Category: Opinion

‘Bright’: Worldbuilding that had potential

Netflix has produced some great original content in the past, including “Stranger Things,” “Narcos” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmitt.” Unfortunately, their movie “Bright” was not one of them. The film received negative reviews, with a 27 percent currently on RottenTomatoes and a 6.5/10 on IMDB. Now I wanted to see “Bright” when I first saw the… Read more »

Black Panther: One of the First Black Superheroes

In a few weeks “Black Panther” will hit theaters, becoming the latest film for The Marvel Cinematic Universe staring Chadwick Boseman as the famous superhero. With “Captain America: Civil War,” this will be the second film to feature the character. Because of the hype surrounding the movie, it is only fitting to give an overview… Read more »

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, a review

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – For better or worse, remakes are everywhere. Rather than make original material, Hollywood now prefers to remake popular films, along with reboots and sequels. And if you hate that the studio system is doing this to classic films then maybe you shouldn’t buy tickets to see them. However, it’s been proven many… Read more »

Albums the Grammys overlooked in 2017

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – I don’t believe the Grammys do a good job of making sure all types of music are represented each year, and as someone who enjoys a wide range of music, I have to say it’s irritating. I’m not saying the artists and production teams that took home little metal gramophones don’t deserve them;… Read more »

A review: ‘Marshall’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Released last fall, “Marshall” is set around the real life court case of The State of Connecticut v. Joseph Spell. The story mainly follows Chadwick Boseman as the titled role of legendary civil rights advocate and lawyer Thurgood Marshall. If his name doesn’t sound familiar, don’t worry the film fully explains who he… Read more »

‘Golden Son’: Colors collide, a review

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – SPOILERS ALERT: “Golden Son,” the second book is the “Red Rising” series by Pierce Brown. “Golden Son” continues the story of Darrow and his mission to take down the Gold society and lead the Reds in a revolution. In “Golden Son,” Darrow becomes a personal-hire soldier by the Arch Governor of Mars…. Read more »

A review: ‘The Mummy (2017): The Curse of the Remake’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Every year, without exception, bad movies are made. While there will always be good movies, there will always be bad movies to counter. In 2017, audiences were forced to endure one of the worst films of the year, “The Mummy.” ­– other possible candidates would be “The Emoji Movie,” “The Dark Tower,” “Geostorm”… Read more »

A review: ‘X-Men: The Former Heroes of Fox’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Over Christmas break, Disney bought 20th Century Fox along with every property of the corporation. This not only means that Mickey Mouse controls The Simpsons, but also The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, and of course, the X-Men. These superheroes are now owned by Disney, who own Marvel Studios. Basically, every Marvel character can now… Read more »

A Review: ‘Free Fire’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – Countless movies are made every year. Some go straight to theaters and others appear in select theaters, Netflix, YouTube or film festivals. With all of these movies being made constantly, it becomes very easy to lose track of them all. Because of this, some good movies can get overlooked. In 2017, that was… Read more »

A review: ‘Baby Driver’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – The action/adventure movie “Baby Driver” was released last summer. The film follows a getaway driver named Baby, played by Ansel Elgort, that listens to classic music as he drives from heist to heist with extreme skill. “Baby Driver” is the latest film by famous writer/director Edgar Wright. The filmmaker is best known… Read more »