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"Emoji Movie" falls short

"Emoji Movie" falls short

August 16, 2017

By Cassidy Delahunty, editor-in-chief When trailers for “The Emoji Movie” first started popping up on the internet, my first thought was that writing a review of it would be pointless. Based on the trailers alone, it was easy to see that the movie would be another kids movie that just repeated th...

Vampires need a comeback

Vampires need a comeback

May 25, 2017

By Anthony Romanelli, opinion editor  Vampires, like farming and war, were invented independently by several different civilizations around the world. Everywhere they popped up, people feared them. About four thousand years ago, ancient Hindus had tales of creatures called Vetalas. They were demonic spirit...

'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2' lives up to vibrancy of original

'Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2' lives up to vibrancy of original

May 9, 2017

By Cassidy Delahunty, editor-in-chief As soon as I finished watching the first “Guardians of the Galaxy” movie, I was already anticipating the release of the second one. The quick wit and lighthearted nature of the film made it stand out from other superhero movies of recent years, and the comedic ...

CLASSIC CORNER: 80s film “Stand and Deliver” does just that

CLASSIC CORNER: 80s film “Stand and Deliver” does just that

April 27, 2017

By Mandi Hall, staff writer When a Hispanic teacher announced to his fellow teachers at a meeting that he intended to teach calculus to his students the following year, his proposition was met with open mouthed shock. The teacher taught in an underprivileged school for Hispanic students in the 80s, ...

'The Lego Batman' movie exceeds expectations, finds comedic, nostalgic balance

'The Lego Batman' movie exceeds expectations, finds comedic, nostalgic balance

March 12, 2017

By Cassidy Delahunty, executive entertainment editor As much as I didn’t think I was going to,  I did legitimately enjoy the first “Lego Movie.” It was cute, it was funny, but it seemed like a gimmick that couldn’t be repeated, in the way many cute, funny kids movies are. “The Lego Batma...

'Manchester by the Sea' proves honest in depiction of death, hardship

'Manchester by the Sea' proves honest in depiction of death, hardship

February 16, 2017

By Amanda Stickels, executive features editor The last thing you would expect to be doing at a movie circling around death is laugh, but somehow, Kenneth Lonergan crafted a sad, yet at times comical film with “Manchester by the Sea.” With six Oscar nominations under its belt, “Manchester by t...

'La La Land' falls short of hype in musical style

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January 27, 2017

By Cassidy Delahunty, executive entertainment editor I always have and always will be a huge musical person. As a little kid, Disney musicals were always my favorite, and now I find myself dedicating most of my time to the theater department and planning out sets in my head weeks in advance. This ...

Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events holds true to books

Netflix's Series of Unfortunate Events holds true to books

January 26, 2017

By Flynn Geraghty, associate editor-in-chief Back in grade school, my absolute favorite book series was A Series of Unfortunate Events. I took it incredibly seriously, going as far as taking notes about what was going on and even formulating my own theories (see the pages from 6-year-old Flynn's noteb...

Collateral Beauty proves more than sappy holiday movie

Collateral Beauty proves more than sappy holiday movie

January 16, 2017

By Jack Ryan, executive social media  Is it possible to make people feel better by doing them harm? Many people do not think so, but director David Frankel and screenwriter Allan Loeb do. Their polished, elaborate, and elevated film, Collateral Beauty, answers that simple but difficult question. Throughout th...

'Kubo and the Two Strings' creates fantastical fable

'Kubo and the Two Strings' creates fantastical fable

September 4, 2016

By Cassidy Delahunty, executive entertainment editor Before I express my opinion, I have to be completely honest; I have absolutely no clue why I haven't already read hundreds of glowingly positive reviews for Kubo and the Two Strings, because it was one of the most well-written, beautifully animated...

Finding Dory hooks viewers with animation and humor

Finding Dory hooks viewers with animation and humor

August 21, 2016

By Flynn Geraghty, associate editor-in-chief As a little girl, one of the first movies I ever saw in theaters was Finding Nemo. At that age, I was drawn to its bright colors and fun characters. However, since there were no princesses or large-scale musical numbers in the film, I thought it was just...

Star Trek Beyond surpasses remake expectations, smashes box office

Star Trek Beyond surpasses remake expectations, smashes box office

August 21, 2016

By Riley Langefeld, print copy editor When I was six years old, I would occasionally watch the original Star Trek series in my basement with my dad. I loved the action and the characters, and the cheesiness that came with it all. Watching Star Trek Beyond brought me right back to those days with my ...

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