Arts & Entertainment

‘The Post’ solidifies need for free press

‘The Post’ solidifies need for free press

By Hallie Lauer | Layout Editor 01/18/2018 Steven Spielberg has come very close to outdoing himself with The Post. The movie, while providing a few laughs, a few tears and a wonderful dose of dramatic irony, also managed to deliver a poignant lesson on history and modern politics. Overall, the cinematography of this film was […]

Inaugural play festival excites theater enthusiasts

Inaugural play festival excites theater enthusiasts

By Carolyn Palombo | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 The Red Masquers took on the 24-hour play festival on Jan. 13 and 14, and I was lucky enough to be a playwright for the event. The festival began on Jan. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and continued until Jan. 14th at 8 p.m., when the shows were performed. […]

‘The Commuter’ rides out mediocre messages

‘The Commuter’ rides out mediocre messages

By Nicole Prieto | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 Headlined by Liam Neeson and Vera Farmiga, The Commuter is a fast-paced ride guaranteed to put you on the edge of your seat; just try not to think about things too deeply after the credits roll. Ex-police officer, current insurance salesman and regular train commuter Michael MacCauley (Neeson) […]

‘Revival’ buries Eminem six feet under

‘Revival’ buries Eminem six feet under

By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 01/18/2018 The brand new Eminem album, Revival, is more like a burial. Being billed as a self proclaimed resurrection of a dying career, the newest release begs the question: What career? Eminem is sensational in the rap scene and still widely known and regarded. For that reason, it is […]

Overwatch League could squander casual experience

Overwatch League could squander casual experience

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 01/11/2018 In Nov. 2016, Blizzard Entertainment announced that its months-old objective-based shooter, Overwatch, would enter into the esports scene. Dubbed the Overwatch League, 12 teams from across the world will compete in a series of matches, hoping to secure a win in the championship. Overwatch’s admittance into esports will […]

Washington and Moonchild invigorate rhythmic genre

Washington and Moonchild invigorate rhythmic genre

By Joey Mueser | Staff Writer 01/11/2018 Jazz is a completely different art form all together, and it’s beautifully stuck in this constant state of improvement, which redefines exactly what jazz music is. The genre is at a point where it is not at its end; rather, the history of jazz sets aspiring musicians precariously […]

‘The Last Jedi’ entrances with relatable cast

‘The Last Jedi’ entrances with relatable cast

By Grant Stoner | Staff Writer 01/01/2018 After the uninspiring debut of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I became fearful for one of my favorite movie franchises. Sure, Episode VII was entertaining, but it did little to differentiate itself from the original films. Thankfully, Rian Johnson’s artistic direction in The Last Jedi creates […]

‘Christmas Vacation’ reminds me what I hate about the holidays

‘Christmas Vacation’ reminds me what I hate about the holidays

And I’m happier for it. Zach Landau | Editor-in-Chief 01/01/17 Like most good Christian, American families, the Landau clan has its own holiday traditions that we have ritualistically followed for nearly 25 years now. Between the last-minute shopping spree for friends and the cook-off for the Christmas feast, the one ceremony that never fails to […]

Cinematic classics that kindle the holiday spirit

Cinematic classics that kindle the holiday spirit

Salena Moran & Evan Penrod | Staff Writers 12/07/17 Come Dec. 1, binge-watching holiday movies never fails to get one into the holiday spirit. Among the countless movies in existence, five have stood out to us as hallmarks with their underlying feel-good lessons, cinematic aesthetic and lovable characters. No matter what style of Christmas movie […]

A&E’s ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ important but uninteresting

A&E’s ‘Who Killed Tupac?’ important but uninteresting

Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer 12/07/17 Two decades after his shocking and violent death, Tupac has still yet to see a resolution to his murder. A new mini-documentary series, titled Who Killed Tupac?, explores the lead-up and mystery surrounding the rapper’s death. What sets this documentary apart from others aiming to answer the age-old question […]

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