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Star Trek Beyond goes beyond expectations

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

August 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“Star Trek” is a franchise that seems to grow in power as time goes on. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the franchise and with the special occasion in mind, the third movie in the current series was released. Going into “Star Trek Beyond”, I was a little weary of how it would turn ...

Answer this call, with some hesitation

Lars Torres, Staff Reporter

July 28, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Blind hatred.  This clouded the internet at the mere mention of the long gestating reboot of “Ghostbusters,” initially with some skepticism when images and publicity photos were released. The first trailer generated immediate lambasting from fans and critics alike. After several more trailers and...

“Orange is the New Black” season four tackles past and future

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

June 24, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television, Top Stories

At the end of “Orange is the New Black” season three, we were left wondering what direction season four could possibly take after the inmates broke out to go to the lake and privatization of the prison led to an influx of new inmates. What was going to happen to the characters we hold near and dea...

“Apocalypse”: far from world-ending

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

June 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The X-Men universe is one of Fox’s and Marvel’s most successful franchises, spanning over 16 years and nine movies (if you count “Deadpool”). With such a huge fan base and a name such as “X-Men: Apocalypse,” the movie was expected to make waves. While it certainly was dominating the Memorial Day...

“The Nice Guys” Stands Out Among Other Blockbusters

Alex Tomazic, Staff Writer

June 1, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The year is 1977. It's the era of muscle car, protests, gas shortages and pornography in Hollywood. With very few original movie storylines so far this year (e.g. “Deadpool,”  “Batman v. Superman,” “Finding Dory,” “Kung Fu Panda 3,” “Star Trek Beyond,” etc.), “The Nice Guys” is r...

The Most Dramatic Bachelorette Season Yet…Maybe

Sanjana Singh

May 30, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

When "The Bachelorette" premiered May 23, Joelle "JoJo" Fletcher met her 26 potential suitors to begin her journey of love. But with those suitors comes a myriad of dramatic moments that will continue to develop as the season continues. The season begins with many cheesy snapshots of sunsets, beaches a...

“Grey’s Anatomy” wedding finale brings all the emotions

Sierra Cotton, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

After powering through 12 seasons, “Grey’s Anatomy” never fails to leave the audience with more questions than answers after each finale. Twist after twist, the season 12 finale was no different. The episode started off going directly into the drama. It’s the day of Amelia’s (Caterina Scorso...

“Comedy Shorts” started the last day of CIFF

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

April 14, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

The final day of the Cleveland International Film Festival began with a crowded hallway leading to Tower City Cinemas, much like every other day of the massive event. Lines of film fans hugged the walls, waiting to be released into the cinemas. As the line for “Comedy Shorts” (the first film showing of t...

A community of movie lovers

A community of movie lovers

Alex Tomazic, Staff Reporter

April 7, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

Every spring, directors, actors and movie moguls descend on Downtown Cleveland. The 40th Annual Cleveland International Film Festival (CIFF) kicked off on March 30, starting 12 days of film exhibition. Showing are 192 feature length films and 213 short films, all from 72 countries. The films are shown...

“The Bronze” blunders

“The Bronze” blunders

Anne Nickoloff, Director of Print

March 31, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Film and Television

“The Bronze” is not a movie that would appeal to most people for two reasons. One is that the subject matter, professional gymnastics, isn’t the most popular sport in the modern world. The other is that the setting, the small town of Amherst, Ohio, plays such a prominent role in the film that the...

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