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‘Three Billboards’ broadcasts a story that will make the viewer ponder

‘Three Billboards’ broadcasts a story that will make the viewer ponder

Lukas Levin

December 12, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

‘Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri’, directed by Martin McDonagh, demonstrates how dark comedies can be genuinely clever. The movie follows Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) who, after months of the local police failing to locate the murderer of her daughter, begins to take matters into her own hands by pu...

Holiday Train returns to Park

Holiday Train returns to Park

Samantha Klepfer

December 11, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Despite a long wait for the train to arrive, sophomore Holden Christopher said his little brother’s reaction to the Holiday Train and it’s lights made it all worthwhile. “The best part was when the train showed up, and I got to see my little brothers reactions to it,” Christopher said. ...

Cut Through the Noise (Week of Dec. 8)

Cut Through the Noise (Week of Dec. 8)

Elise Riley and Racquel Fhima

December 8, 2017


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success. Luke Bryan - What Makes You Country ★★★★★ Yet another country banger...

Dear Martin provokes gut wrenching reality

Dear Martin provokes gut wrenching reality

Samantha Klepfer

December 6, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Dear Martin by Nic Stone is a marvelous story about racism, police brutality and a young man searching for where he fits in the world. When a series of racism-laced events threaten to unravel his life, Justyce McAllister finds himself asking more questions than anyone around him can answer.  This prompts...

Cut Through the Noise: G-Eazy, D.R.A.M, Lil Uzi Vert

Cut Through the Noise: G-Eazy, D.R.A.M, Lil Uzi Vert

WIlliam Phelan

December 1, 2017


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success. “Summer in December” - G-Eazy ★★★★ Last Thursday, Gerald Gillum, known ...

Top five Justin Timberlake songs to listen to before the Super Bowl

Top five Justin Timberlake songs to listen to before the Super Bowl

Isaac Wahl

November 21, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

36-year-old vocalist, former member of NSYNC and hexa-platinum seller Justin Timberlake will take center stage at this year's Super Bowl halftime show. To prepare for Timberlake's big show, here are five of his songs to check out: #5 “Sexyback”: The 2006 hit “Sexyback.” While the song isn’t...

Franchise revived by returning to its roots

Franchise revived by returning to its roots

Alec Pittman and Atticus Raasch

November 21, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Following a dismal year of sales and ratings from 2016s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Activision’s newest installment of Call of Duty had to impress in arguably the biggest spotlight it has ever seen. After three years of over stimulating gameplay and underwhelming features, Call of Duty: WWII...

‘Ripped’ leaves viewers with chronic laughter

‘Ripped’ leaves viewers with chronic laughter

Elise Riley

November 21, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Available on Netflix as of Oct. 31, following it’s release date in June, “Ripped” transcends the pot stigma and wholeheartedly embraces recreational marijuana usage in this TV-MA comedy. Starring best friends Reeves (Faizon Love) and Harris (Russell Peters), this film follows two teenage stone...

Sam Smith makes an emotional comeback with his beautiful second album

Sam Smith makes an emotional comeback with his beautiful second album

Tjessa Arradondo

November 15, 2017


Filed under City Entertainment

Four-time Grammy winning artist Sam Smith returns with his second studio album, “The Thrill Of It All,” and it’s sweeping up a lot of beautiful heartache. The British singer-songwriter emerged in 2012 on Disclosure’s hit-single, “Latch.” Smith’s breakout single, “Stay With Me” hit...

Cut Through the Noise: Joji, Summer Salt, Willow (Week of Nov. 10)

Cut Through the Noise: Joji, Summer Salt, Willow (Week of Nov. 10)

David Bryant

November 13, 2017


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success. “Will He” - Joji ★★★★ George Miller, known for his various internet...

Cut Through the Noise: Clean Bandit, Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Platten (Week of Nov. 3)

Cut Through the Noise: Clean Bandit, Kelly Clarkson, Rachel Platten (Week of Nov. 3)

Claire Kaiserman

November 3, 2017


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” a new column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer will take on the role as writer, reviewing recent releases aiming for success. I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels) - Clean Bandit ★★ If you’re like me, you m...

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