Category: Reviews

‘Three Billboards:’ Good, but not best picture

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was nominated for Best Picture this year and while it didn’t win, it did take home several other awards at the Oscars. Is “Three Billboards” truly as great as people say it is? After all, the Academy has made plenty of mistakes before… In the small town of Ebbing, Missouri,… Read more »

MGMT leaves their dark age

Psychedelic pop group MGMT released their fourth album Feb. 9 this year. Going into my first listen of “Little Dark Age,” I really had no idea what to expect. Their first album, “Oracular Spectacular,” introduced indie pop fans to an innovative, psychedelic pop group with the rare talent to make compelling, radio-friendly music that also… Read more »

Coco: Another Great Pixar Film

Pixar has a reputation for creating great animated films and “Coco” is no exception. It has received massive critical claim, joining its place alongside other recent additions like “Ratatouille,” “Inside Out” or “Up.” Now if only Pixar can keep the magic going for “Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4.” The film follows Miguel, a young… Read more »

A review: ‘Black Panther’

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “Black Panther” has made over $700 million worldwide according to Box Office Mojo. “Black Panther” is the Marvel Cinematic Universe most-recent release with a star-studded cast, including Chadwick Boseman as one of the first black superheroes. The film is receiving massive critical successes and as you can tell from this title, I… Read more »

‘Every Day’: Love doesn’t have a face

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.) – “Every Day” by David Levithan tells the story of a boy named A who wakes up in someone else’s body every day. As A goes to school as different people, he meets a girl named Rhiannon. The day he meets her, he gives her his email address and they start emailing for… Read more »

‘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 »