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“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” shows the power of kindness

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” shows the power of kindness

Maggie Kirwin

November 23, 2019

For as long as he has been in the Hollywood scene, Tom Hanks has never failed to prove that he is a well rounded actor. Hanks is best known for his remarkable portrayals as Forrest Gump in “Forrest Gump,” and Walt Disney in Disney’s “Saving Mr. Banks.” Being an Oscar winning actor is no jo...

In the Spotlight: “Newsies”

In the Spotlight: “Newsies”

Sara Hursey

November 22, 2019

As I took my seat in the theater, I was filled with a buzz of excitement. I had been looking forward to seeing this musical for a long time, and the day had finally come. “Newsies” was at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, and I asked my grandparents to see it as soon as I found out. Disney’s...

“Charlie’s Angels” reboot comes with a shocking twist

“Charlie’s Angels” reboot comes with a shocking twist

Lindsey Leigh

November 16, 2019

Many people did not know what to expect from the “Charlie's Angels” movie reboot of the popular TV series that aired from 1976 to 1981. Other reboots of the show have been made, including “Charlie’s Angels” (2000) and “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle” (2003), which starred actresses Drew Ba...

“Ninth House” Book Review: It’s bestselling for a reason

“Ninth House” Book Review: It’s bestselling for a reason

Gabby Terez

October 25, 2019

Leigh Bardugo, author of the series “Shadow and Bone,” has come back with a new fantasy novel called “Ninth House.” It takes place in Yale University, the story centers around Galaxy “Alex” Stern. She is given the unexpected opportunity to go to the university after being the only survivor i...

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is sharp and insightful

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is sharp and insightful

Braden Turk

April 30, 2018

“What is hidden in snow comes forth in the thaw.” Mikael Blomkvist is stuck in a rut. He’s recovering from losing a case that drained him of his money and once-respected journalistic status. He enjoys a healthy relationship with his teenage daughter Pernilla, but his ex-wife hates him after fi...

Theme of the Month: Starting Over

Theme of the Month: Starting Over

Braden Turk

April 17, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on starting over, or works that feature completed (or attempted) facial reconstruction as a major plot point. 1. “Eyes Without a Face...

The Unpredictable “Red Sparrow”

The Unpredictable “Red Sparrow”

Jen Gordus

March 5, 2018

There have been many iconic spy movies over the years, from the classic James Bond to the more recent British spies known as Kingsmen. This action filled genre never seems to get old and leaves us trying to break the code as to how the movie ends and “Red Sparrow” is much different in the sense ...

The Tune-Up: February

The Tune-Up: February

Sophie Gire

February 23, 2018

This month, we took a bit of an abstract look at music as a whole. Different kinds of music seem to exist as a wide range of blended styles, a lot like the color spectrum that ranges from the warmest, most fiery reds all the way to the coolest, calmest blues. Not only are the songs on this month's playlist...

Theme of the Month: Closed Doors

Theme of the Month: Closed Doors

Braden Turk

February 15, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best films that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on the topic of “closed doors:” movies that take place largely in one setting. Some do it for budgeting issues, others for claustrophobia, but there’s no denying that a...

“Trip” and fall for Keys N Krates’ “Cura”

“Trip” and fall for Keys N Krates’ “Cura”

Sarah Biernat

February 15, 2018

Hi, my name is Sarah Biernat, and parties cause me great anxiety. A group any bigger than half a dozen people makes me want to crawl in a hole, so the possibilities of seeing me out at a rave are very slim. I have worked around human interaction by jamming out to trap EDM when I’m locked in my r...

Is it really ‘The Last Jedi?’

Is it really ‘The Last Jedi?’

Madison Barr

December 19, 2017

After "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" premiered two years ago on Dec. 18, 2015, later followed by "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," the hype has been unreal in regard to the latest installation into the "Star Wars" universe, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," directed by Rian Johnson. The film closely follows...

“Happy Death Day” was a day of disappointment

“Happy Death Day” was a day of disappointment

Riley Murphy

October 14, 2017

The movie "Happy Death Day" takes place on Theresa’s, or Tree which is what she is called by her best friends, birthday while she is at college. Kind of like “Groundhog Day” the basic plot of this movie is based on a day that keeps recurring until Theresa can find, and kill, the person who contin...

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