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Review: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” offers classic entertainment

Review: “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” offers classic entertainment

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

December 3, 2018

Anyone familiar with the Coen Brothers (Joel and Ethan) knows that their work has been defined by the way they spin classic storytelling techniques, as well as for their black sense of humor, both of which are especially prevalent in “The Big Lebowski,” “No Country for Old Men” and “True Grit...

Review: “The Grinch” steals hearts with fulfilling story

Review: “The Grinch” steals hearts with fulfilling story

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

It’s not a stretch to say that the Grinch is a familiar character to us all. From those of us who grew up watching the 1966 cartoon every December, to fans of the 2000 film, to those who have never seen either one, everyone’s heard of the Grinch who Stole Christmas. So, “The Grinch” (2018) rev...

Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ suffers weak script despite talented actors

Review: ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ suffers weak script despite talented actors

Austin Keefer, Staff Writer

November 12, 2018

“The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” seems to be Disney’s latest attempt at proving that they’re capable of making a good live-action film that’s not a remake of an animated film or about pirates. The result, unfortunately, is decent at best and pretty cringeworthy at worst. Clara Stahlbaum (M...

Review: Despite shortcomings, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you

Review: Despite shortcomings, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

November 9, 2018

Even after the exit of controversial director Bryan Singer (“X-Men,” “The Usual Suspects”), Rami Malek and the rest of the cast of “Bohemian Rhapsody” effectively adapt the career and life of Freddie Mercury on the big-screen, by captivating audiences with strong acting and performing cl...

Art department to host 2nd annual exhibition

Art department to host 2nd annual exhibition

Layla Healey, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

Lovejoy Visual Arts (LJVA) is hoping to portray a student voice tomorrow for their second annual exhibition. With works from art 1, art 2 and AP art on display in the E hall gallery, the exhibition will open with a celebration Thursday, Nov. 8, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. featuring the selected artists and “lig...

The greatest thrillers of Netflix

The greatest thrillers of Netflix

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Senior Grant Vogel reviewed the horror movies of Netflix in preparation for Halloween. Whether you are new to thrillers or hardcore horror fans, pick your favorite movie to enjoy with some friends and a popcorn Halloween night. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) - Two rednecks are mistaken for serial ki...

Review: ‘Halloween’ worth the watch

Review: ‘Halloween’ worth the watch

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

The newest reboot of the “Halloween” franchise heavily relies on the original source material, and manages to redefine slasher movie sequels. In this sequel-reboot, Jamie Lee Curtis returns to portray her role of Laurie Strode, 40 years after she first starred in the 1978 original. Unlike the othe...

Review: ‘Venom’ needs less backstory, more action

Review: ‘Venom’ needs less backstory, more action

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

October 11, 2018

“Venom” the Marvel super-villain and sometimes anti-hero has finally gotten his own standalone film, but it wasn’t worth the wait. Following the mediocre “Spider-Man 3” in 2007, Marvel fans have always wanted to see a comic book-accurate interpretation of the alien monster after Topher G...

Review: ‘Predator’ provides nonsensical and sluggish plot

Review: ‘Predator’ provides nonsensical and sluggish plot

Grant Vogel, Staff Writer

October 1, 2018

“The Predator” proves that Hollywood will reboot any recognizable intellectual property instead of taking time to make an actual good movie. The film is written and directed by Shane Black who has made great films before such as: “Iron Man 3,” “The Nice Guys,” “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang,” ...

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