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Movie Review: ‘The Post’

by Hunter Johnson Steven Spielberg is known as one of the most revolutionary film directors of all time. He has always been a director of variety and originality, with films like “Jurassic Park,” “Jaws” and the “Indiana Jones” series under his belt. Now, Spielberg, in his fifth decade of filmmaking, has yet again demonstrated that he is not finished telling captivating stories. “The Post” stars Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks as the publisher and editor of The Washington Post ...

Book Review: ‘Weave a Circle Round’

by Sarah Pennington One could say that “Weave a Circle Round,” the debut novel of Canadian author Kari Maaren, is about many things. It’s about Freddy Duchamp, who’s trying to be normal though life has other plans for her. It’s about Roland, Freddy’s deaf and geeky stepbrother, and Mel, her genius detective little sister. It’s about Cuerva Lachance and Josiah, Freddy’s new neighbors who produce impossibilities wherever they go. It’s about Freddy’s long journey home after ...

Movie Review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

by Hunter Johnson In 2015, Star Wars was resurrected with the film, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The film rejuvenated what is arguably the most beloved film franchise of all time. It returned Star Wars to its roots of being a simple story about good vs. evil set in a very rugged world filled with adventure, fun, and a returning cast of characters that people have loved for decades. Now, the sequel to the third highest-grossing film of all time has been released. And it has possibly an ...

Movie Review: ‘Coco’

by Hunter Johnson “Coco” is the 19th installment of the Pixar franchise and is the most recent film directed by Lee Unkrich, one of Pixar’s finest directors who helped with the creations of “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters Inc,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Toy Story 3,” along with co-director Adrian Molina. Pixar is an interesting franchise of films because up until 2011, it seemed they could do no wrong. From the “Toy Story” series to “The Incredibles” to “Wall-E,” Pixar ...

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

by Ian Sarmiento With the recent premiere of the latest DC movie “Justice League” the producers have finally answered some of the most important questions in the history of the DC Universe: “What is brunch?” In the new film “Justice League,” directed by Zack Snyder, we take a first look into the lives of the super-powered misfits as they band together and save the world. First, what everyone wants to know: is it better than “Batman v Superman”? To put it simply: Yes, but it ...

Movie Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

by Hunter Johnson It’s been two years since audiences have seen Thor or Hulk on the big screen, but they are back in the 17th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Thor: Ragnarok” (directed by Taika Waititi). The thing that audiences are realizing… is that Thor is funny now. In this sequel to both the Thor series and the Avengers series, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are forced into an adventure to stop the destruction of Thor’s home, Asgard, which is ...

Book Review: ‘Before She Ignites’ by Jodi Meadows

by Sarah Pennington Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer, the symbol of the treaty that unifies the Fallen Isles . . . until her attempt to expose a secret she was never meant to discover sends her to the Pit, the deadliest prison on the Isles. Stripped of all she's ever known and facing a guard who will stop at nothing to learn her secrets, Mira must learn to survive, decide who to trust, and find her voice before it's too late. “Before She Ignites”, the first installment in Jodi Meadows's ...

Album Review: ‘All Things Work Together’ by Lecrae

by Callahan Jones Since the release of Lecrae's second album, “After the Music Stops” in 2006 and his Billboard Gospel charts-topping third release, “Rebel,” in 2008, Lecrae has been at the top of the Christian music game. With each release he has gotten more and more outspoken about his views on the world, mainly through the lens of his Christian faith. All of his previous work has come to a culmination in his new release, “All Things Work Together.” “All Things Work ...

Movie Review: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”

By Hunter Johnson Since the release of “The LEGO Movie,” audiences have maintained their love of the film’s nearly perfect mixture of charm and seriousness. After that, audiences showed up yet again and praised “The LEGO Batman Movie” for its fantastic combination of pure laughter and important family messages. Now, the third installment in the LEGO universe has been released and audiences will soon realize that this one, despite its moments of greatness, inevitably could not hold up ...

Album Review: Irrational Man EP by Noticing Icarus

by Callahan Jones The local Cedarville-based band, Noticing Icarus, recently released their debut EP, "Irrational Man EP", a project that is surprisingly well put together for a first offering. The band is made up of all former or graduated Cedarville University students, including David Grandouiller (vocals, rhythm guitar), Brandon Apol (lead and rhythm guitar), Calvin Hitchcock (keys, organ), Connor Smith (electric bass, upright bass), and Geraldt Stewart (drums). The five men combine ...