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Movie Review: ‘Coco’

by Hunter Johnson “Coco” is the 19th installment of the Pixar franchise and is the most recent film directed by Lee Unkrich, one of Pixar’s finest directors who helped with the creations of “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters Inc,” “Finding Nemo,” and “Toy Story 3,” along with co-director Adrian Molina. Pixar is an interesting franchise of films because up until 2011, it seemed they could do no wrong. From the “Toy Story” series to “The Incredibles” to “Wall-E,” Pixar ...

Movie Review: ‘Justice League’

by Ian Sarmiento With the recent premiere of the latest DC movie “Justice League” the producers have finally answered some of the most important questions in the history of the DC Universe: “What is brunch?” In the new film “Justice League,” directed by Zack Snyder, we take a first look into the lives of the super-powered misfits as they band together and save the world. First, what everyone wants to know: is it better than “Batman v Superman”? To put it simply: Yes, but it ...

Movie Review: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

by Hunter Johnson It’s been two years since audiences have seen Thor or Hulk on the big screen, but they are back in the 17th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Thor: Ragnarok” (directed by Taika Waititi). The thing that audiences are realizing… is that Thor is funny now. In this sequel to both the Thor series and the Avengers series, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) and the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) are forced into an adventure to stop the destruction of Thor’s home, Asgard, which is ...

Book Review: ‘Before She Ignites’ by Jodi Meadows

by Sarah Pennington Mira Minkoba is the Hopebearer, the symbol of the treaty that unifies the Fallen Isles . . . until her attempt to expose a secret she was never meant to discover sends her to the Pit, the deadliest prison on the Isles. Stripped of all she's ever known and facing a guard who will stop at nothing to learn her secrets, Mira must learn to survive, decide who to trust, and find her voice before it's too late. “Before She Ignites”, the first installment in Jodi Meadows's ...

Album Review: ‘All Things Work Together’ by Lecrae

by Callahan Jones Since the release of Lecrae's second album, “After the Music Stops” in 2006 and his Billboard Gospel charts-topping third release, “Rebel,” in 2008, Lecrae has been at the top of the Christian music game. With each release he has gotten more and more outspoken about his views on the world, mainly through the lens of his Christian faith. All of his previous work has come to a culmination in his new release, “All Things Work Together.” “All Things Work ...

Movie Review: “The LEGO Ninjago Movie”

By Hunter Johnson Since the release of “The LEGO Movie,” audiences have maintained their love of the film’s nearly perfect mixture of charm and seriousness. After that, audiences showed up yet again and praised “The LEGO Batman Movie” for its fantastic combination of pure laughter and important family messages. Now, the third installment in the LEGO universe has been released and audiences will soon realize that this one, despite its moments of greatness, inevitably could not hold up ...

Album Review: Irrational Man EP by Noticing Icarus

by Callahan Jones The local Cedarville-based band, Noticing Icarus, recently released their debut EP, "Irrational Man EP", a project that is surprisingly well put together for a first offering. The band is made up of all former or graduated Cedarville University students, including David Grandouiller (vocals, rhythm guitar), Brandon Apol (lead and rhythm guitar), Calvin Hitchcock (keys, organ), Connor Smith (electric bass, upright bass), and Geraldt Stewart (drums). The five men combine ...

Top 5 Movies of Summer 2017

by Nathan Robertson The summer of 2017 has had a good bit of variety when it comes to movies. We were given the usual superhero treatment with “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” “Wonder Woman,” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2.” There was also plenty of action with “War for the Planet of the Apes” and “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.” We were taken back to our childhood with the third installments of the “Cars” and “Despicable Me” franchises. Many of us ...

Album Review: “Play Dead” by Mutemath

by Callahan Jones   Since the release of their self-titled album in 2006, Mutemath has rarely looked back at their own music history. Every project they’ve put out has been pushing in a new direction, constantly evolving from the alt-rock sound that they started out with. After the departure of long-time guitarist Greg Hill coinciding with the release of their album “Odd Soul” in 2011, the changes became more apparent as the band’s music often became led by aggressive ...

Movie Review: ‘La La Land’

by Callahan Jones The modern musical “La La Land,” directed by Damien Chazelle, is a fresh twist on a tale of love told time and time again. It is held up by solid acting, innovative cinematography, and a Golden Globe-winning soundtrack. The film opens up with an energetic number, “Another Day of Sun,” that tells of life in Los Angeles. The scene features impressive on-screen choreography in an expressive Broadway style. It is during this opener that the two main characters are ...