Christian Bale has been the master of disguise throughout his long tenure in the film industry. The actor is known in Hollywood as a contortionist for the way that he physically transforms for a role, as much as mentally. He takes method acting to a whole new level in the ways that he transforms for a role. Bale doesn’t shy away from taking roles that are difficult to fully encapsulate. Many of the roles he’s taken on have been challenges to other actors, so much so that they wouldn’t even attempt to take on the roles. Bale hasn’t stepped away from a challenge to date, even at the cost of his career aspirations. He puts his heart into a role, even at the expense of his body and career.
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Freddie Gibbs’ new album “$oul $old $eparately” is a new take on Gibbs’ sound that moves him closer to the mainstream. The album comes two years after Gibbs’ last release, “Alfredo.” Gibbs shines vocally on this project, something that isn’t new to his discography. Gibbs is a talented lyrical performer, so it isn’t any surprise that this album features impressive lyricism.
It has been nearly three years since Alex G released his last project, "House of Sugar." Although well put-together and thought out, his album fell through the cracks and not much was said about it. This was unfortunate, simply because the artist put so much effort into "House of Sugar."
The wonderful hit horror movie from A24 just got an addition to its storyline with this disturbing, yet grand prequel. “X” was a great introduction to the lives of the world that surrounds the horror within it. It’s obvious that the introduction was necessary, as the prequel perfectly displays the mania that started it all.
The semester is starting to become more difficult as classes require more and more work to be done on a regular basis. Sometimes, it’s hard to make sure that you are being proficient in your study habits and setting yourself up for success. At the center of any good study schedule is understanding what works for you.
At the beginning of every fall, it’s imperative to find music that makes you embody the turning of a new season. No option is better than Rayland Baxter. The indie/folk solo act has recently been getting lots of attention as he continues on his most recent tour and for very good reason.
Eating on campus can be frustrating, with the minimal options outside the dining hall that you can eat at, especially if you're on a constricting meal plan or don’t have Bobcat cash. There are options on campus that are commonly unknown, making them the best way to switch up what you eat on campus. If you’re not new to campus, still, several of these options could be new to you.
Do you need another reason to go to the movies this year? Well, now is the perfect time to see a movie at The Athena Cinema or Athena Grand. Some of the year's most exciting movies are coming out right now, so it's the best time to bring out your inner movie geek and see some spectacular films.
Something that is consistent for any student in any year in college is a general feeling of anxiety when it comes to starting classes. The important thing to remember is you are not alone. Not only are you not alone in the way you feel, but you are not alone in your struggle. There are so many options for help on campus and so many people who want to help you in the many facets of college life.
It’s the start of a new semester. Whether you’re starting college for the very first time or you’ve been here before, every year seems to bring new feelings of anxiety. The newness of college is what keeps every student going. Those feelings are natural and expected. Every person experiences change in their lives and with it comes sadness and feelings of distress. Starting a new chapter of your life also creates freshness and newness. There is so much good that comes about from change and it’s only natural. With that in mind, here are a few albums that reflect those feelings perfectly.
Spring is finally here, and many students are taking advantage of the warm weather to be outside, hang out with friends and so much more. In order to welcome the warm weather, and both the blooming and the rain, it’s essential to have music that is fitting for the season. Here’s a list of albums that are great additions to your playlists and can serve as great music for lying around outside and enjoying nice weather.
Last week, rapper Saba gave a talk at Ohio University’s Music Industry Summit. This appearance preceded his 2022 U.S. Tour, where he is set to grow his listener base by significant margins. There is no other artist that deserves the spotlight more right now than this Chicago-based rapper. Saba has changed in his messages, but his music has stayed consistent through all of his previous albums.
Michelle Zauner and her band, Japanese Breakfast, have recently been in the spotlight as the music world returns to a more normal life. Japanese Breakfast was nominated for two Grammys this year. One was a new artist nomination, the other a best album nomination for its album, Jubilee.
When the temperature rises to 70 degrees out of nowhere, it’s impossible to not want to relax outside for the entire day. Class schedules are tough and burnout is real, but there’s nothing a nice relaxing day outside can’t fix. As such, it’s important to have a repertoire of fun ideas for ways to spend your time soaking in the sun and feeling the breeze.
Paul Dano is one of the most interesting actors in mainstream films. His talent is unmatched and he delivers in every role he has been cast in. Dano is a very versatile and profound actor. He gives himself to every role, portraying every character with a certain touch of his own. Dano truthfully understands the craft of telling a story through the characters he plays, and it’s evident that throughout his career he’s mastered the craft. Dano is making buzz for his most recent role in The Batman as The Riddler. He has so many other good roles that are so much more profound and hit so much harder. It’s only right that there be a ranking of the best ones.
Robert Pattinson is a relatively young actor compared to his peers who have been in the film industry for as long as he’s been alive. That’s not to say that he hasn’t had substantial roles in his career. He’s had many notable roles that have shaped pop culture in so many ways. Starring in Harry Potter as Cedric Digory, or Twilight as Edward Cullen, Pattinson has had a range of major roles throughout his career.
On March 11, British indie artist Rex Orange County (Alexander James O’Connor) released his newest album Who Cares? In his latest installment, Rex replaces his dreamy guitar loops with string and orchestra sections, thanks to the help from Benny Sings, another artist who has influenced Rex’s career throughout the years. The album doesn’t stray that far from the norm, but there is a definite change in sound compared to other albums in Rex’s discography.
Alt/indie group Big Thief released their latest album Dragon New Mountain I Believe In You on Feb. 11. A mix of indie, rock and pop sounds, this album is a warm and endearing project that centers on a theme of blissfulness.
The Oscars have been the main stage for films of different genres and variations to achieve acclamation for hundreds of years. Often, the public tends to voice its complaints or approval fairly loudly whenever the award show comes around and it’s no wonder why. The Oscars have been at the forefront of so many snubs and all around bad decision making when it comes to which films ultimately come out on top. With that said, here are the nominations that may cause you to scratch your head.
It’s no secret that Valentine’s Day can be unlikeable for many people. If you aren’t in a relationship, it seems as if the holiday is pointless. On the other hand, a lot of people enjoy the celebration of love and the feelings it evokes. The consensus is certainly up in the air. Rom-coms can be cheesy and overplayed, but that’s not to say people don’t enjoy a good love story. With that in mind, here are some non-traditional love stories that are in better taste than the run-of-the-mill rom-com: