosphere were consistent throughout the premiere rather...

25 years and still bloody impressive

25 years and still bloody impressive

October 1, 2015

The massive success story that is Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, an annual assortment of haunted houses and scare zones that caused a seasonal fever to since Sept. 18 that consistently gained acclaim and praise from its intended audience. Billed...

Understuffed

Understuffed

July 20, 2015

When Ted hit theaters in 2012, America’s loveable teddy bear and his best pal, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) were unstoppable. Between the humorous jokes and action, fans could not wait for the sequel. And just when you thought that the long wait for ...

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