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‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes right

‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ goes right

Samantha Klepfer

June 7, 2019

As someone who expects her theater endeavours to include dramatic moments where the actors break into song, “The Play That Goes Wrong” was uncharted territory for me. Heading into the ballad-less show I have to admit my expectations were low. The moment I sat down, the play began, though not ever...

‘Aladdin’ remake leaves me speechless

‘Aladdin’ remake leaves me speechless

Ben Sanford

June 6, 2019

Upon the announcement of a live action “Aladdin,” I knew it had a lot to live up to. The original “Aladdin” movie is a one of my childhood classics, and I hoped that this remake could be as magical as the 1992 film. The animated Disney movies have always had a special place in my heart, and ...

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Cut Through the Noise: Lil’ Dicky, Cage the Elephant, Jade Bird (Week of April 26)

Evelyn Nelson

April 26, 2019

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. "Earth" — Lil’ Dicky ★★★☆☆ W...

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

“Nothing Happens” displays modern indie-rock

David Bryant

April 22, 2019

After a shower of outstanding singles throughout 2017 and a 6-track EP in 2018, Los Angeles indie rock band Wallows pulls through with their debut album “Nothing Happens.” The initial publicity from the three-man band Wallows came from vocalist and guitarist Dylan Minnette, who held a lead role ...

Local pad thai flavors vary

Local pad thai flavors vary

Noah Orloff

April 9, 2019

I tasted vegetarian pad thai at five different local restaurants, reviewing the various components that make up a pad thai. The reviews below are not based off authenticity or traditionality — subjects that I am not qualified for — instead it is simply how much I enjoyed each dish. I acknowledge...

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

‘Isn’t it Romantic’ amuses audiences

Tamar Gewirtz

March 14, 2019

The film “Isn’t it Romantic” makes fun of the genre of romantic comedies and does so in a successful and hilarious way. Although it won’t be winning any Oscars for brilliance or originality, it is still worth a trip to the movie theater. The film begins with a young Natalie (Rebel Wilson) being told b...

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Modern Arthurian retelling misses mark

Jenna Cook

February 13, 2019

As a history and fantasy enthusiast, I wanted to enjoy “The Kid Who Would Be King.” Unfortunately, there was more to critique than to praise in not only the story, but the characterization, dialogue and much more. Taking place in a modern-day politically divided United Kingdom, the film tells the...

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Boys’ swimming blows out Bloomington Jefferson

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte

February 7, 2019

According to sophomore Zach Affeldt, the team had a successful meet against Bloomington Jefferson despite coming off of peak week which is the most intense practices of the season. “It went really well even though we were supposed to not win by as much, which was really impressive since we were comin...

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

‘Sex Education’ doesn’t satisfy

Emma Yarger

February 7, 2019

“Sex Education” makes a surface level attempt to break the mold and only lands with inattentive audiences. This show is one of Netflix’s most recent attempts at a hit. However, it comes off just so — as an attempt. With a storyline full of tropes it is clear the show is trying too hard. “...

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

‘Aquaman’ falls below expectations

Megan Raatz

January 23, 2019

Going to see “Aquaman,” I knew it wasn’t going to be the best movie ever, but I still came out of the theater disappointed. DC Comics’ newest attempt at putting some backstory behind its Justice League characters falls so terribly short even a wet shirtless Jason Momoa can’t save it. If yo...

‘Roma’ proves to be everything and more

‘Roma’ proves to be everything and more

Amaia Barajas

January 22, 2019

I’ve heard of “Roma” for a few weeks now and wanted to see what all the hype was about. All I have to say about the movie is, it is an amazing portrayal of life in Mexico, and it deserves all the award nominations it’s been getting. “Roma” directed by Alfonso Cuarón is a beautiful tale...

21 Savage evolves sound

21 Savage evolves sound

Amaia Barajas

January 21, 2019

21 Savage’s sophomore album “i am>i was” proves that musicians can stay true to their roots while maturing in their sound. Since releasing his collaborative EP “Savage Mode” with Metro Boomin’ in 2016, 21 Savage has proved his talent in the rap game. With the opening reflective song...

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