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Film review: 'Army of the Dead'

Film review: ‘Army of the Dead’

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor May 19, 2021

The zombie genre has seen visible fluctuation both in terms of quality and popularity since the early 1930s. Many directors have come and gone, some with little success and some who revitalized the genre back into massive popularity. Director Zack Snyder...

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DeKalb Public Library to host virtual Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night

Jamie O'Toole, Reporter May 13, 2021

DeKALB —The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a virtual Grey’s Anatomy Trivia Night May 13 at 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom using Kahoot, according to the DeKalb Public Library calendar. Attendees can sign up for the event through a form here.  After...

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2021 Oscars recap

Brandon Montemayor , Contributor April 28, 2021

Awards season officially came to an end Sunday after the conclusion of the 93rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony. Presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the coveted ceremony gives praise to the year’s best films and those involved...

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Five best submissions of Reality Bytes night one

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor April 26, 2021

The 2021 Independent student film festival Reality Bytes premiered April 12 on Vimeo. The festival lasted for three nights with submissions from every category of filmmaking from across the world. Each night showcased six or more films. Here are the five...

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Interesting new shows coming soon

Jack Baudoin, Reporter April 14, 2021

Some people might be beginning to feel as if there is nothing new on streaming services to entertain them on these anymore. Thankfully, there are a couple new shows to steam premiering soon that sound very entertaining. One show is called “Sasquatch,”...

The annual WGGA Empowerment showcase begins

Northern Star Staff April 8, 2021

DEKALB -- The annual WGGA Empowerment showcase begins at 5 p.m. via the WGGA Facebook page. NIU’s art community has curated poems, songs, paintings and visual art presentations.  “It is such a fun event for WGAA to hold, especially back when we...

Armand Hammer

Album review: ‘Haram’

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor April 7, 2021

Dangerous duo of rappers ELUCID and billy woods known as Armand Hammer, link with one of rap’s most dynamic producers, The Alchemist, on “Haram.” Released March 26, Armand Hammer and The Alchemist further solidify the brilliance of the underground...

Film review: 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

Film review: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor April 2, 2021

For such a massive pop culture rivalry, “Godzilla vs. Kong” marks only the second meeting between Godzilla and Kong in nearly 60 years. Seeing Godzilla and Kong duke it out is as entertaining as expected, but even two of the mightiest titans can’t...

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Lifestyle’s weekly Spotify playlist #5

Lifestyle staff March 28, 2021

Weekly Spotify playlist:    Jacob’s picks Chief Keef - “Alone (Intro)”  Mutilatred - “Forced to Stay Dead”  Internal Rot - “Harpooned”  ...

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Egyptian Theatre to screen ‘Gone with the Wind’ on 35MM

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor March 25, 2021

DeKALB – The classic film “Gone with the Wind” will be shown at the Egyptian Theatre at 2 p.m. April 11 on 35MM as a part of their classic film series with guest speaker Joe Flynn, associate director for academic affairs at the Center for Black...

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Movies playing in theater

Northern Star Staff March 25, 2021

AMC is now playing the following films.   The Courier This movie is about a British businessman, played by Benedict Cumberbatch, recruited to be a spy for the United Kingdom government. He gathers intelligence from the Soviet government...

Film review: 'Zack Snyder's Justice League'

Film review: ‘Zack Snyder’s Justice League’

Jacob Baker, Lifestyle Editor March 23, 2021

“I’m not broken, and I’m not alone.”  For a property so beloved by superhero fans, “Justice League” was plagued by unfortunate circumstances like family tragedy, abuse and corporate meddling. Director of “Man of Steel” and “Batman...

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