Tag Archives: Art

Top 5 Halloween Movies

Favorite five freaky flicks Consider the scenario: you’re having a Halloween party with your friends. After a night of trick or treating, pumpkin carving, and caramel apple eating, the night progresses with everyone gathering on the couch in front of the TV with a fresh bowl of buttered popcorn and …

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The cabin in the woods

Embracing the bloody cliches Horror movies. Slasher flicks. Shock Films. Jump scares. Horror was once a genre that prevailed in sculpting not only an array of pop culture creatures and masked maniacs, but also a bundle of psychological thrills. Horror used to be a way for movie directors to bring …

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

One president, one ax and lots of gore It appears as if every summer must have a single cross-genre screwball film that leads audiences to question the sanity of filmmakers. Last year, it was the sci-fi western Cowboys & Aliens. This summer, it was the mashup historical-horror Abraham Lincoln: Vampire …

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Art with a message

Arts editor Jeffrey Riley considers whether artists  need to include a message in their work Ignoring the influx of vibrant, eye-catching colors and imaginative arrangement of media that flood the gathering area outside Minnehaha Academy’s very own Hognander Chapel seems to be impossible this time of year. As the AP …

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Don’t ban books

Banned books give an artistic voice to the marginalized Olivia Dorow Hovland, Talon staff writer Each year the American Library Association comes out with a list of the ten books that have been most banned by schools, libraries, churches or organizations in the past year. In 2010, the last year …

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Contagion Review

Contagion spreads only disappointment Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer One of the reasons people go to the cinema is to play with their fears. Horror movies are normally the main suspect for these euphoric moments of scare tactics, but what the movie industry has recently forgotten about is disaster films; films …

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50/50 Review

50/50: a recipe for success Drama and comedy fuse to create an award-worthy picture and a must-see Anna Scholl, Talon Staff Writer   1. Shock – 50/50, initially, left me stunned. Often times a serious drama film containing comedic undertones is considered taboo in the movie business, mostly because it’s …

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Between the Lines

The Invisible Wall Olivia Dorow-Hovland, Talon staff writer Barriers exist between people. Whether they be physical, like the Berlin Wall, or social, like the divide between people of different income levels, or even political, like segregation and apartheid, there has never been a time when the human race has lived …

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