Northern Star

‘Night School’ wastes comedic potential

Amy Geldean

October 1, 2018

“Night School,” released on Sept. 27, fails Kevin Hart and Tiffany Haddish with an unoriginal and mediocre plot.High school dropout Teddy, played by Hart, finally runs out of luck and must get his GED. Night school teacher Carrie, played by Haddish, helps him understand the errors of his lying way...

‘The Predator’ Movie: Keeping the Franchise Alive After 31 Years

Sarah Fischer

September 23, 2018

As of Sept. 16, “The Predator” (2018) has been ranked number one in the box office at $24.6 million, according to Box Office Mojo. Sixth in a long line of films in the “Predator” franchise, the latest addition may seem like a tired idea. Similar to other franchises with a six-or-more movie streak, the...

‘Flirting With Disaster’ delights downtown

Parker Otto

September 20, 2018

“Flirting With Disaster,” which screened 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., provided an energizing change of tone from the two most recent films screened as a part of the Richard Jenkins Film Series.The film features protagonists Mel and his wife Nancy, played by Ben Stiller ...

‘White Boy Rick’ a smashing success

Parker Otto

September 17, 2018

Sept. 7's release “White Boy Rick” has hit theaters with great performances, heart-wrenching scenes and an unbelievable true story, making the film one of the best new releases in recent months.The film follows 14-year-old Rick Wershe Jr., played by Richie Merrit in his first film debut, as he acts...

‘Eat Pray Love’ fuels joy for life

Parker Otto

September 13, 2018

The Richard Jenkins Film Series unveiled another film 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. “Eat Pray Love,” Tuesday’s entry, is a fantastic addition with a great lead, stunning locations and a narrative that leaves the audience with a newfound zest for life.The plot is based ...

Jenkins Returns Home

Ginger Simons

August 30, 2018

The Egyptian Theatre is honoring DeKalb native Richard Jenkins with a film series that showcases highlights of his acting career. The series kicks off 7 p.m. every Tuesday from Sept. 4 through Oct. 11 at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St.Jenkins grew up in DeKalb and attended DeKalb High School. In a...

‘Happytime Murders’ commits cinematic crime

Ginger Simons

August 30, 2018

The Jim Henson Company’s most recent venture, “The Happytime Murders,” didn’t sit well with audiences for its opening this weekend, indicating Muppet-lovers aren’t quite ready to have their childhood ripped apart on screen.The film stars Melissa McCarthy as Detective Connie Edwards, who teams up...

‘Super Troopers 2’: cult classic revamped

Peter Zemeske

July 10, 2018

“Super Troopers 2” is the long awaited sequel to the stoner comedy cult classic “Super Troopers” and fittingly came to theaters on April 20th. Originally announced at a Comic Con panel in 2006, the second film was supposed to be a prequel, but in 2009, Film Director, Jay Chandrasekhar, announced...

“Heathers” the TV show: A complete miss

Maddie Barrett

June 28, 2018

Image Courtesy IMDb In 1999, New WorldPictures released a drama-filled, cult classic film titled “Heathers” and Paramount Pictures released a 2018 TV show based on the revamped fan favorite. “Heathers” is based around a group of popular girls, all named Heather, and their friend Veronica who...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ proves a worthy successor to del Toro’s vision

Alec Heaton

April 3, 2018

As a child, one of my favorite things to do was to dump out my toybox and let my imagination run wild as I pitted my action figures against each other in one huge deathmatch. “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” released March 23,  allowed me to relive those fond memories and proved to be a fun, entertaining thr...

Walkout to protest inaction

Walkout to protest inaction

Editorial Board

March 22, 2018

The Northern Star Editorial Board stands beside the brave individuals who spoke up against gun violence and agrees student participation in walkouts is essential in continuing the dialogue. We stand with students who choose to participate in the national walkouts and consider walkouts a proper form of...

‘Black Panther’ dominates silver screen

Mackenzi Butson

February 23, 2018

Director Ryan Coogler depicts modern influence in the classic Marvel style with 2018's blockbuster “Black Panther." With any movie in the Marvel universe, there is a massive following of people of all ages. Fans have high expectations for each Marvel movie, but Coogler went above those expectations w...