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‘Fire’ ignites, ‘Man’ produces

By Patrick Pastrana | November 20, 2013

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”The Hunger Games series continues Friday with the sequel “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.”Members of the Capitol, which is the government in the Hunger Games world, believe Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark...

Devour pumpkin cheesecake mousse

By Patrick Pastrana | November 19, 2013

Dessert enthusiasts are getting closer to a healthier cheesecake. Low-carb cheesecake mousse is a cream-like pudding without the crust of normal cheesecakes. It’s simple and fast to make.In this recipe, the dish will serve 10 or more people, making...

Eat Holmes cooked meal

Eat Holmes cooked meal

By Patrick Pastrana | November 13, 2013

The chefs at Ellington’s restaurant in the Holmes Student Center cooked up meals that made students feel closer to home Tuesday.Ellington’s students hosted their Holmes Away From Home event. The menu choices were considered dishes that would remind...

Expect ‘Thor’ to soar at movies

By Patrick Pastrana | November 6, 2013

“Thor 2: The Dark World”One of Earth’s mightiest heroes is featured in the sequel of a great franchise. Chris Hemsworth will reprise his role as Thor, the Norse god of thunder. A new enemy approaches the land of Asgard, and Thor steps up to stop...

Aliens, elders fight death at movies

By Patrick Pastrana | October 30, 2013

“Ender’s Game”Ready for a humans vs. aliens battle in space? Orson Scott Card’s best-selling novel, “Ender’s Game,” is now an intense action-packed movie.The story is about the people of Earth needing a leader to help fight off an alien...

‘Counselor’ cures action itch, ‘Grandpa’ still lives

By Patrick Pastrana | October 23, 2013

“The Counselor”Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor” shows promise despite the cliche plot. A-list actors Michael Fassbender, Brad Pitt, Penelope Cruz and Cameron Diaz will grasp the audience’s attention.The film is about a greedy lawyer, Fassbender,...

Senior actors perform comedy

By Patrick Pastrana | October 2, 2013

Patrick PastranaStaff WriterDeKalb | Acting majors will try a first on the stage by experimenting with sketch comedy Friday night.“A Sketch Comedy Show: Not a Sketchy Show” will start at 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Holmes Student Center’s...

Faceoff: ‘Breaking Bad’ predictions

By Josh Alfrey | September 22, 2013

Josh AlfreyThe king will rule over a kingdom of dirt and dust and no one will be around to know — that is how I see the fate of Walter White.“Breaking Bad” will have its series finale and the stage is set for one epic ending. Throughout the latest...

G4 diminishes as Esquire rises

G4 diminishes as Esquire rises

By Patrick Pastrana | September 15, 2013

As a fan of the G4 network, it’s disheartening to see a network I’ve loved rapidly decline in quality.It has been months since it aired its last episodes of original content. Esquire had its sights set on re-branding G4 as its very own Esquire Network....

CAB to play ‘Fast and Furious 6’ in Central Park

By Patrick Pastrana | August 28, 2013

An action-packed movie, Naked juice and Kiss FM will all be in Central Park Thursday.The Campus Activities Board will provide free festivities from 7 to 10 p.m. at Central Park on the west side of campus. The main event is a showing of "Fast and Furious...

Dramas, comedy return to answer climactic questions

By Patrick Pastrana | July 9, 2013

This summer, TV’s lineup will include popular returning shows like “Breaking Bad” and “Dexter.” Lesser known but equally amazing shows are also making a comeback: “The Newsroom” and “Wilfred.”Wilfred“Wilfred” on the FX Network returned...

‘World War Z’ zombies kill it in the theater

By Patrick Pastrana | July 1, 2013

Since “The Walking Dead” is on a break until October, you will not see many zombies this summer except for in “World War Z.”This apocalyptic film focuses on Brad Pitt’s character, Gerry Lane, a United Nations investigator who is trying to stop...