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An in-depth look at the anime series “Attack on Titan”

By Quade Evans, Opinion Columnist | December 23, 2021

“On that day, humanity received a grim reminder.” These words uttered in the first episode of the “Attack on Titan” series immediately give a strong impression of what the series would be about.  “Attack on Titan” has had a massive impact...

Goldblum jazzes up resume with debut album

By Peter Zemeske | November 14, 2018

Jeff Goldblum, an actor who has starred in many fan favorite movies, such as “Jurassic Park” and “Independence Day,” has released a debut jazz album with his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, in which he plays piano.The album, titled “The...

‘Overlord’ gives war film genre a horror spin

By Parker Otto | November 14, 2018

“Overlord,” released Nov. 9, creates a fantastic action experience with likeable characters and heart-pounding action.By combining horror and war film genres, “Overlord” is a film unlike any other released this year. It follows a small group of...

Jenkins shines in ‘The Visitor’

By Parker Otto | October 10, 2018

“The Visitor,” the latest film to be screened as a part of the Richard Jenkins Film Series at The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., delivers a beautiful atmosphere and Jenkins at his absolute best.Walter, played by Jenkins, is a lonely college...

‘Venom’ lives up to hype

By Parker Otto | October 7, 2018

“Venom” may not be a juggernaut like Marvel’s previous films, but it is serviceable and entertaining. The film, released Oct. 5, delivers an interesting lead and fantastic action, but suffers from a bland villain. The film is the first in Sony’s...

‘Plain White T’s’ give rousing concert

By Ginger Simons | October 1, 2018

Alternative rock band Plain White T’s took the stage 7 p.m. Sunday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., rocking the crowd with a polished, energetic show that proved their new material is just as much of a blast to listen to as their beloved...

Lil Wayne drops ‘Tha Carter V’

By Tyler Neal | October 1, 2018

“Tha Carter V” is an excellent return to form for Lil Wayne, a legendary MC who has spent too long releasing mediocre music. The album features vsmart beat choices, mostly good to great features, and Wayne’s best lyrical work in years. It’s a...

‘Night School’ wastes comedic potential

By 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,...

‘Flirting With Disaster’ delights downtown

By 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...

Eminem’s “Kamikaze” lacks substance

By Peter Zemeske | September 3, 2018

Eminem’s latest album “Kamikaze,” released Aug. 31, manages to say very little while at the same time being vulgar as ever.“Kamikaze” is the tenth studio album from Detroit-based rapper, Eminem. The album took many fans by surprise, as there...

‘Kin’ doesn’t stack up

By Parker Otto | September 3, 2018

Leave it to Summit Entertainment’s Aug. 31 release “Kin” to make a kid with a space gun boring. “Kin” is a let down of a film with lazy writing and a confusing ending that overshadows any good acting or beautiful shots.The movie follows Elijah,...