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This is the girl-power book for all of us

This is the girl-power book for all of us

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

February 2, 2019

Do you have something about your body you wish you could change? If you said no, you’re probably lying. If you said yes, you aren’t alone. (Warning: This review contains surplus amounts of cheesiness.) Everyone feels like this sometime or another, especially Willowdean Dickson, the main charact...

The Autopsy of Jane Doe ropes in real terror and scary visuals in this 2016 Netflix release

The Autopsy of Jane Doe ropes in real terror and scary visuals in this 2016 Netflix release

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

January 16, 2019

An unexplainable crime scene leads coroners Tommy (Brian Cox) and Austin (Emile Hirsch) to perform an autopsy on a mysterious Jane Doe (a common name for unidentified females). Her body shows no signs of trauma or any serious injuries, but once they start digging deeper, secrets of her true identity sl...

Bumblebee takes audiences on an entertaining and story-driven ride, with this prequel to the Transformers franchise

Bumblebee takes audiences on an entertaining and story-driven ride, with this prequel to the Transformers franchise

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

December 18, 2018

Shortly after escaping to Earth, Bumblebee is forced to fight his way through a military group and a Decepticon, in hopes of saving his life. He gets badly beaten, and, after shifting into a 1967 beetle, he finds his way into an old junk yard where Charlie discovers him. She cleans and fixes him up, an...

Spike Lee’s latest endeavor delivers with a strong story line and timely humor while tackling issues of the past and present

Spike Lee’s latest endeavor delivers with a strong story line and timely humor while tackling issues of the past and present

Sarah Cloke, Guest Writer

December 14, 2018

The 2018 film BlacKkKlansman, based on a true story, takes audiences back to early 1970s with Ron Stallworth (John David Washington), the first ever African-American police officer to join the Colorado Springs Police Department. We first watch Stallworth deal with racial slurs from his fellow police...

“The Gone Away Place” takes readers by a tornado of emotion

“The Gone Away Place” takes readers by a tornado of emotion

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

December 13, 2018

“The girl who sat slumped over in the folding metal chair in front of me wasn’t sure if she wanted to live or die. She couldn’t articulate her problem in those words, but after two decades of treating people who’ve suffered sudden catastrophic loss, I find it easy to recognize the signs. She’d...

New creatures, familiar spells, and the fantastic visuals by J.K. Rowling make this Harry Potter spinoff truly enjoyable for all fans

New creatures, familiar spells, and the fantastic visuals by J.K. Rowling make this Harry Potter spinoff truly enjoyable for all fans

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

December 6, 2018

The latest installment in the Fantastic Beasts series, a prequel to the Harry Potter films, The Crimes of Grindelwald introduces a handful of new characters and creatures, all who prove their importance to the story in one way or another. Returning creatures (Nifflers and Bowtruckles) turn out more helpful t...

Yet another dystopian video game book

Yet another dystopian video game book

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

December 3, 2018

Warcross is the kind of stuff I eat up faster than my Halloween candy (and I have a huge candy addiction). There’s a happenstance rise to fame and riches, high-tech, video game controlled, dystopian world, a predictable but enjoyable romance, and, of course, the classic dark-haired male lead. Seri...

“Kingdom of Ash” knocks people’s socks off

“Kingdom of Ash” knocks people’s socks off

Adah McMillan, Book Critic

November 30, 2018

Warning: This review contains SPOILERS from the Throne of Glass series. A good book will stay on your shelf for a while. A great book will stay on your shelf forever. An absolutely amazing knock-your-socks-off book will fill your free time with fangirling (or fanboying) and annihilate your social life...

The Grinch will not only steal Christmas this year, but also your heart in the new animated remake of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

The Grinch will not only steal Christmas this year, but also your heart in the new animated remake of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

November 19, 2018

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch is back, this time animated by the creators of Despicable Me, and The Secret Life of Pets, Illumination Entertainment. This company has also worked on The Lorax; another popular Dr. Seuss movie. Having made $96 million worldwide its first weekend, The Grinch (2018) is here to stay a...

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a new take on an original character with the only downfall being its long, dragged out episodes

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a new take on an original character with the only downfall being its long, dragged out episodes

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

November 3, 2018

From the director of Riverdale, comes another binge worthy series. Riverdale is a more ‘natural’ take on teenage life in high school, while The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina heads straight into the supernatural with witchcraft and curses while still dealing with everyday troubles. Sabrina’s 16th bir...

40 years after the events of Halloween (1978), Michael Myers returns for another chilling set of murders on his quest to finish off Laurie Strode

40 years after the events of Halloween (1978), Michael Myers returns for another chilling set of murders on his quest to finish off Laurie Strode

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

October 24, 2018

40 years later, and Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) is still petrified after the murders of her friends in 1978. She is now a grandmother, with two failed marriages and a daughter (Karen) who wants nothing more than to be out of her mother's life. In fear that Michael Myers would escape and return t...

Just in time for Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House illustrates how a psychological horror series can have a meaningful story, just as well as jump scares and ghosts

Just in time for Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House illustrates how a psychological horror series can have a meaningful story, just as well as jump scares and ghosts

Matthew Silbernagel, Content Editor

October 19, 2018

The Haunting of Hill House presents the life of the Crain family, in both the past and the present. From when they were all kids, being haunted by their worst nightmares, to grown adults still dealing with their past, the Crain’s must find a way to end all this horror before it ends them. The adult charact...

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