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Inman: ‘Stranger Things’ has taken over my life

Inman: ‘Stranger Things’ has taken over my life

The Wichitan

November 7, 2017

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

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

"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

"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

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

    "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

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

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...

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Tyler Manning

August 25, 2017

Fall is almost upon us, which means we're getting closer and closer to one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. I feel that in preparation it is only appropriate to discuss one of my favorite recent horror movies — Train to Busan. Train to Busan is a South Korean horror movie about a father...

Comedian Orlando Baxter keeps the crowd laughing

Comedian Orlando Baxter keeps the crowd laughing

Sarah Graves

August 23, 2017

Students packed into the lower level seating at D.L. Ligon Coliseum to see comedian Orlando Baxter on Aug. 22. The Office of Student Development and Orientation hosted the comedy event as part of the Mustang Roundup festivities for incoming freshman. Ruby Arriaga, student development and ori...

Theaters, summer hits, movies to come

Theaters, summer hits, movies to come

Tyler Manning, Film Critic

August 17, 2017

Popcorn, snacks, comfy seats, big screens and low-lit rooms. Movie theaters are a popular form of entertainment with students. For a new student, unfamiliar with the area, the question pertaining to theaters is which of the two in Wichita Falls — Cinemark or AMC Classic Sikes Center — will give...

The search for the best in town: Barbecue edition

The search for the best in town: Barbecue edition

Taylor Morrison

May 2, 2017

There was a time when students of MSU argued which local burger shack had the best burgers. When the answer came to light, they needed something else to argue about. Politics, environmental issues, racism and sexism were all played out. The dawn of a new argument began, an issue that struck the core of every ...

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