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Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp solid despite issues

A warm welcome on the title screen. Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp is the latest in Nintendo’s line of mobile games, following on the success of titles like Super Mario Run and Pokémon Go. Both of those titles offered something new. Super Mario Run was a twist on the typical Mario […]

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State of Decay fresh as ever

Today’s tale is not out to frighten, but instead use the characters’ reality to unsettle the audience. Those of you who know me won’t be surprised that today’s feature, “State of Decay”, is a Doctor Who story. Now, originally, this was going to be the 20th installment of this series, […]

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The Curse of Poltergeist

As I mentioned yesterday, today’s film is the 1982 classic “Poltergeist”, directed by Tobe Hooper. Or was it? There’s some contention as to whether Hooper or Steve Spielberg directed the picture. Some allege that Spielberg was the director for all intents and purposes, such as Zelda Rubinstein. Hooper claims credit […]

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Black shines in Trilogy of Terror

Welcome to a month-long celebration of the horror genre! Typically, Sawyer is the Agora’s go-to media critic, but I’ll be taking over. At least for this. So, continuing my love affair with that most polarizing of genres, we have our inaugural feature. “Trilogy of Terror” was first broadcast as an […]

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Meyer Theater Boasts Exciting New Season

There’s never a dull year at the Meyer Theater, and the 2017-2018 Season is no exception. Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter Paula Cole will be the first act of the season on Friday, October 13. Unless noted otherwise, all shows will start at 7:30 p.m. Tom Ryder, Director of Campus and Community […]

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No Losers Here

Growing up isn’t easy. At a time in your life, you come to realize that your parents and other adult figures aren’t always going to be able to protect you from the larger world, which feels especially intimidating during adolescence. When you’re on the cusp of adulthood, you find that […]

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Soulless corporate drones

  No matter what movie you see this year, you’ll at least be able to say, “Well, it was more pleasant than ‘The Belko Experiment’.” A shockingly dull and cheap-looking film, “The Belko Experiment” is a horrific endeavor wrapped up in disgusting nihilism that is nowhere near as clever as […]

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The mutant condition

  Superhero movies are at their peak now, and in this age of sprawling, interconnected movie universes is missing something: the end. Free from the constraints of setting up the next film in the franchise or worrying if an actor doesn’t want to return to the role, “Logan” is allowed […]

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Beauty and the Beast remake tackles classic

“The Jungle Book” and “Cinderella” were successful remixes of their animated counterparts, but the task of reimagining those films doesn’t compare to that of “Beauty and the Beast.” The original 1991 film is as perfect as the Disney formula could ever achieve. While “The Lion King” may have it beat […]

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All my pasts remembered

See other reviews: Beauty and the Beast Logan The Belko Experiment “Spider-Man 3” Retrospective: Re-Examining a Superhero Epic 10 Years Later Before the Marvel and DC cinematic universes were born, there was the “Spider-Man” trilogy. Directed by Sam Raimi (“Evil Dead,” “Darkman,” “Drag Me to Hell”), the first three “Spider-Man” […]