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Actress Jennifer Lawrence portrays Katniss Everdeen in "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" (FILE/The Hunger Games)

The latest adaptation of the Suzanne Collins’ world-bestselling Hunger Games trilogy, Mockingjay—Part 1, premiered this weekend. The Francis Lawrence-directed film takes place after the Quarter Quell when Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the true face of the rebellion. She and the other survivors take refuge under the demolished District Thirteen. Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) has been captured and …

With finals coming up, Thanksgiving Break is a necessary deep breath. When we’re not stuffing our faces, we’ll probably spend the fall semester fatigue and obligatory turkey coma on the couch in front of the TV or curled up in bed with our laptops. Every year, there’s the ever-important question: what can I binge-watch over the …

Two short animated films by MTSU Electronic Media Communication assistant professor Kevin McNulty were debuted yesterday in the John Bragg Mass Communication Building. Tethered, the first film shown, was created entirely by McNulty over five years, while Coffee was produced in a matter of months with the help of a team of seven hand-selected EMC students over …

By Shayne McClora, MTSU Sidelines Contributing Writer // John Connor Coulston MTSU Sidelines Lifestyles Editor The Simpsons premiered the 25th iteration of the “Treehouse of Horror,” the show’s annual Halloween special. The first segment, “School is Hell,” begins with Bart discovering a desk possessing demonic runes upon its surface while serving time in detention. He …

Guns, gore, and girl-power control post-zombie society in The Walking Dead’s season five premiere. Contrary to the show’s typical season premieres, “No Sanctuary”  picked-up exactly where season four left off. Though the show’s lack of a time-lapse was uncharacteristic, it allowed the action to start earlier and ultimately led to an exceptional episode. Rick, Deryl, Glen and …

American Horror Story is back for a fourth season, this time around dubbed “Freak Show,” starring its repertoire actors in addition to some new faces. If you’ve never seen AHS, each season has a completely different storyline but uses many of the same actors, something largely unseen in modern television. This season is set in 1952 …