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As theaters open their doors again, “Tenet” plays the role of cinema savior

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Micah Johnston, Sports Editor

October 6, 2020

COVID-19 has meant a lot of industries suffering, but movie theaters are among the often forgotten ways of leisure in the new hyper-serious and uneasy wake left by the coronavirus pandemic. Movie theaters across the country have had to close as a result safety problems due to COVID-19, and the sole movie theater here in Macon was no exception. But as communities everywhere begin to try and establish a new normal, what does a trip to the movies look like as 2020’s chaotic course comes to a close?

Here’s what you should watch on Netflix during quarantine

Here’s what you should watch on Netflix during quarantine

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

April 13, 2020

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, people have been urged to stay in their homes and practice social distancing to help limit the spread of the virus. With the sudden isolation, many have been finding ways to distract and entertain themselves. If you’re struggling to find something to do during ...

How to nurture your relationships during a self-isolation period

How to nurture your relationships during a self-isolation period

Ivy Marie Clarke, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 13, 2020

Now more than ever, it’s important to stay in touch with your support systems, no matter the distance. Here are some ideas for how to bridge the gap.

Review: “Little Women” finally delivers the honesty female characters deserve

Review: “Little Women” finally delivers the honesty female characters deserve

Serena Golden, Photography Editor

February 1, 2020

It's easy to brush “Little Women” off as something that’s been done before, but Greta Gerwig's adaptation does something different.

Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat

Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer

January 31, 2020

The Achilles’ heel of the sequel trilogy is the handing off of the director title from Abrams to Johnson then back to Abrams. As a result, “The Rise of Skywalker” feels disjointed. It attempts to tie up the loose ends of the past few films, but ends up raising more questions than answers. 

Christmas movies to watch this season

Christmas movies to watch this season

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer

November 24, 2019

The holiday season is almost here, bringing with it the tide of holiday films that go back decades. With so many films to watch, it raises the questions of which movies should be on your list this holiday season?

Review: Tall Girl is a cliché and eye-rolling experience

Review: Tall Girl is a cliché and eye-rolling experience

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer

October 16, 2019

The story conveyed is hardly a new one. Too many teenage romantic comedies feature an outcast girl who falls in love with the new student, deals with the antagonistic popular girl and has a childhood friend who is in love with her.

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Review: Jordan Peele’s “Us” is unsettling in its honesty concerning America

Micah Johnston, Contributing Writer

April 23, 2019

“Us” takes Peele’s knack for social commentary within horrific storylines to an entirely new level.

Five summer 2019 films you won’t want to miss

Five summer 2019 films you won't want to miss

Connor Cable, Lead Arts & Entertainment Writer

April 23, 2019

There are many more great films coming out this summer, so this is just a taste of what’s to come. Be sure to catch these movies if you want to beat the heat for a few hours.

Movies for post-Halloween terror, intrigue, amusement

Olivia Brayan

November 2, 2011

As a college student I am far past the point of trick or treating on Halloween. At my age it would really just be creepy. So I am left with two options. I could either stay home and lamely pass out candy, or dust off my cat woman suit and hit the town in search of fun. I honestly would rather go with...

Please, no more 3D movies

3D!

Kathleen Quinlan

April 13, 2011

  Is it entirely necessary for almost every film to be filmed in 3-D? Sure, I understand how 3-D is cool and sometimes it can add to the film. But it’s just ridiculous how films are filmed in both 3-D and 2-D now, or hastily reformatted to be 3-D right before the release date. Filming in both formats makes the entire proce...

‘Black Swan’ is a masterpiece

Black Swan is currently up for several Academy Awards.

Cameron Kunzelman

February 9, 2011

5/5 Bear Claws “Black Swan” is a slow roll into the deranged mind of a twentysomething ballet perfectionist with a little bit of hypersexuality thrown into the mix. That description is basically the best one that I can bestow on a film, and “Black Swan” hits all of my buttons in really specific ways. On the surface the film is about a young woman, Nina, wh...

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