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The Johnson Journal: Made in America

  For attentive fans of rap and hip-hop, this past week offered some unexpected and cryptic excitement.   One of rap’s most prolific artists took to social media to air out his dirty laundry. Rapper Lil Wayne of Cash Money Records fired off a string of tweets aimed at his record label. Lil Wayne’s tweets…

The Carroll News talks with director of new film, ‘The Judge’

  The Carroll News: What kind of pressure is there on you as a director working for Warner Bros., which usually does such large platforms, without any ties to anything more?   David Dobkins: You’re campaigning so hard for a movie to be made but you forget about all the rest for a little bit. This…

The Interview Corner: ‘Bad Words’

  “Bad Words” is a comedy about a middle-aged, middle school dropout who enters the National Quill Spelling Bee. Carroll News: How do you feel directing is different than acting as an artistic outlook?   Jason Bateman: With acting you’re trying to convince people you’re someone else and with directing you’re trying to create a…

Deadly drug sweeps music festivals

The glitz and glamor of the MTV Video Music Awards captivates many people in today’s society. With the presence of highly reputed and idolized musicians, the presentation of coveted awards and the promise of onstage performances by some of the industry’s top talent, the VMAs are quite a spectacle. However, amidst all of the pomp…

‘The Kings of Summer’ Director/Producer Interviews

The Carroll News Asst. Editor Mitch Quataert sat down with director, Jordan Vogt-Roberts, and Cleveland-native producer, Tyler Davidson, to discuss CBS Films ‘The Kings of Summer’. The film hits theaters June 7th. Director: Jordan Vogt-Roberts   Why Cleveland, simply because of Tyler [Davidson]?   That was a lot of it. A lot of it was…

Director Rian Johnson of the new Sony film ‘Looper’ sits down with The CN

The Carroll News: “Brick” was filmed on a much lower budget than “Looper.” What do you think of writing and directing a film this large, and would you want to get back to independent films, where you once wanted to stay? Rian Johnson: It’s interesting because, [with] “Looper,” we didn’t make it with Sony –…

Groups and bare feet hit the ground running

To many, running is a sport that is too hard to take up. Many people who start running begin at a younger age and continue recreationally as they grow older. As people grow older, running doesn’t seem to fit into their schedules conveniently, and they don’t know the techniques to begin running the right way.…

OurView: Road trip

On the last day of finals, May 11, I will be embarking on a journey that is known to be one of the greatest college traditions:  taking a road trip. I have been planning this voyage across this beautiful country of ours to Los Angeles for some time now, and in the process I have…

Jason Segel and Mark Duplass chat with CN

                                  Jason Segel and Mark Duplass open up about their experiences on set and lives in the entertainment industry. The duo play brothers who lead very different lives, yet end up needing each other as controversy arises.    …

Local actor stars in ‘Project X’

Oliver Cooper, from Sylvania Township, a suburb of Toledo, Ohio, stars in his first lead role in the film “Project X,” a new flick from the makers of “The Hangover” about a high school party that gets way out of control. Cooper, a young actor in his early 20s, graduated from Northview High School in…

Van Halen is not too old to rock

After leaving a bad taste in the mouth of thousands of fans with cancelled shows in Australia last August, the Hall of Fame band, Van Halen, has finally put an end to all of the rumors of a new album by releasing the first single. Released in early January, “Tattoo” is the first single released…

John Carroll students share their New Year’s resolutions

It’s almost that time of the year again where people make promises to themselves that they rarely keep: New Year’s resolutions. With the movie “New Years Eve,” starring Zac Efron, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert De Niro and Halle Berry, coming out this holiday season, The Carroll News asked JCU students what their resolutions are. Email…

The third time is the charm with Harold and Kumar

Harold and Kumar are back and better than ever in their third movie of the Harold and Kumar series. John Cho and Kal Penn deliver another “stoner classic,” only this time it’ll be Christmas style and 3D. Taking place six years after the last movie ended, Harold and Kumar have moved on from each other…

Kal Penn opens up about his acting and politics

From Kumar, to “House,” to the White House, Kal Penn has led an interesting career. The Carroll News got to catch up with him and talk about his return to the popular “Harold and Kumar” series. The Carroll News: Christmas is a time of expressing love and joy, how do you think a Harold and…

Cleveland goes under the sea

Cleveland’s new catch has the community buzzing. The historic Powerhouse building on the West Bank of the Flats in downtown Cleveland went through a $33 million transformation to become the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Originally set to open this month, the date has now been pushed back to December. “We made design improvements, especially around the…

‘Footloose’ remake dances its way into the 21st century

A lot of negative buzz has been out about the remaking of a classic film like “Footloose;” however, director Craig Brewer has recreated a film that audiences will love almost as much as the original. Keeping a very similar story line, the new version is easier to follow and more heartfelt, drawing the audience in.…

Seven workout mistakes women don’t know they’re making

It takes a lot of determination to get up from the couch go to the gym. However, just making it to the gym doesn’t always mean the workouts are being done correctly. Cosmopolitan magazine recently did a feature on seven mistakes women often make at the gym without even realizing it, which can diminish the…

Myxx up the weekend

Cleveland Heights’ recent renovation on Cedar Road has become a quiet sensation that if people aren’t already talking about, they certainly will be after they have their first experience at Myxx. What used to be Jillian’s Billiards Club in the Cedar-Fairmount area has undergone a substantial transformation to become a 9,600- square-foot up-and-coming restaurant and…