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The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
February 17
Filed under Entertainment

The LEGO Batman Movie, released Feb. 10, is the sequel to 2014’s much beloved The Lego Movie and follows Batman (Will Arnett) as he struggles to accept his own loneliness while reluctantly raising an orphan, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and fighting the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) next master plan...

Christmas Break 2016 Movie Viewing Guide

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 16
Filed under Entertainment

As teachers and students take two weeks off to come together with family and friends to celebrate the religiously motivated holiday of Christmas, they should all be thankful for the break from the non-stop grind of the school year. However, after all the presents are open and all the food has been scarf...

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 8
Filed under Entertainment

Moana, released Nov. 23, 2016, follows the titular Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of the Chieftain of her tribe, as she sets out to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her remove a curse placed on her home islands. Moana is an excellent addition to the ongoing Disney legacy. As usual...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:  A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
December 8
Filed under Entertainment

Overall, the movie delivers the glimpse into the magical world outside of Hogwarts that fans have craved since the first Harry Potter movie, and it is a promising start to a new magical adventure. While it has its issues, new and old fans alike will enjoy this fresh take on J.K. Rowling’s beloved wizarding world.

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Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
September 16
Filed under Entertainment

Sully, released September 9, 2016, follows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) dealing with the consequences of his decision to force land his failing aircraft into the Hudson River, while also trying to stabilize his own emotional state. Sully is a refreshing break from conventional Holly...

Finding Dory: entertaining moments bogged down by a script that pales in comparison to the original

Finding Dory: entertaining moments bogged down by a script that pales in comparison to the original

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
July 12
Filed under Entertainment

Finding Dory, released June 17, 2016, is a sequel to the modern animated classic Finding Nemo and follows Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a blue tang fish who suffers from short term memory loss, as she tries to find her parents with the help of Marlin (Albert Brooks), Nemo (Hayden Rolence), and a cynical oct...

Overwatch, a beautifully done game that is a unique experience, both in game and out

Overwatch, a beautifully done game that is a unique experience, both in game and out

Seth Ritchie, contributing writer
May 28
Filed under Entertainment

Overwatch, released May 23 in North America, is a team-based, first person shooter which pits teams of six players against each other as they battle it out over various objectives scattered across the futuristic world. Overwatch is a deceivingly simple game. The player chooses a hero from the available...

Captain America: Civil War, a slow burning film that boasts incredible depth, excellent action despite its faults

Captain America: Civil War, a slow burning film that boasts incredible depth, excellent action despite its faults

Seth Ritchie, contributing writer
May 27
Filed under Entertainment, Top Stories

Captain America: Civil War, released May 6, 2016, is the most recent installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and pits the Avengers against each other as the United Nations attempts to pass the Sokovia Accords, which would lead to the UN controlling all superhero movement, after the team accidenta...

The Jungle Book, a visual masterpiece bolstered by a talented cast and a classic story

The Jungle Book, a visual masterpiece bolstered by a talented cast and a classic story

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
April 20
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

The Jungle Book is a live-action remake of the 1967 classic of the same name and follows Mowgli (Neel Sethi) as he attempts to flee the jungle with the help of his mentor Bagheera (Ben Kingsley) and the laid-back Baloo (Bill Murray). The Jungle Book boasts incredible visual effects, with every anim...

Ruth B: Self-made Singer Enters Music World with “Lost Boy” EP

Ruth B: Self-made Singer Enters Music World with “Lost Boy” EP

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
March 7
Filed under Entertainment, Voice

The combination of soft piano melodies and her simple vocals prevent the songs’ messages from getting lost among the music. With her smooth, melodic voice, Ruth B’s songs could be equally beautiful without any instruments. She brings the narrative songs of Adele and the gentle melodies of Regina Spektor together to create uniquely beautiful songs and messages.

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Eddie the Eagle, a cliché but entertaining underdog story

Eddie the Eagle, a cliché but entertaining underdog story

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
March 3
Filed under Entertainment, The Media Room

Eddie the Eagle, released Feb. 26, tells the real life story of Eddie “The Eagle” Edwards (Taron Egerton), a rather inept ski jumper who strives to go to the Olympics with aid from his washed up coach Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman). Eddie the Eagle is a very self aware movie, and it plays to its ...

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Review: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
December 29
Filed under Blogs, Entertainment, The Media Room

      Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released December 18, 2015, is the latest installment in the wildly successful Star Wars franchise. It takes place 30 years after Return of the Jedi and has two new heroes, an ex-Stormtrooper named Finn (John Boyega) and a lonely scavenger named Rey (Daisy Ridley), who fight ...

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