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Reynolds, Johnson and Gadot pose for “Red Notice” promotional image. “Red Notice” is Netflix’s newest heist movie.

“Red Notice” is the action movie you don’t want to miss

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer November 22, 2021

Do you like heist movies? Do you like thrilling adventures filled with twists and turns? If so,“Red Notice” is the movie for you.  John Hartley (Dwayne Johnson) is an FBI agent who specializes...

Poster for Netflix original Love Hard. Love Hard is No. 3 on Netflixs Top 10 in the U.S. list as of Nov. 16, 2021.

“Love Hard” is a promising start to Netflix’s 2021 Christmas lineup

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer November 19, 2021

Step aside Hallmark. Netflix has you beat this year for cheesy Christmas movies.  Netflix original “Love Hard,” released Nov. 5, 2021, kicks off 2021 Netflix Christmas movies. The romantic comedy...

Ai Ohto, Rika, Momoe and Neiru having a picnic in the Winder Egg Dimension. Wonder Egg Priority is a 2021 anime that focuses on mental health.

“Wonder Egg Priority” tackles mental health in a unique way

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor November 16, 2021

I wasn’t sure what to expect going into the 2021 anime “Wonder Egg Priority.” What do the words wonder, egg and priority have to do with one another? The title suggested something whimsical, and...

Disturbed performed in the Ford Center Nov. 6, 2021. Staff writer, Ian Young, attended the concert with his father.

Disturbed rocks their 20th anniversary tour at the Ford Center

Ian Young, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

Even though Disturbed’s popularity has given them little respect from hardcore metal fans, the band’s live stage presence is hard to beat. Disturbed performed live at Evansville’s Ford Center...

Wes Andersons new film The French Dispatch follows its predecessors with a star-studded cast including Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Elizabeth Moss and Bill Murray.

“The French Dispatch:” A unique experience about a fictional newspaper

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer November 9, 2021

I have waited for over a year to watch “The French Dispatch,” eagerly anticipating how inspiring this film would be to me. After watching the film, I can honestly say I am not disappointed.  The...

Dune is set in the year 10, 191. Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet) and Chani (Zendaya) walk in one of Pauls dreams about the future.

“Dune:” A complex and confusing adventure

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer November 3, 2021

Box office sales will tell you “Dune” was one of the top movies of 2021, but don’t let the box office scores fool you. The movie itself is confusing and will leave you scratching your head.  “Dune”...

With so many Halloween themed films on streaming platforms. How do you know which one to choose? Do you skip it or stream it?

Skip it or stream it: Halloween edition

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

The horror genre of film has been a staple of Halloween for decades with major film franchises like “Halloween” and “Friday the Thirteenth” dominating merchandise and costume isles since their...

Promotional poster for Rosemarys Baby (1968).

“Rosemary’s Baby” is disturbingly unpleasant

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer October 27, 2021

When I got together with some friends to watch “Rosemary’s Baby,” I didn’t have any expectations for the film. I found that despite the innocent title, “Rosemary’s Baby” is not a happy movie...

Students perform The Mad Ones as part of USI Theatres Fall 2021 productions.  Samantha Brown (Evelyn Pigman) and Kelly (Clare McGregor) sing about their future in front of Sams mom Beverley (Grace Koltz) and Sams Boyfriend Adam (Nate Jenkins).

Theater students nail live performance comeback with “The Mad Ones”

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

On a dimly lit stage, Samantha Brown (Evelyn Pigman) sorrowfully sings out, “Can you do something as simple as not knowing where you’re going? What does it feel like?” Such is the theme of “The...

Venom: Let There Be Carnage is the Columbia Pictures  sequel to Venom. Venom: Let There Be Carnage is playing in theaters.

“Venom: Let There Be Carnage” disappoints as a sequel

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

Have you ever loved a movie and were excited to watch its sequel, and then the sequel fails to live up to expectations? “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” falls victim to mediocre sequel curse.  I was...

Panama Canal Stories intertwines five human stories over the span of 100 years to show the impact of the Panama Canal. USI Spanish Club showed the film Sept. 30. 2021.

“Panama Canal Stories” demonstrates the Panama Canal’s impact

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer October 19, 2021

Chances are, you’ve heard of the Panama Canal. However, there’s a richer history behind the canal your teachers probably didn’t teach you in school.  “Panama Canal Stories” is a movie about...

Banned Book Week 2021 was Sept. 26 - Oct. 2. A banned book is one that is made unavailable in libraries or stores.

Banned Book Week highlights the dangers of censorship

Sydney Lawson, Staff Writer October 6, 2021

Have you ever been captivated by the words of a book? Lost in a world created or reflected by the mind of an author? Has a book ever challenged your ideology?  A challenged book is one that has faced...

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