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“Jurassic World”: a roaring-good time

“Jurassic World”: a roaring-good time

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

June 30, 2015


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There might be spoilers ahead. You have been warned! Bad word play in the title of this article aside, "Jurassic World" was a good movie. Granted, I've never seen any of the previous "Jurassic Park" films (at least not all the way through), but maybe that's a good thing, because I'm sure all our par...

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”: a satisfying sequel

“Avengers: Age of Ultron”: a satisfying sequel

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015


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Warning: May contain spoilers! As I mentioned in my "Daredevil" review, I love superheroes. I also love dark stories rather than colorful, made-for-kids things. Luckily, "Age of Ultron" pandered to both those loves, giving me an experience very different from when I saw the first "Avengers" back...

“The Lion King” wows visually, not musically

“The Lion King” wows visually, not musically

Hannah Crooks, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015


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The last time I saw "The Lion King" at the Civic Center, I was 12-years-old. I thought it was the most amazing show I’d ever seen, even though a tall, elderly man had sat directly in front of me, blocking a portion of my view. Going in to the show 5 years later, having seen my fair share of musicals...

“Furious 7” offers entertainment, action

“Furious 7” offers entertainment, action

Jake Dalbey, Staff Writer

April 28, 2015


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"Furious 7" is a movie that I can't persuade anyone to really see, you either understand the formula and enjoy what it offers or can't let the series many flaws fade from memory. If you need a review to tell you whether "Furious 7" is the movie for you, then it obviously isn't and sadly probably won't...

“Marvel’s Daredevil”: a new breed of hero

“Marvel’s Daredevil”: a new breed of hero

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

April 20, 2015


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I have been a fan of superhero stories since I was six years old, when my dad took me to see "Fantastic Four." I have always had a special place in my heart for caped crusaders who do what's right and protect the innocent. To be honest, I've never read a single comic in my life. So I didn't know a...

“Kingsman” pays homage to the spy genre

“Kingsman” pays homage to the spy genre

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

April 2, 2015


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Not since last year's "Guardians of the Galaxy" did I see a movie that made me laugh, make me emotional and want to punch stuff in the face. After seeing the spy action comedy, "Kingsman: The Secret Service," I can finally say that it made me feel those things again, and more. The plot of "Kingsman"...