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“Girl on the Train:” Novel does not deserves its success

“Girl on the Train:” Novel does not deserves its success

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

“The Girl on the Train,” the third novel by British author Paula Hawkins, has become one of the decade’s best-selling books. The smash-hit, high-concept thriller novel that took the public by storm is now a major motion picture, and millions more are going to experience a version of Hawkins’...

“Girl on the Train:” Film version of bestseller novel disappoints despite Blunt’s performance

“Girl on the Train:” Film version of bestseller novel disappoints despite Blunt’s performance

Kelley Davis, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

“The Girl on the Train,” based on Paula Hawkins’ best-selling novel, is a bit of a mess. The film portrays its main character, Rachel Watson (Emily Blunt), as an alcoholic who spends the first half of the movie pining over her ex-husband, Tom Watson (Justin Theroux), who left her for real estate...

Plain and simple: Current season of “South Park” isn’t funny

Plain and simple: Current season of “South Park” isn’t funny

Ariana Longoria, Contributor

October 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

This season of “South Park” marks the show’s twentieth anniversary. For 20 years, America has loved watching these four maniacal, twisted versions of “Peanuts” characters every week. “South Park” has become, from its humble cardboard-cutouts roots, a premiere example of satirical, rapid-fire...

Luke Cage: Bullets can’t destroy this black man

Luke Cage: Bullets can’t destroy this black man

Regine Meridy, Staff

October 19, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Netflix and Marvel continue to make a pretty powerful team. Following the success of “Jessica Jones” and “Daredevil,” “Luke Cage” promises another big hit. This show is so popular that it actually caused Netflix to crash. That’s pretty impressive. Mike Colter stars as the indestructible...

Staff Picks: Disney Original Movies

Staff Picks: Disney Original Movies

Anjanae Crump, Jamie Lloyd, and Christopher Walker

September 28, 2016


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Anjanae Crump “The Color of Friendship” Every February as a child I would constantly check Disney Channel in anticipation of the movie “The Color of Friendship” being played in honor of Black History month. I was always interested in my culture and as a little black girl, especially in a time an...

“Deepwater Horizon:” a perfect mindless disaster movie

“Deepwater Horizon:” a perfect mindless disaster movie

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The real-life events of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill could have been made into 20 different movies, each approaching the story from different angles. The subject matter is ripe for creative interpretation. Unfortunately, the first film to come out about the events of that fateful day is a paint...

Canine narrator adds heart to “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Canine narrator adds heart to “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

Mindy Jarrett, Copy Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

I was hesitant to read Garth Stein’s 2008 novel because I knew it would tug at my heartstrings. Life is sad enough; I didn’t need a book adding to the drama. But I went ahead and read it anyway. “The Art of Racing in the Rain” did not tug at my heartstrings - it tore my whole heart open. ...

Nick Cave: Music for the abyss

Nick Cave: Music for the abyss

Leo Castell, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Nick Cave fans who follow the singer-songwriter’s personal life may know that last year, he lost his teenage son, Arthur, in a tragic accident during the recording sessions for his latest album, “Skeleton Tree.” Cave’s nearly 40-year-long music career is hardly a stranger to dark or morbi...

Education and entertainment combine forces for children

Education and entertainment combine forces for children

Lindsay Maxie, Staff

September 28, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

It isn’t too often that parents and children agree on the same things, and television shows are no exception. As society has changed over the years, so have the television shows that children are exposed to. Due to technology, video streaming services such as Netflix and Hulu have become a main sou...

Amy Schumer’s first book is an honest look inside her mind

Amy Schumer’s first book is an honest look inside her mind

Christopher Walker, Editor-in-Chief

September 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Amy Schumer has, within the last two years, gone from a relatively unknown standup comic to a Hollywood A-list actress. Her first movie, “Trainwreck,” cemented her spot in Hollywood by being the rare comedic film that not only does well at the box office, but pleases the critics as well. Her fi...

OWN’s Queen Sugar: one of the best new shows on television

OWN’s Queen Sugar: one of the best new shows on television

Regine Meridy, Staff

September 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

Oprah Winfrey is back at it again with a fantastic new TV show. For those who don’t know, Winfrey has her own channel, OWN, which has a strong lineup. OWN is the home to quality TV shows “The Haves and Have Nots,” “Iyanla, Fix My Life,” and “Greenleaf.” However, “Queen Sugar” is the stando...

NOLA Horror Film Fest returns to celebrate the grotesque

NOLA Horror Film Fest returns to celebrate the grotesque

Roxanne Ardekani, Staff

September 21, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

The New Orleans Horror Film Fest, an annual film festival that gives opportunities to both students and professionals to share their love for horror movies, is taking place this weekend. The festival begins Thursday, Sept. 22 and runs through Sunday, Sept. 25. Each day of the festival offers screen...

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