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Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ full of unique mysteries, relatable characters

Netflix’s ‘Locke & Key’ full of unique mysteries, relatable characters

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

March 31, 2020

“Locke & Key” seems to open a new door to mystery at every unexpected moment. The recently released Netflix series, based on a comic book series from the minds of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, exceeds all expectations as the Locke family dives into a new, adventurous and magical world. ...

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ still has room to improve

Hulu’s ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ still has room to improve

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

March 26, 2020

“Little Fires Everywhere” is a new Hulu original series, originally written by Celeste Ng, that adapts the tale of the Shaker Heights residents, the Richardsons, and the bohemian travelers, the Warrens. The series features heavyweight actresses and executive producers, Reese Witherspoon (Elen...

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ explores themes of individuality, personal growth

BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’ explores themes of individuality, personal growth

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

March 5, 2020

BTS are continuously killing it with their passionate personalities and endless exploratory themes. Their recently released album “Map of the Soul: 7” is no exception. This new album continues the delve into the groups’ inner psyches and characters following last year’s “Map of the Soul: Per...

USI Theater’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ hilarious, utterly sincere

USI Theater’s ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ hilarious, utterly sincere

Emma Corry, Feature Editor

February 25, 2020

Growing up can be trying for any young teen. It’s even harder if you’re a Jewish-Polish teen living in 1930s Brooklyn.  The Great Depression and an inevitable world war can’t compare to the greatest challenge of all: your own family. “Brighton Beach Memoirs” by Neil Simon was USI Thea...

Netflix’s ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ falls victim to sequel curse

Netflix’s ‘P.S. I Still Love You’ falls victim to sequel curse

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

February 23, 2020

As a rule, sequels usually aren’t as good as the originals. “P.S. I Still Love You” is the sequel to, “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.” The film was released on Feb. 12, just in time for Valentine’s Day.  It features the previous main cast along with some new additions, such as Jordan Fi...

‘Return of the Hero’ exhibits satisfying, unexpected ending

‘Return of the Hero’ exhibits satisfying, unexpected ending

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 16, 2020

Having a story end with all its problems solved isn’t always the best ending. “Return of the Hero” is a historical comedy film set in France in 1809, as recently shown on campus as part of a French film series. The story follows Captain Neuville, who proposed to Pauline and is set to marry ...

‘The Ghost Bride’ captivates with inspiring heroine, exciting mysteries

‘The Ghost Bride’ captivates with inspiring heroine, exciting mysteries

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

Li Lan, a daughter of a spice trader, is proposed to marry into a wealthy family, but the marriage is far from normal.  The young woman is thrust into solving a murder which leads her to the Netherworld in Netflix’s “The Ghost Bride.”  The Taiwanese drama is an exceptional series based on t...

Grammys left audiences wanting better

Grammys left audiences wanting better

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

February 4, 2020

Each year, the supposed best of each musical category wins a Grammy which is determined by the Recording Academy, the organization that gives out the awards.  Prior to the event, the Academy was embroiled in a battle with the recently suspended Deborah Dugan, the president and chief executive of...

‘Weathering with You’ encompasses challenges of life, love

‘Weathering with You’  encompasses challenges of life, love

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

Humanity vs. nature has never been so extreme and heartwarming. Makoto Shinkai, director of award-winning Japanese animated film “Your Name,” surpassed his previous creation with his newly released romantic-fantasy film “Weathering with You” produced by CoMix Wave Films. The film follows Hodaka, ...

French film ‘Let’s Dance’ lacks passion, romance

French film ‘Let’s Dance’ lacks passion, romance

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

“Let’s Dance” is a recently released French film that follows aspiring dancers on the journey to professional dance.  The film focuses on the relationships between dancers from different styles of dance, including hip-hop and ballet.  Although “Let’s Dance” is full of passionate da...

‘The Witcher’ lives up to hype, beautifully cliche

‘The Witcher’ lives up to hype, beautifully cliche

Nik Cunningham, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

“The Witcher” is a book series turned video game series, that then turned into this: a dramatic, heart-stopping show on Netflix. I thought it was going to be dark-themed cliches that closely resembled  “Lord of the Rings” or “Game of Thrones” when I first started watching.  There are...

‘NiNoKuni’ takes audience on whimsical adventure

‘NiNoKuni’ takes audience on whimsical adventure

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

When it comes to saving loved ones, two average teenagers are willing to do anything in “NiNoKuni.”  “NiNoKuni,” an animated film, follows best friends Haru and Yu in an unexpected adventure to save their friend Kotona from danger. When all three find themselves in a near-death experience...

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