Category: Reviews

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 »

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 »