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Movie Review: ‘First Man’

by Hunter Johnson Damien Chazelle has been an up and coming name in the world of directing for several years now. He’s best know for his most recent film, “La La Land,” which garnered six academy awards and was a huge hit with audiences. Now, Chazelle is back with his newest film, “First Man.” It’s Chazelle’s fourth film he’s directed, but it’s the first that’s not centered around music. The movie follows the story of Neil Armstrong in his years leading up to becoming ...

Movie Review: “Venom”

by Hunter Johnson As many people know, “Venom” has just hit theatres and while it’s certainly not a financial failure, it’s getting less than favorable reception from the critics. But it’s important to understand where this movie came from. How does a movie about one of Spider-Man’s greatest foes get made without Spider-Man in it? Sony Pictures has been trying to get their grip on superhero filmmaking for a long time now. They’ve had the film rights to everything related to ...

Play Review: ‘Fools’

by Summer Lange “Fools”, the story of a bright schoolteacher determined to educate a town cursed with ignorance, as performed by Cedarville’s talented students, left the audience in uproarious laughter on opening night. The comedy, written by the late Neil Simon, begins with an optimistic Leon Tolchinsky, played by the fantastic Jeremy Smith, explaining to the audience why he has come to the small village of Kulyenchikov, Ukraine: he has been hired by Dr. Zubritsky (Nathan Robertson) ...

Book Review: ‘A Thousand Perfect Notes”

by Sarah Pennington Beck Keverich’s life is controlled by his piano. Perhaps that’s why he hates it more than anything else in his life. Or perhaps he just hates everything it represents: his own depression, his wreck of a life, and his abusive mother, a former concert pianist who’s determined that her son will carry on her legacy. Her dream ties Beck to the piano for hours on end, practicing until every note is perfect, leaving him little time for schoolwork, friendships, or even sleep. ...

Play Preview: ‘Fools’

by Emma Waywood If the stress of school is making you feel like a fool, the DeVries Theatre production of “Fools” is the perfect remedy to the classroom blues. Surprisingly witty and chock-full of comedic gold, this show will make you understand what it really means to find self-worth. Set in a late 19th century village, we follow the character of Leon Tolchinsky, a teacher who tutors a young girl named Sophia. He soon discovers that this humble town is cursed with a plague of ...

Top 5 Movies of Summer 2018

by Nathan Robertson This summer provided many strong movie options. We saw the return (albeit 12 years too late) of the adored superhero family in “Incredibles 2.” Action movies were strong with the latest movies in the Mission Impossible, Marvel, and Jurassic World series. This summer also had a surprisingly healthy showing of documentaries, two of which are featured in this list. So without further ado, these are my top five movies of summer 2018. No movies with an “R” rating are ...

Flame Discusses Faith and Rap at Thursday Night Live

by Kristen Farley This week’s Thursday Night Live opened the stage for Grammy and Dove award nominated rap artist Flame. With a total of nine albums released, and notable collaborations from artists such as LeCrae, Thi’sl, Mike REAL and NF, this powerhouse theologian came for a time of Q&A in the cornfields of Ohio. Over the course of the evening, Flame explained how his ministry in hip hop has led him from writing verses as devotionals, to befriending, converting, and touring ...

Thursday Night Live to Feature Flame Q&A and Performance

by Kristen Farley Stinger’s will host renowned rap artist Flame on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. This Q&A will focus on Christianity and the arts, concluding with a performance by Flame. With a total of nine albums released, Flame has partnered with other Christian artists such as LeCrae, Thi’sl, Mike REAL and NF. Over the course of his career, Flame has earned a Grammy Award nomination, four Stellar Award nominations and seven Dove Award nominations. Flame plans to pursue a Masters of ...

Movie Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’

by Hunter Johnson Mission: Impossible is one of the most fascinating modern film series for one specific reason: each of its first five films were directed by a different director. Each movie had its own unique tone and style to it, so each one always felt new and fresh. Really, the only common through line of every film being Tom Cruise’s presence. That was true until this year, when Christopher McQuarrie, the director of “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation” was asked to return to ...

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 ...