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Godzilla Minus One!

Godzilla Minus One!

Ethan Leskinen February 1, 2024

 The long-running and iconic Godzilla movie series has included many interpretations of the monster throughout the decades of its releases. From cautionary drama to cheesy sci-fi, these films have represented...

From Complete Comedies to Atomic Bombs: Top Ten Movies of 2023

From Complete Comedies to Atomic Bombs: Top Ten Movies of 2023

Max Knight, Opinion's Editor January 1, 2024

Despite the film and TV industries being rocked by the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes, 2023 turned out to be an incredible year for movies. While it was difficult to choose between the plethora of incredible...

Book Releases of the Past and Future

Book Releases of the Past and Future

Amalia Weix November 1, 2023

It’s November, which means only one thing is on my mind: spaceships. More specifically, this spaceship, from the Skyward series: Now, I’m always thinking at least a little bit about this...

The Hunger Games Saga: Ranked

The Hunger Games Saga: Ranked

Alexandra Saffman November 1, 2023

To celebrate the upcoming release of the new Hunger Games movie, The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, I've decided to rank the original Hunger Games movies from best to worst, taking into account their...

6 Horror Movies, New and Old, to Set The Season With

6 Horror Movies, New and Old, to Set The Season With

Max Knight, Opinion's Editor September 30, 2023

The leaves are browning, the sky is graying, and the lawns are once again being filled with a menagerie of skeleton and pumpkin decorations; we all know what that means. The month of all things spooky...

IMDbs Nine Best Halloween Episodes that You Can Binge Year-Round

IMDb’s Nine Best Halloween Episodes that You Can Binge Year-Round

Mars Spencer September 30, 2023

    It's that time of year--the one when every show under the sun puts on their costumes and decides to have a themed episode for the spooky season. It's such a common occurrence that it's almost a...

A Haunting in Venice: Rows by on Vibes Alone

A Haunting in Venice: Rows by on Vibes Alone

Max Knight September 30, 2023

A Haunting In Venice, the latest adaptation of the works of Agatha Christie, by director Kenneth Branagh, begins not as a murder mystery, but as a ghost story. A murky black-and-white dream sequence gives...

A Totally Comprehensive Review of Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon by Someone Who is Not Very Good at Video Games

A Totally Comprehensive Review of Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon by Someone Who is Not Very Good at Video Games

Ben Thom September 30, 2023

Fromsoftware, a video game company famous for making Dark Souls 8 times (that's a joke please don't come after me), also has another recognizable franchise named Armored Core--a popular Mecha shooter during...

A Review of Scream 6 (Minor Spoilers)

Max Knight March 31, 2023

The Scream franchise, from its inception, has always been an outlier among its slasher film franchise contemporaries. With the first film coming out not long after the 6th Halloween entry and the 9th Friday...

A 95th Academy Rewards Review: An (Occasional) Success

Max Knight March 31, 2023

The 2023 Oscars started out strong--if you choose to block out the overlong and unfunny introduction by third-time host Jimmy Kimmel. Awards ceremonies, especially the Academy Awards themselves, are always...

Review of Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania: Too Big for Its Own Good

Review of Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania: Too Big for Its Own Good

Max Knight February 27, 2023

*Minor Spoilers* The first of Marvel’s Phase 5 movies has arrived, and its title is more of a mouthful than ever; Ant Man and The Wasp: Quantumania entered theaters this last weekend. However, the...

My *Correct* Ranking of SZA’s SOS

Alexandra Saffman February 27, 2023

In classic Wisconsin fashion, an ice storm hit the roads the day I was supposed to go to a SZA concert in Chicago. I love my friends, and they all have pretty impeccable driving records–only having owned...

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