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Beauty and the Beast: Animated, live, or Broadway, it’s a beast of a good show

Beauty and the Beast: Animated, live, or Broadway, it’s a beast of a good show

by Katie Lehman, Editor
April 3, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Spring 2017

A tale as old as a time and a song as old as rhyme get revamped in a live action version of the classic Beauty and the Beast tale. This version takes a new spin on the original, animated film from 1991 by not only including new details from the original fairy tale but also by including plot and deta...

I’m going ga ga for La La Land

I’m going ga ga for La La Land

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor
February 22, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

La La Land is the musical sweeping the nation off its feet this award season. It's been nominated for 204 awards and has won 153 of them and counting. While this movie has fared well this awards season, how will it perform at the Oscars? Best Picture The trick to enjoying La La Land is apprecia...

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

Wait till Netflix to see Hell or High Water

by Emily Reed, Managing Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase, Spring 2017

What would you do to give the people you love better lives? In the movie Hell or High Water, one-half of a cowboy duo commits himself to a life of crime in a last ditch effort to help his son. While this movie is extremely well-written and acted, it doesn’t have that extra special something that w...

Moana: The beginning of an era

Moana: The beginning of an era

by Beau Cameron, Editor
December 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

When I first heard of Moana, I was unsure of what to think. I was happy that Disney was finally having a more ethnically diverse princess, but I was nervous about if Disney would be able to portray the character without stereotyping. When the incident with Disney's culturally insensitive Moana-themed costumes hit the news, I was tempted to avoid the movie comp...

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: A movie with no magic

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: A movie with no magic

by Beau Cameron, Editor
October 17, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs took the literary world by storm when it was released in America in June, 2011. After only one book, readers fell in love with the series, and the following two novels had fans head-over-heels. The story follows Jacob Portman after the ...

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, super win or super fail?

Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, super win or super fail?

by Amanda Anderson, Reporter
April 25, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

 Even with the 7th highest box office opening weekend earning $166,007,347, many people who saw the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, hated it. And I can see why. I agree that the movie took a while to really get interesting, but when it did, I thought it was entertaining but not worth the $12.50 t...

10 Cloverfield Lane knocks on the door of success

10 Cloverfield Lane knocks on the door of success

by Emily Gorham, Editor
April 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment

As psychological thrillers go, 10 Cloverfield Lane is a must-see. Well-paced and captivating, the engaging script is matched by a first-rate cast. For a marketing campaign that started out relatively small, the hype for 10 Cloverfield Lane grew quickly (much like that of its semi-prequel, Cloverfie...

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

Zootopia: Where animals and audiences go wild

by Sylvia Nelson, Reporter
April 13, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On March 4, Walt Disney Animation Studios' released Zootopia. On a scale from Lion King (highest), to Wall-E (lowest),  Zootopia is closer to Lion King, but doesn't quite "the king" status. The songs are catchy, and the plot is great. The movie has singing and dancing, with a million funny stereot...

Hopelessly devoted to Grease–just not “Live”

Hopelessly devoted to Grease–just not “Live”

by Elena Guardia, Reporter
February 19, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

On January 31st, 2016, the FOX television network aired a 140-minute production of Grease Live, a remake of the musical Grease, which became an instant classic after the first movie was released in 1978. The Broadway version of Grease opened in 1972. Under the direction of Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski,...

Shadowhunters: An insider’s guide to the new series

Shadowhunters:  An insider’s guide to the new series

by Sydney Rossman, Editor
January 26, 2016
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

If you have read the books and seen the movie then you will appreciate the extra details that the new series, Shadowhunters: Mortal Instruments on Freeform provides.  Episodes air on Tuesday nights at 9:00 p.m. Here's my review of the first episode: Villains: The Villains of the show are ...

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