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Summer under the Stars: What our love for “The Fault in Our Stars” says about us

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When it comes to of-the-moment teen book series, I’m certainly a connoisseur. I eased through the Harry Potter stories, devoured the Hunger Games trilogy and – yes, sad to say – even gave the Twilight saga a spin back in the day.

Why we dislike Shia LaBeouf

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Shia LaBeouf is at it again. Seen the latest headline? The actor was ejected from a Broadway performance of “Cabaret” and promptly arrested for disorderly conduct. His crimes were worse than peering down his phone at Snapchat during the show, too. Apparently, the actor was caught smoking, yelling out vulgarities and – well, let’s face it – just being an ass.

Concert Review: “Bruno Mars – The Moonshine Jungle Tour” 2014 Leg

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*The following reviews were gathered from Bruno Mars’ performance at the FedEx Forum on June 6, 2014. He’s currently traveling the United States for the second leg of his Moonshine Jungle Tour.* Alex Beene: I never saw Michael Jackson live in concert. Sad, I know. Thanks to MJ’s weird obsession with staying off the road in later years and blowing millions in Vegas on junk that now occupies dusty space in the attic of Neverland Ranch, my knowledge of the former …

Film Review: “Maleficent”

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In the ever-growing list of rogues from Disney’s animated film canon, perhaps no other villain holds the same status as Maleficent. Primarily due to her awe-inspiring appearance, the antagonist of 1959’s “Sleeping Beauty” has been a constant staple of darkness for the studio’s character line-up over the last few decades.

Roundtable: What is the Best Disney Song Ever?

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Alex Beene: Disney’s latest animated feature is one of their biggest hits ever. “Frozen” has made more than $1 billion worldwide, has merchandise selling out in stores nationwide and has kids lining – and parents paying – up to get in on the fun (the wait to see the “Frozen” princesses at Disney World runs an average of two hours!).

Film Review – “Neighbors”

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“Neighbors” has been a bit of an enigma heading into release. When the promotion of a film is centered on Zac Efron taking his shirt off in multiple media appearances, your expectations for high quality may be watered down a tad. And given the fact Seth Rogen’s cinematic record is spotty at best, it’s fair to see why there would be a healthy dose of skepticism for his latest outing.