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What I’m watching this weekend: Madelaine Vikse

Madelaine Vikse, Assistant Lifestyle Editor December 2, 2021

Finals are coming up, but it’s also important that you take some time for yourself. If you don’t know what you want to watch and can be indecisive at times, this list might be helpful. This is what I’ll be watching this weekend when I’m not preparing...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Ally Formeller

Ally Formeller, Columnist November 19, 2021

The semester is almost over, and the holidays are coming up soon. It’s the perfect time to take a break from studying and indulge in some binge-watching. Here are my top picks for the weekend.  “Itaewon Class” (Netflix) If you liked “Squid...

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Film review: ‘The French Dispatch’

Madelaine Vikse , Assistant Lifestyle Editor November 16, 2021

“The French Dispatch” is a comedy drama and director Wes Anderson’s latest film that follows the fictional “The French Dispatch Magazine.” Anderson has directed films such as “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Isle of Dogs,” “Moonrise...

This image released by Marvel Studios shows, from left, Kumail Nanjiani, Lia McHugh, Gemma Chan, Richard Madden, Angelina Jolie and Don Lee in a scene from Eternals.

Film review: ‘Eternals’

Daija Hammonds , Lifestyle reporter November 16, 2021

“Eternals,” the next installment in phase four of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, faltered in terms of runtime and lack of character development, but succeeded in intricate storytelling and stunning visuals. The film shows the Eternals first appearing...

Daija Hammonds details whats on her weekend watchlist.

What I’m watching this weekend: Daija Hammonds

Daija Hammonds, Lifestyle reporter November 12, 2021

With the snowy and gloomy weather this weekend, it’s the perfect time to get cozy on the couch and watch some movies and TV shows. Here are my top picks for the weekend.    "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" (Disney+) I am a big...

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What I’m watching this weekend: Janyce-Monique Johnson

Janyce-Monique Johnson, Columnist November 5, 2021

Black Widow (2021) “Black Widow '' was released in June, and I have not had the opportunity to watch it yet. As a true Marvel fan, I must watch every movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, so this weekend I will be watching “Black Widow” on Disney+....

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What I’m watching this weekend: Madelaine Vikse

Madelaine Vikse, Assistant Lifestyle Editor October 28, 2021

There are countless options for movies and TV shows out there to choose from. If you’re anything like me, you’ll scroll through a ridiculous number of options and not know which one to pick. Here are three shows or movies I’m watching this weekend...

Columnist Ally Formeller lists her favorite books to read during fall.

Top 5 books to read this fall

Ally Formeller, Columnist October 22, 2021

As the leaves start to change colors and the nights turn cool and rainy, there’s nothing better than to curl up under the covers with a warm cup of hot chocolate and a good book. Here are the top 5 books you should read this fall: "Cloud Cuckoo Land"...

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Top 5 Netflix Originals for Fall 2021

Janyce-Monique Johnson, Columnist October 21, 2021

As cold weather approaches, we seek indoor entertainment to fill our free time. So, why not cuddle up on the couch and watch one of the many binge worthy Netflix Originals. Here are top five Netflix shows you may not have seen. “The Umbrella Academy” This...

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Top 5 martial arts films

Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer September 24, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved action movies and the fight scenes that come with them. Luckily, martial arts films have lots of them. While I’d argue most of the films in the genre, especially older films, may be lacking in certain aspects...

The upcoming release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” has fans reflecting on all the Spider-Man movies that have been released within the last decade.

Ranked: Top 5 Spider-Man movies

Janyce-Monique Johnson, Columnist September 23, 2021

The upcoming release of “Spider-Man: No Way Home” got me thinking about all the Spider-Man movies that have been released within the last decade. We have seen Spider-Man played by Toby Maguire, Andrew Garfield and Tom Holland, and we have heard Spider-Man...

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Egyptian Theatre to host month-long horror film series

Madelaine Vikse , Assistant Lifestyle Editor September 23, 2021

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre will host a horror film series featuring one film every Tuesday leading up to Halloween. The films played as a part of the horror film series include “Poltergeist'' this Tuesday, “Gremlins” on Oct. 5, “Misery”...

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