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Go Twice to Disney’s Frozen II

Go Twice to Disney’s Frozen II

Meghan Sullivan, Staff Writer

December 4, 2019

When the first Frozen movie premiered, people my age weren't super old, but some had likely outgrown their Disney phase. Even as a freshman in high school, though, I absolutely loved Frozen, and have watched it more times than I can count. I have always been a pretty devoted Disney fan, so I t...

Stream or skip: Revenge of the Dreamers III

Stream or skip: Revenge of the Dreamers III

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

November 28, 2019

Favorite Tracks: “Under the Sun”, “Down Bad”, “Oh Wow…Swerve”, “Wells Fargo”, “Ladies Ladies Ladies”, “Costa Rica”, “Got Me”, “PTSD”, and “Sacrifices”. Least Favorite Tracks: “Swivel”, “Sleep Deprived”, and “Sunset”.

Cinema Central: Charlie’s Angels

Cinema Central: Charlie’s Angels

Hailey Bieber and Nicole Berning, Staff Writers

November 21, 2019

With big names in Hollywood like Kristen Stewart, Elizabeth Banks, Sam Clafin, Naomi Scott from the live-action Aladin, and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before star Noah Centineo, Charlie’s Angels was a highly anticipated movie. This movie pays subtle homage to the 2000s classic movie of the same name....

Last Christmas: A movie review

Last Christmas: A movie review

Hailey Bieber and Nicole Berning, Staff Writers

November 12, 2019

Last Christmas is a movie centering around the life of Kate, an immigrant from Yugoslavia living in London, England. Kate, played by Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke, is an aspiring singer who spends her time working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store. While working to make ends meet, couch ...

Looking for Alaska through the Lens of a Reader

Sabrina Pankratz, Editor

November 5, 2019

I am not one who often enjoys a tv show or movie adaption of a book, especially one that I love.  After watching many of my beloved books not given justice in a cinematic form, I was nervous to begin the first episode of Looking for Alaska. I ultimately caved to watch the show, because of my need to see li...

“In the President’s Secret Service” : An audiobook review

“In the President’s Secret Service” : An audiobook review

Cory Becker, Staff Writer

November 4, 2019

Written by Ronald Kessler, “In the President’s Secret Service” provides history nerds and exposé fans with a great read (or listen in this case) and keeps the reader interested in wanting to know more! If you are an SMSU student, chances are you have a bit of a drive across the prairie to get...

If books could kill: A podcast review

If books could kill: A podcast review

Hanna Vos, A&E Editor - Variety Editor

October 14, 2019

If someone gives someone advice on killing someone and getting away with it, are they responsible for any murders committed using the advice? This is the theme of the podcast called Hit Man, researched and hosted by awarded journalist Jasmyn Morris. In 1983, a book called Hit Man: A Technical Manual for...

The Joker: An uncomfortable but important Movie

The Joker: An uncomfortable but important Movie

Nicklaus Ludwig, Staff Writer

October 13, 2019

The Joker is a movie that will make viewers be comfortable being uncomfortable. The slow progression of Arthur Fleck, a comedian with mental health issues, losing his joy and happiness is truly disheartening. Arthur seems to be in bliss when going through life. No matter how much society treated him like...

Barke’s Box Office Report

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief

October 1, 2019

Barke’s Box Office Report   In its debut week, Abominable won the box office with $20.1 million. Judy made a smaller splash due to showing only at a select 461 theaters but still managed to earn $3.1 million. Here is last week's breakdown. Abominable, 20.1 mill...

Barke’s Box Office Report

Lacey Barke, Editor-In-Chief

September 23, 2019

Three new movies hit the box office this past weekend, and “Downton Abbey” secured the money bag with $31 million in its opening week. “Ad Astra” edged “Rambo: Last Blood,” skirting by with $19.2 million while Rambo fell shy with $19 million.    Here’s the top ten from the wee...

Series: Devil May Cry

Collin Drey, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

There’s a lot of games that people could consider influential for their genre. Mario 64 was influential for 3D platformers, Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time was influential for adventure games, and Final Fantasy was influential for RPGs. However, not many games can say they created a new sub-genre...

“Crazy Rich Asians” is a crazy fun time

Jamilia Vue, Staff Writer

September 21, 2018

Based on the 2013 novel by Kevin Kwan, “Crazy Rich Asians” was directed by Jon M. Chu. Knowing that this movie was about Asians and that all of the actors were Asians really brought a light to myeye. Being able to see someone who looked like me, as well as a representation of Asian nationality, ...

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