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Underrated classics: A ‘Room’ full of strange joy

Underrated classics: A ‘Room’ full of strange joy

“The Room” was filmed with a budget of $6 million. Director Tommy Wiseau insists that he funded the film entirely by importing and selling Korean leather jackets. (Courtesy of Wiseau Films) Amanda McCarthy Connector Contributor These days, it seems no discussion of “so bad it’s good” films is complete without mentioning 2003’s “The Room.” It

Underrated classics: ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’

“Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” was the second film directed by George Miller. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Before “Mad Max: Fury Road” came out in the summer of 2015, the unequivocal best film in the film series was “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” and it is still close

‘Nioh’ brings the Samurai Spirit to PS4

“Nioh” began development in 2004 and was originally an adaption of “Oni,” an unfinished film script written by legendary Japanese filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. (Courtesy of Koei Tecmo) Abram Spinney Connector Contributor The year 2017 is looking to become a festive year in the world of gaming with an upcoming string of big titles such as

String Project performs in annual showcase

The String Project’s performance highlighted its 15th anniversary. (Tim Clark/Connector) Tim Clark Connector Staff UMass Lowell’s String Project celebrated their 15th anniversary Tuesday at Durgin Hall with their annual spring showcase. The event, presented as the “Spring Project Fiesta,” paid tribute to the festive music of Mexico, Central and South America, and Spain. The String

‘Rise’ delivers the downside of the DAPL

As of April 4, the Dakota Access Pipeline has been completed and is ready for operation. (Courtesy of Viceland) Katrina Desrosiers Connector Editor Though the mainstream media coverage about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has slowed and construction has begun, Native American residents are still fighting to protect their sacred land. To draw attention back

Phil Elverurm tackles wife’s death on new Mount Eerie album

Every track in “A Crow Looked at Me” was written by Phil Elverum. (Photo courtesy of Mount Eerie) Christopher Romano Connector Staff In 2015 Phil Elverum and Geneviève Castrée had a child. In that same year, Castrée was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. A year and a half after her original diagnosis, she died of cancer.

Ed Sheeran keeps to winning formula with ‘Divide’

“Divide” debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 upon it’s release. (Photo courtesy of Asylum Records) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff The red-headed, mid-twenties music icon with the humble, awkward persona and English roots had been dodging the public eye for over a year after taking a social media hiatus. An off blue square

‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ indicates Ubisoft is back in form

“Ghost Recon: Wildlands” is the first major entry in the “Ghost Recon” series since 2012’s “Ghost Recon: Future Soldier.” (Photo Courtesy of Ubisoft) Andrew Sciascia Connector Staff When the beta dropped for the newest installment of the “Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon,” longtime fans of Clancy games and the tactical shooter genre were floored. With last

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