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Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Les Miserables exceeds expectations

Talia Lissauer

January 9, 2019


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It is no surprise that “Les Miserables” is one of America's longest-running musicals—there is something in it for almost everybody. The three-hour musical includes a dramatic love story, battles and a tragedy that doesn't run dry. The show starts out very slow. It's hard to pinpoint who everyon...

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Spider-Man jumps from comic to screen

Samantha Klepfer

December 19, 2018


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At odds with the other reboots of the Spider-Man story, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is an absolute show stealer. The animated film centers around Miles Morales who becomes the second Spider-Man in his universe after being bitten by a radioactive spider. New York is being wracked by earthquake...

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms’ falls short of expectations

Dahlia Krebs

December 4, 2018


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With a flashy set and a star-studded cast, “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” originally looked to be this year’s holiday movie for families. However, even the cast can’t save the rushed plot and predictable twists. In this version of the fairytale, Clara (Mackenzie Foy) is a young and cl...

Cut Through the Noise: Mackenzie Ziegler, Celeste (feat. Gotts Street Park), Vic Mensa (Week of Nov. 30)

Cut Through the Noise:  Mackenzie Ziegler, Celeste (feat. Gotts Street Park), Vic Mensa (Week of Nov. 30)

Abby Intveld

November 30, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

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.   “Emoceans” — Mackenzie Ziegler ★★...

Theater performs opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Theater performs opening night of ‘9 to 5 the Musical’

Maggie Klaers and Sofia Seewald

November 10, 2018


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According to sophomore lead cast member Phoebe McKinney, hard work during tech week and a successful final dress rehearsal contributed to a strong opening night performance. “Tonight went so well, I’m so proud of how far we’ve come in the last week,” McKinney said. “Last night’s dress rehea...

‘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...

‘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...

‘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 ...

Cut Through the Noise: Khalid, Billie Eilish, IDER (Week of Oct. 26)

Cut Through the Noise: Khalid, Billie Eilish, IDER (Week of Oct. 26)

Evie Nelson

October 26, 2018


Filed under Cut Through The Noise Music Reviews

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.   Vertigo - Khalid ★★★★☆ Contempor...

Cut Through The Noise: Maggie Rogers, Michael Bublé, Poppy (Oct. 19)

Cut Through The Noise: Maggie Rogers, Michael Bublé, Poppy (Oct. 19)

Samantha Klepfer

October 19, 2018


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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.   Light on - Maggie Rogers  ★★★★...

‘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,...

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...

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