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Review: NBC’s ‘Revolution’ disappointing

Its strong post-apocalyptic concept of a world without technology resonates well, but the show lacks originality and has room for improvements It has been more than two years since it ended, but I still love Lost. But I am not the only one that has felt unfilled in its absence: For two years, TV networks […]

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Entertainment Television

Review: New ‘Doctor Who’ fantastic

Thousands of Daleks surround the Doctor. They begin to shout, in unison. “Save the Daleks!” they say. “SAVE THE DALEKS! SAVE THE DALEKS!” “Well,” the Doctor says. “This is new.” This iconic scene from “Asylum of the Daleks”  shows The Doctor and company in the middle of the Dalek parliament. It comes from the masterful […]

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Art

Doctor Who and Dalek (Art)

Doctor and Dalek; colored pencil and fine tip pen. Text adapted from Doctor Who’s “Genesis of the Daleks, Part 6”. Admittedly, I messed up David Tennant as the Doctor in the first column. But I am proud of how the aggressive “Exterminate” turned out! For those of you unfamiliar with Doctor Who, Daleks (the golden robot) are […]

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comic books Movies

Superhero: Batman, or Bruce Wayne? (Dark Knight Rises thoughts)

WARNING: SPOILERS Superman. Batman. Captain America. From their beginnings in the late 1930s, superheroes have always been larger-than-life heroes. They are willing to make sacrifices to save us from harm in ways ordinary humans cannot. Kids idolize superheroes. In one of the best parts in The Dark Knight Rises, John Blake (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a young police officer, […]

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Books

“Divergent,” the next great Young Adult dystopian novel

“I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent. And I can’t be controlled.” -Tris Definitely my favorite line from Divergent, by Veronica Roth, a young adult dystopian about a society split into factions based on personality. The quote captures Tris’ edgy personality. Divergent has been hailed as the next great young adult […]

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Top 10 Superhero movies to prep for ‘The Avengers’

I made a last-minute decision to watch The Avengers at the midnight premiere tonight- I’ll get in line in a few hours. Talking about The Avengers… Here’s a list of my Top-10 Superhero movies! (Published in Wednesday’s The Daily Titan.) Fanboys Assemble! 1. The Dark Knight (2008) What’s so good about this film? Not its […]

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Prepping for The Avengers

To celebrate The Avengers’ release May 4, I am currently writing a “Top 10 Superhero Movies” list for my school newspaper. My superhero journey took me to Iron Man 2 today. I don’t plan on getting into review mode, but the film is decent (better than I remember). And the Avengers and Thor references make […]