Dishonored stands out from field of first-person shooters

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Alexander Herz takes you inside Dishonored, the new first-person action, adventure video game from Arkane Studios. He considers it one of the stand out releases of the year.

CIA Agent Antonio Mendez (Affleck), center, directs the six American hostages as the seven try to escape the violence in Iran.

Affleck shines in “Argo”

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Dear Ben Affleck: Your past roles–and trust me, I use that term loosely– in cinematic masterpieces such as Daredevil, Gigli, and Pearl Harbor are forgiven. This movie was awesome! Not only did you successfully impersonate a Hispanic man, but managed to masterfully direct a movie that was both historically accurate and had me on the […]


Marin’s best scare-wear: Finding the perfect Halloween costume

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Although students may no longer be trick-or-treating on Halloween night, their desire to find the perfect costume hasn’t waned. The Bark rated Halloween costume stores in Marin on variety, uniqueness, price, and accessory selection. Spirit Halloween: Located conveniently in the north end of the Town Center, Spirit is a typical Halloween store. It boasts a […]


Simply Scary: Classic films frighten without special effects

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From fake blood to terrified shrieks, the purpose of horror films has not evolved much – after 25 years, their primary purpose is still to strike fear in the hearts of viewers. Although modern technology has increased the graphic quality of movies, today’s films have stayed away from the simplicity of classic scary movies. As […]


Sickly “Sinister” film trumps all in horror genre this year

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Despite the skull-crushing volume inside the theater, the blood-curdling shrieks of the audience drown out the soundtrack of Sinister as it strikes viewers with horrifying scenes and plot twists. With such a melodramatic name, one might expect a cliché hour and a half of overly dramatic graphics and cheap scares that are as predictable as […]


Queen of the Couch: TV show, Revolution, has strong plotline

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As a fateful J.J. Abrams devotee, I tuned in Monday night at 10 p.m. to watch his newest TV show, Revolution, in the hopes that it would indeed be the next Lost or Alias.  I hoped that J.J. Abrams had finally found the next great cult hit and I wanted to be able to say […]

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Review: Get pumped: Exploring local gas stations

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With the Doherty Drive closure now upon us, students must adjust to the new realities of longer routes to school and a higher gas bill. It’s a perfect time to reevaluate priorities when it comes to buying gas. We will surely be spending more money than we’re used to at virtually any station, so why […]


Blending the rules with unconventional smoothie recipes

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Summer is almost over, but people can still enjoy a refreshing smoothie. The Bark compiled this list of unconventional and fruity drinks, which outstrip the stereotypical “banana berry” and “mango peach” smoothies you can get at any smoothie shop. The next time you are craving a sweet, creamy beverage, drive past your local smoothie shop […]


Finding words for a failing plotline

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The tale of a successful writer who steals another man’s life story seems like a compelling premise for a movie, but The Words, released Sept. 7, is nothing but an atrociously directed 96 minutes of monotony. The movie attempts to mesh three different storylines into one melodramatic and artsy piece of cinema. Co-directors and writes […]

Many character options and an abundance of weapon choices ensure that players will have a unique experience with Guild Wars 2.

Guild Wars 2 thrives in field of strong competitors

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Boots trample the ground as troops rush to take positions in the coming battle. The air is thick with anticipation as the enemies draw closer. Its kill or be killed. This is a battle you won’t want to miss. Arenanet launched Guild Wars 2 on August 24, and since then things have been heating up […]