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Evil Dead Rise is the fifth film in the iconic horror franchise. (Courtesy of Warner Brothers)

“Evil Dead Rise” is a bloody good time

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

“The Evil Dead,” released in 1981, was an extremely low-budget horror film made by a bunch of college friends in the woods during a few grueling weeks of filming. It was one of the first films that...

Speed Racer is a visually stunning blockbuster released 15 years ago. (Courtesy of Warner Bros.)

“Speed Racer” was ahead of its time, and now it can shine

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 26, 2023

When “Iron Man” was released 15 years ago, it began a huge change in the cinema landscape, snowballing the industry into where it is at today. A week after “Iron Man” was released, “Speed Racer”...

“Resident Evil 4” (2023) reminds me why I started playing video games

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 25, 2023

“Resident Evil” has the weirdest and most complex history of any video game franchise. With 30 games released since 1996, “Resident Evil” has come a long way. During that span, the franchise released...

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. (Photo courtesy of Hasbro and Netflix)

An in-depth look at the Power Rangers “Once & Always” 30th anniversary special

Bryce West, Assistant News Editor April 21, 2023

The Power Rangers are back for more. Released yesterday, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” sees the Power Rangers' triumphant return for a 30th-anniversary special on Netflix. However,...

The honey toast at 2nd Language features a warm loaf of crispy-crunchy toast, warm miso syrup, fresh seasonal fruit and vanilla gelato April 1. (Photo by David Graber)

2nd Language: Best for an indulgent snack

David Graber, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

My adventurous taste buds brought me on a journey through Evansville to 2nd Language at 401 NW 2nd St. for a second time. In all honesty, it has been about seven months since my last visit, as I was...

The Last of Us Part II is the sequel to The Last of Us. It follows Ellie and her obsession to seek revenge against those who wronged her. (Photo courtesy of PlayStation Studios)

“The Last of Us Part II” sets the bar for video game storytelling

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

*This review contains massive story spoilers for “The Last of Us Part II”* I consider “The Last of Us” one of the greatest games ever made. With its emotional and enthralling characters, it proved...

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the newest animated film from Illumination Entertainment, and the first film heavily produced by Nintendo. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures)

“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is the most potent form of nostalgia bait

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

The most famous video game mascot finally got his second chance at a theatrically released feature film. From the studio that brought us “Despicable Me,” “The Lorax” and “The Secret Life of Pets”...

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” is the deluxe edition of Tyler, The Creators sixth studio album and includes seven new songs that didnt make the albums initial release. (Photo courtesy of Tyler, The Creator)

“CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST: The Estate Sale” is a rhythmic, deluxe revamp to the original album

Tegan Ruhl, Assistant Lifestyle Editor April 12, 2023

When Tyler, The Creator released his sixth studio album, “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST,” the music industry was shaken up again by his creative instrumentals and witty yet vulnerable lyrics. Now, he’s...

Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves is the newest film based on the Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying game. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures)

“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” is a great adaptation of iconic tabletop game

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

From the directors of the hilarious 2018 comedy “Game Night,” comes another comedic film centered around the tabletop experience. Their newest film is the second Hollywood attempt at making a “Dungeons...

Destiny 2: Lightfall is the seventh expansion for Destiny 2. It continues to evolve the gameplay in new and exciting ways but drops the ball with its storytelling. (Photo courtesy of Bungie Inc.)

“Destiny 2: Lightfall’s” quality depends on what you value in a video game

Ian Young, Staff Writer April 4, 2023

*This review contains spoilers for “Lightfall’s” story and activities.* “Destiny” as a franchise brings different reactions from people. For some, it is a game that has no story and a company...

John Wick: Chapter 4 is the long-awaited fourth installment of the John Wick series. (Courtesy of Lionsgate)

“John Wick: Chapter 4” is like going to the opera for action film lovers

Ian Lloyd, Staff Writer March 29, 2023

After four years of waiting since the previous film, “John Wick: Chapter 4” is finally here. The series has slowly grown in popularity since its first entry. Keanu Reeves, who was once a punching bag...

I start off my visit to Sauced on March 15 with the fritta ricotta with marinara sauce, lemon and lettuce, which pairs nicely with the zippy Cosmogirl mocktail of cranberry juice, alcohol-free gin and lime. (Photo by David Graber)

Sauced restaurant review: Make a reservation

David Graber, Staff Writer March 26, 2023

The local restaurant Sauced at 1113 Parrett St. has served me the best Italian food I have ever had in Evansville (yes, better than Olive Garden). It also holds the unique distinction of being the only...

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