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“Jessica Jones” comes back stronger

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

March 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Jessica Jones” returned March 8 for a second season, just in time for spring break. The second season picks up after the death of Kilgrave and with Jessica Jones looking for new cases with the help of her friend and now-employee, Malcolm Ducasse. Early in the season, a man named Robert “Whizzer”...

Fail-metal Alchemist

Fail-metal Alchemist

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Fullmetal Alchemist” is a popular manga that spawned a large franchise that most recently includes a live movie adaptation released by Netflix. Despite the overwhelming success of the series as a whole, the live adaptation fails to live up to its source material. “Fullmetal Alchemist” f...

“Fifty Shades” leaves audiences satisfied

Aura Rossy, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Fifty Shades Freed” hit theaters on Feb. 9, approximately one week before Valentine’s Day, just as its two predecessors have. This film is the third and final adaptation of E. L. James’s erotic trilogy, the first book of which was published in 2011. Since appearing on the big screen, the...

“Black Panther” is a Marvel-ous phenomenon

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Despite the number of Marvel Entertainment films to be released this year, “Black Panther,” which features an almost all-black cast and drips quality encourages discussion because of its cultural and social implications and impact. The film immediately follows the events of “Captain America:...

A different take on advanced technology

A different take on advanced technology

Mary McPheeters, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The year is 2384. Humans have reverse-engineered alien technology to create “cortical stacks” that contain a person’s memories, making bodies interchangeable “sleeves” for any stack. In this system, the rich can afford to duplicate sleeves and effectively never die. The poor can end up in a...

“Black Panther” soundtrack is a roaring success

Shivalika Keni, Copy Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Black Panther” has been the talk of the town since it’s release, but the soundtrack has been making waves for a while. It’s easy to see why “Black Panther” would appeal to Kendrick Lamar; it has all the themes that any Lamar song would: living in inner-city California, heroism and complex...

“Game Night” is surprisingly fun

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

February 20, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Comedies have, over time, resorted to going beyond the nine yards by always trying to over- deliver on all kinds of zaniness and over-the-top situations, with it either working, like in “The Hangover,” or not working at all like in “Daddy’s Home.”  With “Game Night,” the escalating madcap...

Film Society premieres “Game Night”

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Wednesday, Feb. 14, Case Western Reserve University Film Society screened “Game Night” nine days ahead of its Feb. 23 release. Despite publicizing the event all across campus, with posters hanging up in the Thwing Center and on message boards everywhere, the screening attracted a total of 17 people....

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

UPB hosts “Black Panther” advanced premiere

Smruthi Maganti, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Local Events

Marvel’s “Black Panther” is one of the season’s most highly awaited films, and Case Western Reserve University’s University Program Board (UPB) organized an advanced screening exclusively for students the night before the premiere, on Feb. 15. UPB’s Off-Campus committee began planning ...

Out with the Old West, into the new

Out with the Old West, into the new

Harrison Bloom, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Scott Cooper’s “Hostiles” is a Western film which had its limited release last December and was released worldwide on Jan. 26. It tells the story of Captain Joseph Blocker (Christian Bale), an American Army officer whose final orders before he retires are to escort a Cheyenne war chief, Yellow...

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