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Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’ is a clever, darkly funny biopic

Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’ is a clever, darkly funny biopic

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

April 2, 2018


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Once the most popular genre in Hollywood, slapstick comedy has gone the way of the Western, with genre revivals only happening once every few years. Armando Iannucci’s new film, “The Death of Stalin” is a biopic that documents the chaos that emerged after the titular event in the Soviet Union circ...

Review: ‘Peter Rabbit’ adds a modern twist to beloved bunny books

Review: ‘Peter Rabbit’ adds a modern twist to beloved bunny books

Jackson Willard, Staff Writer

March 29, 2018


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“Peter Rabbit,” the classic book series released as a movie in mid-February, includes a very “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”-esque humor along with many references to the books every child read growing up. This is definitely something teenagers and children alike will want to check out this Eas...

Standout study spots

Standout study spots

Katie Felton, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


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Below are the best places to study around town ranked based off the noise level (one to five, five being the loudest), the caffeine availability, wifi speed (one to five, five being fastest) and much more.   5. Panera Bread: Located in Watters Creek and commonly known for their macaroni  and cheese and...

Review: Carseat Headrest’s ‘Twin Fantasy’ fails to meet expectations

Review: Carseat Headrest’s ‘Twin Fantasy’ fails to meet expectations

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

March 5, 2018


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Opposed to what member Will Toledo’s 2015 signing to Matador Records would indicate, Car Seat Headrest’s 2016 release of the eclectic and polished “Teens of Denial” was a culmination, a follow-up to eight years of the musical project saturating music platform Bandcamp with lo-fidelity indie music th...

Academy anatomy

Academy anatomy

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


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TRL Audio Extra - 2018 "Cr-Oscar" Preview The annual Academy Awards take place on Sunday, and this year’s batch of nominated films is more interesting than ever. After a big effort by the Academy to increase the diversity in what they recognize, there are more truly great films nominated this year...

One-act play to prepare for district contest

One-act play to prepare for district contest

Hannah D'Iorio, Staff Writer

February 28, 2018


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It’s that time of year when UIL one-act play (OAP) members are up late practicing and have a shortage of homework time. With the district competition coming up on March 7, they are in the “stressful” part of preparation, senior Hannah Hansen said. The one-act play this year is “Violet Shar...

Review: St. Vincent’s ‘Fear The Future Tour’ is an absolute blast

Review: St. Vincent’s ‘Fear The Future Tour’ is an absolute blast

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


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Where other modern indie artists act disinterested on stage, Annie Clark, known by her stage name St. Vincent, puts on a show. Not content with simply standing and singing a couple of songs, her performances routinely feature multitudes of elaborate costumes, improvisation, and sets straight out of a horr...

Review: ‘Annihilation’ is a flawed but profoundly affecting sci-fi spectacle

Review: ‘Annihilation’ is a flawed but profoundly affecting sci-fi spectacle

Joe Cross, Staff Writer

February 26, 2018


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The latest in a stretch of extremely daring movies to be inexplicably widely released by Paramount (see also: “Silence,” “mother!”), Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” is a very good film that is bound to frustrate and possibly even infuriate audiences. A sci-fi spectacle where the answers are...

Review: MGMT’s ‘Little Dark Age’ is sure to please fans of all stripes

Review: MGMT’s ‘Little Dark Age’ is sure to please fans of all stripes

Noah Van Hooser, Staff Writer

February 23, 2018


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After what was essentially a five year drought for psychedelic-pop savants MGMT, the duo reinvigorated the interest of fans with an onslaught of new singles in late 2017. An indication of a return to streamlined, simple synthesizer pop was welcomed by indie listeners, who still had fond memories of ...

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