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Slava’s Snowshow brings icy entertainment

Slava’s Snowshow brings icy entertainment

February 26, 2015

At first thought, the idea of a wordless clown show sounds either boring, childish or absolutely terrifying. Slava’s Snowshow, however, manages to bring hilarious entertainment and unearthly special effects to a show that features clowns, confetti...

“The DUFF” wallows in clichés

February 26, 2015

“The DUFF” rehashed the too-common story of a high school girl overcoming social stereotypes after realizing where she stands in high school compared to her more popular friends. The film was based around the term DUFF, or Designated Ugly Fat Friend,...

The Oscars: Hagerty Edition

The Oscars: Hagerty Edition

February 19, 2015

Our Predicted Winner: Boyhood The usual time it takes to film a movie is six to eight months, but director Richard Linklater took 12 years to film Boyhood, the story of the not-so-average boy going through puberty and growing up with a single m...

A forbiddingly funny interview

A forbiddingly funny interview

February 13, 2015

Despite massive disapproval by the North Korean population and president, Kim Jong-un, The Interview still fell into the laps of millions. With humor stuffed into every second, James Franco and Seth Rogen perform this movie in their usual, goofy way....

Potted Potter brings humor to Hogwarts

Daniella Parcell, News Editor

February 5, 2015

In a mix of fairy wands, devil horns and parodies of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive,” Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience brought a hilarious portrayal of the Harry Potter series to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The goal of Potted Potter, originally written and performed by Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner, was to humorously tell the stories of all seven Harry Potter novels in under 70 minutes, with only two pe...

“The Imitation Game” cracks code to box offices

“The Imitation Game” cracks code to box offices

February 2, 2015

Twenty minutes into the codebreaking drama/thriller “The Imitation Game,” one might dismiss Benedict Cumberbatch’s starring portrayal of genius mathematician Alan Turing as a mere replay of BBC Sherlock’s dry, witty shtick. Once the credit...

In de-Nile of a decent plot

December 18, 2014

During the movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” the main character, Moses, faces challenges which seem impossible to overcome. The movie premiered on Dec.12 and had an estimated budget of $140 million, and the budget allowed the movie to have incredible...

Big Hero Six almost saves the day

Big Hero Six almost saves the day

December 18, 2014

Big Hero 6 is one of the first joint projects between Marvel and its new parent company, Disney. It is an interesting experiment on Disney’s part, but not one that inspires over the top excitement. The story seems innocent and fun for the first 20...

Penguins slide into theatres

Katie Curley, HJO Managing Editor

December 17, 2014

If cute and cuddly animations are your thing, and silly jokes make you laugh, then the Penguins of Madagascar could be your new favorite movie. Those who love the Madagascar series should go watch as well. It keeps in line with the adorable graphics and has the same childish sense of humor, making the story about Skipper, Kowalski, Riko and Private a worthy sequel. The audience gets their first dose of cuteness when the movie begins with the penguins as babies. The sc...

It’s a no brainer

It’s a no brainer

December 11, 2014

If you were born in the ‘90s, then you would probably know “Dumb and Dumber”. If not, you might just think the name sounds stupid. Surprisingly, the movie was hilarious for the stunts, dialogue, and the many great cameos. The first “Dumb and Dumber...

Taylor Swift steps out of her comfort zone with 1989

December 9, 2014

The timeless, “red lipped, classic” singer Taylor Swift has done it again, evolving past simplistic guitar solos to a full on pop culture revolution. Hitting number one on the U.S. billboards and selling over a million copies in just one week proves...

A modern day saint

Jessica Jeffers, Opinions Editor

December 4, 2014

In St. Vincent, a man proves that saints are not perfect.

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