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Toronto displays the season’s most anticipated films

Christian Becker

September 20, 2012

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The summer movie season has come and gone. Much excitement was shared, but it’s time to now get into the Award-worthy cinematic season. Last week, many lucky film buffs were treated to premiers and Q&A’s from tons of this...

“Beasts of the Southern Wild” had potential to be so much more

Jonathan Hielkema

September 17, 2012

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“Beasts of the Southern Wild” stormed its way into the world, grabbing headlines and awards praising its originality and the fierceness of its child lead, Quvenzhané Wallis. This review will largely treat those qualities...

Hip-hop rapper Azealia Banks shines before fashion week

Zach Waasdorp

September 17, 2012

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Fashion week may have birthed more than just a series of fantastic collections this year, this time making an impact in hip-hop music. Hip-hop star and rapper Azealia Banks has been recording since late 2009, but her latest show...

Promising “Revolution” set to bow

Nick Keeley

September 17, 2012

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Texting a friend or loved one.  Watching television with the family.  Heating up dinner in the microwave.  In today’s society, nearly everything we do is revolved around the use of electricity.  So imagine the world suddenly...

‘Lawless’ redeems dry first half with action and believable villain

Christian Becker

September 10, 2012

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Shia LaBeouf has been trying hard to convince people that he is a legitimate actor rather than just a silly kid who made it big off of a Disney show. I personally don’t think he will ever be taken seriously as a leading man...

Fall films look promising for fans of all genres

Nick Keeley

September 10, 2012

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At the beginning of every season, avid moviegoers start to formulate a list of films that they’re interested in seeing.  Whether the biggest movie of the year or a small independent film, the allure of escaping the doldrums...

ParaNorman: quirky depiction of classic fable

Sam Wade

September 5, 2012

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Equal parts old-school and cutting edge, “ParaNorman” is a delightfully funny, thought provoking, and visually innovated stop-motion animated film from the makers of “Coraline.” Like the undead, animated movies are...

Editors’ A&E picks

Chimes Staff

September 5, 2012

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Abby Zwart The best film I saw this summer was "Beasts of the Southern Wild." Featuring one of the most precocious and ferociously adorable child actors you'll ever see, the movie was one of the most atmospheric and transporting...

Writers’ top three favorite pop culture events of summer 2012

Jonathan Hielkema

September 5, 2012

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Jonathan Hielkema “Kids on the Slope”: Animation producer Shinichiro Watanabe has become known for creating shows saturated in music and music culture (see “Cowboy Bebop” and “Samurai Champloo”). Kids on the Slope i...

Actor Michael Clarke Duncan dead at 54

Nick Keeley

September 5, 2012

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Michael Clarke Duncan, an Academy Award nominated actor for 1999’s “The Green Mile,” died on Monday due to complications from a heart attack.  He was 54. A beloved character actor by fans and fellow actors alike, Duncan...