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‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

‘Night School’ makes the grade as a fun comedy

Mira Malka

November 12, 2018


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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


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“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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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 ...

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

‘Maniac’ goes inside the brain to break yours

Megan Raatz

October 18, 2018


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Science and technology are ever-evolving and improving. We can now mend bones, recreate lost limbs, and replace faulty hearts, but there is something science has not been able to do yet: fix a broken mind. This is the scenario we are confronted with in Netflix's new colorfully nihilistic psychological drama,...

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Minnesota band dives headfirst into new sound

Jenna Cook

October 16, 2018


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With the release of second studio album “Bambi,” Minnesota-based boyband Hippo Campus has diverged from their classic two guitars, one bass and drum kit sound. With the introduction of synths and other electronic sounds, the band has reinvented their sound while maintaining their style. The album opens...

Novel brings new antihero to life

Novel brings new antihero to life

Samantha Klepfer

October 13, 2018


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The newest installment in the DC Icons Series, “Catwoman: Soulstealer” is a riveting story of Catwoman’s takeover of Gotham City written by Sarah J. Maas. Batman is out of town, leaving Batwing to attempt to take over from his mentor. Selena Kyle, also known as Catwoman, enters Gotham City with a hid...

‘Bloom’ promises bright future for Troye Sivan

‘Bloom’ promises bright future for Troye Sivan

Isaac Wahl

October 11, 2018


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Troye Sivan's sophomore studio album release “Bloom” left me wanting more and provided a good taste of how the young artist has evolved and progressed as a musician. “Bloom” has a very cohesive sound, which was commendable. Sivan executed a listing of songs that stay in one sound but still sou...

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

‘The Nun’ twists religion against viewers

Izzy Kanne

October 8, 2018


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With the recent addition to “The Conjuring” series, I was excited to see how “The Nun” would compare and complete previous plot holes of past movies. “The Nun” begins in what seems to be a dark or abandoned church and jumps straight into the disturbing plot. The film opens with two nuns ...

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