‘Sing’ is zany, crowd-pleasing animated sing off

Illumination Entertainment has not-so-slowly been building its reputation as the zany alternative to the more adult-pleasing Pixar. Under the guidance of company founder and producer Chris Meledandri, Illumination’s “Sing” is a fun, funny and somewhat forgettable crowd-pleaser, matching the basic requirements for the studio famous for “Despicable Me” and “Minions.”
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Top 10 films of the year

2014 saw a wide array of films hit the theaters from the thrilling “Gone Girl” to the tasteful, poignant and guffaw-inducing “Dear White People.” Here are the top picks as selected by the arts & entertainment department at The Daily Californian.
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Overheard at the Oscars

Ellen DeGeneres is up onstage introducing the presenters for one of those awards that no one really cares about, except if they were nominated. All the A-listers in the audience start to quietly talk to one another in order to escape the snooze-fest. Over in the “Wolf of Wall Street”
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‘True Detective’ refreshes crime genre

The latest HBO crime drama “True Detective” reopens a 1995 case after a recent occult murder convinces present-day detectives that a serial killer is still on the loose. Recorded interviews with former detectives Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson) and Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), who separately recount their experiences sleuthing out the
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