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Crime and media: cause for concern?

September 4, 2015

[cft] The following is an opinion article: In light of the recent release of the film “Straight Outta Compton,” light has been shed on the possible correlation between violent music and crime yet again. In […]

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‘Straight Outta Compton:’ The aftermath

September 1, 2015

[cft] “Straight Outta Compton” is a brutal shot of truth and a well-crafted glimpse of a rugged reality. Directed by F. Gary Gray, the film is a perplexing and, at times, gut-wrenching journey through Compton, […]

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Renovations made to Indiana Mall movie theater

August 28, 2015

[cft] Renovations have been made to the movie theater located in the Indiana Mall after it was picked up by a different ownership group. Golden Star Theaters, a Pittsburgh-based movie theater chain, took over the […]

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HBO leads the 2015 Emmy Awards pack

August 24, 2015

The 2015 nominees have been determined for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will take place Sept. 20 on Fox. Actor, singer, comedian and star of the Emmy-nominated show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Andy Samberg, will […]

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Book & movie review: Fifty Shades of Grey

February 21, 2015

[cft] The highly anticipated movie “Fifty Shades of Grey,” based on the book by E.L. James, made millions at the box office this Valentine’s Day weekend. The story follows a clean-cut, handsome, rich man named Christian […]

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Judgements at 24 frames per second: The Giver

January 28, 2015

[cft] “The Giver,” a 1993 Newbery-Medal-winning novel by Lois Lowry for young adults and depicting a dystopian society, finally made it onto the big screen last year. The movie takes place in a community where […]

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‘Interstellar’ travels to new worlds

November 11, 2014

By now, fans of Christopher Nolan should know to expect the unexpected when it comes to his movies. Rarely has the director failed to deliver a captivating film in recent years. He gave Hollywood perhaps […]

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Jennifer Lawrence sets world record

September 12, 2014

With her Academy Award for Best Actress, two Golden Globes, dozens of People’s and Teen’s Choice Awards and hundreds of other award nominations, Jennifer Lawrence seems to have it all. But now, she can add […]