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Sci-Fi Film Offers Pure Entertainment

Sci-Fi Film Offers Pure Entertainment

Nine years after its previous installment, Riddick comes back to screens as the latest episode in the futuristic sci-fi saga of the same name. The film starts with Richard B. Riddick (Vin Diesel) stranded on a desolate planet. Audiences are unaware of how Riddick got into his current predicament, but the titular character is injured with a broken[Read More…]

by September 13, 2013 0 comments The Guide
‘Kick-Ass 2’ Fails to Pack a Second Punch

‘Kick-Ass 2’ Fails to Pack a Second Punch

When I first saw Kick-Ass in theaters back in 2010, I was surprised to see something more than just the Superbadclone I was expecting. I was enthralled with the film’s innovative mesh of explicit violence and delightfully light-hearted humor, but the no longer under-the-radar franchise fails to live up to expectations with its[Read More…]

by August 16, 2013 0 comments The Guide

Recovering from Finals Stress at a Matinee

As the semester draws to a close and all our procrastination comes back to haunt us, our longings are directed at the time a short three weeks from now when we will actually be able to consume more eggnog than we do coffee. While sleep will obviously be given priority[Read More…]

by December 7, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Ranking The Best Of Television’s Dramas

Because fall shows are well on their way, I thought now would be a good time to rank the top five dramas currently on TV. 1. ‘Dexter’ I have written about this unconventional show recently, but as the weeks progress and the plot becomes more complex and intriguing — which[Read More…]

by November 16, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Falling Short of Great On-Screen Expectations Behind the Screens

Throughout my life, I’ve been told to prepare for the harsh real world, where things will  only get harder as I gain responsibility. At least, that’s what people in the real world say. Television sings another tune. Movies and television shows tend to temporarily draw people into their fictional stories,[Read More…]

by November 2, 2012 0 comments Opinion

A New Perspective for TV’s Favorite Vigilante

Television shows face the challenge of being interesting and abnormal without being completely outside the realm of belief. A show that’s too much like real life would be boring — that’s why the bar on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” never goes bankrupt. But journey too far into the absurd[Read More…]

by October 19, 2012 0 comments Guide Columns, The Guide

Brazilian Restaurant Beefs up Barbecue

5/5 stars   $$$$   This past weekend, Taste of D.C. dominated culinary headlines across the city. Right across from the event’s entrance, however, Fogo de Chão awaited with promises of meat and more meat — and an awesome salad bar if you’re into greens. The famous restaurant chain offers an authentic Brazilian churrasco experience, which[Read More…]

by October 10, 2012 0 comments The Guide

Escaping From Lau Into the World of Film

Midterm season is in full swing, and stress is consequently starting to consume my life.  Procrastination only serves to make  my impending  workload and fast-approaching deadlines even more daunting.  Yet I am still turning  to my favorite means of escape  — watching TV series and films —, though  I  realize[Read More…]

by October 4, 2012 0 comments The Guide

The Downward Spiral of TV’s Resident Bad Guys

Countless shows are returning to TV lineups this fall, but two dramas in particular, “Sons of Anarchy” and “Breaking Bad,” have left me especially excited about events that will conclude or drastically change the plots’ trajectories and the characters’ lives On a superficial level, the common factor between the shows[Read More…]

by September 21, 2012 0 comments The Guide

New Releases // 9.14.12

“I Will Wait” I Mumford and Sons 4/5 Stars Mumford and Sons continues their ascent with its new single, showcasing the fantastic intensity and upbeat instrumentals that have been vital to the group’s success. The single errs more on the side of emotionality than excitability, shifting slightly from their traditional[Read More…]

by September 14, 2012 0 comments The Guide