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Sara Snoddy // Contributing writer “If nobody sees it, it didn’t happen” is what crime-boss James Whitey Bulger teaches his 6-year-old son in Black Mass. Unfortunately for director Scott Cooper, many people have already seen the countless other gangster movies that his film tries to emulate. Based on the 2001 book Black Mass: The True …

Brinley Hineman // Contributing writer I decided to check out The Scorch Trials last weekend, the second installment of The Maze Runner series. As I sat down in my seat, I braced myself for the worst: was this a waste of a Saturday night and 10 bucks? Thankfully, this action flick did not leave me disappointed. The …

Contributing Writer// Dillon Koenig After an explosive first season, “Gotham: The Rise of the Villains” returns to Fox Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. Though many people know who Bruce Wayne is, few know of how he became Batman or how the villains originated. Based on characters from DC’s Batman franchise, the crime-drama gives viewers the …

Ken Kwapis’ film adaptation of Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is a visually and emotionally captivating movie that will stir-up all of your inner existential curiosity and wanderlust. Starring Robert Redford as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz, A Walk in the Woods perfectly captured Bryson’s original “life’s too short” message. In …

Lacey Kanipe// Contributing writer Emmy Award-winning TV personality, comedian and former Cash Cab host Ben Bailey performed at MTSU on Friday night and raised laughs as well as many other random noises throughout the show. His routine was satirical and downright hilarious. Bailey began by picking at Southern culture and how different it is from his daily …

Kara Aguilar // Contributing writer The streets of LA County’s Compton are at a hush. Stalking the roads are police cars, waiting for the moment to make an arrest like a predator hunting its prey. Approaching a deteriorating house, protected by barred windows and cascading locks on the doors, is a young Eric Wright , …