For movie buffs, new year means award season

January 30, 2014

By KATIE STEWART Every new year brings many annual events, from football playoffs to the start of a new semester. For stars of the big screen, the new year means award season. From the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild honors to the prestigious Academy Awards, it’s the playoffs for film stars and movie creators. […]

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SandScript wins regional award

October 17, 2013

BY RACHEL WHITE SandScript, Pima Community College’s literary magazine, has again won first place in regional competition. For the second in a row, SandScript brought home first-place honors in the Southwest division of the Annual Literary Magazine Competition hosted by the Community College Humanities Association. The CCHA, founded in 1979, is a national organization dedicated […]

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Jurassic Park 3D roars into theaters

April 5, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON Steven Spielberg’s iconic movie featuring killer dinosaurs running amok is back in theaters, this time containing eye-popping 3D effects that will immerse you on an island teeming with hungry man-eating beasts. Hang on to your butts. “Jurassic Park 3D” grabs audiences from the fear-inducing opening scene until the ending credits as viewers […]

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BEST BETS: ‘Evil dead,’ loopholes

April 4, 2013

BEST BETS Loft to screen cult ‘Evil Dead’ trilogy By BRUCE HARDT The films of the “Evil Dead” trilogy will play at The Loft Cinema, 3233 E. Speedway Blvd., on April 13 starting at 9 p.m. The films featured will be “The Evil Dead,” “Evil Dead 2” and “Army of Darkness.” Directed by Sam Raimi […]

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Best Bets: New releases from Tucson’s Lariats and SoCal’s Children of God

March 7, 2013

By BRUCE HARDT Catch Lariats show March 16 Local emo/punk band Lariats will play an all-ages show on March 16 at 6 p.m. at Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St, for $5. The show will commemorate the release of the band’s new EP, “Our Native Tongue is Bad News.” Lariats consists of members from other […]

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FOODIE FINDS: Upscale Umi Star a delight

December 6, 2012

By MIKI JENNINGS Serving fine Asian food and classy cocktails, Umi Star offers a nice lunch spot or a fine choice for dinner and drinks. The restaurant, located at Grant Road and Campbell Avenue, took over the former Cartel Coffee Lab location in September. Umi Star’s modern, metal furnishings are sleek and stylish. The music’s […]

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Fiat 500 video review

November 22, 2012

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FOODIE FINDS: Fix offers comfort foods away from home

November 20, 2012

By MIKI JENNINGS  On University Boulevard, the Fix is serving up a new take on an old standby: mac and cheese. Colorful, splashy and full of macaroni-inspired slogans, the cafe gives college students a friendly place to get a hearty meal away from home. The Fix’s bowls of macaroni and cheese feature unique additions, including […]

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Foodie Finds: Healthy Snacks

September 27, 2012

By MIKI JENNINGS Juggling work, school and a social life can be difficult enough. Taking the time to plan balanced lunches from home can prove quite the challenge. All too often, college students resort to fast food or unhealthy snacks because it’s easier than planning ahead. Healthier snacks are getting more and more common in […]

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Roughing it out with “Roughnecks”

September 27, 2012

By THOMAS F. JOHNSON The series “Roughnecks: Starship Trooper Chronicles” was based on the Paul Verhoeven science-fiction film in 1997. It was kept from getting an audience because new episodes were shown in the wee hours of the morning, run out of order or constantly rerun. But it is a hidden gem, and well worth […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: Emilie Autumn: ‘Fight Like a Girl’

August 30, 2012

By APRIL GEORGE With six years gone by since the release of “Opheliac,” fans of Emilie Autumn were beginning to wonder if they would ever see new material. Autumn announced “Fight Like A Girl” in 2010, shortly after the release of her autobiographical fantasy novel, “The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls.” Fans waited eagerly but […]

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Swashbuckling fun awaits viewers in ‘The Pirates! Band of Misfits’

April 27, 2012

“The Pirates! Band of Misfits” delivers a strong message of perseverance and teamwork. The movie opens in London in 1837. The sentiment of disgust for pirates is made clear by Queen Victoria Regina. Happiness, it seems, will not be hers until all pirates are extinct. The audience is introduced to the pirate crew as they […]

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The Movie Snob: ’21 Jump Street’

March 16, 2012

By ERIC KLUMP “21 Jump Street” helped to established Fox as a powerhouse network in 1987. A young Johnny Depp headed the cast and its episodes dealt with real issues in teenage lives. A remake of the show is now showing at your local cinema, and is definitely worth watching. In terms of a remake of the old hit, how does […]

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The Game Snob: Mass Effect 3

March 11, 2012

By ERIC KLUMP As March 6 approached, many gamers wondered if Mass Effect 3 would be a fitting end to this series and if it could innovate and improve on an already near-perfect game. The Mass Effect series is arguably the defining series of this console generation. It gave gamers a deep and enthralling story […]

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REVIEW: Rachael Yamagata, ‘Chesapeake’

March 8, 2012

By KYLE WASSON When I first picked up “Chesapeake,” Rachael Yamagata’s third full-length release, my inhibitions were met with a sigh of refreshing promise. The first notes of her opening track “Even if I Don’t” show Yamagata’s focus throughout “Chesapeake’s” recording: simply make timeless, ambient, emotional music. The Virginian piano rock-goddess first played with Bumpus, […]

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