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Review: New Amazon show “Homecoming” doesn’t quite find its stride

Review: New Amazon show “Homecoming” doesn’t quite find its stride

Chas Pridgen

November 30, 2018


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Warning: This review contains spoilers for the first season of “Homecoming” on Amazon Prime. Based on a podcast of the same name, Amazon’s “Homecoming” revolves around soldiers with symptoms of PTSD coming to a treatment facility to work through their trauma. Or, that’s what they think. T...

Winter Movie Preview

Winter Movie Preview

Connor Cable

November 29, 2018


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The first semester of the school year is coming to a close, and many of us are excited to finally have a break. Some people like to travel, others like to visit family, but whatever you are doing, going to the movies is a must for this winter season. There are plenty of big name movies coming out in t...

The Haunting of Hill House: Finding the ordinary in the occult

The Haunting of Hill House: Finding the ordinary in the occult

Marianna Bacallao, Layout Editor

November 27, 2018


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“The Haunting of Hill House” simultaneously follows the Crain family while they are living in Hill House and 20 years later, after their brush with the undead thrust their family into the public sphere.    “The Haunting of Hill House” is loosely based off of the Shirley Jackson novel of ...

Bohemian Rhapsody: Legends Never Die

Bohemian Rhapsody: Legends Never Die

Cheyenne Hines

November 15, 2018


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My mother, who has always been a music lover, introduced me to Queen at the age of six. I remember being so small and excited when she taught me how to do the “stomp, stomp, clap” of “We Will Rock You,” so as for the recently released “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie, I was quite literally hanging o...

Movie Review: “Halloween” is a return to form for the once great slasher series

Movie Review: “Halloween” is a return to form for the once great slasher series

Connor Cable

November 14, 2018


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Every year, the week of Halloween sees many great horror movies come into theaters, and also many bad ones. There is not a better time to release a spooky movie than on the scariest day of the year, and audiences absolutely love it. That being said, some of the horror movies that come out during thi...

Movie Review: “First Man” is a powerful look into the life of Neil Armstrong and the first steps on the moon

Movie Review: “First Man” is a powerful look into the life of Neil Armstrong and the first steps on the moon

Connor Cable

November 6, 2018


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There is just something about the mystery of space that always makes for such great movies, and “First Man” is no exception. In this film, viewers are treated with an exploration of the life of the late, great Neil Armstrong, who was the first person to ever walk on the surface of the moon. This m...

“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

“A Star is Born”: An emotional journey beyond compare

Cheyenne Hines

November 4, 2018


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I’ve never been more excited about a movie until I heard that Lady Gaga was starring in one where she actually gets to use her voice. I packed my snacks and my drinks, and I hit the theater unprepared for what was to come. “A Star is Born” stars Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, two singer-songwri...

Review: Mercer Opera makes “Guys and Dolls” shine

Review: Mercer Opera makes “Guys and Dolls” shine

Julianna Tollett

November 4, 2018


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Mercer University’s opera program reproduced the famous Broadway musical “Guys and Dolls” this past weekend. The production ran from Oct. 25 through Oct. 28. The opera program usually puts on one show per semester, and has been working on “Guys and Dolls” since the beginning of the this s...

TV Review: Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” is a good, if flawed, spy series where John Krasinski shines

TV Review: Amazon’s “Jack Ryan” is a good, if flawed, spy series where John Krasinski shines

Connor Cable

October 19, 2018


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If you went up to nearly any student on a college campus and asked them if they have seen “The Office,” odds are you would get a resounding yes. The show is still a bingeable favorite for many, and John Krasinski as Jim is a fan favorite to this day. However, since the days of “The Office,” K...

Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Review: An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

Lisa Meskimen

October 19, 2018


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A ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a Samurai suit suddenly shows up in major cities around the world. Large-scale art installation or something else? The intriguing statue, later to be nicknamed Carl, prompts 23-year-old April May to take a harmless YouTube video of it. And then things get really weir...

Movie Review: “Crazy Rich Asians” is a welcome surprise to end the summer

Movie Review: “Crazy Rich Asians” is a welcome surprise to end the summer

Connor Cable

October 8, 2018


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When the summer is ending, usually the movies that are released are the last of the blockbusters. All the superhero movies have passed, the animated wonders have gone, and the movie theaters are all empty. However, this year’s final days of summer had a very welcome surprise in “Crazy Rich Asian...

Music Review: “Kamikaze” by Eminem is a classic return to form for the once great rapper

Music Review: “Kamikaze” by Eminem is a classic return to form for the once great rapper

Connor Cable

October 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

In today’s modern day of controversial figures in the music industry, there are very few individuals that are more divisive than Marshall Mathers, Eminem himself. While the man is undoubtedly a masterful lyricist, he also has had some rather questionable opinions and some debatable choices in his l...

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