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Jim Parsons and Johnny Galecki during The Big Bang Theory panel at San Diego Comic-Con. The Big Bang Theory is one of the shows you should watch this weekend.

Happy media to watch this weekend

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | March 23, 2023

Coming back to school after a spring break that felt too short can be upsetting, so here are some recommendations that will brighten your mood. Lemonade Mouth (Disney+) “Lemonade Mouth” is, in my opinion, one of the most underrated Disney movies...

The characters of “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba - To the Swordsmith Village” across an animated background. The film came out March 3 and features little new content

New ‘Demon Slayer’ movie isn’t worth the watch

By Anika Haley, Lifestyle Writer | March 21, 2023

After “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba – The Movie: Mugen Train” overtook “Spirited Away” as the highest-grossing anime film worldwide in 2021, Japanese animation studio Ufotable decided to try their luck again with a new 2023 release. Unfortunately,...

Actor OShea Jackson Jr. and Director Elizabeth Banks on the red carpet during the World Premier of Cocaine Bear.

‘Cocaine Bear’ is exactly what it sounds like

By Anika Haley, Lifestyle Writer | March 6, 2023

My expectations for “Cocaine Bear” were not high but that black bear sure was. I went into “Cocaine Bear” thinking it would be a bad survivalist movie that takes itself far too seriously. Then, in the end, the viewer would learn everything...

The bassist and guitarist of Manchester Orchestra playing on stage during a show.

Greats return, pay homage to classics

By Nick Glover, Lifestyle Editor | March 2, 2023

Sleepy music, the new Scream film and the next book by Margaret Atwood will be coming out next week.  Margaret Atwood’s “Old Babes in the Wood: Stories” Margaret Atwood, known for her books “The Testament” and The Handmaid’s Tale,” is...

Fred Hampton giving a speech during protest outside of a courthouse in Chicago.

Egyptian Theatre hosts ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ screening, discussion

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | March 1, 2023

Editor’s Note: The following piece contains spoilers about the film “Judas and the Black Messiah.” “Judas and the Black Messiah” is a powerful and raw film unlike any other story told about the Civil Rights Movement.  A screening of the...

The cast of Outer Banks, Rudy Pankow, Madelyn Cline, Drew Starkey, Carlacia Grant, Chase Stokes, Jonathan Davis and Madison Bailey at the season three premiere in Los Angeles.

Love, treasure and legacy are on the docket this weekend

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Editor-in-Chief | February 28, 2023

Outer Banks  (Netflix) On an island of Pogues and Kooks, the wealthy and the poor, one teen John Booker Routladge (Chase Stokes) is on the hunt for a treasure. John B’s father, Big John, went missing on his own hunt for the treasure and is presumed...

Actors Michael Douglas, Kathryn Newton, Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Jonathan Majors and Director Peyton Reed at the Britain red-carpet release of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.

‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ falls deep into a universe unknown

By Sarah Rose, Assistant Lifestyle Editor | February 27, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers, so read with caution or watch the film and come back later. “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” kicks off phase five doing what Marvel does best  – giving audiences a thrill-seeking adventure...

This image released by Fathom Events shows Craig David Dowsett, in a scene from Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey. A.A. Milne’s 1926 book, “Winnie-the-Pooh,” with illustrations by E.H. Shepard, became public domain on January 1 when the copyright expired. (Fathom Events via AP)

‘Blood and Honey’ slashes Pooh’s legacy

By Daniel Massa, Lifestyle Writer | February 20, 2023

“Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey” contorts Pooh’s story from imaginative wonder into unimaginable terror… or, at the very least, attempts to.  “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey,” directed and written by British indie filmmaker Rhys Frake-Waterfield,...

You People director Kenya Barris at the 75th annual Peabody Awards for his show Black-ish.

‘You People’ misses its mark

By Eli Tecktiel, Lifestyle Writer | February 14, 2023

Editor’s Note: This review will contain spoilers, so read with caution or watch the film and come back later. Kenya Barris’ “You People,” which premiered on Netflix Jan. 27, provides laughs but contains very little depth, though not for lack...

See ‘White Christmas’ at the Egyptian Theatre on Dec. 11

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 17, 2022

DeKALB –  The Egyptian Theatre will be showing a holiday classic, “White Christmas” over winter break. The movie will be featured at 2 p.m. on Dec. 11 and will be shown in 35 mm. Tickets will range from $8 for those over the age of 65 and students...

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Film review: ‘Prey’

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | September 7, 2022

The “Predator” franchise has an interesting place in film history. The first film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is cemented in pop culture history by the film’s memorable dialogue and the title creature itself, the Predator. After the first film,...

That time I... ventured out alone

That time I… ventured out alone

By Paige Wright | August 28, 2019

My generation prides itself on being diverse, open-minded and creative. We walk with the weight of the world on our shoulders, searching for peace of mind. The one thing we struggle with is finding independence in being alone and being confident enough...