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Disneys Onward doesnt disappoint with digital release

Disney’s “Onward” doesn’t disappoint with digital release

Katherine Hogan April 15, 2020

It is safe to say my expectations were very high when it came to the movie “Onward.” After all, it is an animated film by Disney AND Pixar, stars the voices of Tom Holland AND Chris Pratt – two actors...

“Gentefied” reflects real struggles of East LA

Gabrielle Lenger March 5, 2020

Break out your weighted blanket and your favorite binging snacks because Netflix has blessed its viewers with another series that is a must watch from start to finish. “Gentefied” is a beautifully...

“Fantasy Island” disappoints despite big names

Abigail Johnson February 27, 2020

When I first saw the trailer for “Fantasy Island,” as I sat in an AMC with my best friend, I remember turning to her and saying, “That looks really cool! We should go see it!” I had heard a bit...

“Birds of Prey” blends feminism with action

Imani Muhammad February 20, 2020

“Birds of Prey,” written by Christina Hodson and directed by Cathy Yan, is a high energy, action packed and comic-book themed film about Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) finding herself after her breakup...

“Parasite” sets precedent for Academy Awards

McKenna Nagle February 20, 2020

Filmmaker Bong Joon-ho made Oscars history on Sunday, Feb. 9. His film, “Parasite,” won four of the major categories: directing, foreign film, original screenplay and best picture. The South Korean...

Augustana sophomore Mary Sales (from left), juniors Cassie Karn and James wheeler and senior Jonathan Quigley pose at Frank N’ Furter’s throne during The Rocky Horror Picture Show Shadowcast at the Augustana College Brunner Theater Center on October 24, 2019.

Shadow cast has audiences wanting more

Gabrielle Lenger October 31, 2019

Students flooded the lobby of Brunner Theatre Center on Thursday, Oct. 24 humming tunes from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” The cult classic movie was about to be brought to life by a cast made up...

“Hustlers” Highlights Female Friendship and Empowerment

Gabrielle Lenger September 26, 2019

This has been a strong year for female directors in Hollywood. Movies released earlier this year like “Booksmart”, “Late Night”, and “The Kitchen” have prepared audiences for this ultimate...

Captain Marvel Continues the Quality of the MCU

William Sikich April 2, 2019

Since the release of “Avengers: Infinity War,” fans have awaited, with much anxiety, the release of the next title in the superhero saga. While “Avengers: Endgame” won’t yet come to theaters...

“Us” brings a fresh take to the Doppelgänger tale

Collin Schopp March 27, 2019

The doppelgänger tale is a story that film has touched on before. On the heavier end of the scale, they could view Denis Villeneuve's excellent “Enemy” or Richard Ayoade’s “The Double.” If you’re...

To remake or not to remake?: Students want to see less of their childhood favorites

William Sikich January 29, 2019

f you’re someone who watches a lot of movies, you’re probably aware of the current popularity of film adaptations in Hollywood. As of 2017, about 55 percent of the one hundred top grossing movies in...

Review of “Venom”

William Sikich October 18, 2018

Over the last few years, many Marvel fans have grown to love the series of films they have dubbed the Marvel Cinematic universe. Now, however, Sony has started development on a Marvel-based universe of...

Review: “The Predator”

William Sikich September 20, 2018

In the world of sci-fi horror, few names are as iconic as "Predator," America's favorite dreadlock-sporting man-hunter from outer space. Since its initial release in 1987, the series has enjoyed numerous...

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