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‘Water for Elephants’ is solid, but lacks emotionality needed for story

Overall, "Water for Elephants" is a well-crafted tale of a depression-era love story, but when it falters, it crashes completely. The story opens with Hal Holbrook standing outside a modern-day circus, confused. When some of the folks who run the […]
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‘Marvel vs. Capcom 3′ excellent addition to series, offers great gameplay, online play needs work

4 out of 5 stars It’s nearly impossible to not have high expectations for "Marvel vs. Capcom 3." As the follow up to a fighting game so striking and competitive that it was a main tournament draw for a full […]
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‘Scream 4′ a clinic in self reflexivity, original cast brings it home

There is little to dislike about "Scream 4." Fifteen years ago, director Wes Craven took the horror genre through the ringer with the original "Scream." Since then, so much and so little has happened to this genre that it was […]
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‘Belong’ by Pains of Being Pure at Heart a refreshing revival of shoegaze music

Shoegaze is a genre that is lost among many, but The Pains of Being Pure at Heart's new album "Belong" is one of the best attempts at reviving the genre. Within the first 30 seconds of the album, the dream […]
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Picks of the Week: 4-ounce Fruit Bowls, 8tracks.com

Vibe's writers deliver fresh picks on new advancements in fruit and music delivery technology in the form of Dole 4 ounce Fruit Bowls
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Picks of the Week: ‘Dissidia: Duodecim(012) Final Fantasy,’ OFWGKTA

CM Life's Vibe beat reporters bring you the newest in music and video games with Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All and "Dissidia 012 Duodecim Final Fantasy."
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‘Your Highness’ isn’t just blowing smoke, brings type of humor expected from writer, director

To say that "Your Highness" is an exercise in juvenile toilet humor would be the most accurate description possible. However, it shouldn't be surprising from a film written by and starring Danny McBride and directed by David Gordon Green, director […]
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Funeral Party’s “The Golden Age of Knowhere” is perfect for dance-punk lovers

Funeral Party’s debut album "The Golden Age of Knowhere" has more than enough juicy hooks and high-hat drumming antics to make even the unhappiest of campers get up and move. Originally recorded in 2008, the album crashes into the current […]
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Picks of the Week: ‘Moving Pictures,’ ‘The Big Roar’

The Vibe beat reporting staff singles out the reissue of Rush's "Moving Pictures" and the debut of European set The Joy Formidable in this week's picks.
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Mike Watt’s new album a Minutemen tribute, shows he can still ‘jam econo’

When most people think of punk rock, they don't think of a 53-year-old mustached man from San Pedro, Calif. But Mike Watt is more punk than anyone on the planet. Watt began his music career as bassist for the Minutemen, […]
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‘Write More Good’ a hilarious spoof on ‘AP Stylebook,’ offers keen insight on what not to do

Aside from a pen, notebook and "nose for news," one of the most important weapons in a journalist's arsenal is the "Associated Press Stylebook." The "Stylebook" is what many of us news folks look to when we want to know […]
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‘Source Code’ first truly solid film of 2011 but not what was advertised

"Source Code" is probably one of the first films of 2011 that was not disappointing in some way and completely took me by surprise. What was advertised as an intense sci-fi thrill ride, turned out not to be action-heavy, but […]


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