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‘Nutcracker’ falls short of high expectations

'Nutcracker' falls short of high expectations

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

In Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” the main character is given a locked Fabergé egg and a note saying, “All that you need is inside”. Later in the film, she finds the key and opens the egg to find that it is, in fact, empty, save for a small music box. While the film turns...

“The House with a Clock in its Walls” is fun but forgettable

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

The problem with having a six-foot tall poster of an unreleased movie on your wall, is that if the movie stinks, you have to take it down. Luckily, “The House with a Clock in its Walls” was enjoyable enough for me to leave that giant poster up for at least a little while longer. The film begins...

“The Dragon Prince” needs time to grow

Garret Neal, Contributing Writer

September 24, 2018

“The Dragon Prince” is a new animated show on Netflix taking place in a fantasy world where elves and humans, who once lived in harmony, are locked in a seemingly endless struggle. Elven hatred for humans is at an all-time high after a group of human soldiers killed the king dragon-protector of the...

‘Peppermint’ fails to stand out

'Peppermint' fails to stand out

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

September 10, 2018

“Peppermint” comes to theaters courtesy of STX Entertainment, who is looking to rebound from a rough summer. Their three releases (“Adrift,” “Mile 22,” “The Happy Time Murders”), either lost money or are projected to. To try to start autumn off right (they won’t), they turned to Jennifer...

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