Tag Archives: Review

iPhone 5 not much bang for your buck

iPhone 5 pales in comparison to other similarly priced phones on the market.

‘Great and powerful’ effects can’t overcome lacking screenplay

“Oz the Great and Powerful” is the latest CGladen blockbuster tent-pole inspired by the classic fairy tale “The Wizard of Oz.”

East meets West at local Bayleaf India Bistro

Global cuisine may not come to mind when you envision Mount Vernon, but a downtown stroll reveals several restaurants with interna- tional food.

Oscar nominees deserve attention for artistic merit

Every year the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awards a number of motion pictures with acco- lades for achievements in film.

‘The Walking Dead’ provides effective storytelling medium

As this game console generation approaches its end, game developers have shied away from making large technical or visual enhancements to their video games. Instead, more and more developers have been focusing on storytelling and narrative.

Sprawling epic ‘Cloud Atlas’ a resounding success

“Cloud Atlas,” a new film written and directed by the Washowski brothers, creators of “The Matrix,” hit theaters Oct. 26.

Become immersed in yet another world created by Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker, a New York Times best-selling author, and Tosca Lee, known for her books Demon and Havah, team up for a new trilogy called The Books of Mortals. The first book of the series, Forbidden, was released Sept. 13.

The story takes place in a world that had a close call with an apocalypse. By Tyler Brewer.

Courageous: Life from a man’s perspective

Picture this: You’re at the gas station and walk away to a different pump looking for a sponge to clean your windshield. When you turn around, your car is being driven away by a stranger. Now, picture your most prized possession being driven away in that car. To what extent would you go to get it back? By Jessica Knight.

Get ready for a battle upgrade in Gears of War 3

Gears of War 3, one of the most anticipated games of the year and the end of the trilogy, was released late last month. Gamers all around the world have been waiting for this release ever since Gears of War 2 back in 2008. By Tyler Brewer.

Promising start to New Girl’s first season

Jessica Day is just an ordinary girl with a broken heart. She fights sorrow and loneliness by watching her favorite movie, Dirty Dancing, six or seven times—a day.

New Girl, starring Zooey Deschanel, premiered at 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on FOX. By Jessica Knight.