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‘That Awkward Moment’ lacks the comical awkwardness it promises

RATING: 2/5 New York romance tales starring quirky, memorable leads are in no way groundbreaking in our era, ranging from ‘90s heartfelt classics like “Sleepless in Seattle” to newly buzzworthy television shows like HBO’s “Girls.” In more ways than one, “That Awkward Moment” adopts the New-York-minute pace and banter of all those that came before it, but with one slight ... Read More »

TAMUK theatre takes on Aladdin

Aladdin was played by Nickolas “Nicko” Villarreal and the genie of the lamp was Desiree Putnam.
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Jones Auditorium was filled with many bright-faced children, eager to see Texas A&M University Kingsville’s (TAMUK) unique and heartwarming rendition of Aladdin on Feb 2. This was the first play performed by the theatre program for the semester and stage manager Mario Orlando Flores was beyond excited to see everyone’s hard work pay off on their performance Sunday afternoon. The ... Read More »

In the Game – Ryse: Son of Rome

Ryse: Son of Rome

The word that best describes Ryse: Son of Rome for the Xbox One is anachronistic. Even though the game is rife with hilarious historical inaccuracies, it’s the gameplay and story that feel out of time and place. You play Marius, an ancient Roman legionary whose family is murdered by barbarians, and thus swears revenge against all barbarians everywhere. But Marius ... Read More »

“Her”: A Captivating Analysis of Love, Solace, and Humanity

RATING: 4/5 If there’s anything films about Earth’s future have taught us, it’s that we will inevitably end up with either a Totalitarian government that forces our children to fight to the death or we’re all going to be laid to waste by villainous alien forces. However, sometimes a film like “Her” comes around and teaches us that our future, ... Read More »

Blizzard doesn’t disappoint with new game

RATING: 4/5 Collectable card games (CCGs) come and go, but every once in a while, you see something magnificent. Blizzard’s latest project, Hearthstone, a digital card game based on the Warcraft universe, is played on PC and Mac currently, with plans for iPad, iPhone and Android support down the road. While the game is still in open beta, it shows ... Read More »

Who is the bad witch in town?

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TAMUK rolls out the red carpet: CAB to host short film festival in Peacock Auditorium

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Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) will soon be rolling out the red carpet for seven groups at the Javelina Oscars this Friday from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at the Peacock Auditorium. Preston Neill, communications major, a member of Certain Reelity Studios, and the Campus Activities Board (CAB), partnered up to host the event. Neill said the goal was to make ... Read More »

Double the fun in half the time: Gone Home and The Stanley Parable

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Not possessing an abundance of free time lately, I’ve gravitated toward short independent games in lieu of long mainstream titles. Two such pieces, ‘Gone Home’ and ‘The Stanley Parable,’ have received acclaim and scorn in equal parts for not being, strictly speaking, “games.” In neither ‘The Stanley Parable’ nor ‘Gone Home’ are your reflexes or cognitive skills tested; both are ... Read More »

Bad Grandpa: A raunchy but flat return for Jackass

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If you’ve watched MTV anytime since the year 2000, phrases like “Jackass,” “Wild Boyz,” and the name Johnny Knoxville should send off flares in your head. I’m by no means an MTV fanatic any longer—we parted ways in my early youth—but the Jackass series and films were and still are hilariously insane and perversely fun to watch. A group of ... Read More »

Another Brainless and Blood-soaked Sequel: ‘Machete Kills’ slaughters high expectations for cult-classic followers

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Sometimes, films contain some of the worst screenwriting and directorial decisions possible. Machete Kills is one of those films. However, it may be best not to judge this film too harshly. After all, it exists solely as a sequel to a film that was made as a joke—the first Machete was directed only after its fake trailer was released in ... Read More »