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‘Vicious’ combines heroism, science fiction

‘Vicious’ combines heroism, science fiction

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Googlebooks V.E. Schwab’s “Vicious” begins when college seniors Victor Vale and Eli Cardale, two ambitious boys who share an interest in the research of extraordinary people forms, decide to turn themselves into test subjects to theorize whether near-death experiences can cause extraordinary a...

‘Gerald’s Game’ provides suspense and realistic horror elements

‘Gerald’s Game’ provides suspense and realistic horror elements

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons With Stephen King’s record-breaking box office hit “IT” still in theaters and continuing to blow audiences away with its creepiness, it’s easy for another piece of King’s work to become overshadowed since it went straight to Netflix instead of the theater. Based off K...

Fabian can’t ‘Camouflage’ her talent

Fabian can’t ‘Camouflage’ her talent

Sarah Rogers, Features Editor

October 10, 2017


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Wikipedia Commons Belgian-Canadian singer Lara Fabian released her album “Camouflage” Oct. 6. Having released 13 albums since she released her breakthrough album in 1994, “Camouflage” is only the fifth album Fabian has recorded in English.   Fabian is regarded as the best-selling Bel...

Netflix nails ‘Magic School Bus’ sequel series

Netflix nails ‘Magic School Bus’ sequel series

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

October 6, 2017


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GooglePlay In an age of reboots, re-imaginings, and god-awful unnecessary sequels, the paragon of edu-tainment ‘The Magic School Bus’ returns with a Netflix-exclusive series. For those who avoided PBS cartoon blocks or video days in 1990s middle schools, “The Magic School Bus” portrayed th...

‘American Vandal’: Fantastic, ficitonal true crime

‘American Vandal’: Fantastic, ficitonal true crime

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

September 26, 2017


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Ever wish there was a series that mocked Netflix’s runaway hit true crime series “Making a Murderer?” Neither did I, but holy crap is it awesome. “American Vandal” is a Netflix-exclusive mockumentary series produced by Funny or Die that directly apes the cinematography and narrative style...

‘Love Never Dies’ fails to surpass predecessor

‘Love Never Dies’ fails to surpass predecessor

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

September 26, 2017


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Andy Roberts “The Phantom of the Opera” is perhaps one of the most prominent musicals to ever be written. The tale of a disfigured musical genius living in the labyrinths beneath the Opera Garnier with an obsession for a beautiful soprano has entranced audiences across the globe with its hea...

“Love Yourself: Her” Full of Bops and the Concept of Self-Love

“Love Yourself: Her” Full of Bops and the Concept of Self-Love

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

September 20, 2017


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บีทีเอส (กลุ่มนักร้อง) K-Pop group BTS has once again produced a wonderful album expressing the importance of real-world issues and self-discovery. On the brand new album “Love Yourself: Her,” members Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Rap Monster, Jimin, V, and Jungkook bring soot...

Mediocre manhunt movie

Mediocre manhunt movie

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

September 20, 2017


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Vimeo “Teen Wolf’s” Dylan O’Brien is all grown up, and “American Assassin” is the badass flick fangirls have been swooning over for months. O’Brien looks good, but he’s just that— an attractive cookie-cutter lead fulfilling the duties of his character. Lead character Mitc...

‘It’: not scary, but enjoyable

‘It’: not scary, but enjoyable

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

September 12, 2017


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Vimeo "It" is a well-made movie. The child actors are brilliant and believable, the story pacing is tense and the cinematography is stunning. However, “It” isn’t scary, and that’s arguably the movie’s selling point. Honestly, the movie was the scariest when Bill Skarsgard’s Pennywise wa...

‘Homecoming’ best Spider-Man adaptation yet

‘Homecoming’ best Spider-Man adaptation yet

Darrian Breedlove, Staff Writer

September 12, 2017


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BadCoyoteFunky With two Spider-Man adaptations in the last fifteen years, one might think the story would get rung dry or run into the ground. However for those who groaned and complained that Marvel’s take on Spider-Man would only repeat the story its two predecessors already told, feast your eyes u...

AHS draws scares from 2016 election

AHS draws scares from 2016 election

Gabi Wy, Editor in Chief

September 8, 2017


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Throughout President Donald Trump’s campaign, the Internet made jokes about his candidacy with “American Horror Story: Trump” jokes. The creators of “AHS: Cult” seemed to take those jokes and translate them into a pretty terrifying premiere to its seventh season Tuesday. The episode begins wi...

‘Disjointed’: insert pot joke here

‘Disjointed’: insert pot joke here

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor

September 5, 2017


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“Disjointed” is a perfect example of why raw aggregate review scores shouldn’t be trusted without reading actual reviews. Ruth (Kathy Bates, showing her comedy chops), runs a marijuana dispensary in a magical version of California where recreational use of the drug has been legalized. T...

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