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THE SACRAMENT



THE SACRAMENT is a fake horror documentary clearly based on the Jonestown cult massacre of the late 1970s, and seen through the eyes of a TV crew from the real-life news series “Vice.” THE SACRAMENT has a disturbing tone but there’s a light moral worldview where two journalists try to save some of the cult members though they fail. The foul language and violence is extreme, however, especially in the movie’s second half. The movie follows a fict… Continue reading

Consumers Consider Cable TV Companies Predatory



The Huffington Post reports that, according to a survey by the cg42 consulting firm, 73 percent of consumers consider Cable TV companies to  be “predatory in their practices and take advantage of consumers lack of choice.” The survey also found that 53 percent of cable subscribers would leave their cable company if given a choice. Finally, 72 percent worry that “the larger cable companies become, the worse off consumers are.” In related news, t… Continue reading

How the Internet is Changing TV



eMarketer, a website dealing with Internet marketing, reports that 113 million Americans (35.5 percent of the population) use the Internet to serve programming to their televisions. They predict that by 2018 this will rise to 191 million people, or 58 percent of Americans. This bodes well for services like Netflix and Hulu. It doesn’t bode well for Cable TV providers. The more viewers can access reasonably priced online services, the less desir… Continue reading

THINK LIKE A MAN TOO



THINK LIKE A MAN TOO is a mixed bag of tricks in almost every way. Sometimes funny, sometimes heartfelt, sometimes inspiring, sometimes overly crude, sometimes annoying, and sometimes depressing, it has an uplifting ending. However, it has too much foul language and too many snide, annoying sexual references. In this comedy sequel, a group of young friends goes to Las Vegas to attend the wedding of their friends, Michael and Candace. The bridal… Continue reading

HUNGER GAMES Inspires Dissent in Thailand



HUNGER GAMES Inspires Dissent in Thailand Job Garcia, Contributing Writer It is often said that “life imitates art,” and to a certain degree in many cases this statement is undoubtedly true. The news media often reports cases of individuals who imitate in real life what they have watched in movies, television and video games, read in books, or heard in music. These reports usually contain the positive and/or negative affects of art on reality…. Continue reading

NIGHT MOVES



…de to have no contact with each other and go back to the regular lives. When Josh gets back home, he sees in the news that the water from the dam explosion washed away a camper down the river and is likely dead. Shocked, Josh plays it cool so no one would know that he was involved, but he becomes more and more paranoid. Dena becomes distraught with guilt, which worries Josh and Harmon. When news of their involvement begins to spread around the en… Continue reading

Are You Susceptible to the Mean World Syndrome????



Are You Susceptible to the Mean World Syndrome???? By Caleb Fite, Contributing Writer Like other Americans, I know the feeling of being nervous to walk down a street at night. What if there’s a mugger hiding around the corner just waiting to attack the next innocent bystander? Maybe by accident I’ll walk into the middle of a drug deal and because I was a witness to this dirty deed, they’ll keep me as a hostage! Or, worse, they’ll shoot me dead… Continue reading

Kickstarter Rethinks Campaign Acceptance Policy After Gosnell Backlash



Andrew Drexel, Contributing Writer Kickstarter, the predominant crowdsourcing platform, announced earlier this month that it’s altering its project submission rules so that fundraising campaigns can launch without the previously-mandatory approval of a staff member. Called “Launch Now,” the new feature “gives creators a simple choice: go ahead and launch your project whenever you’re ready, or get feedback from one of our Community Managers firs… Continue reading

 

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