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Disney goes downhill

Disney goes downhill

Sarwan Moghamis, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Jimmy Neutron, Johnny Bravo, Dave the Barbarian--if it ain't broke why fix it? These were the characters that made Nickelodeon, Cartoon Network and Disney Channel the best channels to get up in the morning for. These days, the channels are going downhill due to all the new and ridiculously stupid sho...

Most vicious superhero has soft side

Most vicious superhero has soft side

Jim Scully, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

"Logan” is a violent yet touching and heartwarming story that is a captivating departure from the genre, with a more human take on the superhuman world of the X-men. Its R rating is a result of the gruesome carnage created by the grizzled wolverine Hugh Jackman portrays in the film. The bloody fight...

Ed Sheeran comes out from hiding with hit album

Ed Sheeran comes out from hiding with hit album

Cailyn Currie, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

The beloved English singer-songwriter, Ed Sheeran, has captured the hearts of millions across the world once again. His newest album, “Divide,” released on Friday, March 3, incorporated his usual guitar sound with hints of Irish folk styles in some of the new songs. Themes of this album include: p...

The tale as old as time gets new look

The tale as old as time gets new look

Emily Bremner, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The beloved tale as old as time, “Beauty and the Beast”, is coming back to your screen, this time, in live-action. Disney’s live action remakes of classic animated films such as “Cinderella”, “Maleficent” and “The Jungle Book” were box office hits, and “Beauty and the Beast” will...

Artists freed from the fetters of labels

Artists freed from the fetters of labels

Danny Hegberg, Staff Writer
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

When famous, Chicago-born Chance the Rapper won the award for Best New Artist at the 2016 Grammys, he became a hero for all artists undergoing the long, slow process of independent recognition. Artists without record labels have been on the music scene ever since the creation of the modern music industry,...

Friday Double Feature: So bad it’s good

Elias Rivera, Arts and Entertainment Editor
March 24, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Room (R) “The Room” is a goldmine for ironic laughs and quotable moments written, directed and starring one of the most obscure men on the planet—Tommy Wiseau. Wiseau’s eccentric and foreign performance juxtaposed with an attempt at a seriously dramatic script makes for many cringe-...

Dead men make no sequels

Dead men make no sequels

Sarwan Moghamis, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

He survived the curse of the Black Pearl, saw dead man’s chest, fought at world's end, sailed on stranger tides and now the witty and mischievous pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow is back with another adventure in “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales”. The amazing Johnny Depp returns as Captain Ja...

Best Picture 2016

Best Picture 2016

Elias Rivera Jr., Arts & Entertainment Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Moonlight (R) The stories that are easiest for us to relate to are often the most specific. The story of a poor, black, gay man growing up in a bad Miami neighborhood is a not a familiar experience, but the execution is able to tug at different heartstrings in each person. Every artistic choice ...

Friday Double Feature: Directorial Debuts

Elias Rivera Jr., Art & Entertainment Editor
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

James White (R) The opening shot of “James White” summarizes the film’s purpose perfectly: a singular depiction of a flawed man in pain from his father’s death and his mother’s terminal illness. Such concentrated attention to one man and all his love, hate, flaws, and honor yields a mos...

Horror? More like horrible

Horror? More like horrible

Jim Scully, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The Horror genre have been home to some of the most critically acclaimed and culturally iconic movies in cinema. Classic horror movies from jaws to the exorcist have never ceased to entice audiences. Unfortunately, recent horror installments have been dragging the entire genre through the mud and gradually...

In defense of ‘The Great Wall’

In defense of ‘The Great Wall’

Hugh Tully, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The fact that racism continues to thrive in the entertainment industry is undeniable. Whitewashing, the casting of a white actor in a role that was intended to be played by a person of color, has been occurring for decades in movies. Many who are actively pushing for change are beginning to focus on a new...

Hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest pass the torch

Hip-hop legends A Tribe Called Quest pass the torch

Danny Hegberg, Staff Writer
February 16, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

Few have shaped the current hip hop landscape as much as A Tribe Called Quest. Consisting of Q-Tip, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Jarobi White and the late Malik “Phife Dawg” Taylor, the band’s old-school hip-hop sound has influenced modern hip-hop artists such as Chance the Rapper, Kanye West and Andre...

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