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Justice League: DC’s latest failure

Justice League: DC’s latest failure

Tyler Manning

November 27, 2017


Filed under A&E, Entertainment Spotlight

It is apparent that Warner Bros. does not have a solid plan for its DC film universe. Every bit of news regarding the latest endeavor, "Justice League," has been about last-minute changes to the film, including the reshoots that took up an estimated 25-50 percent of the finished project. News about future movies in t...

Five people watch West Side Story at UPB movie night

Brittany Hill, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under A&E

The University Programming Board hosted a movie night showing of West Side Story, Tuesday night, Nov. 14. The event was held in support of the local food bank with a collection of canned foods, but did not have a big turn-out with only five people attending and 20 cans collected. “It’s really disappoi...

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

Justin Marquart

November 15, 2017


Filed under A&E, Restaurant reviews

After one Pioneer of Texas restaurant closes on Sept. 25 a new restaurant, Sam’s Southern Eatery, opens at that location, off of Southwest Pkwy on Oct. 25, serving sea food, po’boys, burgers, salads and chicken. The restaurant still had that Pioneer feel to it because they still had those woode...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presents fun space adventure

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presents fun space adventure

Tyler Manning

November 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Entertainment Spotlight

This year has been great for Marvel. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2" was a touching character-driven story about what it means to be a family. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was a nice callback to John Hughes' films. Now there is "Thor: Ragnarok:" a funny, space adventure film. "Thor: Ragnarok" was a ...

Inman: ‘Stranger Things’ has taken over my life

Inman: ‘Stranger Things’ has taken over my life

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017


Filed under A&E

I’ll admit I was pretty late to jump on the "Stranger Things" bandwagon, and after binge-watching it over the span of two days, I now know that the hype surrounding the show is well-deserved. It has taken over my life. The writers did an excellent job of combining a sci-fi/fantasy se...

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Tyler Manning

October 31, 2017


Filed under A&E

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin and th...

‘Luna Gale:’ good source of entertainment

Alex Rios

October 10, 2017


Filed under A&E

"Luna Gale," a play written by Rebecca Gilman, transformed the stage this past weekend. Held in the Fain Fine Arts Theatre and open to the public, Christie Maturo directed more than 30 students in the production, seven of whom were actors and the rest were behind-the-scenes. The play focused on ...

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

Tyler Manning

October 9, 2017


Filed under A&E

"Blade Runner 2049" is a film that I have wanted to see ever since its announcement. With brilliant auteur Denis Villeneuve at the helm and one of my favorite modern actors, Ryan Gosling, set to star in the movie, I could not help but get excited. With so much anticipation for this film, there ...

Firehouse Subs sets tastebuds ablaze

Firehouse Subs sets tastebuds ablaze

Jeri Moore

October 4, 2017


Filed under Restaurant reviews

Walking through the doors and into the bright yet cozy sandwich shop, potential customers will be greeted with a murmur of conversations ranging from astrophysics to car modifications. A chorus of energetic voices will rise above all others. "Welcome to Firehouse!", the Firehouse Subs employees said cheerfully. Th...

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

Tyler Manning

September 23, 2017


Filed under A&E

    "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a breath of fresh air for the spy genre. Matthew Vaughn's style and visual flair blended with a conventional coming-of-age story made for a refreshing spy movie. The film parodied conventional spy flicks and overall made a mockery of the silliness of spy t...

‘Good Time’: layered character writing

‘Good Time’: layered character writing

Tyler Manning

September 19, 2017


Filed under A&E

A good sense of direction. Great acting. Beautiful cinematography. They all enhance a movie. However, none are as crucial to holding a movie together as character. Character is the avenue by which the writer gets the film's message across. A good character can tell us a lot about life. We, as an ...

IT remake: a safe yet good film

IT remake: a safe yet good film

Tyler Manning

September 12, 2017


Filed under A&E

I will be the first to admit that I was not rooting for "It." After hearing about the original director (Cary Fukunaga) leaving the project due to creative differences with the studio, I had doubts about the direction of the project. Fukunaga is responsible for directing the beautiful film, "Bea...

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