TV Review: ‘Tis the season to waste away your winter break on Netflix

Haley Boston, Columnist
November 29, 2012
Filed under Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, TV

With Fall Quarter rapidly coming to an end, you are likely bursting with excitement every time you imagine finally crawling back into your cozy bed, sipping hot chocolate and doing absolutely nothing for three weeks. After a crippling number of final exams and term papers, you deserve a relaxing break.... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Nov. 25

The Rundown: Week of Nov. 25

Haley Boston, Columnist
November 28, 2012
Filed under Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

This week in the lives of the rich and famous ... Angus T. Jones (better known as “that kid from Two and a Half Men’”) released a religious testimonial video Monday in which he slammed the show for promoting “filthy” behavior. He later apologized for the rant, but it seems his bosses... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Nov. 11

The Rundown: Week of Nov. 11

Haley Boston, Columnist
November 15, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

This week in the lives of the rich and famous ... As if we needed another 3D film about pop singers (when did this become a trend?). On Tuesday, Sony announced plans to produce a movie about the members of One Direction, set for release in August 2013. Making this type of film about an iconic... Read More »

Movie Review: 'Silver Linings Playbook' lets you fall in love with dysfunction

Movie Review: 'Silver Linings Playbook' lets you fall in love with dysfunction

Haley Boston, Columnist
November 15, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Movies, Reviews, The Current

Writer and director David Russell (“The Fighter”) doesn’t cease to impress with his new Oscar-worthy film “Silver Linings Playbook,” which premieres Nov. 21. The film stars Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) as Pat, an overly aggressive man fresh out of the mental hospital on a mission to... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Nov. 4

Haley Boston, Columnist
November 7, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

This week in the lives of the rich and famous... The “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2” co-stars Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson appeared on competing late night talk shows Monday to promote the final film in the series. Unlike the emotional conclusion of the “Harry Potter”... Read More »

TV Review: 'Saturday Night Live' balances natural chaos, political future

Haley Boston, Columnist
November 5, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Reviews, The Current, TV

About a quarter way through its 38th season, the sketch-comedy television show “Saturday Night Live” attempted to re-attract a recently dwindling audience with host Louis C.K. and musical act fun. Although guests throughout the season have been promising — such as the adorable actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Oct. 28

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 31, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gossip, Movies, Music, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

This week in the lives of the rich and famous... Superstorm Sandy floods the homes of civilians, destroys vehicles, wreaks havoc on power lines and has an evil agenda to ruin the box office successes of movies like “Cloud Atlas” and “Argo.” Apparently Sandy prefers realism to fabricated... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Oct. 21

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 25, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gossip, Movies, Odds & Ends, The Current, TV

This week in the lives of the rich and famous... Less than two weeks before the election, President Barack Obama was the guest on Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show.” His recent appearances on many late-night talk shows allow him to sneak his way into the hearts of the unconventional voters — those... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Oct. 14

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 17, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gossip, Odds & Ends, Recaps, The Current

This week in the lives of the rich and famous… We’ve all heard of movie spin-offs of television shows (though they love to make us wait forever — that means you, “Arrested Development”), but have we ever successfully experienced the opposite? Joss Whedon’s upcoming show “S.H.I.E.L.D.” will... Read More »

TV Review: 'Nashville' pilot out of tune, lacks originiality

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 17, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Recaps, Reviews, The Current, TV

A pilot episode of a one-hour drama is formulaic by nature because it must satisfy a variety of needs. It has to draw in the audience while establishing setting, character, plot, and most importantly, a lasting conflict. It must express some unique or fresh quality that not only entices the network the... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Oct. 7

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 10, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gossip, Odds & Ends, Recaps, The Current

This week in the lives of the rich and famous… A couple trendy European members of the boy band One Direction commented Monday they saw a “likeness” between their band (Can we really call it that?) and The Beatles. Try to guess which one of the aforementioned pop groups played... Read More »

The Rundown: Week of Oct. 4

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 4, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Gossip, Odds & Ends, Recaps, The Current

This week in the lives of the rich and famous... Northwestern takes the 64th Annual Primetime Emmys by storm! In other words, two NU alumni were nominated and a whopping 50 percent of those alumni won awards this year. Julia Louis-Dreyfus was crowned champ for her unimaginable performance in the... Read More »

TV Review: With 4th season of 'Modern Family,' good things come to those who wait

Haley Boston, Columnist
October 4, 2012
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Columns & Reviews, Recaps, Reviews, The Current, TV

You may have noticed by now due to the excess of advertisements, but in case you've been under The Rock (or without a TV), ABC’s most glowing, unique and well-written television comedy is back for a fourth season. If you haven’t had the pleasure of witnessing this family-friendly phenomenon, rewind... Read More »