The Berkeley Beacon

Thursday, July 31, 2014

'Evil’ at the foreign box office

The latest box office reports indicate that the domestic cume, or cumulative audience measuring the total number that unique customers have accrued for Resident Evil: Retribution is of $39 million.

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The Banjo Project plucks at the strings

Emerson College’s visual and media arts professor Marc Fields’ documentary, Give Me the Banjo, archives the turbulent yet rich history of the stringed instrument.

Pitch Perfect was plentiful so leave your pretension

The secret no one tells you about art school is that it ruins your sense of perspective.

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Students devise 90-minute dance competition

After the five contestants perform their pieces, two will be eliminated by live text message voting.

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Heels, glitter, and Sapphira Cristal

At the end of the night sophomore visual and media arts major Darian Carpenter was crowned the winner.

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Jimmy’s pomp chameleon comedians

immy’s eclectic team of writers and performers created a kaleidoscopic medley of jokes.

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Warlords Productions explores action film

Emerson College’s student-run film production organization Warlords Productions prides itself on creating films in the genres of adventure, horror, crime, and thriller.

El Velador fails to engage

At her best, Ms. Almada paints an uncompromising portrait of the scarred and socially numb psyche of Mexico’s working class men and women who water, cut, sculpt, and maintain the cemetery.

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Cambridge’s new art space opens its doors

On Saturday, Oct. 6 the gallery held its grand opening that yielded nearly 300 enthusiasts

Anything you can hear, I can hear better

Living in a city can get exhausting.

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A city escape attracts young and old

Galvin blames video games, computers and the parental fear of “stranger danger” for handcuffing 21st century children to their couches.

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Experimenting with celluloid

The second annual International Experimental Cinema Exposition demonstrated 12 16mm short films, projected in their original formats.

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Harlan Bosmajian talks Backwards

The family-friendly sports drama follows Abigail Brooks, a thirty-year-old rower who has trained for the Olympics her whole life and has learned once again that she did not make the team.

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Dear Mandela fights for South Africa

he documentary follows Mazwi, a South African who is the youth leader for Abahladi base Mjondolo, a protest organization formed to fight The Slums Act. Mazwi, along with the documentary’s co-director Dara Kell, took questions from the audience after the viewing.

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“Exceptional” EP combines black and white

Onofrio found the stimulus for her sporadic tones and beats in the minimalistic music of Philip Glass, hip hop, and heavy electronic.