Interstellar (Film Review)

Interstellar (Film Review)

By Varun Kumar “Perhaps we’ve just forgotten that we’re still pioneers.” This quote from McConaughey in the teaser trailer of Interstellar had always stuck with me when I thought about the promotion of this film, mainly because of the weight of that claim. Perhaps my favorite thing about the first teaser trailer of Interstellar was […]

Kanye’s ‘College Dropout’ turns 10

Kanye’s ‘College Dropout’ turns 10

        By Varun Kumar   In the 3rd grade, our class had a weekly reading activity in which we read a news story from Time magazine. That was how I first heard the name Kanye West.  The article, which I was assigned to read aloud, was about Kanye’s breakthrough in commercial hip hop/mainstream […]

The 5 Most Exciting Releases of 2014

The 5 Most Exciting Releases of 2014

by Varun Kumar 1. Interstellar Director: Christopher Nolan Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway,  Casey Affleck Plot: “A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.” Nolan seems to continually increase the ambition of his films, […]

Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

The first “Hunger Games” film was a pleasant surprise for me. I was expecting it to be another movie set to please a young female audience in an attempt to capitalize on the financial success of “Twilight.”  However, about 10 minutes into the movie, I realized I couldn’t have been more wrong. Of course, with […]

Album Review: Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”

Album Review: Arcade Fire, “Reflektor”

Ever since winning the “Album of the Year” at the 2011 Grammys for The Suburbs, Arcade Fire has almost achieved a newfound success. At first, it may seem like Arcade Fire is still that simple indie band that delivered us one of the best albums of our generation with Funeral, but after watching their CBS special Here Comes the Night […]

Gravity: A Mind-Blowing, Terrifying, Unique, Artistic Experience

With ‘2001: A Space Odyssey”, Kubrick revolutionized the art of cinema and crafted space as artistic and subtle. Many films about space have been made since then, but nothing that captured the true nature of space. Movies like “Star Wars” and “Alien” took place in space, but their focus wasn’t the fear of space. After […]