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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...

‘The Most Fun We Ever Had’ opens readers to purpose of life

'The Most Fun We Ever Had' opens readers to purpose of life

Sheridan Arnold, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Family dysfunctions can still be beneath the surface no matter how seemingly perfect it may look on the outside.  “The Most Fun We Ever Had” is the debut novel of a creative writing teacher named Claire Lombardo. Her novel focuses on a family of four daughters who have parents that are still ...

‘Little Women’ follows journey of growing up, sisterhood

'Little Women' follows journey of growing up, sisterhood

Alyssa Osborn, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

“Little Women” drags the audience in for an emotional ride with the 2019 film adaption.  The film inspired by the novel written by Louisa May Alcott follows a beautiful, treasured story about sisterhood as the March sisters approach adulthood.  Each sister is unique in their own way. Jo as...

‘Assassin’s Pride’ anime is wasted potential

'Assassin's Pride' anime is wasted potential

Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

January 14, 2020

Nothing is more disappointing than being hyped up for a show that ultimately falls flat and leaves you unsatisfied. Crunchyroll’s fall anime season is drawing to a close, and with it, the show “Assassin’s Pride.” The anime follows protagonists Kufa and Melida. Kufa is a trained assassin sent ...

‘Rise of Skywalker’ underwhelms as final chapter of “Star Wars’

‘Rise of Skywalker’ underwhelms as final chapter of “Star Wars’

Riley Guerzini, Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2019

A squash-buckling space adventure that captured our hearts and galvanized nerds across the world over 40 years ago has officially come to an end. The Star Wars saga dramatized family ties, the strain of war and defined the battle between good and evil inside all of us.  Those movies gave life to...

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