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‘Star Wars’ rises again

‘Star Wars’ rises again

Harris Keekley

January 22, 2020

With the new “Star Wars” movie, “Rise of Skywalker”, came the return of Lando and many others from previous movies as well as new elements to the force added with the release of the movie. “Rise of Skywalker” answered questions that were on everyone's mind and gave redemption after the p...

‘The Witcher’ highlights the potential for fantasy genre

‘The Witcher’ highlights the potential for fantasy genre

Henry Brettingen

January 16, 2020

“The Witcher” combines fluid combat with extensive world building to successfully immerse viewers. The show, which isa Netflix original, is based upon a successful book as well as video game series. The plot follows a monster hunter, otherwise known as a witcher, named Geralt of Rivia (Henry Cavill) ...

‘Harley Quinn’ entertains, delights

‘Harley Quinn’ entertains, delights

Henry Brettingen

January 16, 2020

“Harley Quinn” is a show focusing on the adventures of Harley Quinn after she realizes how abusive the Joker is and strikes off on her own. The show successfully uses the dynamic between Quinn and her friends to create a unique dynamic which gives the show a tone similar to that of “Deadpool”.   ...

‘You’ season two turns tacky

‘You’ season two turns tacky

Maddie Schutte

January 13, 2020

After leaving me hooked and desperate for my questions to be answered after the first season of “You,” the second season failed to come close to my expectations for the show.  The main character, Joe Goldberg (Penn Badgley), tries to better himself this season, making it boring and frustrating ...

‘Rare’ shows new side of Selena Gomez

‘Rare’ shows new side of Selena Gomez

Sadie Yarosh

January 13, 2020

Selena Gomez’s newest album “Rare” released Jan. 10 is an upbeat, joyful album that will make you want to get out of your seat and dance.  Five years since her last album, Gomez comes back a new person. There have been many obstacles she has had to overcome including heartbreak, depression and...

‘Little Women’ strikes a chord

‘Little Women’ strikes a chord

Ben Sanford

January 13, 2020

To say my experience watching the 2019 version of “Little Women” was a positive one would be a vast understatement. My excitement to see the film started long before I sat in the theater. The star studded cast, well-crafted trailers, raving reviews and the touching source material had me optim...

Luigi checks into the Last Resort

Luigi checks into the Last Resort

Harris Keekley

January 10, 2020

Nintendo released their third entry into the “Luigi’s Mansion” series, Oct. 31, 18 years after the original “Luigi's Mansion” was released on the Nintendo GameCube. In “Luigi’s Mansion 3,” Luigi ventures into the last resort to check in with Mario, Peach and three Toads, but during ...

‘Nancy Drew’ proves entertaining for fans and newcomers alike

‘Nancy Drew’ proves entertaining for fans and newcomers alike

Svea Bleske

January 7, 2020

As a longtime fan of the “Nancy Drew” mysteries, I was excited when I found out CW was making a series based off the books. The series follows Nancy Drew (Kennedy McMann), a college student who is thrown into a murder case when the wife of a famous businessman is found dead in a diner parking lot. Wi...

Cut Through The Noise: Dua Lipa, Hayley Kiyoko, 070 Shake

Cut Through The Noise: Dua Lipa, Hayley Kiyoko, 070 Shake

Svea Bleske

January 5, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   ‘Future Nostalgia’ – Dua Lipa ★★★★☆ "Fut...

Cut Through The Noise: Machine Gun Kelly, Bombay Bicycle Club, Laura White

Cut Through The Noise: Machine Gun Kelly, Bombay Bicycle Club, Laura White

Samantha Klepfer

January 5, 2020

Welcome to “Cut Through the Noise,” an entertainment column from the St. Louis Park Echo covering new music releases. Every week, a different Echo staffer takes on the role as writer, reviewing recent single releases from a variety of artists.   ‘why are you here’ – Machine Gun Kel...

‘The Mandalorian’ is out of this world

‘The Mandalorian’ is out of this world

Noah Orloff

December 30, 2019

When reflecting on my childhood, I can recall having a strong passion for “Star Wars.” My favorite character had always been Jango Fett, a member of the Mandalorian people. When I first heard there would be a television series focused on a Mandalorian bounty hunter, I was very excited. “The Ma...

Harry Styles defines sound with ‘Fine Line’

Harry Styles defines sound with ‘Fine Line’

Maddie Schutte

December 30, 2019

Harry Styles’ new album “Fine Line” will break your heart and put it back together with its straightforward lyrics and retro pop-rock sound. Styles released the 12 track album Dec. 13 and stunned the world with an amazing display of talent.  “Golden” starts off the album and draws listeners in with a ...

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