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Pokemon franchise re-releases two popular games

Kellie Vedros, Reporter

September 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Upcoming releases for the Pokémon franchise include the newest installments of Pokémon UltraSun and Pokémon UltraMoon. However, the games that most Pokémon fans are excited about aren’t new at all. The most hotly anticipated games are re-releases of two of the most popular games in the Pokémon s...

No man’s land for wonder women

No man’s land for wonder women

Cassandra Jaskiewicz, Contributor

September 22, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Earlier this month, “Wonder Woman” director Patty Jenkins confirmed that she will return as director for the upcoming sequel, set to be released in 2019. It was the culmination of “Wonder Woman’s” four long months of breaking records, stereotypes and expectations. Although it’s hard now to rem...

Freezy Street offers alternative to traditional ice cream

Freezy Street offers alternative to traditional ice cream

Kevinesha Glenn, Reporter

September 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

There’s a new way to eat ice cream. Freezy Street, a shop located in the Marigny neighborhood at 2633 St. Claude Ave., serves rolled ice cream handcrafted to order. Customers can watch their ice cream turn from liquid to solid in a matter of minutes as employees use a cold plate that stays below ...

Facebook executive’s book about coping with loss a major success

Facebook executive’s book about coping with loss a major success

Christopher Walker, Contributer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s chief operating officer, wrote “Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy” in the wake of her husband’s sudden death from a massive brain aneurism. In the book, Sandberg details how she coped with the loss of her partner and the techniques ...

BROCKHAMPTON redefines rap in popular culture

BROCKHAMPTON redefines rap in popular culture

William Ryan, Contributer

September 15, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

On Aug. 25, three major worldwide commercial hip-hop albums were released. These albums were A$AP Mob’s “Cozy Tapes 2,” Lil Uzi Vert’s “Luv is Rage 2,” and XXXTENTACTION’s “17.” However, the best, most provocative album released on this date seemed to fly under most everybody’s ra...

“Crown Heights” most earnest film of the year

“Crown Heights” most earnest film of the year

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

September 11, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Winner of the prestigious Audience Award for best dramatic film at Sundance, “Crown Heights” is the most earnest film of the year, if not one of the best. Written and directed by Matt Ruskin (“The Hip Hop Project,” “Booster”), this heart-wrenching drama is based on the true story of Colin Warner,...

Glen Campbell: From session musician to music legend

Glen Campbell: From session musician to music legend

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

He was the first artist to effectively bridge the gap between country and pop music, winning two Grammys in each category in 1967. He was an accomplished guitarist who was praised by his peers and idolized by many who strived to follow in his footsteps. He brought the work of regional songwriters su...

“The Glass Castle” not as soul-touching as it may first seem

“The Glass Castle” not as soul-touching as it may first seem

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

August 23, 2017


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Based on the autobiographical writings of journalist Jeannette Walls, “The Glass Castle” strives to present itself as a powerful indictment of familial dysfunction and the avenues people take to rise above horrible circumstances, and it nearly succeeds. It is the story of one family’s trials and...

AMC to pass on MoviePass

Amber Bowlin, Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

MoviePass, a service that allows subscribers to attend movie theaters for a set price every month, dropped their fee to only $9.95 a month last Tuesday, Aug. 15. MoviePass works as a middleman between the theaters and consumers by paying full price for the tickets and reselling them to consumers for...

This fall’s popular movie previews: Part one of two

Jeff Boudreaux, Contributor

August 23, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Greetings, students and movie fans! Welcome to Driftwood’s inaugural fall movie preview, where I will highlight the most important and talked-about films that will be coming to a cinema near you within the next few months. Now might be a good time to sign up for MoviePass or your favorite theater chain...

One of 2016’s most-recommended books lives up to the hype

Christopher Walker, Editor - in - Chief

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

Noah Hawley’s mystery book, “Before the Fall,” is a rare example of a new and exciting take on the typically predictable, paint-by-number, John-Grisham-copycat snooze of a mystery/whodunit novel.   “Before the Fall” chronicles the lives of passengers onboard the ill-fated private plane...

Beauty and the Beast

Anna Gowin, Features and Entertainment Editor

March 29, 2017


Filed under Entertainment

From square one, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” seemed primed to be an enormous success. With huge, recognizable names and the latest effects, the remake promised to be a smash hit even before it hit theaters. But, in the back of everyone’s mind seemed to be the same question: Could ...

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