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Tom Hardy as Max in Mad Max: Fury Road. The film was the fourth film in the Mad Max series and the first to not feature Mel Gibson in the titular role. (Warner Bros. / FILE)

There’s this idea that the kind of movies that come out during the summer are big, brash, loud and we really shouldn’t expect much else out of them. Of course I can’t argue with that. There are some movies that simply don’t put their energy into the kind of stuff that wins Oscars or Palme …

By Sara Snoddy // Contributing Writer Avengers: Age of Ultron is a self-aware and rather dark chapter in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe. This highly anticipated sequel to the 2012 mega-hit The Avengers, has already blown box office records with the second-highest opening weekend of all-time, behind its predecessor. Based on the Marvel Comics characters by Stan Lee …

Fifty Shades of Grey released just in time for Valentine’s Day and, unsurprisingly, is doing very well in theaters. But do yourself a favor: Save your money. The movie is 50 shades of disappointing. It follows the dialogue of the book to the letter for the most part. Usually I applaud that tactic in a novel-turned-movie. …

With The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, director Peter Jackson has ended his trip through Middle-Earth with the third and final installment of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic novel. As a lover of both Tolkien and Jackson, it pains me to say that this movie deserves strong “meh.” This lukewarm response is due to the egregious amount …

The Campaign

By Kyle McCarthy | Contributing Writer Deep in the small town of Hammond, N.C., the weight and emotional struggle of the political machine takes its toll. The tears, the bloodshed, the sex scandals, and, yes, the baby punching. Political campaigns have become ugly, absurd competitions. Slander is common, and ads create a temporary soft spot …

Pearl jam Twenty

By Jay Powell // Staff Writer If grunge music had its own Mount Rushmore, then Nirvana, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam would be the images carved into the rock’s face. While three of the four aforementioned groups have fizzled out into obscurity due to suicide (Nirvana), drug overdoses (Alice in Chains) or simply just getting …