‘Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret’ finally takes the screen.
By Laci Strouse
“Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret” was the first Christian novel I ever read. I read it when I was twelve years old and immediately fell in love. The novel followed a middle school girl as she went through puberty for the first time and searched for religion. The novel was written over fifty years ago to help young girls navigate through middle school and find clean, relatable content and at last, it made it to the big screen.
The plot of the movie followed ...
‘Guy Ritchie’s The Covenant’ is a heartfelt message of brotherhood and sacrifice
By Ben Konuch
"That is not how this debt works. It demands a result, not an appeasement."
What would you do if your life was saved by someone in an unbelievable display of courage and endurance, if the only reason for your life was another man’s determination and fortitude, and then you found out that his very life was in danger because of the way he saved your own? How far would you go, how much would you risk, in order to repay that debt? This is the question that Guy Ritchie seeks ...
‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ lacked pixie dust
By Ella Smith
Peter Pan has enthralled audiences since the character’s first appearance in the 1902 play “The Little White Bird,” by J. M. Barrie. Since then thousands of reiterations both on stage, in print and on screen have developed, twisted and continued the adaptations of this iconic character. “Peter Pan and Wendy,” directed by David Lowry, is the most recent live-action reiteration and takes inspiration from both the Disney animated film “Peter Pan” and the original ...
‘Much Ado About Nothing’ makes much ado about something
By Sophia Monastra
I love Shakespeare.
I know, that instantly categorizes me as a nerd, but his play “Much Ado About Nothing” encapsulates much of what I love about the bard: witty banter, clever wordplay, weddings, comic relief characters, humorous miscommunication, horrible miscommunication and a practical demonstration of the benefits of faking your own death.
One of the unique aspects of Shakespeare productions is the fact that the plays aren’t bound to specific ...
‘Hope’ Highlights Growth and Healing
By Esther Fultz
Personal growth is something we all experience over time. Artists have both the blessing and curse of being able to showcase it publicly. In 2015, Nate Feuerstein, professionally known as NF, released his first major-label album, “Mansion.” Since then, his success has skyrocketed with five other album releases, including his most recent on April 7, 2023 - “Hope.” Unlike many other fans, I didn’t discover NF until after his release of “Clouds ...
‘Suzume’ stuns as an animated adventure
By Ben Konuch
Very few names have advanced the genres of anime and animation in recent times like Makoto Shinkai. The creator and director of 2016’s anime phenomenon “Your Name” and its followup in 2019, “Weathering with You,” Shinkai has prioritized a sharp and clear art style that paints even the mundane of everyday life with beauty and style. His stories typically center on love, loss and a touch of something magical that breaks through the normal realities of day-to-day life ...
Why ‘The Bad Batch’ is my Star Wars show
By Janie Walenda
Every Star Wars fan can pinpoint which piece of Star Wars media is “theirs.” For a lot of people who grew up in the last 2000s, it’s “The Clone Wars.” For a more recent generation, it might be “Rebels.” Going further back, you have fans who have defended the prequel trilogy since day one, or those who grew up on the Old Republic video games. That’s the magic of Star Wars. There is an era, a character and a storyline for everyone. For me, my Star Wars is ...
‘Power Rangers: Once and Always’ reunites the original team
By Katlynn Rossignol
The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are back to defend the world from evil in “Power Rangers: Once & Always”. When the ranger’s nemesis, Rita Repulsa, destroys Yellow Ranger Trini, it’s up to Billy and Zack to lead the Ranger team. Minh Kwan, Trini’s distraught teenage daughter must learn what it means to be a true hero in order to help her adopted family and save the world.
This special is a treat for long-time fans of the Power Ranger ...
‘Tetris’ is a fast-paced, stylized look at the game’s complicated origins
By Janie Walenda
When I think about Tetris, my first thought usually isn’t Cold War espionage, but that’s the premise of Apple TV’s “Tetris:” A look inside the convoluted negotiations for the rights to license Tetris during the 1980s. While the characters are based on very real people, it’s dubious how much of this high-stakes and dramatized movie is factual. However, the end result is so entertaining, I didn’t mind it.
Taron Egerton plays the hero of the story, Henk ...
‘The Mandalorian’ season three disappoints, but doesn’t devastate
By Ellie Estrema
Like bees leaving the hive in the spring, Star Wars fans are dispersing now from their almost-yearly congregation around the latest season of “The Mandalorian.” But this time, reviews are not quite as glowing as they have been for the last two seasons. While this season of “The Mandalorian” did have some fantastic elements, overall, it did not live up to expectations. However, I found that, while this season was disappointing, I am still excited to hear more about ...