HST 2014 in Review: Music

This year in music seems defined not by the return of highly anticipated musicians, but instead by the breakout of some lesser-known talents.  Here are my picks for the best music of 2014.

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Film Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

Don’t get me wrong, I love The Hunger Games series. However, I equally hate books being broken down into multiple movies. So as much as it pains me to say it, it comes as little surprise that on its own, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 just doesn’t get the job done.

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Dissecting John Wick

John Wick knows exactly what it is and does what it wants pretty damn effectively.

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Film Review: The Giver

Unlike what seems like the majority of people around my age, I actually made it through school without reading The Giver. Now that I’ve seen it, I’m pretty bummed about this.

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Dissecting Guardians of the Galaxy

Zac: Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel going full space epic and James Gunn brings a sense of fun and humor that helps it stand out & above most of their cinematic universe.

Lauren: Above is a strong word.

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Film Review: Ida

Ida is a remarkable film from Pawel Pawlikowski, it’s one of the most gorgeous films you will ever see while being one of the year’s best.

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Book Review: Seconds by Bryan Lee O’Malley

Bryan Lee O’Malley’s latest novel, Seconds, is a surprising sci-fi tale that has a lot of fun with its trippy premise, but could have used a bit more character to make the most out of its sharp storytelling.

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Film Review: Boyhood

Boyhood is a brilliant idea, executed rather masterfully by director Richard Linklater.

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Film Review: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes continues on the great path set by its predecessor, but a bit more character and an original story could have taken the series to the next level.

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Dissecting 22 Jump Street: Jumping In All Over Again

22 Jump Street is every bit as good as the first film, with Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill proving to be a comedy duo that is tough to beat.

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