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Video game podcast: title releases for new consoles

Video game podcast: title releases for new consoles

Josh Carlton

February 7, 2014

The first of a bi-weekly podcast series featuring Josh Carlton, Trevor Stamp and all things gaming. This week on the agenda is current games out on console as well as a discussion on upcoming titles for the PS4 and Xbox One. Next time the discussion will focus on news related items such as Nintendo'...

Television shows you should be watching this spring

Josh Carlton

January 31, 2014

  The new year is in full swing, which means that the fall television season is over and done with. Last year wasn’t exactly a goldmine of quality T.V., but there were some memorable moments. There were a couple of new gems (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and, uh…did I already say “Brookly...

Warm up this season with these holiday ales

Warm up this season with these holiday ales

Josh Carlton

December 5, 2013

Tis the season, yet again. While some of us are counting down the days until our last final, and others are desperately clinging on to multiple-term-paper sanity, there is one thing that is certain to bring Christmas cheer into even the blackest of coal shaped hearts: Beer. That’s right. Nothing s...

Street Swag: Fall and winter fashion tips

Street Swag: Fall and winter fashion tips

Josh Carlton

December 5, 2013

We Californians have it lucky with the fall/winter season. We can use most of our wardrobe all year long just by adding on layers. Layering is key when dressing for your day ahead. Temperatures always determine my outfit and since it changes so often, wearing an outfit with versatility is a must. The ch...

Superhero Fatigue: Overplayed heroics lack surprises

Superhero Fatigue: Overplayed heroics lack surprises

Josh Carlton

November 14, 2013

Another hyped up comic book film found its way into theaters this past weekend with the Viking sci/fi epic, “Thor: The Dark World.” The newest Marvel offering continues Thor’s story as well as the overarching Avengers plotline, and to no one’s surprise, these movies are still killing it at the box ...

Sundial staff picks some scary videogames to play this Halloween

Sundial staff picks some scary videogames to play this Halloween

Josh Carlton

October 31, 2013

Josh Carlton - A&E Editor Dead Space: Yeah, I know, we’ve seen this one before, but that’s because it’s one of the best. While some say that “Dead Space” isn’t a true survival horror game by design, I have to disagree. Sure the sequels moved away from the notion even further, but th...

FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ keeps it eerie with ‘Coven’

FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ keeps it eerie with ‘Coven’

Josh Carlton

October 24, 2013

Horror can be a tricky beast. It has the ability to scare the shit out of you one minute and bore you to pieces the next. The genre usually has one surprise hit every couple years find its way into theaters (“Paranormal Activity,” “Saw,” “Insidious,” etc.) and Hollywood will go with it until it’s completely run into the ground. Ho...

“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, but needs a stronger pulse

“The Walking Dead” returns Sunday, but needs a stronger pulse

Josh Carlton

October 9, 2013

What do you get when you mix a bunch of bitching adults, virtually only one likeable character, little to no scares and an occasional zombie or two? Disagree all you want, but the ugly truth is that AMC ratings juggernaut “The Walking Dead” is showing signs of fatigue when it should be hitting its stride. Now, before yo...

‘The East’ offers little to the spy genre

Josh Carlton

May 8, 2013

It’s not often that you see a movie about the American side of terrorism. “The East” follows an operative from a private intelligence firm, Sarah (Brit Marling), tasked with infiltrating an eco-terrorist cell headed by Benji (Alexander Skarsgard). Once inside the belly of the beast, Sarah must...

‘Room 237’ will make you never forget ‘The Shining’

Josh Carlton

May 4, 2013

If you’re not familiar with Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” I highly suggest you see it. Then see it again. Then see it one more time. For those that have watched (and enjoyed) it, forget for a second that it scared you because of its on-the-surface content, and remember all the underlying f...

‘The Place Beyond the Pines,’ is visually captivating

Josh Carlton

April 4, 2013

The spellbinding “The Place Beyond the Pines,” marks the second collaboration between actor/director duo Ryan Gosling and Derek Cianfrance. “Pines” follows up the gut-wrenching “Blue Valentine” which showcased Gosling as a more than capable leading man, and Cianfrance as a director with a visio...

‘Admission’ doesn’t meet the qualifications

Josh Carlton

March 25, 2013

I’d be hard to say that “Admission”, the new comedy/drama starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, didn’t have its moments.  While the two leads are always reliable, they can’t seem to rise above the material. There’s a good movie somewhere in here, but like a shaky applicant, the film’s GPA ...

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