Category: Opinion

An overview: ‘Star Wars’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – About 40 years ago, an odd film called “Star Wars IV: A New Hope” was released to theaters. Almost overnight, this space opera became a massive hit. It featured ground- breaking special effects, an intriguing story and great characters – Obi-Wan Kenobi is my favorite. The series is now global phenomenon, loved… Read more »

A review: ‘Justice League’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “Justice League” marks the fifth film in the DC Cinematic Universe. This movie acts as “The Avengers” did for Marvel, giving a chance for several different superheroes to team up on screen. Here, the newly formed group of heroes must battle a new threat to the world. They must also battle their greatest… Read more »

Christopher Nolan: Beyond ‘Batman’

Dunkirk marks the 10th movie from Oscar-winning filmmaker Christopher Nolan. He is considered to be one of the greatest directors’ still working in Hollywood. With the expectation of “Insomnia,” he has also produced, wrote or co-wrote all of his films. His movies are always different, and yet the same. The psychological intensity can be seen… Read more »

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 »