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

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"Sing" | Illumination Entertainment
Grade: B-

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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The divine comedy

Ladies and gentlemen, I’m an atheist. I’m a total cliché of what the media makes the typical (moderately) liberal youngster out to be. My Sunday rituals consist of watching new episodes of “The Simpsons” and catching up on the previous week’s “Conan.” No church or bedtime prayers for me. I’ve
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In the defense of ‘Family Guy’

I recently felt the room go cold when I told a few uber-liberal colleagues that I was bingeing “American Dad!” I suspect there’d have been an on-the-spot political demonstration from them had I chosen to binge “Family Guy” instead. “American Dad!” really is the superior series — its satire is
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Oppression at the Oscars

The Academy Awards amounted to a shocking display of sexism

“Oppressive language does more than represent violence; it is violence.” ­— Toni Morrison I choose to surround myself with people who respect womyn. When people make fun of me, I’m used to the subject being my hapless actions or my affinity for stuffed bears, not my gender. Imagine my shock
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Six lessons to learn from this year’s Oscars

The Clog was procrastinating Sunday night, watching the Oscars live feed. While some may argue that the Oscars lacks relevancy and is merely a parade of overpaid celebrities taking part in an antiquated and self-congratulatory ceremony … we couldn’t help but realize how many Berkeley life lessons could be taken
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