All posts tagged "Ben Nance"

  • Stuff to do when the sky is blue

    By Ben Nance– Waterfront Wednesdays If you enjoy music festivals but don’t like paying for them, then check out this event which takes place every Wednesday evening in Waterfront Park. It’s located on the edge of downtown,...

    • Posted May 3, 2012
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  • ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ will change the way you look at the genre

    By Ben Nance– Horror movies have operated under the same predictable formula for so long that the experience of watching them has become a gory equation of sorts, where the audience knowingly smirks as Teen Archetype A...

    • Posted April 24, 2012
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  • The Mars Volta delivers solid sixth album with ‘Noctourniquet’

    By Ben Nance– The Mars Volta is back to once again polarize the music world with their weirdness. Some will praise their technical brilliance and see them as innovators of rock; others will dismiss their overwrought salsa-prog...

    • Posted April 10, 2012
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  • Ben’s top 10: The Cardinal’s resident movie reviewer gives his favorite picks of the year

    By Ben Nance– The Oscars are upon us once more and to show my disappointment with this year’s selection of nominees, I’ve composed a list of my 10 favorite picks from 2011. It’s ridiculous how many great...

    • Posted February 28, 2012
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  • Leonard Cohen: Old ideas for a new audience

    By Ben Nance– Legendary singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen is one of the most highly regarded musicians on the planet, so whenever he dishes out new material, it is considered to be something of an event. Still...

    • Posted February 14, 2012
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  • ‘The Artist’ deserves your attention

    By Ben Nance– Do you enjoy silent films? If your answer to this question is “yes,” then see “The Artist.” If your answer to this question is “no,” then see “The Artist.” If your answer is, “I’ve...

    • Posted February 7, 2012
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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: A thinking man’s thriller

    By Ben Nance– Despite what James Bond would have you believe, working for MI6 is no glamorous affair. “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” is a movie grounded in a bleaker, more realistic spy universe, where a stolen archive...

    • Posted January 24, 2012
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  • ‘Martha Marcy May Marlene’ leaves haunting impression

    By Ben Nance– “Martha Marcy May Marlene” refuses to release you from its tightening grip during its 120 minute running time. “What? No!” will more or less be your alarmed vocal reaction after viewing the unbearably tense...

    • Posted December 1, 2011
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  • Chris Pratt hits a homerun in ‘Moneyball’

    By Ben Nance– Being cast in a critically acclaimed Hollywood drama as well as one of the hottest comedy series on TV is no minor accomplishment. Chris Pratt, an actor whom you might know as goofball Andy...

    • Posted October 4, 2011
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  • ValuMarket grocery tour offers healthy shopping alternatives

    By Ben Nance– On the morning of Friday, Sept. 23, students participated in a grocery store tour as part of the Basic Pantry Program on campus. The event took place at ValuMarket in Mid City Mall, and...

    • Posted September 27, 2011
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