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OPINION: ‘Laugh Track’ by The National: A Review

Jackson Small, Opinion Writer September 27, 2023

The National, an Ohio native band, released their 10th studio album titled, “Laugh Track” on Monday, September 18. With 12 full-length songs and features such as Phoebe Bridgers and Bon Iver, The National...

Drip or Drown 2

REVIEW: ‘Drip or Drown 2’ is ‘respectable release from Gunna’

Jake Bell March 6, 2019

The name of this album is “Drip or Drown 2." I think that name perfectly spells out that this album is to be enjoyed, not deeply analyzed. So put down the CBD latte because I think you’ll need something...

Infinity War

REVIEW: Marvel’s epic ‘Infinity War’ doesn’t disappoint

Cameron Hoover April 28, 2018

“Avengers: Infinity War” is an epic achievement for film and comic book fans alike, even if the clustering of writers, actors and directors can’t quite achieve a coherent flow to the plot.“Avengers:...

Rampage movie review

REVIEW: ‘Rampage’ packs in action but leaves little with plot

Alex Novak April 14, 2018

Spring is upon us, and the first action movie of the warmer months is Dwayne Johnson’s latest leading film "Rampage."Along with starring roles by Naomie Harris, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, and even appearances...

Ready Player One

REVIEW: ‘Ready Player One’ masterfully brings out the teenager in all of us

Alex Novak April 1, 2018

The magic of going to the movies can undoubtedly be one of the best experiences a person can ever have during their life. Nothing quite matches the feeling of being exhilarated by a memorable film.“Ready...

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REVIEW: ‘Tomb Raider’ doesn’t reach its full potential

Alex Novak March 16, 2018

Lara Croft is returning to the silver screen in the brand-new reboot of "Tomb Raider."The well-intentioned thriller keeps the audience engaged, but falls short due to its uninspiring plot.Based on the...

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REVIEW: ‘Red Sparrow’ delivers mixed signals to audiences

Maria McGinnis March 4, 2018

We have seen Jennifer Lawrence take on many different roles throughout her acting career that have really showcased her dynamic talent.Films such as “The Hunger Games,” “mother!” and “Passengers,”...

United States athletes walk in the stadium during the closing ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018. 

REVIEW: Pyeongchang closes out its exciting Winter Olympics with a ceremonial celebration

Alex Novak February 26, 2018

To inspire a new generation of Olympic athletes and celebrate PyeongChang’s heritage, the 2018 Winter Olympic games officially came to a close. We saw the best athletes in the world take center...

Black Panther

‘Black Panther: The Album’ lives up to the hype

Simon Hannig February 15, 2018

The highly-anticipated movie album “Black Panther: The Album” finally released, and it does not disappoint.Rapper Kendrick Lamar produced the hip-hop album with Top Dawg Entertainment’s CEO Anthony...

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...

Fifty Shades Freed

REVIEW: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ did not miss the climax

Maria McGinnis February 11, 2018

The final installment of the “Fifty Shades” trilogy made it to the theater this weekend, and it may have been the sexiest, most thrilling movie in the series.Ana Steele (Dakota Johnson) and the elusive...


REVIEW: ‘Hostiles’ breathes life back into Western genre

Maria McGinnis January 30, 2018

Christian Bale is a man of many talents. Some of his most notable works, including “Newsies,” “American Psycho” and the “Batman” trilogy, have defined him as a dynamic actor. His newest film,...

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