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“Howard the Duck,” ridiculously funny, or just ridiculous?

“Howard the Duck,” ridiculously funny, or just ridiculous?

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

December 10, 2017

The year was 1986, and with the end of the original Star Wars trilogy, George Lucas apparently needed something to fill his time. And for some reason, Howard the Duck seemed the most appealing at the time. Setting the stage for the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Howard the Duck was the seco...

Five movies to get in the Halloween spirit

Five movies to get in the Halloween spirit

Joe Kronberg, Staff Writer

October 13, 2017

Halloween is coming, meaning many are ready for a marathon of horror, so here are my top five movies to get in the Halloween spirit, rated from least to most spooky. 1. Scary Godmother: Halloween Spooktacular It's Halloween night, and Jimmy and his friends are excited to go Trick-or-Treating. Jimmy, howe...

“La La Land,” a whimsical tribute to the Hollywood dream

“La La Land,” a whimsical tribute to the Hollywood dream

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

February 15, 2017

Musicals made me a romantic. Chances are, you're going to fall and fall hard for Damien Chazelles newest film La La Land. Winning seven golden globes, 11 baftas, and winner of the 89th Academy Awards for best picture, La La Land has crushed the competition in every category. But what is it about ...

“Trolls” was surprisingly good

“Trolls” was surprisingly good

Kennedy Stone, Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

I'll be honest. The original troll toys creeped me out a bit and they made me want to throw them out the window rather than play with them or collect them. So imagine my lack of enthusiasm when I heard there would be a whole movie on these mini-devils. Thankfully, I left this movie happier than ever....

“The Birth of a Nation”: story of slavery revolt is flawed but striking

“The Birth of a Nation”: story of slavery revolt is flawed but striking

Erin Bockenstedt, Staff Writer

October 23, 2016

"The Birth of a Nation" welcomed controversy from the beginning, as it shares its name with a silent film from 1915. The older version of "Birth of a Nation," set during and after the Civil War, used actors in blackface and glorified the Ku Klux Klan but is considered one of the most important and i...

“Star Trek Beyond”: decent but forgettable entry

“Star Trek Beyond”: decent but forgettable entry

Mason Lillegraven, Staff Writer

August 8, 2016

“Space. The final frontier.” Audiences first heard that statement in 1966 when Star Trek first appeared on television screens. It is now 50 years later. I remember my first experience with the Star Trek franchise. I was on the iTunes store and saw that they had episodes of the original series availabl...