Category: Reviews

A review: Moliere’s ‘Tartuffe’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – In 1664, the iconic playwright, Moliere, released “Tartuffe” to France. It was widely popular, and a widely known controversy. The play is a comedy about a noble family being manipulated by the supposed “Holy Man,” Tartuffe. The UCM Theater Department did their own rendition of the play with opening night being Tuesday…. Read more »

A review: ‘Red Rising’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I read the first book of the “Red Rising” series by Peirce Brown.  “Red Rising” is a thrilling, science fiction book.  The story takes place in the future where mankind is now living on different planets in the solar system.  The story begins with a boy named Darrow who works in the… Read more »

A review: ‘Dunkirk’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Last summer, highly acclaimed director, Christopher Nolan released his 10th film. Nolan is considered to be one of the best directors working in Hollywood. His work includes “Inception,” “Interstellar” and “The Dark Knight” trilogy. His latest film “Dunkirk” is set around the real-life Battle of Dunkirk that occurred during World War II…. Read more »

A review: ‘Thor: Ragnorok’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Marvel appears to have done it again. The recently released “Thor: Ragnorok” has received success from critics and audience members. This marks the 17th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the third in the Thor series, and the fifth of phase three for the franchise. In “Thor: Ragnorok”, Thor, the Norse God of… Read more »

An overview of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a historic franchise with many films and spinoffs ahead. Since 2008, Marvel’s films have been hitting theaters, some even breaking box office records. With the recent release of “Thor 3: Ragnorok,” it’s only fitting that an overview was in order. This will cover the Marvel movies so… Read more »

A review: ‘Glass: The Monster Still Lurks’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “Glass” by Ellen Hopkins, which can be found in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library.  “Glass” is the sequel to Hopkins first book, “Crank.”  “Glass” continues the story of a girl named Kristina and her son, Hunter, who was conceived when she was raped in “Crank.”  Kristina’s boyfriend, Trey, leaves for college and her… Read more »

A review: ‘It’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Still in theaters, “It” marks the second adaptation of Stephen King’s acclaimed novel. The movie takes place during the late 1980s in Derry, Maine – which is apparently the only state King novels ever seem to take place. A group of kids find themselves tormented by a terrifying entity known as Pennywise the… Read more »

A review: ‘A Monster Calls: Will He Listen?’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “A Monster Calls” by Patrick Ness, found in the James C. Kirkpatrick Library is a very touching story with a good life lesson.  The story starts with a boy named Connor O’Malley whose father left when he was little, and his mother has cancer.  Connor hears a voice calling his name one… Read more »

A review: “Spider-Man: Homecoming”

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Premiering in July, “Spider-Man: Homecoming” marked the web-slinger’s official entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Fans can finally see Spider-Man alongside the Avengers on the big screen–if only the Fantastic Four and X-Men could do the same. It follows Spider-Man, played Tom Holland, as he struggles to be a superhero and be a… Read more »

A review: Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049

By RYAN SHEEHAN Reporter (WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Thirty-five years after “Blade Runner” was released, “Blade Runner 2049” hit theaters Thursday, Oct. 5. I had the opportunity to watch “Blade Runner” and “Blade Runner 2049” back-to-back on opening night. Both films take place in the same movie universe which is a dystopian future where androids called replicants… Read more »