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“Hell or High Water” packs punch with strong cast

“Hell or High Water” packs punch with strong cast

Russell Lawrence September 15, 2016

Follow two brothers in the scheme to save their family’s West Texas ranch in this thrilling contemporary Western. From the onset of “Hell or High Water,” directed by David Mackenzie, I already knew...

Summer Album Selection

Summer Album Selection

Russell Lawrence September 8, 2016

If you’re stressed about classes and homework, these hot releases will bring back summertime vibes Leaving school in late May grants us a short hiatus from the stress of “Work Forest,” made even...

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M83 exhibits creativity in dynamic album

Russell Lawrence April 21, 2016

M83’s record “Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming” was a vast collection of 22 songs that meshed into a beautiful soundscape with occasional instrumental breaks. Featuring notable singles like “Midnight...

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New superhero movie is a stand-out

Russell Lawrence February 18, 2016

Cal Parsons also contributed to this article. Ever since 2005, Ryan Reynolds campaigned to have 20th Century Fox make a feature-length film about one superhero from their Marvel properties named Deadpool...

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DiCaprio proves talent in latest film

Russell Lawrence January 14, 2016

Time after time you have heard your friends tell you, “This is it! He’s got to win the Oscar this year.” I am talking about Leonardo DiCaprio’s talent for repeatedly not quite winning “Best Actor”...

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Saint Pepsi returns as Skylar Spence

Russell Lawrence December 3, 2015

On Nov. 17, the Cat’s Cradle Backroom, a small venue in Carborro, N.C., hosted a concert for musician Skylar Spence. Formerly known as Saint Pepsi, Skylar Spence is Ryan DeRobertis’ electronic project,...

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Ridley Scott’s sci-fi epic is a must see

Russell Lawrence October 29, 2015

Director Ridley Scott’s latest sci-fi epic, The Martian, is the latest book-to-movie adaptation to be brought to the big screen. Written by Drew Goddard and boasting a superstar cast, The Martian is...

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Best music of the summer

Russell Lawrence August 27, 2015

The summer was filled with new releases from artists that span the genre spectrum. From alternative to electronic and indie rock to hip-hop, this summer offered a wide variety for the eager listener. Vampire...

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