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Review: Harry Styles presents authenticity in sophomore album ‘Fine Line’

Review: Harry Styles presents authenticity in sophomore album ‘Fine Line’

Lily Hager and Madeline Sanders

December 13, 2019

Simply by the way Harry Styles gained his fame, he has gained an aggressively strong “boy band,” “long-haired” “ladies’ man” reputation. However, since the band’s split in 2015 and the release of two albums, the self-titled “Harry Styles” debut and his newest sophomore album, “...

Review: ‘Last Christmas’ includes heartwarming storyline with unexpected twist

Review: ‘Last Christmas’ includes heartwarming storyline with unexpected twist

Margo Friloux, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

The Last Christmas, directed by Paul Feig, is mixed with drama and romance and has an unexpected twist at the end, leaving viewers craving more. The movie begins in 1999 in Yugoslavia with the main character Kate (Emilia Clarke) singing “Heal the Pain” in her church’s choir. Years later in 2017, Kate is in ...

Review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ succeeds through simplicity

Review: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ succeeds through simplicity

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

November 22, 2019

Ford v Ferrari stars Matt Damon and Christian Bale as the duo of Carol Shelby and Ken Miles, the racer designer combo that gave Ford its vengeance against Ferrari in the riveting 1966 LeMans classic. I’ll be the first to admit that I have a bias toward loving historically based films, especi...

Review: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ lets down high expectations

Review: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ lets down high expectations

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

In the spirit of recent Hollywood creations, most notably the Halloween franchise, Terminator: Dark Fate is another sequel that ignores the events of the previous movies, resulting in a direct sequel to Terminator 2. The plot follows another important figure to a new future, who is protected by ...

Review: ‘Jesus is King’ leads well into album release despite unorthodoxy

Review: ‘Jesus is King’ leads well into album release despite unorthodoxy

Riley O'Donnell, Staff Writer

October 29, 2019

“God doesn’t exist only in four walls, God is everything and everywhere.”  If Kanye West’s second official film Jesus Is King had to be summarized in a single sentence, this quote from West’s recent interview with Apple Music’s Zane Lowe would do it justice.  The short film takes...

Decades of horror

Decades of horror

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

October 24, 2019

Halloween is on the horizon, and that means scary movie season is in full swing. Often, I find that taking a chance on a new horror movie can be somewhat disappointing, hence this list of my tried and true classics, arranged conveniently by decade, for your enjoyment. If you haven’t seen one or mo...

Playlist: Fall favorites

Playlist: Fall favorites

Karina Li, Staff Writer

October 23, 2019

Pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween, Friday night football games, chilly mornings, pumpkin carving and leaves changing colors. All of these are synonymous to the word “fall.” From 70s classics to modern-day picks, from pop to indie to country, if you find yourself wanting to listen to some new music or ...

Review: ‘Joker’ accomplishes self-set goals

Review: ‘Joker’ accomplishes self-set goals

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

October 21, 2019

The latest DC universe film Joker takes the tried and true (if not a little tired) origin story format and follows Joaquin Phoenix as he portrays the iconic character. The first thing of note in this film is that it isn’t what I, nor the public, anticipated. Stories and subsequent speculations were raised that the movie wo...

Death of streaming

Death of streaming

Justin Maroney, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Netflix, arguably one of the most definitive icons of youth culture today, seems to be living on borrowed time. With shows like The Office leaving, and waning support for original series, Netflix along with other streaming services like Amazon Prime could be meeting their maker much sooner than people t...

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