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Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is a fast paced action film that cannot be missed

Movie Review: “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is a fast paced action film that cannot be missed

Connor Cable

August 24, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

There is no such thing as a “sure thing” in the movie industry. Every movie that is released comes with its inherent risks. All movies, from well-known franchises such as “Harry Potter” to indie movie releases, always have a chance of flopping at the box office as well as with the viewers. Th...

Summer Entertainment Review

Summer Entertainment Review

Connor Cable

August 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The summer of 2018 was really an exciting time in the world of entertainment. New movies broke box office records, musical artists took the world by storm and new television shows had us all binging like crazy. If you missed out on any of the awesome stuff that came through this summer, you’re in luck: ...

Summer Movie Tournament

Summer Movie Tournament

Connor Cable

August 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

After a whole summer’s worth of spicy movies, school is about to start back up and the season of blockbusters is coming to an end. So what better way to decide which film was the winner of summer than a tournament? We have decided to pit the summer’s top eight movies against one another and see who...

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

Welcome to the Macon arts scene

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 20, 2018


Filed under Art, Arts & Entertainment, Music, Theater

For Mercer’s newcomers, the city of Macon has plenty to discover, especially from an artistic standpoint. Read on to find how you can get in on the scene. MUSIC Macon has a storied history in the world of music, with bragging rights as an influential home to music legends like Otis Redding, Li...

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Local theater opportunities in Macon

Elizabeth Tammi, Arts and Entertainment Editor

August 18, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Theater, Uncategorized

Macon is home to a handful of community theaters. If you’re interested in taking to the stage, helping out backstage, or maybe just going to see some performances, here are some upcoming local opportunities. Mercer University Theatre: Right here on campus, Mercer’s theater department has big plans for t...

Ant-Man and the Wasp: High Stakes, Low Risk

Ant-Man and the Wasp: High Stakes, Low Risk

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

August 17, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

As the 20th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and the second Ant-Man installment, “Ant-Man and the Wasp” fits safely within the MCU formula. There are jokes, sometimes misplaced in climactic moments. There are cool fight scenes that are probably more destructive than productive. There are post...

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Macon Film Festival to welcome college students with free entry and advanced film technology

Emily Rose Thorne, News Editor

August 15, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, City, News, Previews

The Macon Film Festival will return downtown this week for its 13th year, this time with Mercer University as its presenting sponsor. The festival features live screenings of independent films, question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers, after parties and celebrity guests. Students who present a college ID at the fes...

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Film Review: A Quiet Place

Lisa Meskimen, Staff Writer

May 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In a scary movie, nothing is more unnerving than the stretch of silence before the murderer emerges from the dark. In the drama, thriller film “A Quiet Place,” out in theaters now, perpetual silence is necessary to survive—an accidental noise could cost you your life. John Krasinski and Em...

Movie Review: ‘Love, Simon’ is more than just a coming of age story

Chas Pridgen, Contributing Writer

April 25, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Based off the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda,” “Love, Simon” is a movie for all audiences. There is an emotional journey present in which anyone can find something to relate to. There is an adorable little sister, a solid ensemble of friends and a nuclear family living in a pretty...

Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is underwhelming

Book Review: ‘The Underground Railroad’ is underwhelming

Rylee Kirk, Staff Writer

April 22, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

The Pulitzer Prize winning novel of the year is seemingly lacking luster. Colson Whitehead’s “The Underground Railroad” disregards the title of the book for most of the plot, as well as creating immense confusion with vast plot holes between chapters. “The Underground Railroad” detail...

Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is way more fun than expected

Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’ is way more fun than expected

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Whenever a movie comes to theaters that was based on a book, it is hard to tell how successful it is going to be. The young adult book-to-movie craze was going strong for a while, but once “Harry Potter” and “The Hunger Games” ended, a series of groaners and stinkers caused the trend to die down. ...

Chloe X Halle Impress with debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

Chloe X Halle Impress with debut album “The Kids Are Alright”

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I first heard of these two girls when I was roaming Youtube and I stumbled upon the “Drop” video. For the first video I had seen from these girls, I was a bit weirded out, but I could tell there was something special about them. Chloe x Halle is a duo made up of sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey...

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