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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Review

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor

January 31, 2017


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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is truly a magical movie that makes you want to believe the unbelievable. The screenplay was written by JK Rowling herself,and the movie is just as high quality as all the other Harry Potter books and their corresponding adaptations. However, the new film has b...

Dark Souls 3 Review

Dark Souls 3 Review

Evan Myers, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017


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Dark Souls 3 is the newest game in the Dark Souls series, and came out on March 24th 2016. The game was brought out by the Japanese Companies FromSoftware and Bandai Namco Entertainment. The Highly reliable companies produced another grand slam of a game this year. The game however, is not for everyone. The g...

“A Monster Calls” is a Magnificent Masterpiece

“A Monster Calls” is a Magnificent Masterpiece

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017


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A Monster Calls is a film directed by J.A. Bayona who has directed previous movies like The Orphanage and The Impossible that starred Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor, and is a movie based on the award-winning bestseller of the same name by author, Patrick Ness (who is also the film’s screenwriter). The ...

Let’s Have a Picnik

Let’s Have a Picnik

Willa Roberts, Staff Writer

January 21, 2017


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Is your health something you value? Do you eat either gluten-free, peanut-free, corn-free, and or soy-free foods only? Do you enjoy indulging in tasty food while still being conscious about your health? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Picnik is perfect for you. Picnik is a restaurant in Austin that first started out as a food truck, but recently opened a shop on Burnet Road.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Review

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


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Tim Burton is a very hit or miss director. While he has directed remakes that are just unbearable to watch (like 2001’s Planet of the Apes), every once in awhile he makes very whimsical, brilliant movies people appreciate like the Batman movies, Peewee’s Big Adventure, and Beetlejuice. Perhaps some o...

Deepwater Horizon

Deepwater Horizon

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


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Deepwater Horizon is directed by Peter Berg, one of the most underrated filmmakers in the industry today. He’s been known for his neatly-directed action films like The Rundown with Dwayne Johnson and Hancock with Will Smith, however, he’s been recognized for making the loathsome shipwreck Battleship. But for...

The Girl on the Train Review

The Girl on the Train Review

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

January 5, 2017


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The Girl on the Train is a film directed by Tate Taylor and is based on the popular best-selling book of the same name by Paula Hawkins. This movie stars Emily Blunt as a demoralized divorcee named Rachel, who has a massive alcohol problem. Her daily routine involves riding a train to New York City f...

“La La Land’s” Lovable Lyricism Elevates Expectations

“La La Land’s” Lovable Lyricism Elevates Expectations

Bethanee Tovar, Staff Writer

December 16, 2016


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With such a beautiful trailer, my expectations were set high for the widely acclaimed film, La La Land. Winner of the Critics’ Choice movie for best picture, best composer, best screenplay, best director, cinematography, and more, this movie lives up to the hype. It not only met my expectations but greatl...

Sound on Sound Festival Review

Sound on Sound Festival Review

Auston Abrego, Entertainment Editor

December 13, 2016


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Sound on Sound is a music festival featuring indie, punk, hip hop, metal, and dance music on the renaissance grounds in Sherwood, Texas. Beach House, Explosions in the Sky, and Phantogram were a few of the headliners at the festival. The 45-minute drive from the big city we call home is long and tiring...

The Birth of a Nation

The Birth of a Nation

Luke "Luke Nukem" Myslik, Staff Writer

December 1, 2016


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Actor Nate Parker made his directorial debut and starred in The Birth of a Nation, which is a remake of D.W. Griffith’s controversial, yet well-made 1915 film. The feature premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival where it received a standing ovation from both critics and the audience. The film won p...

When the Bough Breaks

When the Bough Breaks

Tessa Lehman, Copy Editor

December 1, 2016


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When the Bough Breaks, directed by Jon Cassar, is a thriller that starts out slow, leaving you looking for the action, but gains speed and grabs your attention in the second half. Despite the slow beginning, the movie makes you want to know what happens next to the characters and desperately crave mo...

Theater Revamps “The Lion King”

Tatiana Brown-Gomez, Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


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The theater performed a shortened children's version of "The Lion King Musical". This was a good performance and was perfect for smaller children due to the singing and overall joyful attitude of the play. The actors showed great emotion; such as anger, mischief plus the actors were very clear. Their s...

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