‘Silver Linings Playbook’ wins hearts

Mark Gridley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012

Oscar nomination announcements are just around the corner, so any movie with the slightest of possibilities of winning is catching viewers’ eyes. “Silver Linings Playbook” is one of many films rumored to be worthy of a nomination...

1984 classic ‘Dawns’ new look in 2012

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

December 4, 2012

More than two decades after the original film’s release and after being stuck in development since 2009, switching studios from MGM to Film District, and having changed the film’s plot around a little bit, the remake of “Red...

Crystal Castles’ third album explores darker themes in life

Andrew Fernandez, Staff Writer

December 4, 2012

“III” is the third album from the experimental electronic duo known as Crystal Castles. The pair from Toronto has seen a few changes in sound, drifting from low-fidelity retro video game sounds to a grungy electro and shoegazing...

Call Of Duty: Black Ops 2 Game Review

Patrick Balthrop Jr., Staff Writer

November 28, 2012

  Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is a celebrated game that attracted much hype going into the midnight release of the game. This game had people lined up hours before the time of release as fans of the game were anxious to...

New ‘Creed’ tougher than previous

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

November 13, 2012

Everyone’s favorite modern day assassin Desmond Miles is back and better than ever. After wandering through the memories of his assassin ancestors Altair and Ezio, Miles finds and acquires two out of the three “pieces of Eden,”...

Teen Daze falls short of former work

Andrew Fernandez, Staff Writer

November 8, 2012

ALBUM REVIEW The rise of the Internet has given notice to smaller artists who would have otherwise gone unnoticed. Teen Daze, who tells his name as Jamison, is a solo artist from Vancouver, Canada who produces a wide genre...

Taylor Swift’s ‘Red’ paves way for Grammy gold

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

October 31, 2012

Like most of the teenage girls that make up the majority of her audience, Taylor Swift has 99 problems– but a boy is every one of them. The only difference between Swift and her teenage fan base is that her relationships translate...

Pinback rehashes old sound in latest album

Andrew Fernandez, Staff Writer

October 25, 2012

As if they never left, San Diego natives Pinback are back for a new album. The indie rock band led by Rob Crow and Zach Smith were most known for their local radio singles “Penelope,” and “From Nothing to Nowhere.” Producing...

Rian Johnson knocks audiences for a ‘Loop’

Joe Llorin, Features Editor

October 23, 2012

If you thought 2009’s “Inception” was confusing, your head will literally be left spinning after seeing director Rian Johnson’s sci-fi action film “Looper.” In Shanghai of 2074, recently invented time travel is...

‘Perks’ Stays True to Story

Mark Gridley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2012

Contrary to popular belief, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” isn’t a self-help guide for shy people. Instead it is a charming coming-of-age film based on the 1999 novel of the same name. With a wonderful story and beautiful...

The Green Flash pitches perfect trifecta

Kimmy Bloom, Staff Writer

October 12, 2012

You’ve scored yourself a hot date. Way to go! Being the gentlemen you are, you’re looking for the perfect place to impress the lucky girl. There are so many different considerations to take into account before making such a big decision. Is she a su...