Arts & Entertainment

Jurassic Park 3D adds dimension, worth viewing

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke “We spared no expense!”  This line of dialogue, uttered by Richard Attenborough numerous times in Jurassic Park, reflects the quality of 3D re-release that entered cinemas this past weekend; namely, a lot of care, time and effort went into preparing and converting the blockbuster film for another round in the […]

The Bands and The Burgh: Run Forever

The Bands and The Burgh: Run Forever

Run Forever, a Pittsburgh-based indie/punk band, is currently on a seven-stop tour with the N.J.-based two-piece emo band Dads. Their final stop is Stay Sweet Fest on April 14 in Richmond, Va. Run Forever members are Anthony Heubel (left, guitar/vocals), Tom Moran (middle, drums) and Cassie Staub (right, bass) Run Forever has played with the likes […]

Evil Dead a remade classic that surprises

Evil Dead a remade classic that surprises

By: Wes Crosby|News Editor So many horror sequels, remakes and reboots have failed to live up to the expectations built by their predecessors. After countless hours of rehashed plots, characters, settings and scares from these films over the past decade, it took Evil Dead just an hour and a half to show them all how […]

Weekend events

Film Series 7 p.m. April 12, 7 p.m. April 13 The film Silver Linings Playbook will be showing in Pappert Lecture Hall Friday and Union NiteSpot Saturday. For more information, call (412) 396-6619. Sevendust 8 p.m., April 13 The band will perform at Altar Bar in the Strip District. Also performing are Patron Saint, Shattered […]

Wavves do not falter with Afraid Of Heights

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor A lot of surf rock and beachy sounding bands come out of California. But that’s only the half of Wavves sounds. The surf /noise rock band from San Diego released their fourth album, Afraid of Heights, Tuesday March 26. “Sail To The Sun” starts the album, but take caution, as bells […]

The Rock, Channing Tatum bring action in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

The Rock, Channing Tatum bring action in G.I. Joe: Retaliation

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke  G.I. Joe: Retaliation is the cinematic equivalent of a McDonald’s sandwich: offensive to refined palates, but a mass of greasy enjoyment and repulsion to the rest. The film follows the Joes fighting Cobra from nuking in the world, after being betrayed by the American Government. As the summary indicates, the […]

Brendza’s Beat: Reggie And The Full Effect, Into It. Over It. label, get physical not digital

Brendza’s Beat: Reggie And The Full Effect, Into It. Over It. label, get physical not digital

By: Zach Brendza|Features Editor  Back in Full Effect They’re back. Well, he’s back. Kickstarter and all. James Dewees is Reggie and the Full Effect and he will hopefully be releasing his first new album in five years, as well as touring the “living hell” out of it. Two things are surprising to me about RATFE: […]

Weekend events

Adam Hice 7 p.m., April 4 The magician will perform at the Red Ring. Hice is also a Duquesne alum. For more information on this event call (412) 396-6619 or email dpc@duq.edu. Jack Reacher 7 p.m. April 5, 7  and 10 p.m. April 6 The film Jack Reacher will be shown Friday and Sunday in […]

The Bands and The Burgh: Legs Like Tree Trunks

The Bands and The Burgh: Legs Like Tree Trunks

Student by day, frontman by night: Matt Holden, guitarist/lead singer of the Pittsburgh-Philadelphia-based indie rock band Legs Like Tree Trunks, balances a full-time course load at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is a senior sociology major, with the major task of writing, recording and playing in a cross-state band. Legs Like Tree Trunks’ members […]

Magic doesn’t captivate in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Magic doesn’t captivate in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

By: Joel Frehn|The Duquesne Duke Whenever I list the flaws of a film, I try to follow them with suggestions on how to correct them, or, in some cases, improve them. Every year there’s a film whose detractors are almost impossible to resolve. This difficulty in resolving the problem does not mean the film is […]