The Echo

‘thank u, next’ music video cultivates creativity

‘thank u, next’ music video cultivates creativity

Maddie Schutte

December 10, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Ariana Grande’s latest music video for her hit single “thank u, next” highlights her creativity and innovation as an artist as well as sending an empowering message.   Following the end of her highly publicized relationship with Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson, Grande dropped “tha...

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

Jon Bellion applies poppy sound

David Bryant

December 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews

From the discovery of Jon Bellion’s first studio album “The Human Condition” full of catchy fast-paced tracks like “All Time Low” and “Guillotine,” which combined a fun mix of rap and ranged singing on top of funky beats, I was excited to see what his newest release “Glory Sound Prep” o...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

Dahlia Krebs

December 4, 2018


Filed under Reviews

With a flashy set and a star-studded cast, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” originally looked to be this year’s holiday movie for families. However, even the cast can’t save the rushed plot and predictable twists. In this version of the fairytale, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young and cl...

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

Movie documentary demonstrates struggles, success

Mira Malka

November 25, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Although Freddie Mercury has been gone for almost 27 years, his story remains relevant today. “Bohemian Rhapsody” does a fantastic job of touching on difficult topics like sexuality, family dynamics, the AIDS epidemic, and the price of fame. “Bohemian Rhapsody” opens with the story of Farrokh Bulsara ...

Joji’s new album bores

Joji’s new album bores

Gabe Kaplan

November 13, 2018


Filed under Reviews

“BALLADS 1” marks a major career shift for Joji, a former viral internet star known for his Pink Guy and Filthy Frank personas. The tracklist originally wowed some, even reaching number one on Billboard’s R&B and hip-hop chart this month, but its mellow melodies and repetitive lyrics left me unimpressed. The album takes on...

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

Mira Malka

November 12, 2018


Filed under Reviews

When I went into the movie, I expected to see another typical comedy movie without much of a storyline. But by the time I left, I was pleasantly surprised. “Night School” follows a young Teddy (Kevin Hart), who is a witty high schooler. In the beginning, it shows him struggling in high schoo...

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes police brutality

‘The Hate U Give’ exposes police brutality

Samantha Klepfer

November 7, 2018


Filed under Reviews

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is one of the best books I’ve ever read and the movie adaptation does it justice. Although there are a significant number of parts that seemingly got lost between the book and the movie, the film still captures the exact essence Thomas was able to express so e...

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

‘Trench’ digs into new sound

David Bryant

November 5, 2018


Filed under Reviews

With the release of Twenty One Pilots’ fifth studio album “Trench,” the band continues to evolve their sound with a persistent electronic groove. “Trench” kicks off with the industrial bass-driven track “Jumpsuit.” The quick cuts from heavy bass to light angelic vocals give the track ...

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

‘Follow This Line’ leads visitors into architectural art

Izzy Kanne

November 4, 2018


Filed under Reviews

The Walker Art Center’s newest exhibit, “Follow This Line” by Siah Armajani, incorporates his work as an architect into the field of exhibition artwork. The pieces grow in size and detail as you go up each level of the building, and the ideas deepen along with them. Armajani is known best for his ...

‘Big Mouth’ is the throwback no one wanted

‘Big Mouth’ is the throwback no one wanted

Megan Raatz

November 1, 2018


Filed under Reviews

No one wants to think about their middle school years. Between hormones, friend drama and just trying to figure out who you are, that stage of life doesn’t come with many pleasant memories. "Big Mouth’s" reflection on the middle school experience is not something most would like to recall. Comedians...

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Lil Wayne’s going home album

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 31, 2018


Filed under Reviews

In Lil Wayne's newest album “Tha Carter V”, Wayne once again hits the world with amazing beats and lyrics offering memorable features that include, but are not limited to, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and XXXTentacion. Releasing "Tha Carter V" went through numerous potholes on the path of its release....

‘Venom’ proves weirdly wonderful

‘Venom’ proves weirdly wonderful

Megan Raatz

October 27, 2018


Filed under Reviews

Shot down by critics and comic book fans alike, Marvel’s new take on an old villain gives us a film as messy and loveable as its namesake. “Venom” differs from other Marvel movies as one of the only films produced by the franchise that has seemingly no connection to other storylines in the ...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
Reviews