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Another year, four shades of brilliance

by David Dixon

January 19, 2011

Tom and Gerri are a happily married couple whose warm and inviting home provides refuge for those they care about. Most of their friends and family are depressed and disturbed individuals who yearn for a better life. Tom and...

True ‘Beliebers’ get a chance to shine

by Amanda Macias

January 19, 2011

More than 150 San Diego 13 to17-year-olds swarmed Fashion Valley Mall at Macy’s Center Court this past Saturday for a chance to attend the premiere of tween singing sensation Justin Bieber’s film “Never Say Never” as well as a Bieber mee...

Winter films teeter between the cringe-inducing and the truly inspired

by Staff

January 19, 2011

Winter Break is a time for cash-strapped San Diego State students to go home, enjoy a few home-cooked meals and plead parents to pay for a plethora of movies. With ticket prices often costing more than $10 at local theaters, the holiday season is a nice excuse to en...

PASS THE POPCORN: A classical ballet film with a horrifying twist

by Staff

December 21, 2010

The hotly anticipated dance flick lives up to high expectations By Carmen Splane, Staff Contributor Director Darren Aronofsky's days of being snubbed by the Academy are finally finished. Paving the way for his Oscar redemption was 2008's "...

PASS THE POPCORN: ‘The Fighter’ serves up title shots and body shots

by Staff

December 21, 2010

Christian Bale and Mark Wahlberg star as boxing brothers in new film By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor There is something off about Director David O. Russell's new boxing flick, aside from Christian Bale's meth-affected eye contact. Bale's character, Dicky E...

PASS THE POPCORN: ‘Tiny Furniture’ leaves a big impression

by Staff

December 8, 2010

By Morgan Denno, Staff Writer Aura (Lena Dunham) is suffering from self-professed postgraduate delirium, a phase all college students inevitably experience after graduation. It serves as a warning to postgrads that after those four, sometimes five years of higher education, t...

SNEAK PEEK: Five things to know about ‘The Fighter’

by Staff

December 5, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor It's that time of year again. The last of the summer blockbusters have left theaters, the newest "Harry Potter" is on top of the box office and winter Oscar contenders are q...

LIVE AND DANGEROUS: Member spills about reunion for Wu-Tang

by Staff

December 5, 2010

By Matt Carter, Staff Writer This Saturday at 4th and B, Wu-Tang Clan, a hip-hop collective seldom seen on the West Coast except for performances at the annual Rock The Bells festival, will mark the second date of its nati...

West releases a new, fabulous ‘Fantasy’

by Staff

November 29, 2010

By Drew Scoggins, Staff Writer It is very, very hard to root for Kanye West. Through these past years it has felt like one debacle after another. People get so wrapped up in West’s persona that they forget he is a living, breathing, feeling man being lacerated by the media a...

PASS THE POPCORN: Cher and Aguilera lead a fun, flirty musical

by Staff

November 29, 2010

By Morgan Denno, Staff Writer Ali, played by Christina Aguilera, is from the middle of nowhere in Iowa, but all she wants to do is move to the big city and become a star. Sound familiar? What seems like a stale plot was thankfully revived for the highly anticipated musical of the ...

The sweetest rocker in San Diego still melts faces

by Staff

November 29, 2010

By Allie Daugherty, Managing Editor Selfish is not the first word that comes to mind when describing Vic Fuentes. Actually, it’s probably the last. Yet the Pierce the Veil frontman insists he is. “When it comes down to it, humans have animal-like qualities that ...

PASS THE POPCORN: ‘Tangled’ marks the return of the princess

by Staff

November 21, 2010

By Maggie Pehanick, Entertainment Editor Remember the days when Disney used to be all about the princess story? When all the girls clamored to get the new Jasmine or Mulan costume for Halloween? Well, many of today’s kid...