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Campus Counter-Strike team prepares for sophomore season

October 19, 2016

A deafening roar shakes the packed stadium as one team claims victory over their opponents. But instead of celebrating on the basketball court, the victors jump up from computer monitors on a stage.  Such...

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In “Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience,” Terrence Malick provides shallow but visually stunning journey

October 7, 2016

A blanket of silence settles over the theater during the title cards of “Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience.” A few moments later, it’s shattered by an explosion of color and sound. In...

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“Masterminds” underwhelms with bland, lazy comedy

September 30, 2016

"Masterminds” exemplifies the paint-by-numbers filmmaking mentality that has plagued legions of sub-par comedies in recent years. Jared Hess, of “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Nacho...

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‘Queen of Katwe’ plays same game on new board, with great success

September 26, 2016

As the sky darkens over the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, the streets are drained of people and rapidly filled with water. Phiona Mutesi (Madina Nalwanga), her mother Nakku Harriet (Lupita Nyong’o)...