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Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff’s Top Ten Movies of 2016

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
January 8, 2017
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

With the tumultuous events in the United States, from a divisive presidential election to issues of gun violence and discrimination, this year presented a challenge to American filmmakers. I cannot recall any other year that I have seen so many films devoted to social justice, ranging from racism to...

Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Review

Star Wars: Rogue One Movie Review

Ethan Adato, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Rogue One is the newest Star Wars movie to keep the growing legions of Star Wars fans happy. The movie takes place before Episode IV and after Episode III. Although it is not part of the official series, the movie fits perfectly into the series to add in additional information and illustrate more of the batt...

Manchester by the Sea Review

Manchester by the Sea Review

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
December 20, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Halfway through Manchester by the Sea, I knew a perfect film unfolded before my eyes. Then, writer-director Kenneth Lonergan unveiled an unexpected revelation to the audience and tears flowed throughout the theater. The film became more than a technical masterpiece to me then. Lonergan crafted one of the ...

Atlanta Season One Review

Atlanta Season One Review

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
December 15, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

There is no greater enigma in entertainment today than Donald Glover. His television show Atlanta, which he wrote and now stars in, cements this status. His varied credentials include a stint as a writer on 30 Rock, a cast member of the cult favorite TV show Community, and a recording career as rapp...

MUSIC WITH DEEZAM

MUSIC WITH DEEZAM

Damion Wallace, Reporter
December 14, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Childish Gambino’s single Me and your Mama Childish Gambino, a.k.a Danny Glover’s, new single Me and Your Mama is a lot different than his prior radio hits. He is taking an entirely new direction with his music. When his latest album Kauai came out, it was clear Childish Gambino was pushing away from hi...

Moonlight

Moonlight

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

 There is a moment in Barry Jenkins’ masterful film Moonlight that exudes such pure emotion that it is almost unbearable to watch. After awkward exchanges and passing remarks in public, the protagonists of the film, Kevin (Andre Holland) and Chiron (Trevante Rhodes), are finally alone. This comes...

Certain Women

Certain Women

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
November 17, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Movie Reviews, Showcase

       The stable doors slide aside, and the screeching sound of aging, splintered wood pierce the movement. Jamie (Lily Gladstone), a lonely ranch hand, stares out at the still Montana winter. She is a small silhouette among the horses that pass by her. We see what Jamie sees: a desolate winter f...

Gotham, Season One in Review

Gotham, Season One in Review

Damion Wallace Jr., Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

Batman is one of the most classic and recognizable superheroes in the DC comic lore, and an often featured character in the world of cinema. Through all eight live action movies, the character has always stayed fresh and interesting, though his motives of justice have remained the same. Although, h...

Thanksgiving Go-To Recipes with Powell Hauber

Thanksgiving Go-To Recipes with Powell Hauber

Powell Hauber, Reporter
November 16, 2016
Filed under BLOG, ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase, VIDEO

Part 1: Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl3pV90jtfc

Marvel’s “Strange” New Movie

Marvel’s “Strange” New Movie

Alena Gamble and Amelia Roberts
November 8, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

The Marvel universe is a major part of today’s pop culture. Everyone knows about the Avengers, Spider Man and Groot, but who, other than devoted fans, can recall the backstory of Doctor Strange? This blockbuster movie retells a story that many new fans are eager to learn and adore. The movie first ...

Crime of the Century

Crime of the Century

Alena Gamble, Reporter
October 31, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

On November 1st 2007, 21 year-old exchange student Meredith Kercher was found brutally murdered in her apartment in Perugia, Italy. The main suspect, her 20 year-old roommate Amanda Knox, was arrested in December of 2009, and later acquitted in 2013. Named the “crime of the century,” Knox’s story ke...

The Birth of a Nation: Opinions by Cameron Wolff

The Birth of a Nation: Opinions by Cameron Wolff

Cameron Wolff, Reporter
October 14, 2016
Filed under ENTERTAINMENT, Showcase

        Following a year that raised important questions about the place of African-Americans in film and society, The Birth of a Nation may be a more important film than anyone involved in its production ever expected. The African-American population of the United States was put in the spot...

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