‘Malignant’ movie is a mediocre mess

‘Malignant’ movie is a mediocre mess

Overused tropes, bad script create film that waffles between intense and campy

While there are well-written horror movies and comical horror movies, “Malignant” was a mediocre mash of overused tropes combined with a laughable script. After being beaten by her husband, Madison Mitchell (Annabelle Wallis) struggles with visions that incapacitate her, forcing her to witness gruesome murders committed by a dark force...

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$5 for 5 hours: SNKRX

$5 for 5 hours: SNKRX

In essence, video games are just moving pixels on a screen given meaning by game developers. And while SNKRX is basically just a modified Snake game, it’s one of the most entertaining collections of polygons in recent memory. There are two ways to describe SNKRX’s premise. The simple way is...

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Music, mythology and Madonna

Music, mythology and Madonna

Local artist Armando Sebastian discusses his eclectic sources of inspiration

Touting an impressive three solo exhibitions this year alone, Dallas-based visual artist Armando Sebastian is dominating the DFW art scene. Sebastian’s work captures a dense collection of inspiration, from Mexican folk art to Madonna, in unique and engaging portraits. “Serenade,” Sebastian’s current exhibition at Cluley Projects, features the artist experimenting...

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$5 for 5 Hours: Musynx

$5 for 5 Hours: Musynx

Cheap rhythm game can’t compare to free alternatives

Can you feel the beat? Even if you can, it might not help you play this rhythm game. Musynx is a rhythm game for $3.99 that is similar to all of the rhythm games that came before it: difficult and containing high-speed charts and almost midi-accurate mappings of notes to...

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Novel takes readers to new depths

Novel takes readers to new depths

“On Such a Full Sea” is a uniquely realistic dystopian tale that will stick with readers far beyond cover’s close

“It is known where we come from, but no one much cares about things like that anymore.” Thus begins celebrated author Chang-Rae Lee’s dive into a dystopian future that honestly comes a little too close for comfort. Calling it dystopian prepares you for Hunger Games-level spectacle, Orwellian repression or Gilead-like...

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What’s what: this month’s local art highlights

What’s what: this month’s local art highlights

Collections from both seasoned and emerging talent offer something for every taste

As this semester eases into its monotonous groove, it’s time for Comets to get cultured. How else are you going to sound smart in that art elective you enrolled in for core credit? Peruse the finest DFW art selections with this curated guide: 1. Armando Sebastian “Serenade” A standout of...

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$5 for 5 hours

$5 for 5 hours

"Rusted Warfare" is a cheap RTS that controls like butter

“Rusted Warfare” is one of the few real time strategies (RTS)’s that can be confidently played “head empty.” Its basic premise is as simple as an RTS can get, but the depth of play is still engaging enough to play for hours on end. “Rusted Warfare” is a sci-fi RTS...

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Art Review: Ephemera(lity)

Art Review: Ephemera(lity)

Eli Ruhala and Tad Greenlaw search for lost time at Ro2 Art

Reading the press release for Eli Ruhala and Tad Greenwald’s partner show, “Ephemera(lity),”a stark déjà vu set in. The purple descriptions of “transitory moments” and “human experience” seemed to be plucked straight from my freshman year lit major mind. They’re the academic’s version of magazine collage ransom notes: hodge-podge and...

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“Hopefully I did help make a change”

“Hopefully I did help make a change”

Comet decodes U.S. college admissions for other international students

For most freshmen at UTD, the beginning of their college journeys probably entails something like a road trip from halfway across the country, a chaotic day moving into a residence hall or the still-mandatory first day of school picture as they leave the house for a day of classes on...

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Cafe Review

Cafe Review

A glimpse into La Casita’s Bakeshop

Opening the doors to La Casita Bakeshop, a gentle aroma of freshly baked delicacies and warm smiles greet visitors as they peruse through the shop. Only open on the weekends, La Casita is run by Marisca Tresco and Alex Henderson in an old plaza located off of Arapaho and Custer....

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