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Lots of political drama in the future for “Chicago Fire”

Lots of political drama in the future for “Chicago Fire”

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 17
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

With all the Chilli (Dora Madison) drama out the way, “Chicago Fire” finally has time to focus on other storylines, this time in the form of a dispute with another firehouse and Casey’s (Jesse Spencer) political campaign. The dispute with the other firehouse had a lot of potential to be dragged...

“Scandal” returns strong in “It’s Hard Out Here for a General”

“Scandal” returns strong in “It’s Hard Out Here for a General”

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
February 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Thursday’s are officially the best day of the week again, with Shonda Rhimes’ triumvirate of twisty, turny, soapy dramas once again gracing our TV screens after an all-too-long midseason hiatus. The anchor of the trio, “Scandal,” pulled out all the stops in its return, using a six-month time ...

“How to Get Away With Murder” kills in season two midseason premiere

“How to Get Away With Murder” kills in season two midseason premiere

Julia Bianco, Director of Web & Multimedia
February 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

If “How to Get Away With Murder” has one problem, it’s that there’s too much going on. Threads from last season are still spilling over into season two, even in the midseason premiere, and each episode, a whole new slew of twists is dumped on top of the audience. The show’s strength, though, ...

“Hail, Caesar” is a flawed love letter to Old Hollywood

“Hail, Caesar” is a flawed love letter to Old Hollywood

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter
February 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The Coen brothers have left a significant mark on the arts and entertainment industry with many films ranging from “Fargo,” “The Big Lebowski” and “No Country for Old Men” to name a few of their more influential and noteworthy projects. With their latest release, they return with a lighter,...

Film fest showcases international environmentalism

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter
February 12
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

On Saturday, Feb. 6, a sold-out crowd of 500 community members packed into the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH) to celebrate the natural environment and shed light on the challenges it faces. The 14th Wild & Scenic Film Festival is currently touring the United States and stopped in Cleveland...

“Agent Carter” pulls a heist with some help in ‘The Atomic Job’

“Agent Carter” pulls a heist with some help in ‘The Atomic Job’

Eddie Kerekes, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Last week I mentioned how the strength of individual episodes would depend on the minor characters and the actors’ portrayals of them. Lo and behold, ‘The Atomic Job’ pushed the minor characters straight into the spotlight. Rose (Lesley Boone), Dr. Samberly (Matt Braunger), Violet (Sarah Bolger) a...

“The Shannara Chronicles’” storyline is becoming increasingly more interesting

“The Shannara Chronicles’” storyline is becoming increasingly more interesting

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The more I watch “The Shannara Chronicles,” the more impressed I get with MTV and the more drawn in I am. The CGI elements are excellently displayed and the New Zealand scenery just adds for a great fantasy vibe. “Breakline” mainly centered around our band being hunted and hunting elf hunters...

“Chicago Fire” ‘All Hard Parts’ Review: The end of the unnecessary drama is near

“Chicago Fire” ‘All Hard Parts’ Review: The end of the unnecessary drama is near

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter
February 10
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Last night’s episode of “Chicago Fire” started with a person I am rather tired of hearing about: Chilli (Dora Madison). Much of the past season has been centered around the drama Chilli has been brewing and her erratic behavior caused by her sister’s death. The drama has finally come to an end,...

“The X-Files” hasn’t aged well

“The X-Files” hasn’t aged well

Michael Wu, Staff Reporter
February 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“The X-Files,” FOX’s seminal sci-fi hit, returned for its 10th season with its first batch of new episodes since it went off the air in 2002. As should be expected after a 14 year break, “The X-Files” finds itself stepping into a bold new world. This world is filled with modern concerns about...

Film festival highlights environmental challenges

Alex Tomazic, Contributing Reporter
February 5
Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The 14th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is making a stop in Cleveland on its tour of the United States. The festival, which took place early last month in Nevada City, California, is exhibiting its films at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History (CMNH), Saturday Feb. 6. The fest will feature...

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