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‘Alita’ impresses with big budget effects

By Sarah Fischer | February 19, 2019

Thursday marked the release of the highly anticipated film “Alita: Battle Angel,” and it has opened new possibilities in the entertainment industry as a technological masterpiece and modern remake of a classic comic.The film, directed by Robert Rodriguez,...

‘Frozen II’ trailer stirs excitement

By Sarah Fischer | February 18, 2019

Disney released a teaser trailer for their new animated film “Frozen 2” Wednesday, and it seems fans will finally be getting an explanation for Elsa’s magical abilities in the long-awaited sequel to the internationally popular 2013 film “Frozen."The...

Fatty’s to host beer expo

By Sarah Fischer | February 17, 2019

From 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Fatty’s Pub and Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, will be hosting its annual Craft Beer Expo and Tasting in its Novak Room.Early bird tickets cost $15, including an appetizer buffet, sampling glass to keep and 15 craft...

Forge Brewhouse to host Valentine’s beer tasting

By Sarah Fischer | February 10, 2019

From Thursday through Sunday, beer and chocolate lovers can enjoy a special Valentine’s Day event at the Forge Brewhouse, 216 North Sixth St.Ticket cost is $20 and includes four five-ounce beer samples, four handcrafted chocolates from the Dekalb Confectionary,...

With a long legacy, Dungeons and Dragons has become one of the most influential games of the past several decades.

Actress Deborah Ann Woll heads D&D series

By Sarah Fischer | February 8, 2019

As of Monday, a new show called “Relics and Rarities” can be added to the growing list of streams of Dungeons and Dragons, the decades-old fantasy tabletop game which has been reborn in recent years partially as a result of series like “Critical...

“Kingdom Hearts III” delivers brilliant visuals and exciting gameplay.

By Sarah Fischer | February 4, 2019

14 years ago, video game developer Square Enix collaborated with Disney and released “Kingdom Hearts II,” the sequel to one of its most unique and iconic video games of the decade, which captured the hearts of Disney fans around the world, and Tuesday,...

Bundy captivates America 30 years after his death

By Sarah Fischer | February 3, 2019

Jan. 24 marks the 30th anniversary of infamous serial killer Ted Bundy’s execution, and, on the same day, Netflix delivered an enthralling documentary series including all the details of his crimes.Bundy was a psychopathic killer who, throughout the...

6 ways to pass the time when stuck inside during winter

By Sarah Fischer | January 31, 2019

As is expected at this time of year, northern Illinois is experiencing record-breaking temperatures which have closed businesses and schools in the DeKalb area, including the university, as well as created dangerous road conditions and kept people indoors...

Netflix’s price increase has positive student response

By Sarah Fischer | January 30, 2019

In recent years, Netflix has become a major leader in the entertainment industry, but Jan. 8 the streaming giant announced it will once more be raising its prices and NIU students have expressed their opinions on the matter.The price increase will take...

A beginner’s view of Dungeons and Dragons

By Sarah Fischer | January 30, 2019

Across the decades, the popularity of games has always been consistent whether they’re console, PC or tabletop based, but there’s a game that’s been on the rise in the gaming community lately although it’s been around for many years: Dungeons...

Not all Disney remakes deserve to be made

By Sarah Fischer | January 27, 2019

Within the last ten years, Disney has begun feverishly remaking their classic animated films into live-action versions such as 2016’s “The Jungle Book” and “Pete’s Dragon.” However, some of the selected remakes may not need to be adapted.Disney’s...

Northern Star Entertainment Staff predicts Oscar wins

By Northern Star Entertainment Staff | January 24, 2019

The 91st annual Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday, and the box office blockbusters of 2018 took the lead in multiple categories. Alfonso Cuarón’s foreign language drama “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark comedy “The Favourite”...