UALR athletic director Chris Peterson under fire for ‘insensitive’ comments
September 11, 2014 – 2:43 pm | No Comment

On Sept. 2, UALR Athletic Director Chris Peterson resigned without giving any reason why on the matter. He will remain in the position until Sept. 15. In Peterson’s contract, his yearly salary with the school …

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Student body protests upcoming Vampiric Council security measures
March 30, 2014 – 10:26 pm | Comments Off

The UALR Vampiric Council stirred up campus-wide controversy last week when newly appointed official Dr. Acula announced plans to build a giant wall around the campus. The wall will be inlaid with silver and will …

Pharrell makes everyone ‘Happy’ with first solo album in 8 years
March 11, 2014 – 12:16 am | Comments Off

If you’ve somehow missed Pharrell Williams in the past year, crawl out from underneath that rock and welcome to the world of one of today’s biggest stars. Despite the fact that Pharrell has been around …

Old-school meets new-school in modern take on the traditional JRPG
February 21, 2014 – 3:50 pm | One Comment

Disclaimer: This review is based on the demo version of the game, which differs slightly from the final product. Because of this, some elements of the game were not able to be reviewed.
Japanese role-playing …

Second ‘Hunger Games’ installment gains momentum, catches fire at box office
December 2, 2013 – 4:45 pm | Comments Off
Second ‘Hunger Games’ installment gains momentum, catches fire at box office

When the first installment of “The Hunger Games” film series was released in 2012 with a PG-13 rating, reception from fans and critics was mixed. Some thought director Gary Ross had done a good job …

God of Thunder brings down hammer, wields actions and laughs at box office
November 21, 2013 – 12:05 pm | One Comment
God of Thunder brings down hammer, wields actions and laughs at box office

When Disney unveiled phase two of its film lineup set in the Marvel universe, “Thor: The Dark World” was one of the first films to be revealed. As the sequel to Kenneth Branagh’s 2011 box …

Gaga impresses with third persona experiment
November 18, 2013 – 2:49 pm | Comments Off

Since her debut in 2008 with “The Fame,” Lady Gaga has been known as an artistic chameleon, constantly changing her over-the-top outfits, wild hair and, most notably, her musical style with every album. While …

Perry’s ‘Prism’ shines sporadically, offers lesser follow-up to 2008 hitmaker
November 6, 2013 – 5:46 pm | One Comment
Perry’s ‘Prism’ shines sporadically, offers lesser follow-up to 2008 hitmaker

To some, Katy Perry is just another pop star; to others, she is an icon. But to me, she’s one of the most controversial musical artists out there. You might wonder why this is, given …

UALR students weigh in on their love of horror
October 24, 2013 – 1:15 pm | Comments Off

The heat of summer is finally dissipating and the chill of autumn is setting in. Everywhere you go, pumpkin-flavored everything bombards your taste buds, and if you walk into any local grocery or convenience store, …

‘Carrie’ reboot grips viewers with rejuvenated storyline
October 21, 2013 – 3:20 pm | 4 Comments
‘Carrie’ reboot grips viewers with rejuvenated storyline

I have never seen Brian De Palma’s original 1976 film “Carrie.” I am surprised by this fact, given that I am a huge fan of horror movies, Stephen King, and trashy teen revenge flicks. Regardless, …

Actor’s directorial debut filled with more lectures than laughs
October 1, 2013 – 2:20 pm | Comments Off
Actor’s directorial debut filled with more lectures than laughs

“Inception.” “50/50.” “The Dark Knight Rises.” “Looper.” “Lincoln.” If you’ve followed movies at all over the past few years, you’ve probably heard of at least one of these titles and are familiar with one thing …

‘Riddick’ stands as misfortunate mess in monochrome
September 24, 2013 – 2:13 pm | Comments Off

When I heard that Vin Diesel’s testosterone-laden action franchise “The Chronicles of Riddick” would be getting a long-awaited sequel, I, unlike a lot of people, could not have cared less. I have never watched a …

New horror reboot brings hilarious hijinks, havoc
April 18, 2013 – 11:50 am | Comments Off

When it was announced that Sam Raimi’s 1981 horror classic “The Evil Dead” was going to be revisited, groans were heard at news of yet another Hollywood reboot. Things were further exacerbated when word got …