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‘Gilmore Girls’ creates nostalgia

‘Gilmore Girls’ creates nostalgia

Jayne Stevenson

December 5, 2016


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews

  After almost 10 years since the final episode of “Gilmore Girls,” the show returns for a series of four 90-minute episodes called “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” The four episodes: Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall, seem to put the avid “Gilmore Girls” watcher at peace after ...

‘Girl on the Train’ movie offers underlying differences to the book

‘Girl on the Train’ movie offers underlying differences to the book

Genesis Buckhalton

November 15, 2016


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The 'Girl on the Train' is a book written by Paula Hawkins and now a movie produced by Tate Taylor. It follows the life of a woman named Rachel Watson who travels on train everyday at the exact same time and enjoys looking out the window to get a glimpse of people’s everyday lives as the train passes by. She soon be...

Lady Gaga returns to her roots

Lady Gaga returns to her roots

Isaac Wert

November 8, 2016


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After a three-year break from mainstream music, Lady Gaga returns to her roots on her new album “Joanne.” When her fourth studio album “ARTPOP” failed to connect with the general public, Gaga took a temporary break from pop music to explore other projects. She released a jazz album with Tony...

Shawn Mendes releases new album

Shawn Mendes releases new album

Alissa Meredith

October 11, 2016


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Eighteen year old breakout singer, songwriter Shawn Mendes exhibits his raw vocal talent in his new album “Illuminate.” Although Mendes is largely known for his 2015 hit “Stitches,” he validates his unique artistic abilities in every song on “Illuminate,” released Sept. 23. Mendes shows...

“Sully” soars overall despite critical faults

“Sully” soars overall despite critical faults

Sam Birnberg

October 11, 2016


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“Sully” provides an enjoyable and compelling recount of a real life event. The film’s stars shine in their portrayals of American heroes. Despite the overall captivating aesthetic of the movie, irrelevant subplots and a forgettable soundtrack detracts from the overall focus of the story. In “S...

The Cursed Child opens at the close

The Cursed Child opens at the close

Devin Raynor

September 1, 2016


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“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” returns readers to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter with a story that fails to capture the magic found in one of the world’s most popular book series. The eighth Harry Potter story commences 19 years after the Battle of Hogwarts, picking up where the epilogue...

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ thrives in uncertainty

Frank Ocean’s ‘Blonde’ thrives in uncertainty

Ethan Brown

August 23, 2016


Filed under City Entertainment, Reviews, Showcase

After four years of rumors, speculation and frustration, R&B singer Frank Ocean reappeared to release “Blonde,” his follow-up to 2012’s critically acclaimed “Channel Orange.” While the project differs from Ocean’s previous work, his continued success never falters throughout the album’s 17 songs. ...

Batman and Superman fail to excite audience

Max Blackburn

April 8, 2016


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Used with fair use from DC Comics Superhero films hold one of the most massive following audiences of any movie genre, but after seeing “Batman vs. Superman Dawn of Justice,” the question is “why?” The first seemingly small issue with this movie is the writers hardly bothered to create a ...

‘Zootopia’ takes on world problems with adorable mammals

Max Blackburn

April 8, 2016


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Used with fair use from Walt Disney Animation Studios Disney creates many high-selling, incredible movies that remain popular decades after their initial release, and “Zootopia” is no exception. “Zootopia” leads its story with the classic idea of a sweet main character with massive dreams...

Loss turns into future love

Brigid Duffy and Albie Sher

March 16, 2016


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The Bachelor, a reality show following different men in their quests for love, ended its 20th season. Ben Higgins, this season’s man from Denver, Colorado, was forced to choose between 28 different women — how tragic. The final two women competing for Ben’s love were the classy flight attendant,...

Harry and Olivia’s Oscar predictions

Olivia Sieff and Harry Steffenhagen

February 25, 2016


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Echo's award show experts share their predictions for who will take home the film industry's most prestigious prizes Feb. 28.

‘Zoolander 2’ brings laughs, not logic

Olivia Sieff

February 24, 2016


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Almost 15 years after the release of “Zoolander,” Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson reprise their roles as fashion icons Derek Zoolander and Hansel — he’s so hot right now — and provide a fresh, ridiculous and lovable version of their older, less cool selves.

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