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Villain or victim: Spider-Man questions norm

Payton Willis May 6, 2022

In a typical superhero movie, the hero defeats the villain, who usually plummets to their expected death. It’s the basic plot of every Marvel/DC movie. But in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Peter Parker...

Two students star in “Company” in Moline

Carly Davis October 14, 2021

“Company” will be at the The Black Box theater in Moline for its second weekend Oct. 14-16 at 7:30 p.m. to finish a successful two-week run. The production features Quad City locals as well as two...

Review: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

Abigail Larson April 19, 2021

On March 31,  “Godzilla vs. Kong” was released as the fourth film in Legendary Pictures’ Monsterverse. The idea of a film including both Godzilla and Kong was made public in October of 2015, and...

Review: Zack Snyder’s Justice League

Abigail Larson March 31, 2021

The original “Justice League” was released in March of 2018, but three years later on March 18, 2021, a new version was released titled “Zack Snyder’s Justice League.” Commonly referred to as...

Review: Hubie Halloween

Abigail Larson October 25, 2020

With Halloween fast approaching, many are looking to step into the spirit through festive movies, which are in no short supply on Netflix. In fact, they just released a couple of their own seasonal originals,...

“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...

New season of “BoJack Horseman” delivers

Collin Schopp October 31, 2019

naissance lately. “Rick and Morty” has a highly anticipated fourth season coming out in a month, “South Park” is enjoying the acclaim of a serialized format and the controversy of giving China...

Netflix show “Eli” delivers predictable plot twist

William Sikich October 24, 2019

Director Ciarán Foy’s “Eli” came to Netflix on Oct. 18, 2019. It presents a standard buildup to a relatively unique — albeit well-telegraphed — twist, and the actors’ performances pass at...

Blue Light Glasses: Are they worth the hype?

Morgan Clark April 17, 2019

In the age of technology, one of the common problems people have is eye strain from looking at computer or phone screens. It’s virtually impossible to go a day without using some sort of technology,...

Top 5: Movies So Bad, They’re Good

William Sikich March 18, 2019

(5.) “Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny” (1972) This is an old holiday favorite of mine starring America’s beloved and totally sane Christmas mascot, the Ice Cream Bunny. You’ve heard of him, haven’t...

‘Thank U, Next’: Ariana Grande become an icon with new video

Michelle Quinn January 16, 2019

Ariana Grande’s song “Thank U, Next” has iconically broke a string of records. This song has reached number one in 13 different countries including the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada. The...

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