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PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 5 (‘The Lion King’ 2019)

July 29, 2019

"The Lion King (2019)" is the newest Disney remake to hit theaters; it tells the classic story of an envious, evil uncle set on overthrowing the current monarch and his son and almost succeeds in doing so. Fortunately, our hero Simba comes out on top and proves that he still has some of his father in...

PODCAST: Popcorn Talk Episode 2

June 20, 2019

"Popcorn Talk" is a 30-minute long podcast dissecting movies both new and old and providing a decent review that will at least help you decide if a movie is worth seeing or not. In this second episode of "Popcorn Talk" Logan Raschke, a senior journalism major at Eastern Illinois University and...

A ‘Game of Thrones’ review from someone who just started watching

Jessica Stewart, Columnist

May 20, 2019

I had never seen an episode of “Game of Thrones” until my dad made me watch three episodes from season five with him a few weeks ago. It was pretty interesting, and I had been wanting to give it a try for a while, so I decided to start watching it myself. A few days ago, I started watching...

‘Saban’s Power Rangers’ fun despite tone shifts

Ben Bruflat, Contributing Writer

March 26, 2017

When five teenagers discover an ancient power deep within a mine, they are tasked with using their newfound abilities to defend the Earth from a resurrected evil in “Saban’s Power Rangers.” “Saban's Power Rangers” was directed by Dean Isrealite (Project Almanac). I was not the biggest Powe...

Committee to start reviewing philosophy

Jason Hardimon, Staff reporter

January 23, 2017

The Academic Program Elimination/Reorganization Review Committee met with Jon Blitz, president of the EIU-UPI Monday to hear his advice and perspective as the committee moves forward in reviewing four programs. The programs submitted to the committee for review include the bachelor’s in philosophy,...

A rather fortunate viewing

Angelica Cataldo, Managing Editor

January 18, 2017

More than 10 years and a canceled movie deal later, young adult author Daniel Handler has adopted the pseudonym Lemony Snicket again to revamp his infamous book series, “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Only this time, the crew at Netflix took the film adaptation into their own hands, breaking...

Local ‘Rocky Horror’ meets antici — pations

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 23, 2016

Richard O’Brien’s musical “Rocky Horror Show” has been hailed as a cult classic since its original release in 1973 and after the film came out in 1975. Since then, many adaptations of the show have been made, including a new television remake that first appeared on the Fox Network on Thursday,...

Review: Movie breaks traditional worldview

Kayln Hayslett, Editor-in-chief

October 6, 2016

The traditional American dream entails a wealthy married couple with two children living in a large house gated by the iconic white picket fence. In the movie, “When the Bough Breaks,” couple Laura and John Taylor had undeniable career success with John on the brink of making partner whil...

Review “Don’t Breathe”

Jordan Hale, Staff Reporter

September 15, 2016

(Read at your own risk, review has content that spoils the plot) When heading in to see this movie, I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect. The previews were vague and gave a run-around of what the actual premise of the film was. I had the general idea covered, but I had no clue what I was abo...

AHS leaves viewers spooked

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

September 15, 2016

  I may be alone in saying that the last two seasons of American Horror Story were lackluster to say the least. I was pleasantly surprised when season six aired its first episode on Wednesday and brought a fresh approach to the entire television series. Writers, Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk...

Review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

Mace Mackiewicz, Verge Reporter

September 8, 2016

The first time I saw a trailer for “Kubo and the Two Strings” I knew I wanted to see it. I am a sucker for stop motion animation, and the movie looked gorgeous and had its own style. It also looked like it was trying something different than the typical Tim Burton gothic style stop motion film. Kubo...

Review: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 ends in death, leaves viewers hopeful

Derrin Coad, Staff Reporter

June 18, 2015

It has been cruel to be a fan of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for the last five seasons as we watched many of our favorite heroes be killed off in unsuspecting and horrific ways. Season 5 of “Game of Thrones” ended with such a death, but many fans still hold onto hope that this character’s ...

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