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Grande’s surprise single, ‘Thank U, Next,’ tells story of heartbreak, self-love

Cesar Bautista, Contributing Writer

November 15, 2018

Filed under Features

Ariana Grande has reminded the world of what she is capable of — releasing a pop song that breaks all barriers. Just 30 minutes before the Nov. 3 Saturday Night Live episode, Grande surprise-dropped  “Thank U, Next” on ...

‘Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ an unfortunate twist on classic tale

Olivia Blakeslee, Sports Editor

November 15, 2018

Filed under Features

It seems some stories are harder to tell than others — harder to update, anyway. “Some locks are harder than others,” Drosselmeyer tells protagonist Klara in the most recent adaptation of “The Nutcracker” — Lasse H...

‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ rocks in unexpected way

Alana Sabol, Contributing Writer

November 8, 2018

Filed under Features

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is for the people who only know “We Will Rock You,” and for the die-hard Queen fans too, it’s an enjoyable film regardless of familiarity with the band or not (or for fans of Rami Malek). Though it l...

‘White Boy Rick’: Why tell the story?

Dominic Bell, Contributing Writer

September 27, 2018

Filed under Features

This past weekend, moviegoers may have been torn between “White Boy Rick,” the story of a teenage FBI informant-turned-drug ‘kingpin,’ and the “Jennifer Garner-meets-John-Rambo” travesty that is “Peppermint.” If they...

‘A Simple Favor’ tackles dark comedy in suburban setting

Marley Parish, Editor-in-Chief

September 20, 2018

Filed under Features

Hell hath no fury like a woman trapped in suburbia. Directed by Paul Feig, “A Simple Favor,” tells the story of Stephanie Smothers (Anna Kendrick) and Emily Nelson (Blake Lively) — two mothers of elementary schoolers, ...

Berry film poetically documents industrialization of agriculture

Kylie Wirebach, Contributing Writer

March 1, 2018

Filed under Science

The Foundation for Sustainable Forests, in partnership with the French Creek Valley Conservancy and Allegheny College, hosted its first installment of this year’s “Our Woods & Waters Film Series” at 7 p.m. on Friday,...

‘Coming Home’ transcends cultural, language barriers

Olivia Blakeslee, Junior Science/International Editor

February 22, 2018

Filed under International

The 2014 Chinese drama “Coming Home” proves love, family and loss transcend cultural differences. Screened Feb. 14 at the Movies at Meadville as the third installment in the annual International Film Festival, “Coming Hom...

Another poor summer for the box office

Shane Ostrom, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

I recently watched “Spider-Man: Homecoming” in theatres, and I was less than impressed with it. My discord does not stem from the acting, visuals or even the story; rather, it stems from the commercialization of movies which...

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