October 22, 2017

Picks of the Month: February

Album: Tegan and Sara’s latest effort, “Heartthrob,” combines elements of indie pop, rock and new wave. The album has been positively reviewed from fans and critics. The album’s singles, “Closer” and “I’m Not Your Hero” are sure to be hits among T&S fans.   App: The widely renowned multi-player app, “Fun Run,” follows a group of  woodland creatures that must overcome an obstacle course set up by opponents. The App is currently one of the highest grossing apps at the iTunes store.         Movie: After much anticipation, “Warm Bodies” saw a worldwide release on Feb. 1. The…

‘The Hobbit’ best film of year

by Erik Hernandez, Staff Reporter Whether  or not you have read the book, Peter Jackson’s “The Hobbit” is easily one of the best movies of the year. The movie is the first installment of  a trilogy that tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a home-loving hobbit from the Shire going on an adventure with 13 dwarves and Gandolf the Grey, a wizard, to restore the lost city of the dwarves, Erebor. Right from the beginning, you will notice how captivating the scenery and characters are. You feel like you’re in the scenes, not just viewing them. What was really well…

Picks of the Month: October

Movie: Paranormal Activity 4 The fourth installment of the massively successful series will follow another individual who is stalked and attacked by a paranormal force.  The movie was released on Oct. 19, and it will follow the events that occurred immediately after the end of the second film.   Album: “Red” by Taylor Swift Taylor Swift will re-emerge with her latest album, “Red,” on Oct. 2 to all major retailers, including iTunes.  The album ventures far from Swift’s previous albums as it fuses elements of pop into the country genre.  The album is expected to debut with large sales.  …

October’s underrated treats: ‘Perks’ redefines adolescents

by Robert Perales, A&E Editor Stephen Chbosky makes his directing debut in the coming-of-age teen drama, “The Perks of Being a Wallflower.” With an outstanding cast including Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, and Ezra Miller, Chbosky successfully delivers one of the best films of 2012. Based on the best-selling novel of the same name, “Perks” follows 15 year-old Charlie (Lerman) on an emotionally thrilling ride as he embarks on a journey through his first year of high school. After leading a life of distress and loneliness, Charlie meets seniors, Sam (Watson) and Patrick (Miller), and quickly begins to break away from…

Picks of the Month: September

Movie: House at the End of the Street Releasing today, Jennifer Lawrence of “The Hunger Games” takes a stint in horror with the story of a divorced mom and daughter buying a “dream house” until strange events begin to happen and secrets about a double murder unfold.   Album: Battle Born After a four-year hiatus, The KIllers released their fourth studio album “Battle Born” on Sept. 18.  The album was preceded by the lead single, “Runaways” and is expected to debut in the top 10 of the Billboard Top 200.   App: Songpop Send challenges to your friends by listening…

Picks of the Month: June

Movie: Prometheus The highly anticipated science thriller will be released on June 8.  The film will revolve around an unknown alien attack among civilians who travel to another world.   Album: What We Saw From The Cheap Seats The sixth album, “What We Saw From The Cheap Seats,” from the classically trained pianist, Regina Spektor, was released on May 29. Below is a link to one of the songs on the album, “How.”   App: Draw Something One of the highest selling apps on the iTunes store has gone viral.  “Draw Something” allows friends to compete against one another in a…