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“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

“Red Sparrow” severely disappoints

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018

“Red Sparrow,” how I do dislike thee. Let me count the ways. You take ambitious leaps and for that I cannot fault you, but my gosh do you fall short of whatever you aimed for. The movie (based on a book of the same name by former CIA agent Jason Matthews), directed by Frances Lawrence (“Hunger Ga...

The case for in-theater viewing of “Annihilation”

The case for in-theater viewing of “Annihilation”

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018

The United States is one of the three markets, the others being China and Canada, that actually gets the opportunity to see “Annihilation” in theaters. Paramount chickened out on the film and sold it to Netflix to save some face, so the rest of the world will get the film 17 days after its theatric...

Teen love with a twist shines in “Every Day”

Teen love with a twist shines in “Every Day”

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 26, 2018

Some days you might wake up and wish you were someone else. Perhaps you wish you were more successful, more intelligent or just plain different. Maybe you even wish you woke up as who you truly see yourself as rather than what others see. What would happen if that wish actually came true? That exact quandary ...

“Early Man”: Underdog tale revives classic animation style

“Early Man”: Underdog tale revives classic animation style

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 19, 2018

Gone are the glory days of “Chicken Run,” “Wallace and Gromit” or “Flushed Away,” by Aardman Animation studios.  While the studio continues to have success in its home country of England, generally raking in lots of money and positive reviews, the studio has seen a continual decline in inco...

Rom-Com Recommendations

Rom-Com Recommendations

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 12, 2018

Romantic comedies are the backbone of our entertainment industry. They are repetitive and formulaic, yet the top-grossing films in the genre have still managed to bring in $3.7 billion in ticket sales globally, according to Forbes. Unfortunately, the rom-com world is also almost always about two str...

“Call Me By Your Name” and LGBTQ+ representation

“Call Me By Your Name” and LGBTQ+ representation

Isabella Brock, Contributing Writer

February 5, 2018

“Call Me By Your Name” was released earlier this January after months of anticipation from audiences.  The film is based on the acclaimed 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman, about a 17-year-old boy living in Italy who falls in love with an older male graduate student who has come to stay...

“The Shape of Water ” rebels against Oscars tradition

“The Shape of Water ” rebels against Oscars tradition

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

Sometimes, while diving through the sea of drawn-out dramas and complicated character studies that generally make up the Oscar nominations, you find a pearl that shines brighter than the rest.  Particularly for someone who is not a fan of those genres, Guillermo del Toro’s “The Shape of Water” ...

“Darkest Hour” showcases Oldman’s talent

“Darkest Hour” showcases Oldman’s talent

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

February 5, 2018

“Darkest Hour” shares similarities with 2013 Best Picture nominee, “Lincoln;” in that it takes a well-known historical figure, in this case Winston Churchill, and gives a focused look at what the film sees as the most momentous few days of the figures life. In “Lincoln” it was Honest Abe’...

What’s FRESH on ABC

What’s FRESH on ABC

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

The Good Doctor We live in a time where the concept of a medical-drama is by no means new. However, "The Good Doctor" stands apart from the bunch as the main protagonist, surgical resident Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore) has both severe autism and savant syndrome, a condition that makes him highly intellige...

“The Chi” a love letter to the South Side

“The Chi” a love letter to the South Side

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

“The Chi” depicts life on the South Side of Chicago as a tragic event intertwines the lives of the main characters. The show airs on Showtime on Saturdays at 10:30 p.m. and follows an ensemble cast as they live every different lives that are connected in some way. In the premiere episode, nothing i...

Anderson delivers with “Phantom Thread”

Anderson delivers with “Phantom Thread”

Ross Greer, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

Paul Thomas Anderson’s ninth film, "Phantom Thread," once again pairs the director with acclaimed actor Daniel Day-Lewis.  In what is slated to be Day-Lewis’s final film he portrays Reynolds Woodcock, a renowned couture dressmaker in 1950s London. With the help of his sister Cyril, portrayed by...

Netflix comedy puts dark twist on rom-com tropes

Netflix comedy puts dark twist on rom-com tropes

Allie Odell, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2018

"End of the F***ing World" is a British dark-comedy television series based on the book "End of the Fucking World" by Charles S. Forsman. It originally aired in the United Kingdom in 2017 but recently aired internationally on Netflix this month. The plot follows two discontented teenagers, James (Alex L...

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