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‘Joker’ creates a compelling, dark origin story

‘Joker’ creates a compelling, dark origin story

Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 8, 2019

For 50 years, Batman has been a hit on the big screen. He’s faced countless enemies along the way, but his biggest foe has always been the Joker. Over the years, the Joker has been played by many talented actors, with Heath Ledger giving arguably the best performance. Now there’s a new Joker in to...

‘It: Chapter 2’ has less fear and more feelings

‘It: Chapter 2’ has less fear and more feelings

Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 1, 2019

After two years, the evil clown is back. The much-anticipated sequel to “It” is here with direction by Andy Muschietti and even though two years have passed for us, it’s been long 27 years for the Losers’ Club. Pennywise’s hibernation is finally over. At the start of the film, most of the gang h...

A day in the life of Issac Nunez

A day in the life of Issac Nunez

Monique Fields, Reporter

May 1, 2019

Balancing school, work and a prosperous social life can be a difficult task for many, but Issac Nunez has got it down pact. Students on campus may know Issac from being one-third of the party promoting team "III Kings," but he is much more than a party thrower. Nunez is a first-generation student...

‘Avengers: Endgame’ successfully wraps up a franchise

‘Avengers: Endgame’ successfully wraps up a franchise

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 30, 2019

Marvel has finally done it. After 11 years and 21 movies, the Russo brothers and producer Kevin Feige have made a near perfect culmination of hundreds of hours of superhero drama. “Avengers: Endgame” is set to make box-office history and is the must-see movie this spring. Without spoilers, let...

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ will leave you wanting more

‘The Curse of La Llorona’ will leave you wanting more

Clarissa Alvarado, Reporter

April 29, 2019

James Wan, producer of "The Conjuring" has released another film a part of "The Conjuring" universe. On April 19, Atomic Monster and New Line Cinema released "The Curse of La Llorona" in theaters. The film is based on a Mexican folklore tale about a woman who murders her children in a river. She is...

World stop…carry on

World stop…carry on

Aquila Freeney, Business manager

April 23, 2019

  The world stopped once again for "Queen Bey" (aka Beyoncé) when she released Homecoming: The Live Album, which is an album composed of live recordings from her Coachella performance in 2018. In total, the album is 40 songs long, so as much as I would love to dive into almost each and ever...

‘Shazam’ reinvents the superhero drama

‘Shazam’  reinvents the superhero drama

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 23, 2019

Being 14 is not fun, especially when you’re like Billy Batson, a kid in the foster system who was seemingly misplaced by his mom when he was little. But sometimes the universe needs saving, and when superpowers have been hoisted upon you, you have to answer the call. Billy hasn’t always been ...

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

‘Pet Sematary’ a thrilling new adaptation of a classic

Peyton Alonzo, Reporter

April 22, 2019

The 2019 adaptation of the infamous Stephen King’s novel 'Pet Sematary,' brings a thrilling upgrade to the story. This version is refreshingly unpredictable but, does stray away from the original film and novel. The film follows the Creed family, Louis Creed (Jason Clarke) his wife, Rachel (Amy...

Khalid drops album with Eternal pre-Sunset Drive Vibes

Khalid drops album with Eternal pre-Sunset Drive Vibes

Christian Evans

April 17, 2019

Khalid Robinson, or Khalid as he commonly is known, released his sophomore album “Free Spirit", this past Friday. If not for its release date, “Free Spirit” would be an absolute contender for the album of the summer. Khalid collaborated with dozens of producers including Disclosure, Stargate &...

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

A day in the life of Alonzo Burris:

Kyla Budgewater, Reporter

April 16, 2019

With graduation slowly approaching Uncle Zo has a jam-packed schedule as his days in Wichita Falls are coming to an end. Alonzo Burris, exercise physiology senior has a lot on his plate as he is finishing off his final semester. "After I graduate it's going to be weird because my schedule won't be...

‘Killing Eve’ thrills with espionage and assassins

‘Killing Eve’ thrills with espionage and assassins

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 16, 2019

“Killing Eve” starts with a murder that just doesn’t add up. A Russian operative dies minutes after being stabbed, and there’s not a single scrap of evidence to build an investigation on. The perpetrator, Villanelle (Jodie Comer), is a special breed of assassin who creatively kills her target...

‘Dumbo’ tries to soar but sputters

‘Dumbo’ tries to soar but sputters

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 9, 2019

When a little elephant with big ears took flight 80 years ago, the world watched with awe. Since then, Disney’s animated classic Dumbo has been largely ignored until it was slated to be remade as a live-action film, just like half a dozen other Disney hits. The modern “Dumbo” starts with the same ...

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