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Series explores societal divides

Brad Baronner, Contributing Writer

October 13, 2016

Ever hear someone talk about “The Wire” like it is a high-level sociology class? I have. I have probably done it myself too. Part of what makes the show resonate is the way it fosters a conversation. One season is about blue...

Taylor turns best-seller into a trainwreck of a film

Marley Parish, Features editor

October 13, 2016

Director Tate Taylor’s movie adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” is like a train wreck where audiences are uncomfortable but cannot bring themselves to look away from the mess of a film. The thriller was released in t...

Documentary recaps Amanda Knox trial

Marley Parish, Features editor

October 13, 2016

Almost nine years since the murder of Meredith Kercher, a 22-year-old woman who was found dead in her apartment in Perugia, Italy, Netflix revisits the case in an original documentary called “Amanda Knox,” made by filmmakers...

Jones loses her spunk

Sydney Fernandez, Contributing Writer

September 29, 2016

The beloved Bridget Jones has returned  to the screen in the third installment of the Bridget Jones franchise, “Bridget Jones’s Baby.” Don’t get too excited  because the endearing spirit of the other films did not tra...

Young Thug’s ongoing, mesmerizing evolution

Brad Baronner, Contributing Writer

September 15, 2016

If you don’t quite get Young Thug, everything surrounding the release of his new mixtape, “No, My Name is Jeffery,” probably feels excessive. He’s changed his name to Jeffery, his birth name, for a week, he’s wearin...

Duffer duo dazzles Netflix

Marley Parish, Features editor

September 15, 2016

Matt and Ross Duffer’s eight-episode-long science fiction drama, “Stranger Things,” is taking Netflix by storm. Set in a small town in Indiana, the Duffer brothers bring the 1980s back to life with Dungeons & Dragons...

Pokémon no

Tyler Stigall, Science/International Editor

September 15, 2016

I was standing on a platform, waiting for a train to come and take me into the heart of Washington, D.C., when I received the text from my friend. “Plenty of Magikarp down by the waterfront,” he said. That was the first I h...

It’s not romantic; it’s racist

Alex Weidenhof, Junior Editor

April 28, 2016

Although it is the basis for Disney’s Splash Mountain and its song “Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” won an Academy Award and is a household song, Disney would rather we forget about its 1946 live-action/animated movie “Song of the South....

This movie was so bad we reviewed it twice

Taylor Samuel, Staff Writer

April 27, 2016

Here’s one of the major issues with the movie: both Ben Affleck, who plays Batman, and Henry Cavill, who plays Superman, are atrocious. While Cavill can physically pull off being both Superman and Clark Kent, moving back an...

Action film turns out to be nothing more than an action film

Taylor Samuel, Contributing Writer

April 21, 2016

Kevin Costner gets downright nasty in “Criminal,” a quasi sci-fi action thriller with a big name cast and straight-to-video execution. Some of the plot elements are laughable and nonsensical. But there’s entertainment val...

SET’s mini play series: a triple threat

Logan Battin, Contributing Writer

April 14, 2016

Student Experimental Theater hosted a series of mini plays on Friday, April 8. Five plays, all written, acted out and directed by students ran consecutively beginning at 8 p.m. in the Arter Little Theatre. The first performanc...

Sequel gets bigger, fatter and more disappointing

Marley Parish, Junior Editor

April 14, 2016

Opa! In Nia Vardalos’s movie, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” our favorite Greek family has returned to the big screen and they are the same as they were in the first movie, only bigger and fatter. “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” is l...

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