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The Eternals assemble in Marvel Studios ETERNALS. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios.

“Eternals” proves great ideas don’t mean a great movie

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor November 17, 2021

Continuing a cinematic universe with a similarly obnoxious lifespan, “Eternals” follows a group of god-like entities who protect humans from a dangerous life form known as the Deviants, but the movie...

Daniel Craig reprises his role as James bond for a last time in No Time to Die. Courtesy of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios.

“No Time To Die” is a strong finish to Craig’s five film portrayal

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor November 3, 2021

“No Time To Die” is Cary Joji Fukunaga’s first time directing a Bond movie and Daniel Craig's last Bond movie, and both were amazing in their roles. Modern Bond films have incorporated very stylistic...

Penn Badgley and Victoria Pedretti co-star as Joe Goldberg and Love Quinn. Courtesy of Netflix.

Your favorite stalker is back: “You” season 3 review

Thalia Doe, Sports and Feature editor November 3, 2021

A lot of tension. A lot of blood. A lot of murder. But what else can we expect from Joe Goldberg? "You" season 3 doesn’t really come as a shocker for me, or really for the majority of the audience, especially...

Squid game is available to watch on Netflix.

Greenlight on “Squid Game”

Thalia Doe, Feature/Sports Editor October 13, 2021

By now you might’ve heard the name “Squid Game,” an original Netflix series created by Hwang Dong-hyuk. The dark, intense and at many times, disturbing Korean thriller became a sensation overnight....

Vivo is available on Netflix.

“Vivo” has a flimsy middle act but a strong, emotional drive

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor October 13, 2021

“Vivo” is a Latinx lead animated movie, with Lin-Manuel Miranda starring as the lead role and composing the score. While a kid's movie, "Vivo" doesn't hesitate to present emotional beats a lot more...

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II in Candyman

“Candyman” is well-made with a very flawed screenplay

Joseph Nelson, Entertainment Editor September 15, 2021

Any movie involving mirrors should employ a visionary director who knows where to put a camera, and Nia DeCosta sets an appropriate tone for this 90s reboot, with atmospheric lighting, unique imagery and...

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“Free Guy” is fun and heartfelt, but its themes fall flat

Joseph Nelson September 1, 2021

“Free Guy” depicts a massively multiplayer online game in which a nonplayable character suddenly develops self-awarenes.  The NPC begins interacting with his virtual domain in ways that reverberate...

Julia Garner in The Assistant (2019)

“The Assistant” is a valuable commentary but not a blockbuster

Joseph Nelson, Reporter April 18, 2021

"The Assistant" is set in a New York film production office, where a receptionist endures condescension, belittlement and gaslighting from her co-workers. This gaslighting happens as a consequence of the...

Finance sophmore, Peyton Lewis, practices long jump in an effort to futher her abilities.

Track is taking off and breaking records

Thalia Doe, Reporter March 29, 2021

Peyton Lewis, track captain and finance sophomore, broke the record set in 1993 for MSU triple jump mark on Saturday, March 13 at the meet against UT Tyler at the Ice Breaker Classic. “My goal...

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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is a colorful joyride with a couple of bumps

Brian Lang, Film Critic January 18, 2021

The supers have returned. After a year-long hiatus from the silver screen, DC and HBO Max have brought superheroes back with “Wonder Woman 1984,” and while Wonder Woman isn’t saving the day on the...

Dash & Lily: Filled with Hope We All Need

Omar Combie, Design Editor December 13, 2020

This Christmas season is like no other. Thanks to the pandemic, and all the other plagues of 2020, things seem to be missing some holly and lacking a lot of jolly. If you’re someone in need of some...

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Jaden Smith’s new album is cooler than cool

Christian Evans, Reporter November 24, 2020

Early this year, in August, Jaden Smith released his third studio album “CTV3: Cool Tape Vol. 3” which fully embraces the Bubblegum Pop/Dance genre of music. The album in its entirety feels like Lollapalooza...

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