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Movie Review: Saviors in the Night
By James Beale
November 7, 2010

"Saviors in the Night" is truly a film about isolation and the vigilance of the human spirit that just happens to be set in Germany during World War II.

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Movie Review: The Girl Who Played with Fire
By James Beale
October 17, 2010

Film adaptations of novels are always difficult because a simplified plot is the only thing that can really transfer easily. Everything else, including the language, syntax and character development is usually lost.

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Despite Positive Reviews, Lone Star Canceled
By James Beale
October 16, 2010

The cancellation season has started early this year. Fox's "Lone Star," critically praised but troubled with a small audience, was cancelled after just its second episode. It's unknown whether Fox will air three other finished episodes.

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Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World
By James Beale
October 9, 2010

From the opening Universal logo, "Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World" is simply a different type of film. It takes its source material, a series of graphic novels by Bryan Lee O'Malley, and dutifully attempts to replicate the experience.

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Movie Review: The Kids Are All Right
By James Beale
October 1, 2010

"The Kids Are All Right" is about the institution of marriage, yet it is also about a same-sex couple. One of the things the film does best is make the gender of the leads secondary yet essential.

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Discover Local Culture at Due South BBQ in Christiansburg
by David P. Ribbe
September 28, 2010

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Blacksburg and the New River Valley Mall  were crammed full of Hokie fans before Saturday's game against East Carolina. It was Friday night and I was eager for a culinary adventure, so I ventured over to Christiansburg with a friend to find an out of the way dining experience.  I wanted to find a place to eat that was undiscovered, yet full of character and close to town.

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Opinion: Lolopolis Comedy Group Generates Laughs
By Mia Simms
September 15, 2010

Lolopolis, born from the visionary genius of junior and theatre arts major Alex Beard, has a unique chemistry that makes one imagine what we did for comedy before it came along.

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The Temptations, Four Tops Bring Back Motown Magic
By James Beale
September 12, 2010

As I sat down in the second row to see

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The Temptations and The Four Tops, the man next to me was checking his phone. He had a Lamb of God wallpaper, which made me question his motives for coming. Was he dragged here? My question was answered only halfway through The Four Tops' section of the concert when we were both singing along joyously to "Baby I Need Your Loving."

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