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Top 5 Austin City Limits Performances

Claire Haigwood, Staff Writer

October 25, 2018

Paul McCartney After years of trying to book the former member of The Beatles, Austin City Limits finally succeeded. The 76 year-old rock legend played a nearly two and a half hour long set filled with tracks spanning throughout his career of over five decades. He was as energetic and enthusi...

Movie Review: Slender Man

Movie Review: Slender Man

Claire Haigwood, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

In May of 2014, two twelve year old girls lured their friend into the Wisconsin woods and attempted to sacrifice her to a being by the name of Slender Man. This event and the trial of the two girls brought the legend of Slender Man out from the depths of the internet and into the minds of nearly every ...

Promising future for rising pop-punk band Waterparks

Promising future for rising pop-punk band Waterparks

Jordyn Guzman, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

The band Waterparks may be relatively new to the alternative scene, but they have gained massive amounts of success and popularity over the past year. Since 2012, the Houston-based pop punk trio released three EPs and their debut album, “Double Dare” in 2016, causing their fame to skyrocket. The gr...

Paddington 2, an amazing piece of family entertainment with no right to be as good as it is

Based on a popular children's book written in 1972, Paddington 2 raked in over $11 million dollars in the US on its opening weeked

Seth Ritchie, Contributing

January 30, 2018

Paddington 2, released Jan.12, 2018, is the sequel to 2015’s Paddington and follows the titular bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw), now settled down in London with the Brown family and bettering his neighborhood with his radiant optimism as he tries to find the perfect birthday present for his Aunt Lucy, un...

Only the Brave: a powerful and slow-burning human interest film

Miles Teller, playing Brendan McDonough, also stars in

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2017

Based on Sean Flynn’s GQ article “No Exit,” Only the Brave debuted in theaters on Oct. 21, 2017. The film follows the escapades of the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, the only elite firefighting crew in the country directly connected to a municipal firefighting department rather than being r...

2017 Oscar Predictions

2017 Oscar Predictions

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

DISCLAIMER: I have not seen every movie nominated for an award. As much as I wish I was able to watch movies as a living, I have homework, and that has prevented my movie viewing ability. Take my opinion with a grain of salt.   BEST PICTURE: Moonlight Moonlight is a brave film that covers an aspect t...

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

The LEGO Batman Movie slammed both Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 at the box office, with $55.6 million its opening weekend.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

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, 2016

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

The Disney produced Moana continues to top the box office two weeks after release.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

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...

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Benedict Cumberbatch as the titular Doctor Strange.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

November 11, 2016

Doctor Strange, released Nov. 4, 2016, is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he searches for a way to heal severe nerve damage in his hands but ends up leaning the mystic arts from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). ...

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

Tom Hanks as Chesley

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

September 16, 2016

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...

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

Photo courtesy of Disney

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer

April 20, 2016

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...

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