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Second installment of horror game provides single player entertainment

February 4, 2011

When "Dead Space" was released in 2008, it was a revelation in the survival horror genre. It emphasized strategy and induced genuine scares in the player. It was a game infamously known as one that most...

REVIEW: ‘No Strings Attached’ hooks viewers with superb cast and script

The concept of friends with benefits is nothing new to most college students, but it's taken to a whole new level in "No Strings Attached," starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher. The movie explores...

REVIEW: Cage the Elephant shows off their talent and maturation in new album

Ben Ochoa | Staff Wrter January 26, 2011

How does a band go from having a song off their debut album as the free single of the week on iTunes, to a year and a half later having the number one most downloaded record on iTunes? Ask Kentucky-based...

LittleBigPlanet 2 Review (PS3)

Alice Fisher | Staff Writer January 26, 2011

In 2008, LittleBigPlanet took the world by storm with its focus on user creativity. Since then, it has spawned a massive online creator community with over three million levels for users to explore. It...

UNCW professor reunited with acclaimed punk band

Juliane Bullard January 20, 2011

When former UNCW Journalism Professor, Janis Chakars, leaves the relaxed beach town of Wilmington for the urban metropolis of Philadelphia, what does he get? A three show reunion tour with indie rock mogul...

UNCW lecturer lands role in Sundance film

Gillian Perry January 20, 2011

Imagine if five teenage girls stole UNCW lecturer Ed Wagenseller's credit card for a night of carefree fun without consequences. Sounds a little bit crazy, but that's the basic plotline of "to.get.her,"...

REVIEW: Green Hornet not worth viewers’ time and money

Chris Harris January 20, 2011

"The Green Hornet," directed by Michel Gondry, fell short of expectations.The film begins with Britt Reid (Seth Rogen) inheriting his father's (Tom Wilkinson) newspaper empire after his death. Reid decides...

Avett Brothers to perform at 63rd annual North Carolina Azalea Festival

Avett Brothers to perform at 63rd annual North Carolina Azalea FestivalTrask Coliseum will be filled with fans of the Concord based folk rock band The Avett Brothers on April 8. The band's performance...

REVIEW: ‘Black Swan’

Alice Fisher | Staff Writer January 13, 2011

Natalie Portman gives the best performance of her career in Darren Aronofsky's stunning fever nightmare "Black Swan." Portman plays the role of Nina Sayers, a ballerina who has toiled for years, desiring...

Save money; buy more movie tickets

Megan Burris | Staff Writer January 13, 2011

Wouldn't it be nice to buy an eight-pack of paper towels, a razor and a tube of toothpaste —all name brands—for $1.81? This is what many shoppers are doing at stores like Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens....

Unique music of Love and Duct Tape on Hawkstream

Megan Burris | Staff Writer January 13, 2011

Swedish band Love and Duct Tape plans to contribute music to Hawkstream radio this year. Their music is a unique blend of jazz, pop and rock influences, and even a hint of metal. Both of their albums are...

Deathly Hallows stuns Harry Potter fans

Juliane Bullard | Staff Writer November 25, 2010

Harry Potter is back and in the first of a two-part finale following the unbreakable trio of Ron, Hermione and Harry, the Hogwarts students leave the comforts of their school behind and go on the run to...

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