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“The Grey” is a brutal story of emotion and courage

“The Grey” is a brutal story of emotion and courage

By Glenn Battishill

February 2, 2012


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As a personal rule, any movie with a premise like "Liam Neeson fights wolves with his bare hands" instantly earns my sale. I went to the theater expecting wolf punches and manly one-liners. The movie I saw was not a popcorn movie: it was one of the most brutal movies I've ever seen. "The Grey" follows ...

Last Comic Standing promises to be a hilarious good time

By Jamie Neal

January 24, 2012


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Last Comic Standing, put on by the National Society for Minorities in Hospitality,  promises to be a side-splitting good time as five Ashland University students battle with hilarious jokes, antidotes and skits with the goal to be crowned the "The Last Comic Standing." According to sophomore Elizabe...

“Ghost Protocol” is the best “Mission: Impossible” yet

By Glenn Battishill

January 19, 2012


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"Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol" is the fourth installment of the long-running spy franchise and is easily the best one since the original. The first "Mission: Impossible" was a tense, smart espionage thriller that followed IMF (Impossible Mission Force) agent Ethan Hunt, played by a young and...

Coburn Gallery exhibiting artwork from nine faculty members

By Teresa Williams

January 19, 2012


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Artwork created by Ashland University faculty members will be on display at the Faculty Art Exhibition in the Coburn Gallery, located in the Center for the Arts. Nine faculty members from the art department, ranging from full-time to adjunct professors, will have their work in the exhibition. These individuals...

JDM and AUTV t­ackling new ­challenges

By Richard Quick

January 19, 2012


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In the coming days, the AU Journalism and Digital Media Department will be embarking on some of their biggest projects to date. Armstrong Cable channel 2, which is known as TV2, will not only be transitioning from the TV2 name while adopting the new name of AUTV, but it will also be moving from channel 2 to cha...

“Darkest Hour” was pretty light

By Susan McConnell

January 19, 2012


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"The Darkest Hour" is an alien thriller about the world being attacked by invisible aliens who are out to steal Earth's energy. They make their way around by sensing electricity, which is a give away based on the light orbs and animals the aliens gravitate towards. The only things that can keep the al...

“Tattoo” never looked so good

By Tim Hawk

January 19, 2012


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This December, the international best-selling novel, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo," made its way to Hollywood and gave us the intense action-thriller America has been waiting for. Well, sort of waiting for. "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" tells the tale of Mikael Blomkvist, a journalist hired to inve...

Breaking Dawn is one of the funniest (and worst) films of the year

By Brian Young

December 1, 2011


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Let me start this review by stating that I have not read any of the books by the wonderful author, Stephanie Meyers, and by wonderful I mean terrible, and I have no idea how the plot of this book goes. I am simply reviewing the movie as a casual observer, with no prior knowledge of the story, nor do I ...

Holiday season to be kicked off by Festival of Lights

By Teresa Williams

December 1, 2011


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Ashland University will help the students and the community ring in the holiday season at this year's Festival of Lights. The event is scheduled at 7 p.m., December 11, in the Jack and Deb Miller Chapel. With 2011 marking the 21st year of the ceremony, the Festival of Lights is an annual tradition f...

“Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection” is a treasure chest of awesome

By Glenn Battishill

December 1, 2011


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Back in the day (seven years ago) a teenage Glenn Battishill would have answered the "what's your favorite video game?" question with an easy "Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater." Things change and the PS2 went away and slowly MGS3 began to fade out of the popular eye, mostly because the stealth game gen...

“Breaking Dawn” is a fantastic journey of self discovery

By Kate Brickner

December 1, 2011


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As Edward said his vows, and Iron and Wine began singing Flightless Bird, American Mouth (Wedding Version), I knew this was it. I couldn't handle it any more. I pulled out my tissues and began clapping and cheering in the theatre. "Breaking Dawn" had arrived. Trust me, I am no thirteen-year-old lovesick...

“The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” is one of the best games ever made

By Glenn Battishill

November 17, 2011


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Welcome back to Tamriel, the land of "Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind" and "Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivon." It's been 200 years since the champion of Cyrodiil closed the gates to the Hellish Oblivion once and for all. Now, the emperor-less empire is at war with the northern province of Skyrim, a cold and h...