“Death Note”

“Death Note”

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

September 15, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  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


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  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


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  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...

“Everything Must Go”

“Everything Must Go”

Sam Lavely

June 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  Everything Must Go is one of Will Ferrell’s few successes in the non-comedy field, and is about as good as it can get considering a man everyone sees as a joke is trying to play a serious role. The movie centers on Ferrell who is having just about the worst week imaginable, getting fired fr...

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”

Connor Tyszka

June 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  James Gunn returns as the director for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it picks up shortly after the end of the first movie. Groot (Vin Diesel) is still a young tree. The rest of the team is now battling against an enemy for the Sovereigns. They will be pai...

“Alien: Covenant”

“Alien: Covenant”

Kai Christiansen

June 1, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  Alien: Covenant is the sequel to 2012’s Prometheus and is the second film in the prequel trilogy to Alien. Covenant takes place ten years after the events of Prometheus and follows the crew of the colony ship Covenant as they explore a nearby planet after finding a strange distress signal. &...

“The Seventh Seal”

“The Seventh Seal”

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

May 26, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  The Seventh Seal is a German film from 1957 that was written and directed by Ingmar Bergman and stars Max Von Sydow, Bengt Ekerot and Gunnar Björnstrand.   It tells the story of Antonius Block and Jöns, a knight and squire, who have come back to Germany after 10 years of crusading, on...

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

Connor Tyszka, Guest Writer

May 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  Power Rangers is set in modern day and takes place in the sleepy, small, fishing town of Angel Grove. It’s a science fiction/action adventure movie with ties to it’s original television series (1993-1999) and the 1995 movie Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Directed by Dean Israelite, the movie most n...

“Life”

“Life”

Kai Christiansen, A&E Editor

May 25, 2017


Filed under Columns, Movie Reviews

  Life is a rehash of multiple classic sci-fi films, yet it still can’t find what made these films great, and instead takes the stereotypes and the dull parts, and creates a generic, bloated mess.   There were very few good performances in this film, most notably being Jake Gyllenhaal and A...

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