Us: a review

Lauren Burgin, Reporter

April 29, 2019

When I began to see the trailers for the film Us, it was very blatantly a horror themed movie. There were a lot of eyes on this new movie, and a lot of it was due to the fact that Jordan Peele was the writer, producer, and director. This name will sound familiar from the widely known movie, Get Out. The two movies seemed to...

The Act: a review

Lauren Burgin, Reporter

April 29, 2019

The Act is an American, true crime series on the streaming service, Hulu. The show follows the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, and her mother Dee Dee Blanchard, and the event that led up to a murder. I had heard little about the case of Gypsy Rose, but I knew the basis of it before the series started airing. The story is ...

Shazam: a review

Katherine Carson, Online Editor

April 29, 2019

In early April, an incredible superhero movie was released into theaters and it wasn't Captain Marvel or the soon to be released Avengers: Endgame, it was Shazam. As a superhero enthusiast and comic shop worker, I went into the movie expecting DC Comics to again butcher one of its characters with forced exposition and dark lighting. Wit...

Mean Girls: a review

Halle Roberts, Editor

April 29, 2019

“Mean Girls” is not only a hilarious book written by Rosalind Wiseman, and a classic screenplay written by Tina Fey, but is now a phenomenal Broadway play. Filled with great musical numbers and humorous scenes, it portrays a great message of being true to yourself. While on a trip to New York, I had the privilege to watch this g...

Five Feet Apart: a review

Gory George, Reporter

April 29, 2019

Five Feet Apart where love is found but then faces an obstacle between two strong lovers is a 2019 American romantic drama film written by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis and directed by Justin Baldoni. Seventeen-year-old Stella spends most of her time in the hospital as a patient. Her life is about routines, boundar...

Umbrella Academy: a review

Katherine Carson, Online Editor

March 28, 2019

The Umbrella Academy, based on Gerard Way’s graphic novel, is a unique take on what it means to be a superhero. As a fan of the original comic, I quickly became excited when the show was released. Within two days I had finished the 10 episode season. Although the film adaptation varies from the original version, I was ...

American Football: a review

Jackson Williams, Reporter

March 28, 2019

If I asked you to remember the first time you ever actually gave any thought as to what high school might be like, you would probably tell me about High School Music or Sky High or something. Now if I asked you to take every dated archetype from either of those movies and look at them through the eyes of Eeyore the donkey, ...

Irish band opts for deeper electric sound

Katherine Carson, Online Editor

January 22, 2019

When Mumford and Sons debut in 2007, the Irish band quickly gained a following, only continuing to grow over the next 11 years. After a year of radio silence, with little warning, Delta was dropped. The album contains 14 songs and lasts just over an hour. The music is similar to that of the last album, which marked an extreme ...

Thinking outside the ‘Bird Box’

Jackson Williams, Reporter

January 22, 2019

Over the last few years, Netflix started issuing statements suggesting that they would begin shifting from predominantly providing content created by other people to predominantly creating content. Many movies and series have been created by Netflix since 2012ish, Stranger Things, Narcos, and House Of Cards have all gotten ...

Untitled Album: a review

Jack Williams, Reporter

December 21, 2018

Untitled Album is a collaborative album (dubbed ‘arbitrary beat tape’) between Boston producer and occasional rapper, ovrcast, and Vallejo’s own sample guru, SELA, carved out of two live studio improv sessions (according to the bandcamp page). My previous encounters with SELA and his music have been oftentimes wonderfully perturbing yet occasionally fatally torpid, most...

A Star is Born: a review

Katherine Carson, Online Editor

December 21, 2018

An immediate hit, A Star Is Born, the fourth remake of the 1937 film, debuted in early October and featured vocals and actors from stars such as Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and music co-produced by Lukas Nelson, son of legend Willie Nelson. Within the first week of release, the album accompanying the film topped the Billboard ...

Quiet violence

Katherine Carson, Online Editor

October 29, 2018

Hush, a 2016 thriller, is a staple of modern horror with its unique way of terrorizing the human psyche. Maddie, a deaf writer, lives alone in the woods as to gain inspiration for her novels. Although she has friends that live nearby, she finds herself in isolation from the world outside of her computer and phone. However, wi...

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