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    ‘Spenser Confidential’ doesn’t know what it wants to be

‘Spenser Confidential’ doesn’t know what it wants to be

“You’re in big trouble!” “For what?” “You smashed the Riviera through a restaurant!” Former Boston policeman Spenser (Mark Wahlberg) just got out of prison. While attempting to get back on his feet through the help of his mentor, Henry (Alan Arkin), and his new roommate, the hot-headed fighter Hawk (Winston Duke), someone murders two of his ex-colleagues. Suspecting foul play, the ex-con, ex-cop sets out to investigate a criminal conspiracy

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    ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is cinema at its highest art form

‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ is cinema at its highest art form

“I felt the liberty you spoke of. But I also felt your absence.” At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne is commissioned to paint a wedding portrait of Héloïse without her knowing. As Marianne observes her with each passing day, the two women become closer as not only Héloïse’s wedding day approaches, but also as the eventual end of her short-lived freedom looms. “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

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    Keep up with your physical and mental health during quarantine

Keep up with your physical and mental health during quarantine

As COVID-19 spreads across the nation, citizens everywhere are encouraged to stay home in an effort to reduce transmission rates and flatten the curve. With UNT’s transition to online courses and the cancellation of events and club activities, you may find yourself with more free time on your hands, and it can be tempting to fall into the routine of waking up at 2 p.m. every day and scrolling through

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    The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ fortifies his reign as king of sexy, wicked misery

The Weeknd’s ‘After Hours’ fortifies his reign as king of sexy, wicked misery

The brooding and mysterious Starboy is back and this time he’s alone again. The complexity of The Weeknd (Abel Tesfaye) is plain to see across his discography, built on the contrast of being sad yet detached, emotional but indifferent, pained yet careless. Naturally, he weaves this throughout his new 14-track breakup album “After Hours.” There’s a certain nonchalance infused into his melancholy as he sings about drugs on “Faith” and

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    ‘The Way Back’ is an Affleck-heavy underdog story

‘The Way Back’ is an Affleck-heavy underdog story

I seem to have a different opinion on this one than what the majority of critics are saying, so I am going to try my best to say why I feel the way I do about Gavin O’Connor’s “The Way Back.”  “The Way Back” is nothing more than a generic sports movie, with a very mature and well-done commentary of alcoholism. Ben Affleck delivers one of the best performances of

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    The only thing ‘Bloodshot’ bleeds is mediocrity

The only thing ‘Bloodshot’ bleeds is mediocrity

“They’ve been manipulating you. What you think is real, sometimes ain’t.” After a psychotic killer executes him and his wife, U.S. Marine Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is resurrected with nanite technology by Dr. Emil Harding (Guy Pearce) of Rising Spirits Technology. Now armed with extensive regenerative abilities and super-strength, Ray eventually sets out to avenge the tragic deaths of his wife and himself. However, he finds that the past he’s

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    ‘Underneath’ is a glitch-ridden hardcore apocalypse that sits in equilibrium

‘Underneath’ is a glitch-ridden hardcore apocalypse that sits in equilibrium

Deep inside the underbelly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Code Orange arises once again as one of the premiere U.S. hardcore acts to serve up another glitch-ridden dose of hardcore punk and metalcore. The group has always flirted with the traditional elements of the American hardcore scene, which can be traced back to the 1980s, but gravitates toward having punchier production more telling of modern practices in the studio. This knack for

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    ‘The Hunt’ might be the most forgettable movie of 2020

‘The Hunt’ might be the most forgettable movie of 2020

The fact that this is the last movie I will watch in a movie theater for a long time is truly sad. 2020 has seen a mix of horror movies — some great, like “The Invisible Man” and “The Lodge,” and some not-so-great, like “The Turning” and “Gretel & Hansel.” I feel like that goes for all horror movies. Some are triumphant in their own right, transcending the genre and sometimes

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    ‘Space Jam’ is still a fever dream of a movie nearly 25 years later

‘Space Jam’ is still a fever dream of a movie nearly 25 years later

“Everybody get up, it’s time to slam now, We got a real jam goin’ down, Welcome to the Space Jam.” I’m going to throw out my usual format here. “Space Jam” is a cornerstone of ’90s nostalgia for many, myself included. The DVD I abused through hundreds of rewatches is still around, and aside from my dad and friends, it is my only major source of information when it comes

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    The best female performances of the decade

The best female performances of the decade

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re celebrating it by acknowledging our favoring female performances of the last decade. Similar to our article for Black History Month, we’ve created an exhaustive list of our favorite actors, musicians and directors who have shaped the landscape of their fields, and we’ll chat in-depth about our favorites on this Friday’s episode of Daily’s Dose podcast. Actors Lena Headey: Cersei in seasons 1-8 of

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