Movie Review: ‘Shazam!’
by Hunter Johnson
DC has always had a rough time in their cinematic side of things. Nearly all of the thirty films released by the company over the last four decades — with the exception of less than 10 Superman and Batman films — has been critically panned as unsuccessful attempts at filmmaking.
This all changed in 2017 when “Wonder Woman” was released, becoming the first non-Superman, non-Batman DC film to receive worldwide acclaim. The next year, “Aquaman” released, and while ...
Play Review: ‘The Spitfire Grill’
by Katie Milligan
Cedarville University’s spring musical, “The Spitfire Grill,” is an engrossing tale of tragedy and brokenness, but ultimately a thrilling story of hope, healing and reconciliation.
The production begins with Perchance “Percy” Talbot (played by Emily Hunnemeyer) arriving at midnight to the middle-of-nowhere town of Gilead, Wisconsin. She has just completed a five-year stint in prison, and her parole officer Sheriff Joe Sutter (Byron Mrowiec) lands her a job as a ...
Event Preview: Juried Art Exhibition
by Kaileigh Willis
The Department of Art, Design, and Theater’s Juried Art and Design Exhibition is sure to captivate Cedarville students when it opens on April 8 in the Steven Student’s Center.
The annual Juried Art and Design Exhibition displays around 100 pieces of recent work created and submitted by students who are currently enrolled in art or design classes at Cedarville University. These pieces are evaluated and judged by the department’s faculty and selected to be displayed ...
Play Preview: ‘Spitfire Grill’
by Madeleine Mosher
On Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m., Cedarville actors will perform the university’s first musical in two years, titled “The Spitfire Grill.”
The play stars three women: Percy Talbott, a former prisoner, Hannah Ferguson, a widow, and Shelby, the wife of Hannah’s nephew. The story centers around the titular Spitfire Grill as the three women bond through owning and operating it.
In addition to these three characters, there are four more, making the cast total seven ...
Movie Review: ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World’
by Hunter Johnson
After two feature films, four short films, and 118 episodes of a tv show, the “How To Train Your Dragon” franchise has finally reached its end with “How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World.”
“The Hidden World” follows Hiccup and his dragon Toothless as their village of Berk acts as a massive refugee camp for all dragons who need it.
To put it in a single word, this film is epic. And that’s not a reference to how enjoyable it is — although it certainly ...
Movie Review: ‘Captain Marvel’
by Ian Sarmiento
From Spider-Man to Captain America, Marvel Studios has had a lot of fun recreating beloved characters while crafting memorable action scenes and big moments of comedy. “Captain Marvel” joins in the fun as audiences are introduced to the MCU’s newest hero.
“Captain Marvel” is co-directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, known for their films “Mississippi Grind” and “Sugar.” The directors took Marvel’s newest movie and made it unique to their style, making it ...
Book Review: ‘Sunny Side Up’
by Sarah Pennington
If you were to have breakfast with Jesus, what might He say to you? That is the question that Cedarville professor Dan DeWitt answers in his latest book, “Sunny Side Up: The Breakfast Conversation That Could Change Your Life.” Taking his cues from Jesus’ conversation with Peter in John 21, DeWitt explores some of the issues that hinder Christians in doing what they’re called to do. He also provides practical applications and questions for readers to ponder as they ...
STP Preview: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’
by Kristen Farley
Jeremy Smith will perform his senior theater project, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” at 8 p.m. on Feb. 23.
When given freedom to choose his senior presentation, Smith decided on this Shakespearean comedy for the challenge of performing a lyrical play.
“Our freshman year, we did Cyrano as one of the main stages, and that was written in verse, but we were freshmen, so we had smaller roles,” Smith said. He wanted to challenge himself and others, and so decided on ...
Movie Review: The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
by Hunter Johnson
In 2014, audiences were introduced to the lovable LEGO icon known as Emmet Brickowski, voiced by fan-favorite Chris Pratt. Based on the extremely popular construction toys, “The LEGO Movie” was expected to be a simple cash-grab for Warner Bros, that is, until the film actually came out.
“The LEGO Movie” dominated at the box office and at the critical arena. It was hailed as a groundbreaking achievement in both visual effects and in creative storytelling. Audiences ...
Preview: Art Professors to Display at Springfield Exhibit
by Kristen Farley
Cedarville professors Zac Benson and Annie Lee-Zimerle will present art installments at the Springfield Museum of Art. They will attend the reception for the exhibit’s official opening on Feb. 16, and the artwork will remain on display for two months after.
Lee-Zimerle will partner with her husband, Brian Zimerle, in their second two-person exhibition. The husband and wife duo work together thematically in different artistic mediums.
“I deal with a lot of things: ...