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‘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”.   ...

‘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...

‘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...

‘Knives Out’ portrays unique mystery

‘Knives Out’ portrays unique mystery

Henry Brettingen

December 28, 2019

“Knives Out” is a stimulating, well executed experience. The film is populated by both interesting and flawed characters, as well as a twist on the mystery genre. “Knives Out” is a story about the apparent suicide of renowned mystery author Harlan Thrombey. Just as the police are about to...

‘Cats’ got my tongue

‘Cats’ got my tongue

Maggie Klaers

December 22, 2019

The opening number of "Cats" left me searching for the exit. I was thrown into a plotless show with a sudden dance number and no explanation. From the very beginning, the bizarrely designed costumes burned my eyes. Even after finishing the entirety of the movie, I still cannot wash the image of the...

Six stars for ‘SIX’

Six stars for ‘SIX’

Marta Hill

December 3, 2019

A pop concert, a history lesson and an empowering story all combine into one breathtaking performance, "SIX," at  the Ordway Center for Performing Arts. The premise of the show is comprised of Henry VIII’s six wives forming a high-energy pop group. Because of their competitive nature, the quee...

‘Charlie’s Angels’ almost lives up to original

‘Charlie’s Angels’ almost lives up to original

Tamar Gewirtz

November 15, 2019

When it comes to “Charlie’s Angels,” it’s hard to fathom a remake as good as the original. However, the newest “Charlie’s Angels” almost pulls it off.  This new “Charlie’s Angels,” in theaters since Nov. 15, combines humor with action to create a riveting production. Throughout...

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’ proves substandard

Samantha Klepfer

November 12, 2019

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” takes a good premise with fantastic actors and wastes them on a poorly thought out plot. The movie has all of the essentials for an enjoyable movie at minimum, but is poorly hashed out and riddled with inconsistencies. The set design was absolutely breathtaking. ...

First half of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ full of bloody plot twists

First half of ‘American Horror Story: 1984’ full of bloody plot twists

Henry Brettingen

November 11, 2019

‘American Horror Story: 1984’ takes place 37 years before the previous season, “Apocalypse.” The first half of the season focuses on the reopening of Camp Redwood, a camp which had been closed 14 years prior due to a massacre of the campers.  The series starts off with all the good elements of an 80’s sl...

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