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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...

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...

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...

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

EarthGang validates Atlanta’s “Royalty” with their latest album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews, Showcase

Atlanta is an epicenter of culture. It is literally a hub for exchange, locally and internationally. The culture that has arisen from that is truly something special. Something that has been cultivated in Atlanta is the art of making a great musician.  Music groups like Outkast, TLC and Kris Kro...

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Film Review: A Wrinkle in Time

Clare Reverri, Contributing Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Looking for a movie with strong female characters and a heartfelt message? “A Wrinkle in Time” is the way to go. The film is based off of a novel by the same name written by Madeleine L’Engle. “A Wrinkle in Time" has an all-star cast of strong women including Oprah Winfrey as Mrs. Which, Mindy...

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is giant robot fighting fun

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ is giant robot fighting fun

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

April 4, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

Movies about giant robots fighting otherworldly beings seem to be all the rage in the last decade. There have been multiple franchises attempting to wow audiences with big, explosive fun, and there are really only two names that have come out on top: Transformers, and Pacific Rim. While Transfor...

Nipsey Hussle runs a ‘Victory Lap’ around rappers in his new album

Nipsey Hussle runs a ‘Victory Lap’ around rappers in his new album

Jabril Edmondson, Staff Writer

March 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Music, Reviews

I like to think of myself as someone who listens to a variety of artists. Some are signed and make songs for mainstream listeners, and some are independent and are extremely unique. Sometimes, some really great artists slip through the cracks. Nipsey Hussle is one of those artists. When I was exploring and ...

Movie Review: ‘Annihilation’ belongs with the great sci-fi movies

Connor Cable, Staff Writer

March 10, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Reviews

If you think of some of the best science-fiction movies that have been released over the past five years, which would you think of? “Interstellar,” the space odyssey about love and exploration? “Arrival,” a linguists time talking to aliens? Or “The Martian,” a movie about the loneliest m...

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