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Battle of the best series

Corey Walker Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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In the past decade, there have been two fantasy film franchises that have dominated the box-office and received critical acclaim.These franchises are "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings." Although it is safe to say that the "Lord...

TWLOHA seeks to spread awareness

Jaimee Buttgen Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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Western's chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms (TWLOHA) is kicking off its second semester with a strong start. With an average of 10 members at each meeting last spring, the group was overwhelmingly excited to see over 70 names on...

‘Persepolis’ director brings sincerity to animation

Sandra Sepaniak

September 14, 2011

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Oftentimes by today's standards, animated films are seen as either cutesy little flicks with doe-eyed princesses and talking chipmunks, or vulgar comedies where the plot is centered on drugs and violence. While I can't say th...

Movie quotes stuck in history

Kathryn Brostowitz

September 14, 2011

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One gift I've never possessed is the power to memorize movie quotes. We all have those weirdo friends who speak only in movie script, and everything they say is a line from a movie.Unfortunately, many of the most famous lines i...

Late Night Talk Shows provide a little for all

Elana Katz Courier Staff

September 14, 2011

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Guide to Late NightAs children, we tend to have a misconception of late night television that it is boring or for the elderly. This misconception may have even carried into young adulthood, but it is time to let go of this theor...

Album review: The Horrible Crowes

Pat Haynes

September 7, 2011

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There isn't much hope for rock music these days.The radio is plagued by the likes of Justin Bieber, Maroon 5 and Lil Wayne. However, there is a small collective of musicians who refuse to simply die away as the mainstream world o...

Comedies you can’t miss

Elana Katz

September 7, 2011

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Like most students, I love summer and the three months off from class that come with it.If there is one thing I hate about it, it's the lack of good television that leaves a hole in my usual schedule.I am someone who watches far...

Debuts showing promise

Kathryn Brostowitz

September 7, 2011

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I don't typically watch television.When I do, it's in the form of a DVD due to the fact that all of my favorite shows are no longer on the air.It's a rare occasion when I look forward to a new television show, since I don't norm...

Don’t miss your favorite shows

Pat Haynes

September 7, 2011

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There are a handful of reasons why I enjoy the beginning of fall. Football, hoodie weather and not sweating profusely are just a couple of these reasons.One big reason is the return of prime-time television to cable. Starting...

‘Dragon’ author died too soon

Sandra Sepaniak

September 6, 2011

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Murders at every twist and turn, women mysteriously disappearing or being attacked, corporate deceit and blackmail; if this sounds interesting, you might want to consider picking up a copy of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo."After y...

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