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Student ASL interpreter Abbe Marchetta (left) interprets Michael Reiners interview question to deafblind writer Angie Orlando (right) Friday, November 15, 2019. 

One Step at A Time: Deafblind Kent writer tells all in upcoming movie

Michael Reiner Columnist November 20, 2019

 Kent native Angie Orlando loves to tell stories. However, Angie’s story is one with many ups and downs. The Kent community will get to see her documentary called “I’m So Amazing” this coming...

Vanellope von Schweetz (foreground center), voiced by Sarah Silverman, poses for s selfie with Disney princesses in Ralph Breaks the Internet.

REVIEW: ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ takes viewers on a cyber ride full of joy, laughter — and Disney princesses

Alex Novak December 1, 2018

“Ralph Breaks the Internet” is an entertaining, animated thrill ride that remains action-packed and delivers a heartfelt message that will resonate with moviegoers of any age.Arriving around Thanksgiving...

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REVIEW: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ captures Freddie Mercury’s bold character, but held back by hard-to-follow plot

Alex Novak November 7, 2018

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is a fearless and forceful depiction of one of the greatest singers and bands in music history, but it fails to captivate the audience consistently.A biopic chronicling the formation...

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REVIEW: ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ builds twisty plot that engages from start to finish

Alex Novak October 28, 2018

“Bad Times at the El Royale” packs in gripping, edge-of-your-seat intensity to deliver one of the best neo-noir thriller films of the year.The film, set in 1970, presents a unique, nonlinear story...

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REVIEW: ‘Venom’ fails to tell consistent, fulfilling story

Alex Novak October 13, 2018

“Venom” falls short of its strong hype and loses grasp of a poorly written story early, causing it to easily slip into a unorganized and, at times, pointless film.Problems in the movie arise often...


REVIEW: ‘Smallfoot’ is a funny, vibrant animation despite a climax that falls short

Alex Novak September 30, 2018

Entering theaters as a potential awards season sleeper, “Smallfoot” is a lighthearted, family friendly animated film that explores a wide range of themes through a creative storyline.The film does...

‘67 Shots’ novel on May 4 shootings in process of being adapted into movie

Gershon Harrell September 16, 2018

May 4, 1970: College students assemble outside Taylor Hall for a peaceful protest. The National Guard stands in formation, rifles loaded. All the tension from past riots in the ‘60s has boiled down to...

REVIEW: ‘The Nun’ abandons its storyline, leaving viewers with nothing but empty scares

Alex Novak September 9, 2018

“The Nun” is a clear step down from the petrifying and critically acclaimed “The Conjuring” films, which provided coherent narratives and vivid horrors in both the original and second take.A spin-off...

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REVIEW: ‘The Happytime Murders’ is raunchy fun, but fails to create intriguing storyline

Alex Novak August 26, 2018

 “The Happytime Murders” is possibly the raunchiest, most outrageous movie of the year that delivers laughs with nearly every other line, yet ultimately lacks a cohesive plot.The film tells the story...

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REVIEW: ‘Black Panther’ shines as a thrilling, must-see masterpiece

Alex Novak February 16, 2018

The highly anticipated "Black Panther" is the most unique superhero yet in the expanding Marvel universe.The movie is exhilarating from the moment it begins onscreen, taking the audience into an epic story...

15:17 Paris

REVIEW: ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ tells a heroic story that would be better told elsewhere

Alex Novak February 12, 2018

Heroism can occur at any time and place, but not in this movie.“The 15:17 to Paris”’ tells the inspiring true story of three friends — Spencer Stone, Anthony Sadler and Alek Skarlatos — who stopped...

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REVIEW: ‘The Death Cure’ is an action-packed ending to ‘Maze Runner’ trilogy

Alex Novak January 27, 2018

The five-year "Maze Runner" film series has come to a conclusion with the third and final installment: "The Death Cure."The finale returns all of the main cast including the return of Will Poulter as Gally,...

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