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University play tells ‘important story’

University play tells ‘important story’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 24
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Through a coming-of-age narrative and passionate performances, “Crumbs from the Table of Joy” felt genuine. The story of “Crumbs” follows teenager Ernestine Crump (Jesmelia Williams) and her family as they navigate Brooklyn as an African-American family in the 1950s. As Ernestine grows, Will...

Similarity a good thing in new Japanese video game

Similarity a good thing in new Japanese video game

Taylor O'Neil Hall, Staff writer
February 24
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“Nioh” on the surface appears to be a clone of another popular Japanese game series, “Dark Souls.” Both games have similar mechanics such as a summoning feature that allows players to call for help from other players when necessary and a shrine system that functions the same way bonfires do in the...

Everything is still awesome in ‘Lego Batman’

Everything is still awesome in ‘Lego Batman’

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
February 21
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Gotham City’s caped crusader is back, and this time he’s blocky. Spun off from 2014’s surprisingly heartwarming “The Lego Movie,” “The Lego Batman” continues the adventures of Batman (deftly voiced by Will Arnett) in a beautifully Lego-fied Gotham City. The film opens with the Joker (phoned ...

BTS: ‘Something new to experience’

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
February 21
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Korean pop is a musical phenomenon that is quickly rising in popularity all across the globe. How could it not? South Korean music displays colorful wardrobes, exquisite dances, attractive artists and catchy songs. So it’s no wonder that K-pop has become a sort of religion in all parts of the world....

‘Rings’ embodies ‘unnecessary sequel’

‘Rings’ embodies ‘unnecessary sequel’

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 21
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You can’t spell cringes without “Rings.” This addition to “The Ring” and “The Ring 2” is why the sequel phenomenon in Hollywood needs to stop. The premise of these movies is a deadly video that kills its viewers after seven days, and the only way to prevent your death is to make a copy ...

‘Shadowhunters’ improves with new showrunners

‘Shadowhunters’ improves with new showrunners

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
February 9
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Changing the showrunners and writers of a show can definitely bring change. The fourth episode of the second season of “Shadowhunters,” the showrunners and writers had been replaced, and it’s safe to say that it was definitely for the better. With the premiere of the fourth episode “Day of Wr...

‘Death Race’ reboot offensive, cheap, hilarious

‘Death Race’ reboot offensive, cheap, hilarious

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
February 1
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“Death Race 2050” is a single hopeful flower blossoming on the nuclear wasteland that is American satire. In the year 2050 the United Corporations of America, headed by a flamboyant Chairman (Malcolm McDowell at his scenery-chewing finest), hosts a yearly cross-country race in which drivers score poi...

‘La La Land’ deserves the hype

‘La La Land’ deserves the hype

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
February 1
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As far-fetched the idea of singing to express our feelings is for the general public, the musical “La La Land” feels real. The widely acclaimed movie featuring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone has been racking up accolades since the start of awards season, garnering the coveted Oscar buzz. Based on th...

XX album powerful, but only after first three tracks

XX album powerful, but only after first three tracks

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
January 25
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When I started The XX’s new album “I See You,” I was skeptical. However, not even halfway through the album, I changed my mind. It’s not because I warmed up to the tracks I had already heard, but because they put the best tracks on the album as songs 6-10. “Dangerous” starts the album with ...

The Founder: I’m lovin’ it

The Founder: I’m lovin’ it

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
January 25
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Michael Keaton was born to play the bad guy, and I can’t think of a role more suited for him than that of the man whose shady business deals expanded both fast-service restaurants and the American waistline: Ray Kroc. “The Founder” tells the story of Kroc (Michael Keaton) as he rises from an uns...

Fences: Bleak, but thought-provoking

Fences: Bleak, but thought-provoking

Gabi Wy, Features Editor
January 18
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“Fences” isn’t a comfortable watch. The Denzel Washington flick, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play of the same name, poses important questions about race, family and loyalty, and it isn’t easy to swallow. Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) lives with his wife, Rose (Viola Davis). Their so...

Shadowhunters gives hope for more development

Shadowhunters gives hope for more development

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer
January 18
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With a new year comes another chance for producers to get it right.  “Shadowhunters” just kicked off its second season and has already premiered its first three episodes. Firstly, “Shadowhunters” is based off of a book series, “The Mortal Instruments,” which has been very near and dear to me ...

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