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‘Logan’ exits out the ‘X-Men’ series sublimely

Owen Johnson Connector Staff When it comes to the X-Men movies, the formula seems to be that of every trilogy they do, there is one good one and two not as good ones. In the first trilogy that movie was “X2,” in the prequel trilogy it was “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and with the

Early Music Concert offers window into medieval culture

Hannah Manning Connector Editor Using modern instruments, the TellTale Crossing Ensemble gave UMass Lowell students as well as the general public a chance to be transported into Medieval Portugal with their arrangements of troubadour love songs. Held in Durgin Concert Hall on Thursday, March 2 at 8 p.m., the concert featured renditions of 12 love

Future, please don’t do this again

Future has released six studio albums since he began his musical career back in 2012. (Courtesy of A1 Recordings) Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff Nayvadius Wilburn, better known as Future, is an Atlanta, Ga. rapper, trap star, auto-tune crooner and polarizing figure – not only in modern rap, but also, in modern music. Some people

‘Drop Dead!’ blends comedy with metatheatre

Actors from “Drop Dead!” depict a scene from the comedy play. (Courtesy of Jason Ounpraseuth) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Contributor A sold-out crowd was perplexed and left with laughs after watching the murder-mystery comedy “Drop Dead!” put on by the Off-Broadway Players Friday night at UMass Lowell’s Comley-Lane Theater. “Drop Dead!” was written by Billy Van

Hamilton Leithauser brings sold out show to Cambridge

Hamilton Leithauser has released three studio albums since he began his solo career in 2014. Prior to that, Leithauser was the lead vocalist of indie rock band The Walkmen ( Christopher Romano / Connector Staff ) Christopher Romano Connector Staff On the night before a New England blizzard, over 500 people showed up for a

Underrated classics: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

“How to Train Your Dragon” is the 10th highest grossing animated franchise in history. (Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is one of those rare films that manages to transcend its predecessor in almost every area. Taking place five years after “How to Train Your Dragon,” Hiccup

Classic game spotlight: ‘Resident Evil (2002)’

Although “Resident Evil” was praised by critics upon its release, the GameCube version was considered a commercial failure due to low sales. (Courtesy of Capcom) Brendan Jacques Connector Editor Originally released back in 1996 for the original PlayStation, “Resident Evil 1” was one of the first serious attempts to bring the horror genre into the

Big Sean’s “I Decided” decided to be mediocre

“I Decided” is Big Sean’s fourth studio album since his debut in 2007. (Photo courtesy of Def Jam Recordings) Benjamin St. Pierre Connector Staff Detroit rapper Big Sean has been on the scene for a while and is one of the biggest names in modern rap music, but he hasn’t done a whole lot to

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