‘Shang Chi’ Starts Marvel’s New Phase in Spectacular Fashion
By Sam Acosta
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” is a brilliant movie that pays homage to the classic Marvel blueprint while also creating something new and exciting. With a brilliant ensemble of actors supported by a well-written script, “Shang-Chi” never lets the audience get bored. Unlike some Marvel movies and shows, I never found myself looking at the time or wondering how much longer was left in the movie. I enjoyed every joke and every fight, and I was sad when it ...
‘What If…?’ Zombie Episode is Full of Fun and Action
By Janie Walenda
The last few years have been hard for Avengers fans, and “What If…?” hasn’t offered any reprieve. This week’s episode, eloquently entitled “What If…Zombies?!”, shows us a world where a zombie virus infects the earth’s mightiest heroes, leaving only a small group of superheroes behind.
The best part of this episode was our zombie-hunting crew. This ragtag group of heroes initially includes Peter Parker, Hope Pym, Bruce Banner, Bucky Barnes, Okoye, Sharon ...
Is ‘Cinderella’ a Fun Reinvention or a Trashy Reboot?
By Janie Walenda
I’m a big Cinderella fan, but I’ve rarely enjoyed stories that try to modernize her story. I was worried this movie would be a clumsy retread filled with generic pop songs and pandering messages about “empowerment.” While I wasn’t necessarily wrong, “Cinderella” has enough fun and magic to make this an enjoyable ride.
This version hits all the beats of the classic Cinderella story but adds some new twists and turns along the way. Ella wants to design ...
Scarlett Johansson Lawsuit Exposes Disconnect in Movie Industry
By Josh McClain
Hollywood legal battles don’t always bring industry-wide change, but this one just might. Actress Scarlett Johansson made waves in the movie industry on July 29 when she filed a lawsuit against the Walt Disney Company over the release of her feature movie “Black Widow,” as first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
Johansson claimed that Disney violated the terms of her contract by releasing the film in theaters and on Disney+ at the same time, thereby limiting the ...
Lady Jackets Drop Tight Battle to No. 25 Lee
by Abigail Hintz
Cedarville women’s soccer dropped a hard-fought match to No. 25 Lee University Saturday afternoon in their second home game of the season. The Jackets are now 0-2-1, still looking for their first win of the season while the Flames leave Cedarville unbeaten with their third straight win.
Lee’s roster had full energy, even on the bench. Their sound drowned out the Jackets and their early aggression and energy paid off when they pulled out their first goal in just the 9th ...
A&E podcast: 10/10 Rings? – ‘Shang-Chi’ Review
Does "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" stand out amidst an ever-growing universe of heroes, or is it just your run-of-the-mill Marvel movie? Join hosts Ben Hiett and Sam Acosta along with special guest Josh Walden as they give their thoughts on the latest entry in the MCU.
‘The Bad Batch’ Explores the Aftermath of Order 66
By Nick Ratliff
“The Bad Batch” is the newest Star Wars show to hit Disney Plus. Last year, Disney gave viewers the last season of the previously canceled “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” which introduced us to Clone Force 99, or the “Bad Batch” as some call them. Named after clone trooper 99 from “The Clone Wars,” the Bad Batch is a squad of genetically modified clones, each with his own set of specially enhanced abilities. Hunter has enhanced reaction speed and senses, Wrecker ...
Lady Jackets Tie Southern Indiana 0-0 in Home Opener
by Tim Smith
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets settled for a point in Wednesday's home opener against the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles. The game proved to be an exciting one, but no goals would be scored by either squad ending the match in a draw. It was a solid result for the Jackets who were coming off of a 4-1 defeat to the University of Indianapolis last Thursday.
Defense defined the first half of the match. Both teams had plenty of opportunities to score, but the opposing defenses ...
The Afghanistan Dilemma
by Maggie Walker
The date Oct. 7, 2001, does not tend to ring many bells in our collective national memory. This unassuming date, however, marked the beginning of the war in Afghanistan. Recently the issue has bubbled to the top of headlines and grabbed national attention as America’s longest war has ended.
To understand context, the country of Afghanistan itself was at war before American involvement. Dr. Glen Duerr, Associate Professor of International Studies, said, “Afghanistan ...