Disney+ and Spiderman and Ghostbusters! Oh My!
By Janie Walenda
It is nearly impossible to keep up with movies and TV shows nowadays, so let me help by recapping the past few weeks of Hollywood news, including the latest box office figures, “Spiderman: No Way Home” leaks, recent casting announcements, and Disney+ Day.
While the box office is still nowhere close to the state it was in 2019, it is gradually returning back to normal. After just two weekends, “Eternals” has already earned 118.7 million dollars, surpassing “Dune. ...
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Brings Heart Back to the Franchise
By Janie Walenda
“Ghostbusters” has a rough history with sequels. In 1989, “Ghostbusters II” failed to recapture the magic of the original, and the 2016 reboot has been largely reviled by fans. While “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” is by no means a perfect film, it manages to both satisfy old fans and win over new ones.
One key to the film’s success is its use of another iconic 80’s genre: family adventure films. Drawing on the trademarks of this genre, the film follows most ...
Rumors Run Rampant Following the Astroworld Tragedy
By Sam Acosta
On Friday, November 5, tragedy struck the Astroworld music festival in NRG Park in Houston. The festival brought tens of thousands of people together to hear famous musical artists such as Earth, Wind & Fire and 21 Savage, amongst others. On Friday night, the first of the two-night event, headliner Travis Scott took to the stage.
As his performance began, the riled-up crowd surged forward to get closer. With too many people in too small of a space, many were trampled and ...
High-Powered Offense Propels Jackets to Victory Over Southern Indiana
by Josh Decker
Cedarville University men's basketball put together a strong performance and earned their second win in their home opener Monday night, defeating Southern Indiana by a score of 101-88.
The result improves the Jackets overall record this year to 2-3 and wraps up a busy schedule this past week that saw Cedarville play three games in five days.
“The biggest positive is the toughness we played with,” said head coach Pat Estepp. “I thought we really played hard on both ...
Calls for Caution Come in Light of the ‘Rust’ Shooting Incident
By Sam Acosta
In late October, tragedy struck the New Mexico movie set for the film “Rust” when lead actor Alec Baldwin accidentally fatally shot the film’s cinematographer and wounded the director with what was supposed to be a “cold” revolver. A gun is “cold” when it has no bullets in it and is safe to use as a prop.
Nobody has been officially blamed for the incident as of the writing of this article, as the investigation is still underway, but the incident has called into ...
Lady Jackets Top UIndy In Another Comeback Victory
by Abigail Hintz
Cedarville women's basketball rode four double-digit performances to a 75-64 comeback victory over a winless University of Indianapolis Greyhounds. It was a tale of two halves for the Jackets who came out sluggish and lacking energy before picking it up at halftime and winning the second half 46-26.
The Lady Jackets are now 3-1 on the season as they head into conference play after Thanksgiving break.
Head coach Jason Smith acknowledged the slow start but is seeing a ...
McKinney RAs Continue to Foster a Strong Community for Their Residents, Regardless of a Lack of Hall Events
by Avonlea Brown
McKinney Hall is located on Cedar Lake Drive next to the ever-busy Printy Hall. As a result, one would think that McKinney would make an effort to be a part of campus life. Yet it is known as an exceptionally quiet dorm.
The population of McKinney Hall consists of busy students who have little to no time for busy dorm life. McKinney does not have any specialized events or traditions that make them stand out on campus.
“I feel like McKinney doesn’t have any traditions ...
‘Red Notice’ is Fun and Entertaining and Doesn’t Need to be Much Else
By Benjamin Konuch
I couldn’t wait to see Red Notice.
When I first heard it announced and learned what kind of movie it was, my excitement was through the roof. I utterly adore the action comedy genre, with movies such as “Red” and “Knight & Day” being family favorites. Hearing that Netflix was going to be making an original movie in that style, starring Dwayne Johnson, Ryan Renolds, and Gal Gadot, my excitement skyrocketed. Here were three of Hollywood’s biggest stars in the ...
Cedarville Suffers First Loss of the Season in Overtime
by Abigail Hintz
Cedarville University women's basketball lost their first game of the season in heartbreaking fashion Wednesday night with an 85-83 loss to Wayne State University in overtime. Both Wayne State and Cedarville came into the contest having won their first two games of the season, and the game reflected that with 20 lead changes.
A big second quarter from junior Paige Garr and third quarter from senior Emily Chapman kept the Jackets in the game to be able to push it to overti...
Tom Hanks Shines as Troubled Father Figure in ‘Finch’
By Ben Hiett
I wasn’t expecting much out of “Finch,” a small-scale sci-fi movie quietly released on Apple TV+ last weekend. True, it did star American acting legend Tom Hanks in the titular role, and, based on promotional footage, the practical and CG effects for his robot companion looked convincingly realistic.
Still, none of what I saw looked unfamiliar. Moviegoers have seen the “post-apocalyptic world ravaged by some major disaster” story told time and time again in films such ...