“mother!”

“mother!”

Cole Seager, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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 “mother!” is frustrating. The new film from Darren Aronofsky centers around a nameless wife ( Jennifer Lawrence) and her likewise nameless husband ( Javier Bardem). The husband is a creatively bankrupt poet looking for inspiration. The wife tends to the house and makes sure her husband is happy....

“Blade Runner 2049”

“Blade Runner 2049”

Scott Larsen, Staff Writer

November 1, 2017


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  Blade Runner 2049, the latest from Denis Villeneuve, is a hard sci-fi masterpiece.   Going into this film, my expectations were already significantly high. How could they not be with a cast and crew filled with some of the most talented figures in the business today? Denis Villeneuve, the...

Gus’ New Beginnings

Deena Kassem, Guest Writer

October 31, 2017


Filed under Columns, Music, Showcase

  The local Wayzata band Gus has merged with Minnetonka band Grapefruit according to Wayzata High School Senior Aidan Burke. The two indie rock bands merged late August after Burke met Grapefruit Lead Guitarist Jack Pfeffer while both working at Minnetonka Music, a music store and studio located...

Victory Isn’t Coming Easy

Victory Isn’t Coming Easy

Shae Luedke, Op-Ed Editor

October 31, 2017


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  The V.I.C.E Boys, a rap group based in Minneapolis, have been working hard since they graduated from Wayzata High School in 2015, according to group member Romear Alger.  “We’ve gotten a lot done, but we still have got a lot to do,” said Alger.   V.I.C.E is an acronym standing...

“Wind River”

“Wind River”

Scott Larsen, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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  Wind River, the directorial debut of Sicario and Hell or High Water screenwriter Taylor Sheridan, is a gritty and unapologetic thriller that never relieves you of its intensity. Starring Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, and Gil Birmingham, this film follows a hunter (Renner) who helps an FBI agent (Olsen)...

“Good Time”

“Good Time”

Cole Seager, Staff Writer

October 18, 2017


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  With it’s uncomfortably tight cinematography and subdued acting, Good Time grabs you within the very first scene and doesn’t let you go. The film follows Connie (Robert Pattinson) in a pulse-pounding, neon-bathed game of cat and mouse following a failed bank robbery, as he attempts to evade...

“Death Note”

“Death Note”

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

September 15, 2017


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  Death Note is an adaptation of a highly revered anime of the same name and stars Nat Wolff, Lakeith Stanfield, and Margaret Qualley and is directed by Adam Wingard.   I use the terms “stars” and “directed” loosely as I’m not sure if what I watched was even a movie. Every scene...

“Terminator 2: Judgement Day”

“Terminator 2: Judgement Day”

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

September 14, 2017


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  Terminator 2: Judgement Day came out in 1991 and was re-released and remastered this year in 3D under the supervision of James Cameron. I do not know why they chose to do this remaster now, but I was thoroughly enthralled. T2 is one of those rare c i n e m a t i c experiences that is amplified...

“Baby Driver”

“Baby Driver”

Kai Christiansen

September 14, 2017


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  Baby Driver is the new film from Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, The World’s End) and stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Elisa Gonzales, Lily James, and Kevin Spacey. From car chases to romance, from tinnitus to mute foster fathers, this film has it all. Except enough heart.   Wright’s...

James Bond Film Reviews

Connor Tyszka, Guest Writer

June 2, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

The first James Bond movie, Dr. No was released 55 years ago in 1962. Since that time, many actors have played the iconic MI6 agent. This is a look at those actors and, in my opinion, their best performance in a Bond movie. Sean Connery - Diamonds are Forever (1971) Sean Connery has acted in six official...

Rock Opera Wednesday

Caroline Hansen, Senior Staff Writer

June 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Music

  The rock opera is, in my opinion, the greatest innovation in rock and roll history. Sadly, the concept of the rock opera goes unappreciated by many. But just because you don’t know them yet doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know them. Some of the greatest rock albums were also rock opera’s. Allow...

Summer Movies

Kai Christiansen and Tripp Lavely

June 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

Senior Sports Writer Tripp Lavely insisted that he be given a film review. Since he has no skill in writing reviews, I gave him some training wheels and let him write about his most anticipated movie of the summer and I followed suit.   I am the most excited for The Dark Tower because I will tru...

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