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Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Celeste’ review

Indie Game Spotlight: ‘Celeste’ review

“Celeste” was nominated for “Original Light Mix Score, New IP” at the National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers Awards. (Photo courtesy of Matt Makes Games) Brendan Jacques Connector Staff “Celeste” is a single-player 2-D platformer created by Matt Makes Games Inc., an indie developer best known for the competitive 2-D brawler “TowerFall.” Players take

Theatre Arts Program to debut ‘P.O.V.’ on April 18

“P.O.V.” development ensemble outlining and assembling content for the show. (Photo courtesy of UMass Lowell Theater Arts Department) Conrad Solomon Connector Contributor UMass Lowell’s Theatre Arts Program is putting the finishing touches on its production of a devised piece, “P.O.V.” in preparation for its debut on April 18. David E. Shane, former associate artistic director

‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ is sinfully awful

“God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness” has grossed $4.9 million at the box office as of April 8. (Photo courtesy of Pure Flix Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness” is the best movie to come out of the “God’s Not Dead” film trilogy, and that is not

‘Kirby: Star Allies’ takes one to the stars

Characters from past games such as Animal Friends and Marx are offered as free downloadable content (Photo courtesy of Nintendo). Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff Anyone can unwind with a Kirby game in front of them. Released on the Nintendo Switch on March 16, “Kirby: Star Allies” follows the long-standing premise of a cute, pink blob

‘Tomb Raider’ deserves to raid one’s free time

Adrian Askarieh has stated that there could potentially be a video game based cinematic universe including titles such as “Tomb Raider” and “Hitman” (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures). Owen Johnson Connector Editor It would have been impossible even a month ago to imagine that a movie based on video game would be one of

‘Now Only’ continues the examination of human finitude

The track “Tintin in Tibet” is a reference to volume 20 of the Belgian comic “The Adventures of Tintin” (Photo courtesy of  P.W. Elverum & Sun). Patrick Connell Connector Staff Last year, singer-songwriter Phil Elverum released an album titled “A Crow Looked at Me” while working under the artist name of Mount Eerie. The album was

‘Jessica Jones’ season two starts slow but ends strong

The second season was first ordered in January of 2016 (Photo courtesy of Netflix). Brendan Jacques Connector Staff Out of the six full seasons of television that ultimately made up phase one of Netflix’s lucrative Marvel TV universe, the first season of “Jessica Jones” was undoubtedly the standout. With its choice to embrace the trappings

Top five best television show intro songs

The “Game of Thrones” theme was composed by Ramin Djawadi (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Television). Taylor Carito Connector Editor Choosing a theme song is a small but imperative part to creating a successful television show, and the most successful shows tend to have a hook or some way to get their audience to stay

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