Category: Reviews

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 »

A review: Looking for Alaska

I read “Looking for Alaska” by John Green.  “Looking for Alaska” is about a boy named Miles who is a new student at a boarding school.  There, he meets a girl named Alaska, who is wild and crazy by pulling pranks, smoking cigarettes, and getting them into trouble with their dorm keeper.  While at school,… Read more »

REVIEW: ‘The Dark tower’ series: The Gunslinger

I read “The Gunslinger”, the first book of “The Dark Tower” series by Stephen King.  I have always loved Stephen King.  His vocabulary, figurative language, and imagery are amazing.  After seeing the movie adaptation over the summer, I wanted to read the book. I found the series in the James C. Kirkpatrick library by looking… Read more »

‘Deadpool’ The merc with a mouth

By ADAM KNAEBEL Reporter Action? Comedy? Marvel? Fourth wall breaks? Count me in. These were the thoughts going through my mind a little over a year ago when the test footage for “Deadpool” leaked. So yea, this movie has been on my radar for quite a while, but did it live up to my expectations?… Read more »

Mockingjay: Part II review

By ADAM KNAEBEL Reporter The latest installment in the trend of making a movie a “two parter” is the last film in the Hunger Games series, “Mockingjay Part II.” Jennifer Lawrence suits up and grabs a bow for the last time, portraying Katniss Everdeen, the face of a rebellion against the overpowering, cruel Capitol. “Mockingjay… Read more »

‘Kick-Ass 2’ “not fantastic like the first”

By ANDREW LINK (digitalBURG) — Before we dive in, two things. First, stay through the credits. Second, I want to preface the statement I’m about to make by saying that the first “Kick-Ass” movie was well-written, well-performed, witty and an all-around good film that is worth watching. “Kick-Ass 2” seemed like a made-for-TV movie by… Read more »