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Wonderland succeeds despite numerous flaws

Brittany Previte Staff Writer Once Upon a Time in Wonderland retains the charm that its parent show, Once Upon a Time, seemingly lost somewhere down the rabbit hole of its second season. Driven by a plucky heroine in the form of a now-adult Alice (Sophie Lowe), the show unexpectedly brings new life to a franchise […]

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The scene: Romeo and Juliet

Laura Merrell The new movie Romeo & Juliet opened last Friday, and I still can’t decide if I want to see it. I was ecstatic when I first heard they were making another film version, but I find myself hesitant to sit through a movie that will probably disappoint me. Normally, I get my hands […]

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Movie Review: 2/15/13

McCarthy shines in lackluster “Identity Thief” Libba Smith A&E Editor   “Identity Thief” is the latest in a string of lazy comedies with clichéd jokes and boring plotlines. Jason Bateman has made quite a career out of playing the uptight businessman, a role he has perfected in too many films and television shows; his character […]

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‘Drive’s’ action and art elevate standard chase movie

Alex Hiatt Staff Writer I was supposed to see and bring you my thoughts on Taylor Lautner’s post-Twilight star vehicle “Abduction.” Although I’m sure I could have entertained y’all with an acid-glazed lampooning, no opportunity to have some fun picking on an easy target is worth the auto-decapitation that “Abduction” would have induced. And, really, […]

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Cuteness can’t elevate “Rio”s’ unfortunate predicatbility

by Kris Fronzak, News Editor The recently released animated film “Rio” from Twentieth Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios film proves that a stellar cast can’t fix inherent unoriginality — but it can make the unoriginality a little more amusing. Relying on a combination of lurid colors (it is set in the tropics, after all), […]

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“No Strings” gets tangled in formula and unrelatable leads

Adam (Ashton Kutcher) is a struggling television producer. Emma (Natalie Portman) is a medical student with a full schedule. The two meet several times over the course of their lives until discovering that they now both live in the same city in California.

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