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“Anastasia” - a retrospective

“Anastasia” – a retrospective

Addison Etnier, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

I make no secret of the fact that my favorite musical is “Anastasia.” The music, the story—the rumor, the legend, the mystery—make it a beautiful modern classic fairytale about love and finding...

Batman vs. Spider-Man

Batman vs. Spider-Man

Addison Etnier, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

Batman and Spider-Man are arguably comics’ two most recognizable characters. Both are victims to crime and become masked vigilantes to process their loss and seek vengeance for it. Batman is a myth created...

A silverscreen smokescreen - “WandaVision”

A silverscreen smokescreen – “WandaVision”

Addison Etnier, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

After 23 blockbuster films and a year-long hiatus, the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) returns to screens with their first Disney+ original series. Three episodes in and “WandaVision” has already...

‘Lord of the Rings’ in 4K

‘Lord of the Rings’ in 4K

Addison Etnier, Staff Writer December 30, 2020

19 years ago, the first film of the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy released in theaters. Now, the trilogy (as well as its prequel “The Hobbit”) have been released in a 4K set. As well as having the...

40 years of “The Empire Strikes Back”

40 years of “The Empire Strikes Back”

Addison Etnier, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

In May of 1980, the highly-anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking “Star Wars” opened in theaters with an opening weekend gross of $15.3 million (adjusted for inflation), more than doubling the first...

Gwen Stacy and the dismantling of ‘Women in Refrigerators’

Gwen Stacy and the dismantling of ‘Women in Refrigerators’

Addison Etnier, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

‘Women in Refrigerators,’ or ‘fridging’ is a term that refers to the death or injury of a female character used as a plot device in order to further the story or development of a male character,...

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