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“Gemini” has a promising opening scene, but then delves into issues with plot and tone.
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SXSW reviews: Aaron Katz's 'Gemini' wades into a sea of clichés

Takes on modern noir are so prevalent this decade that the entire genre is borderline rote. Masterfully done projects such as the TV version of “Fargo,” “Gone Baby Gone” and “Gone Girl” combine a sense of formal classicism, pulpy material and an attention to character detail that elevate themselves from a morass of lesser entities.


Picture This is an alternative rock band from the small town of Athy, Ireland.
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SXSW 2017: An interview with Picture This

Picture This is an alternative rock band from the small town of Athy, Ireland. The duo, composed of guitarist-vocalist Ryan Hennessy and drummer Jimmy Rainsford, formed in 2015 and soon skyrocketed to international success and a major label deal with Republic Records.


Ed Sheeran's "÷" is both boring and long, making a poor return to pop for the singer. 
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Recess reviews: Ed Sheeran's '÷'

Last week, Stereogum published an article that declared, "Ed Sheeran is the king of pop." There must have been some mistake; surely, the fair people at Stereogum weren’t discounting better, more entertaining male pop stars like The Weeknd or Bruno Mars.


Chubby's may beat Cosmic in terms of quality, but Cosmic is comforting after a long night out. 
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​Cosmic vs. Chubby’s: Battle on Ninth Street

For many Duke students, Ninth Street is an off-campus haven. Home to Harris Teeter, various apartment complexes and popular restaurants such as Burger Bach and Happy + Hale, it’s a thriving mecca of food and commerce conveniently situated right at the nexus between East and West Campus.


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Going solo

On Dec. 19, 2016, Camila Cabello left Fifth Harmony. The world was, as the kids are saying, “shook” by the news.


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