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Angel Olsen encompasses her musical oeuvre in ‘Phases’

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”

Same old zombies, just new scenery: Call of Duty ‘WWII’ is nothing special

Call of Duty WWII came out on Nov. 3, 2017. (Courtesy of Sledgehammer Games) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Plain and simple, “Call of Duty: WWII” is nothing new. It is a standard approach. The tried and true “Call of Duty” homage to World War II. Anyone who sunk a couple hours of their childhood into

Sleep On It’s debut album is anything but ‘Overexposed’

Formed in 2012, Sleep On It is a band based in Chicago, Illinois. (Courtesy of Equal Vision Records) Emily Toomey Connector Staff Sleep On It finally released their first studio album, “Overexposed.” Their first album is definitely a success as they stick to their traditional pop-punk roots and even have a song featuring the lead

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