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Adele wins big at controversial 59th annual Grammy Awards

Brandon Schreur

February 17, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

Whether or not  you typically agree with the popular award shows that air around this time of year — such as the Grammys, the Oscars or the Golden Globes — and their all-too-often controversial winners (for example: Meghan...

“Lego Batman” builds humor and heart

Jackson VanHaitsma

February 17, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie Reviews

It’s Christmas morning. You rush down the stairs and wake the entire family. Eventually, present-opening time arrives, and you finally unwrap the box with your name on it. Inside, you find not only thousands of colorful bricks,...

“Elle” is a bizarre new turn for Paul Verhoeven

Brandon Schreur

February 10, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Paul Verhoeven — creator of a number of some of the best guilty pleasures the 1980’s had to offer, such as “Robocop,” “Starship Troopers” and “Total Recall” — doesn’t seem like the type of director to create...

“Life Without Sound” creates new waves for Cloud Nothings

Brandon Schreur

February 3, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music Reviews

Listeners and fans never really know what they’re in for upon the release of a new Cloud Nothings album, EP, LP, experimental project or any other type of set they might put out. In the past, the band has worked with softer...

“Land Grab” film focuses on innovative financial mogul

Jordan Petersen

February 3, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

In partnership with the departments of Economics, Sociology/Social Work, History, Philosophy and Communication Arts & Sciences, SAO showed “Land Grab,” a film that follows the story of John Hantz, an eccentric and massively...

“Split” and Shyamalan: A case study

Blake Staat

February 3, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As we move past the holiday movie season and into the New Year, there are a couple of movies to look out for early on and into the spring. “Split” is one movie that had critics and audiences talking alike due to the now notorious...

Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” tells a quiet tale about 17th-century missionaries

Brandon Schreur

January 20, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie Reviews

“It's amazing that, with all the things against the film, that it got made and it's going to be shown,” said Martin Scorsese, director of the critically acclaimed film “Silence.” “There was a lot of sacrifice, a lot...

Season four of BBC’s “Sherlock” debuts to disappointing results

Brandon Schreur

January 20, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Television Reviews

We’ve seen several different on-screen portrayals of Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous duo Sherlock Holmes and John Watson throughout the past few years. Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law starred in a couple of generally well-received...

“La La Land” movie review

Brandon Schreur

January 13, 2017

Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie Reviews

Damien Chazelle made a name for himself in 2014 upon the release of his massively successful film “Whiplash.” His clear love for music and appreciation for those willing to follow their dreams bled through in a sharp and well-crafted...