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‘Super Mario 64’ is still a shining star

‘Super Mario 64’ is still a shining star

“Super Mario 64” was first released in the US on Sept. 29, 1996. (Courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley Connector Staff If a person were to search “Super Mario Speedrun” on their YouTube browser, the first result will be a 120 star speedrun by gamer Siglemic. The second result is an any-percentage speedrun done in close

‘Justice League’ movie does not do the league justice

Director Zach Snyder stepped away from the movie in May 2017, following the death of his daughter. Joss Whedon took over to finish the film. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What do Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin” and Halle Berry’s “Catwoman” have in common? There are two answers to this. One:

Angel Olsen encompasses her musical oeuvre in ‘Phases’

“Phases” is Angel Olsen’s first compilation album as a solo artist. (Courtesy of Jagjaguar) Patrick Connell Connector Staff Last autumn, indie-folk rocker Angel Olsen released her sophomore album “My Woman” to widespread critical acclaim, and as a result, she garnered a much wider fan base. Though it has been considered very good, the album had

Indie game spotlight: Welcome to Va-11 Hall-A

“Va-11 Hall-A” is the first game developed by Sukeban Games. (Courtesy of Sukeban Games) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Va-11 Hall-A” captures audience’s hearts and refuses to let go. Released on Steam back in June 2016, “Va-11 Hall-A” is a visual novel/simulator where the player gets to play as a bartender. The story is set in

Hail The Sun’s ‘Secret Wars’ should not be a secret

Hail the Sun first formed in 2009. (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records) Emily Toomey Connector Editor Hail The Sun just released a surprise five track EP titled “Secret Wars,” and it is no surprise that the best things in life are kept a secret. Their latest release is definitely their best to date, as they

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is mysteriously good

“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor In a surprising turn of events, a movie that is a remake and was relying on its big-name stars to get people into the theaters was better than it

Choose ‘Monster Hunter: Generations’ and hunt no more

Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff “Monster Hunter: Generations” is a celebration of all its predecessors. Released in the U.S. on July 15, 2016, “Generations” is the eighth localized installment of the “Monster Hunter” series. “Monster Hunter” is exactly what it says on the tin: players hunt monsters. Armed with nothing but their wits and some bottom-feeder

‘Jigsaw’ is a puzzle not worth solving

As of Nov. 12, “Jigsaw” has made $64 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million. (Courtesy of Lionsgate) Eric Smith Connector Contributor After “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter,” the production companies Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate decided to bring back the franchise despite the last film being titled “The Final Chapter.” Like every other “Saw”

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