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“Joker” raises the bar for superhero movies

Otis Hixon

November 7, 2019

“Joker” is not for everyone. From the first scene, an oppressive depression saturates the film, and its unflinchingly deep dive into the stigmas around mental illness is disturbing and dark. It’s fantastic.  No matter how dark the film gets, the grimy cinematography coupled with Joaquin Phoe...

“Ghostbusters” (2016) can’t compare to its predecessor

Aler Giffin, Staff

November 7, 2019

“Ghostbusters” (2016) is a modernized version of the original, made to fit gender and racial norms that are in our society today. The plot falls along the same lines as the original but doesn’t have the same euphoric feel. It was made for a noble purpose of making up for mistakes, but is the rem...

“A Clockwork Orange” is disturbing beyond words

Adelina Merrell

November 7, 2019

“A Clockwork Orange” had its debut back in 1971, gaining notoriety for its disturbing imagery and seemingly thoughtless violence. Because of this film, it seems that people are more accustomed to violence portrayed on screen, and screenwriters have been less hesitant to add scenes of brutality. I found...

Cage The Elephant’s “Social Cues” is impressive

Adelina Merrell

November 1, 2019

Cage the Elephant has impressed yet again. Their new LP, Social Cues features lead vocalist Matt Schultz singing melodies that bring back the style of albums past. Although some rhythms and drums are similar to albums past, Social Cues brings new, insightful lyrics about the perils of life and love. ...

A look back on “Taxi Driver”

Otis Hixon

October 31, 2019

What happens to someone constantly shunned by society, mistreated and misunderstood? What happens to people who are different? These are the questions asked in Martin Scorsese’s psychological thriller Taxi Driver. Modeled partly after former shooters’ manifestos, the film follows insomniac Travis Buckley,...

Wolfenstein Youngbloods waltzes its way into okay

Aler Giffin, Staff

October 31, 2019

Wolfenstein Youngblood’s 15-hour long quest did not impress. While it had all the basic elements of action and a storyline, the game lacked compelling characters and satisfying free-range gameplay.  Wolfenstein Youngbloods is one of many games based in a world still ravaged by World War Two. The gam...

Downton Abbey; an instant classic

Adelina Merrell

October 4, 2019

Downton Abbey delivers the same glamour and riveting entertainment that the TV series perfected over its six seasons. The movie starts where the series left off, so character development and background are already well-established. This movie is not recommended for those who have not seen the show, as it wou...

M83 Brings Nostalgia to Synth-Pop Genre

Ella Richards

October 4, 2019

  M83’s new album DSVII - Digital Shades Vol.2, released on Sept. 20th, pays tribute to soundtracks of classic video games and ambient instrumentals. The LP follows their last album, Digital Shades Vol.1, released 12 years ago. DSVII’s sounds create an ethereal approach and are a satisfyin...

“IT: Chapter Two” is frighteningly horrible

Otis Hixon

October 4, 2019

“IT Chapter Two” was one of the most hilarious movies of the year. It tried its best to convince me that its relentless jump scares were frightening, but the poor use of CGI coupled with overbearing music and weak acting didn’t convince me.  Set 27 years after its predecessor, “IT Chapter Two” follows...

“Borderlands Three” surpasses its predecessors

Aler Giffin, Staff

October 3, 2019

“Borderlands 3" is a thirty hour long quest that never seems to bore. With an immense variety of weaponry, satisfying gunplay, and a compelling storyline, Gearbox Studio's first-person RPG did nothing but impress. “Borderlands 3” starts off on Pandora, a familiar wasteland planet from the origi...

Ichika’s wows again with release of EP “I”

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Nick Anthony, Arts & Entertainment Editor

September 26, 2019

Album after album, song after song, Ichika attacks his projects with consistency. Whether it be through his solo tracks, his role in band Nito, or appearances with prestigious music groups such as Polyphia, his unique style always presents itself with a graceful, sensitive presence. His almost mathematic...

‘Beneath the Eyrie’ struggles to impress

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Otis Hixon, Reporter

September 26, 2019

Beneath the Eyrie coasts on an ebb of mediocracy, squandering a shallow tide of potential. Largely lacking the angst from their past work, the Pixies still manage to create a fairly interesting world on the album. In the end, however, the songwriting just isn’t up to par with the memorable hooks and ...