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Bethesda’s ‘Skyrim’ offers robust, fun experience

Granted, “Skyrim” came out several weeks ago, but this is not the type of game you play for five hours and then render judgment. We at The Oracle are busy folks, so I wanted to refrain from talking about “Skyrim” until I played enough to give the game a fair […]

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Movies On My Mind: Hugo

“Hugo” is the work of director Martin Scorsese in his first 3-D movie experience. The film is based after the novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” The film takes place in a Paris train station where Hugo, under the guise of his drunkard uncle, keeps the clocks at the station […]

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Let’s Talk About Movies: The Muppets

It’s the last issue of the semester and, luckily, we have one of the most enjoyable films on which to end the semester. “The Muppets” stumbles a few times but the majority of the film is a lovingly, crafted, touching tribute to the original series. The story opens with brothers […]

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Let’s Tweet About Movies

@J.Edgar – Leonardo DiCaprio delivers a spellbinding performance amidst an otherwise below-average movie.  Wait until it hits rental services.  Grade: C- @JackandJill – Things worse than this movie: faminine, pestilence, plague, death, and “Bucky Larson” (though the last one only barely).  Grade: F @Immortals – Worth seeing if the only […]

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Movies on my Mind: The Rum Diary

Bringing us back to the era of the ‘50s, “The Rum Diary” centers around the misadventures of Paul Kemp (Johnny Depp), as he tries to find his own voice so he can go back to writing novels.   Getting away from the hectic lifestyle of New York,  Kemp traveks to […]

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Microsoft releases updated Halo

Believe it or not it’s been 10 years since Micro Game Studios released Halo: Combat Evolved. The genre of shooter adventures and console games have been shaped by this ever since. Last week, Halo: Combat Evolved 10th Anniversary edition came out for Xbox 360. At first I was a little […]

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Tech art community busy in November

November means that the events calendar for Tech’s department of Music and Arts becomes more packed with concerts and performances. Byron Stripling and his quartet will present a free concert in Wattenbarger Auditorium on Tuesday, Nov. 8, at 7:30 p.m. “This is a great opportunity for our students to learn […]

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‘Joe the Barbarian’ collected edition offers touching and beautiful story

Published Nov. 8 by Vertigo, “Joe the Barbarian” weaves an intriguing fantasy-based story with beautiful art into an excellent graphic novel. Our main character, Joe Manson, suffers from Type 1 Diabetes and even one missed meal sends him into a state of hypoglycemia. After coming home from school, Joe accidentally […]

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Movies On My Mind: Tower Heist

Eddie Murphy and Ben Stiller starred in the film “Tower Heist” with many other well-known actors in this reveng-esqe comedy. In this comedy/adventure flick, Josh Kovacs (Ben Stiller) is the manager of The Tower, the classiest hotel for the rich around Central Park, N.Y. Kovacs runs his hotel staff like […]

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Craft Center highlights holiday festival with sale and workshops

Advanced Tech art students will be hosting the Appalachian Center for Craft’s Annual Holiday Festival, which beginning Nov. 25-27 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Appalachian Center for Craft, a Tech satellite campus in Smithville, Tenn., has been hosting the Holiday Festival since 1986 to showcase handmade crafts by […]