Calling all sci-fi fans. British T.V. show Doctor Who celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on Saturday, November 23rd. The show, which was first broadcast on November 23, 1963, commemorated the day with a special fiftieth anniversary episode entitled “The Day of the Doctor”.
The show aired at 2:50 pm on televisions across the world and was [...]Continue Reading →
The New Christian Grey revealed.
50 shades of chaos
Once again the Fifty Shades of Grey movie, an adaptation of the novel by E.L. James, is back in the news. In late October into November, the previously cast male lead, Charlie Hunnam, dropped out of the film. However, with much excitement, a new [...]Continue Reading →
Glee season so far
Gleeks cheer and grieve together
The premiere of Glee season five aired this month on FOX. The premiere attempted to start off with a joyous Beatles themed episode, yet the shadow of late co-star Cory Monteith loomed, leaving a subtle sad reminder of his untimely death. Spoilers are mentioned [...]Continue Reading →
Apple Has a Lot of Bugs to Fix
The new Apple 5S has a fingerprint lock instead of their usual four digit passcode. This new feature is called “Touch ID.” Recently US Senator Al Franken called into question the safety of the product in a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“Passwords are [...]Continue Reading →
‘Bones’ Season Premiere: Heartache Ahead
The line of television show premiers continued this past week with the premiere of Fox’s Bones season nine. For fans of the series this was a long awaited return with answers to the finale of last season.
Last season’s finale left fans in awe as multi-season villain, Pelant, [...]Continue Reading →
NBC airs new “Million Second Quiz”
Monday, September 9, NBC aired its new television show Million Second Quiz. Hosted by Ryan Seacrest, the game show involves a contestant “holding” their position in the money chair by facing all challengers in a popculture-esque quiz. The contestant in the chair must continue answering questions correct [...]Continue Reading →
50 shades of awkward
Calling all booklovers, this one’s for you. Maybe. The movie adaption of the adult bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey written by E.L. James, is in its pre-production stage of filmmaking. Talk of this movie and novel has gone viral throughout the internet and television shows for the past year, [...]Continue Reading →
Emily Sierra Poertner
Evil Dead, a remake of the popular 1981 movie The Evil Dead, premiered Friday, April 5. There are two ways to have watched this movie, like all remakes: as someone who has watched the cult classic, or as a newcomer to the franchise.
The Evil Dead has a long history. [...]Continue Reading →
Winter is Finally Here: Game of Thrones, Season 3
by Meagan Cole
While the majority of Americans are probably sick of winter invading what ought to be the natural transition into spring, at least for those on the east coast, the infamous motto of the Stark words, “Winter is Coming”, have longed to be heard [...]Continue Reading →
The Host Review
If the world is going to be overrun by an alien race, The Host may not be the best movie to spend your money watching.
Based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer, author of Twilight, The Host premiered in theaters on March 2nd. The movie shows a world to the [...]Continue Reading →
Gerard Butler’s Face
Emily Sierra Poertner
Olympus Has Fallen premiered on March 23. It’s an action film staring big names like Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, and Aaron Eckhart. It was directed by Antoine Fuque, known for directing other action movies such as Tears of the Sun (2003), Shooter (2007), and Brooklyn’s Finest (2007).
This movie [...]Continue Reading →
Zach Wahls speaks at the kick-off of Women’s Forum about equality in LGBT communities
“[This] is a story that needs to be told. A story that needs to be heard,” said Zach Wahls in his talk that kicked off the Roanoke’s Women’s Forum.
On Wednesday, March 13, Zach Wahls was the first to [...]Continue Reading →
Zero Hour Provides a Di Vinci Code- like Feeling to Television
Kidnapping. Nazi experimentation. A secret hidden inside a mysterious old clock. These are elements that construct Zero Hour a new television series on ABC. The series stars Anthony Edwards, who plays Hank Galliston, a magazine publisher devoted to debunking myths and conspiracies, [...]Continue Reading →
Tomb Raider has been one of the most anticipated games of this spring season and while the wait was long, it was defiantly worth it. Square Enix’s prelude to the popular franchise featuring Lara Croft, one of the most recognizable characters in video game history, takes the franchise in a refreshing but great manner. The [...]Continue Reading →
Interested in Traveling Abroad? Rick Steves: A Call to Travel
Rick Steves spoke a lecture on the importance and emphasis on traveling abroad on Tuesday evening in Olin Theater. Rick Steves is a well-known expert on European travel. Ever since 1973, Steves has spent 100 days every year traveling around Europe. He [...]Continue Reading →
We’re not in Kansas Anymore…Again
China dolls, flying monkeys, and evil sister witches, oh my! Oz the Great and Powerful, the prequel to the classic, The Wizard of Oz, hit theaters on Friday, March 8. Based off of Frank Baum’s thirteen separate stories written in conjunction with the primary The Wizard of Oz [...]Continue Reading →
Director for Star Wars: Episode VII Announced
by Meagan Cole
Anyone interested in movies and pop culture is aware of the recent developments regarding the timeless Sci-Fi series, Star Wars. Nerds and geeks across the globe were awestruck by the news last October, when George Lucas signed the rights to Star Wars over to Disney [...]Continue Reading →
PlayStation 4 Unveiled:
This Wednesday the 21st of February, Sony finally unveiled its new gamming platform: the PlayStation 4. The PlayStation 4, widely regarded by the gaming community to be Sony’s “worst-kept” secret, has been met with a variety of reactions after this first official unveiling.
Some positives of the Sony PlayStation 4 are [...]Continue Reading →
“Rabbit Hole” Springs to Life
Last semester, Theater Roanoke College performed “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”—an uplifting and all around hilarious musical about the hardships of growing out of adolescence. Those who saw the production agree that it was incredibly well done, so much so that some claim it was better [...]Continue Reading →
“The Walking Dead” Returns After Superbowl Hiatus
by Meagan Cole
Television’s most-acclaimed zombie series comes back February 10th in the middle of its third season after taking a brief break for the holidays and the Superbowl. Both AMC and “The Walking Dead” have returned to Dish after the extremely publicized controversy in advertising where the [...]Continue Reading →
R Glow Attendance Declines: Still A Success
Saturday November 23rd, the weekend before Thanksgiving break, R Glow took place in the Alumni Gym. At 10 pm, students began filtering into the gym. After entering, everyone made their way over to the table along the far wall. Hundreds of sunglasses, glow sticks and glowing lights were around for [...]
- R Glow Attendance Declines: Still A Success