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Review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ is a dismal, but accurate, end to ‘Hunger Games’ series


I’ve read the entire “Hunger Games” trilogy only once in my life, and it was during my last year in high school. I blazed through the books in order to prepare for the first “Hunger Games” that came out in 2012.

It’s only been three years since the first movie, but many changes and challenges affected the series during that time period, such as going through two directors, several writers and different styles of cinematography, and splitting the last book, “Mockingjay,” into two parts. Continue reading

FDU presents ‘She Loves Me’ on main stage


FDU’s production of “She Loves Me” opened on Wednesday, Dec. 2, and closed on Sunday, Dec. 6. The musical-comedy, on which the movie “You Got Mail” was based, takes place in Hungary during the 1930s and follows the love story of Amalia Balash and Georg Nowack, played by senior musical theater majors Jenna Cormey and Chris Lorenc.

Amalia and Georg both work in the same parfumarie, which is an old Hungarian version of a Bath and Body Works. Amalia and Georg can’t stand each other when they work together, but little do they know they are actually each other’s secret, romantic pen pal. The reason they don’t know is because they’ve never met in person before, or so they thought. Continue reading

Music review: ‘The Feeling’ is addictive and haunting


Justin Bieber is back on the scene with his new album, “Purpose.” In just its first month, it has already made its way to the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums.

“The Feeling,” which features up-and-coming artist Halsey, sticks out from the rest of the songs on the album in the best way possible. While most of Bieber’s new songs have an R&B feel, “The Feeling” takes a slightly different approach, sounding almost like a cross between the genres of Dance and Alternative. Continue reading

‘The Intern’ has good characters, bad ending

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The new movie “The Intern,” starring gorgeous Anne Hathaway and award-winning actor Robert De Niro, is about an older retired man trying to stay busy in his own life.

Hathaway’s character, Jules Ostin, is an independent business owner who has launched a startup online fashion warehouse. She is overworked, beyond stressed and totally in control of her company.

To Ostin’s surprise, the company took off much faster then she intended. Continue reading

The 1975 releases ‘Love Me’ single, launching band into new music era


Change is generally good, especially when it comes to creative people who put out art or work they’re passionate about. Change, however, is not always welcome in the music industry when it comes to the aesthetics or “the sound” of particular bands who don’t want to alter themselves when they hit the big time. But whether or not they like to do so, some bands accept changing with the times because it seems natural; not everything can stay the same forever. Continue reading