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Movie Review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

by Hunter Johnson The first Captain America film had just one superhero. Then the second Captain America film, directed by the Russo brothers, came along and starred Cap alongside three other heroes. The Russo brothers then returned for the third Captain America film, taking the character count to a whole new level at a whopping twelve protagonists, all with fully fleshed-out stories and roles. Nearly seven years after the first Captain America film, the Russo brothers return to create ...

Play Review: ‘Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery’

by Kaileigh Willis Cedarville’s production of “Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery” kept its audience intrigued and laughing during its opening night on Thursday April 5th. A comical retelling of Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” Ken Ludwig’s production follows the brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes (Will Douglas) and his partner Dr. Watson (Jordan Fredericks) as they are called to crack a baffling case. After Sir Charles Baskerville’s ...

Movie Review: ‘Ready Player One’

by Hunter Johnson Steven Spielberg says that the three movies that were most difficult to make were: “Jaws,” “Saving Private Ryan,” and “Ready Player One.” “Ready Player One” is the 33rd movie to be directed by Steven Spielberg and is written by Zak Penn and Earnest Cline, the author of the 2011 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a future where virtual reality has become part of everyone’s world. Wade Watts must complete the VR game in order to stop a large ...

Movie Review: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’

by Ian Sarmiento When audiences went to see “Pacific Rim” in 2013, they wanted to see giant robots punch giant monsters. They were not disappointed. Five years later, they are treated with a sequel with “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” because who doesn’t want to see another epic showdown between robots and monsters? This sequel not only brings back old friends but also introduces new characters as they face off against something much more than another monster threat. The story follows ...

Album Review: ‘Original Mixtape’ EP

by Callahan Jones In The Brilliance’s "Original Mixtape" EP, released in early March, the worship group presents an enjoyable 18 minutes of music. It's the least focused in the scope of any work that they’ve released to date. For those unfamiliar with The Brilliance, it is an ever-evolving group centered around the musical compositions of arranger and pianist John Arndt and lyrics and vocals of worship pastor David Gungor. On their debut full-length album “Brother,” released in 2015, ...

Book Review: ‘Ink, Iron, and Glass’

by Sarah Pennington Every fantasy author wants to write a world that comes to life on the page. But in the world of “Ink, Iron, and Glass,” Gwendolyn Clare’s steampunk historical fantasy debut novel, the science of “scriptology” allows people to literally bring other worlds into existence. Our heroine, Elsa, comes from one such world created by her mother. But when her mother is abducted and the book that contains her world disappears, Elsa must use her own scriptology skills and ...

Movie Review: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

by Hunter Johnson Over the last several years, Disney has changed the game of filmmaking. Along with their releases of many Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars films, Disney has also been releasing a steady amount of their own films under the Walt Disney Pictures banner, like “The Jungle Book,” “Pete’s Dragon,” and “Beauty and the Beast.” Now, Walt Disney Pictures has released their first film of 2018, “A Wrinkle in Time,” based off the 1962 novel of the same name. “A ...

Book Review: ‘Life in the Wild’

by Sarah Pennington Of all the major questions which plague mankind, the greatest is certainly “Why is the world such a mess?” Christians and non-Christians alike must wrestle with this topic every time they lose a loved one, suffer heartbreak in a relationship, or see a report of global catastrophe on the news. And while most Christians can vaguely say that sin is the cause of tragedies great and small, many are unable to expound any further than that. In “Life in the Wild,” Cedarv...

Book Review: ‘An Enchantment of Ravens’

by Sarah Pennington Isobel, heroine of Margaret Rogerson’s debut novel “An Enchantment of Ravens,” is the finest portrait artist in all of Whimsy, the land between the mundane World Beyond and the forests where the fair folk—or faeries—dwell. For years, she has navigated through one bargain after another with these faeries, trading her art for enchantments, for the fair folk desire human Craft, since they themselves cannot any. But when Rook, the autumn prince, seeks her out for a ...

Movie Review: ‘Black Panther’

by Hunter Johnson Marvel is known for making films about all different kinds of superheroes. They have made movies about a billionaire in a metal suit from LA, a kid in stars and stripes from Brooklyn, and an alien who flies around with a hammer. And now, the newest addition to this colorful cast of is a man who dresses up as a cat. “Black Panther,” directed and written by Ryan Coogler, is the eighteenth film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It tells the story of King T’Challa of ...