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‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

‘Devil May Cry 5’ comes back with a ‘SSS’ score in action

Ricardo Tovar

March 16, 2019


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Capcom is back making "Devil May Cry,” as they should be. After 11 years since their last title in the series, "Devil May Cry 4,” Capcom has been on a tear to start 2019, having already released the remake for the classic "Resident Evil 2."The "Devil May Cry" series has been trying to get r...

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

Podcast Video: Arts in Review – When books become movies

Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Natalie Hanson

December 19, 2018


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In our last podcast for the semester, we decided to tackle a major topic that everyone has a different perspective on - film adaptations of best-selling books, beloved or otherwise. From "The Lord of the Rings" to "Twilight" to comic book adaptations, there's a lot of movies out there that owe it al...

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

Podcast: “Red Dead Redemption 2” delivers top-quality gaming, uneven story

Natalie Hanson, Alex Coba, Grant Schmieding, Ulises Duenas, and Ricardo Tovar

December 4, 2018


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After hundreds of hours of playing this game, it's time to weigh in. "Red Dead Redemption 2" had a lot to live up to since the original took the gaming world by storm. We set out to play the whole thing, address these expectations and analyze what makes this game worth the ride. Listen here.0:37 General ...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and swagger, but can’t find its voice

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ has music and  swagger, but can’t find its voice

Natalie Hanson

November 5, 2018


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There are so many things 'Bohemian Rhapsody' had the potential to be. The story of Queen and how it basically took over the music world, and the story of Freddie Mercury have grown to mythical proportions by now. However, the movie never decides which kind of story it is going to be, and settles for...

On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

On This Day: “The Man Who Sold the World” is dark, Gothic rock masterpiece

Natalie Hanson

November 4, 2018


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"The Man Who Sold the World" is David Bowie's third studio album. Though it turns 48 today, it represents a turning point for Bowie and for pop and rock of the time, as a hard rock departure from his previously acoustic work. It has been compared to other albums released that year, including those by...

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Podcast: Why is modern pop music so stale?

Natalie Hanson, Alex Coba, Ulises Duenas, and Grant Schmieding

November 4, 2018


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Pop music itself is not inherently bad, so why does it have such a bad reputation these days? In our latest podcast, we sat down to discuss the evolution of modern pop music (or lack of evolution) and how it got to where it currently is today. Tackling the state of contemporary popular music is no sm...

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

The Maltese gets wild for ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’

Grant Schmieding

November 2, 2018


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The cash register clanged as people crowded the bar, bought drinks and cheered for the start of the show. The small bar was so packed that it looked like a fire hazard. With only a few booths and two rows of plastic chairs, most people were standing. The large mob, featuring many people dressed in racy l...

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

‘Red Dead II’ presents a world you’ll never want to leave

Ulises Duenas

November 1, 2018


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The wait is finally over. "Red Dead Redemption II" is here and everyone has been digging into it, to their heart's content. A game this big is bound to have some problems. While it definitely is not without its flaws, it's already proven to be one of the best open-world games ever made.The amount of de...

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

On This Day: ‘1999’ brings Prince to a wider audience

Natalie Hanson

October 27, 2018


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Prince left his mark on pop and won international fame with this album in 1982. Influencing '80s pop with its electrofunk sound, this album drips with style and sex appeal and could leave you wishing it was 1982 again.This was Prince's fifth album and his first to feature the band Revolution. Heavy on ...

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Arts in Review Podcast: Fans of “Assassin’s Creed” series prepare for release of “Odyssey”

Ulises Duenas, Grant Schmieding, Alex Coba, and Natalie Hanson

October 1, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Community, Multimedia, Previews, Reviews

This week, we are talking about the history of the "Assassin's Creed" video games and our personal perspectives on the franchise. In anticipation of the new game, now released, "Assassin's Creed: Odyssey." We sat down to discuss the game franchise's impact on video gaming overall. Combat and gameplay...

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Podcast: Modern sitcoms look to the past, from ‘Friends’ to ‘New Girl’

Natalie Hanson

September 23, 2018


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You know them, you love them or sometimes you hate them and we're talking about them. In this week's podcast, we tackle sitcoms in past and present entertainment, and how these types of shows have evolved. From "Roseanne," "Seinfeld" and "Friends," to "The Office," "Parks and Recreation" and "New Girl...

‘Batman: Damned’ has a promising yet aimless start

‘Batman: Damned’ has a promising yet aimless start

Ulises Duenas

September 23, 2018


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DC's black label series has gotten a lot of buzz thanks to "Batman: Damned." This is a new mini-series of graphic novels that promises to show a darker side of the already gritty hero. The first part of three brandishes an impressive art style and sets up a murder mystery where Batman is the prime su...

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