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New Star Wars movie exceeds expectations

New Star Wars movie exceeds expectations

Anik Jain, Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie reviews

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is an epic space opera film that was released Dec. 10, in theaters around the world. The movie is centered around Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) , a former criminal who helps the rebel alliance in an attempt to steal plans from the Death Star, a powerful new weapon that was created...

La La Land: a must see

La La Land: a must see

Anya Tullman, Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Movie reviews

Every once in awhile, a movie comes along that has a unique way of reaching its viewers. Lionsgate Film’s La La Land is one of these movies. After walking out of the movie for the first time, I felt a mix of emotions ranging from ecstatic to nostalgic, and pretty much everything in between. Howeve...

Review of Green Day’s new album: “Revolution Radio”

Review of Green Day’s new album: “Revolution Radio”

Aaron Greenberg, Editor-in-chief

October 11, 2016


Filed under Arts & Entertainment

After a four year hiatus, Hall of Fame punk rockers Green Day are back with their 12th studio album, “Revolution Radio.” Released Oct. 7, this much-anticipated follow up to the band’s album trilogy back in 2011 and 2012 comes as Green Day’s first activity since lead singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s...

The Hunger Games part three: Mockingjay review

The Hunger Games part three: Mockingjay review

Teddy Turner

February 2, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1" involved enough emotion to overcome its pervasive dreariness. Released November 21, the film adaptation is one half to a famous young-adult series' final novel, which barely avoids stretching the source material. "Mockingjay" is not fun, but the cast's dramatics...

John Wick Movie Review

John Wick Movie Review

Henok Getahun

November 19, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories, Uncategorized

The relatively new film, John Wick, was released into theaters on October 24. Although the movie might seem like a fun, action packed type of film made for adolescents, it is rated R, and children under 17 are required to attend the film with an adult.   With that said, the movie was a thrilling spe...

Gotham: The Next Big Thing on T.V.

Gotham: The Next Big Thing on T.V.

Henok Getahun

November 17, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Amidst all of the school work and extra curricular activities, it's hard to find decent enough time to sit back, relax, and watch some television. That's why when such a time occurs, it must be used watching the best show possible; right now, one of the most prominent and entertaining series is Gotham.   Gotham is still in its first season, and...

Music in Review: Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Music in Review: Taylor Swift’s “1989”

Theodore Turner, A&E Writer

November 12, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Taylor Swift sculpted her first-non-country record, “1989,” into formidable radio-pop. Released Oct. 27, the album illustrates Swift's romantic adventures, from hook-up to break-up to what is in-between. It suffered from Swift’s tossed roots, but the album's organized lyrics and the production's...

Miley Cyrus Can Stop, and Will Stop

Miley Cyrus Can Stop, and Will Stop

Julia Biest, Web Writer

April 18, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Miley Cyrus cancelled the concert on April 16 for the Bangerz tour in Saint Louis, disappointing many fans. Cyrus tweeted from Kansas City that she had to stay in the hospital because of an allergic reaction to antibiotics. Her doctors would not release her, so she could not perform for Saint Louis....

Captain America – More than a Normal Superhero Movie

Captain America – More than a Normal Superhero Movie

Justin Cole, Web Editor

April 14, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Opinions, Top Stories

I am a huge fan of superhero movies, but even I have to admit that these movies don’t normally have the most complicated plots. After all, people go to superhero movies to watch thrilling fight scenes and expensive special effects; no one wants to exert a lot of effort thinking about storylines. Captain Am...

Divergent – Good Acting, Good Plot, Good Movie

Divergent – Good Acting, Good Plot, Good Movie

Julia Biest, Web Writer

April 4, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

The film Divergent opened March 21 with a bang and, according to Fox News, made $22.8 million on Friday alone. Divergent takes place in a world where everyone fits into factions based on the personality traits of intelligence, selflessness, courage, peacefulness, and honesty. However, Tris, the protagonist, do...

Seth Meyers Succeeds in First Shot at “Late Night”

Seth Meyers Succeeds in First Shot at “Late Night”

Naomi Oberlander, Web Writer

March 7, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

Leaving his “Saturday Night Live” career behind, Seth Meyers hosted his first “The Late Night Show” Monday night. Meyers had some pretty big shoes to fill, shoes that once belonged to Jimmy Fallon. After being brought up to the big leagues, Fallon started hosting “The Tonight Show”. Wit...

Ladue’s “Guys and Dolls” a Huge Success

Ladue’s “Guys and Dolls” a Huge Success

Julia Biest, Web Writer

February 23, 2014


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Top Stories

This weekend, Ladue Theatre presented the spring musical, “Guys and Dolls.” “Guys and Dolls” presents the plot of crapshooting gamblers intertwined with love relationships in the energetic setting of New York. All aspects of the musical (scenery, costumes, actors, etc), representing 1950...

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