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“Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters”: Just Okay

Griffin Sonnemann-Creed, Columnist

January 20, 2018

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies

For the first time in decades, Godzilla, King of the Monsters, has made yet another foray into the medium of animation - this time, in a Netflix-exclusive Japanese CGI anime. The triumphant return of our favorite lizard marks the first in a series of films, with the next to be released sometime next ye...

Classics Ruined by Their TV Counterparts

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

December 22, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Opinion, Television, Uncategorized

Remakes of classic movies have been a huge trend lately. I don’t mind the remakes of classic movies. There’s just one thing that bothers me, and that’s when they make live musicals out of true classic movies. True classics can be already pretty terrible as is, such as “Star Wars Holiday Special...

A Stellar Franchise

Matt Butler, Columnist

December 18, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Uncategorized

Star Wars is arguably one of the greatest movie franchises ever created. With Star Wars bringing in a total franchise gross of a little under $8 billion, each installment making more than the lest. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (TLJ) is the latest of the installments following Rey’s (Daisy Ridley...

College Football Playoffs and Bowl Projections

Matt Butler, Matt Butler

December 6, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Sports

As November ends and December is upon us, the push and fight to make the college football playoffs begins. If you don’t make the playoffs, you're more than likely to make some sort of bowl games. Here are my predictions for the college football playoff games and the top 5 bowl games. College ...

“Pay to Win” Video Games are Taking Over the Gaming World

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 19, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Student Opinion, Video Games

Video games are a huge part of many people’s lives these days. According to Polygon, who surveyed 4,000 households nationwide, “63 percent of U.S. households surveyed include at least one frequent gamer.” This is a huge amount of people that play video games and just proves how much video games ar...

God of Thunder Strikes Again

Ethan Hurlburt, Columnist

November 14, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Movies, Uncategorized

“Thor: Ragnarok” was released on Nov. 3 and enjoyed an opening weekend racking up $427 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. In the movie, Chris Hemsworth returns as Thor, the god of thunder. He finds himself in captivity on the planet Sakaar without his hammer and has to duel his l...

Free Concert Fun at Tempe Marketplace

Kate Allen, Columnist

November 9, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Festivals, Music, Uncategorized

November is finally here, which means Arizona finally won’t be sitting in 100 degree weather all day. This opens up a wide range of outdoor activities for families and friends all around the state. Most activities these days are not too budget-friendly, for they often take a large chunk out of your ...

Stranger Things Season Two is “Totally Tubular”

Xander Sharpe, Columnist

November 3, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Television

The first season of “Stranger Things” was released July 15, 2016, on Netflix. It instantly became a huge hit. Everyone loved all the nostalgia in it and it was a fun ride. The second season is no different; it may even be better than the first season. The second season has a higher budget than the fi...

Happier with Hobbies

Emily Christian, Columnist

October 29, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Bugs on the Battlefield The northern provinces of Thailand are home to the traditional sport of beetle fighting. Once the rainy season comes and wild Rhinoceros Beetles are full grown, residents of these areas wake up early to hunt for their little black champions, which could possibly be destined for f...

If It Ain’t Book, Don’t Fix It!

Pradyoth Velagapudi, Columnist

May 18, 2017

Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Books, Movies, Showcase, Student Opinion, Uncategorized

Book to movie adaptations. The movies where people are bound to comment that movie was not as good as the book or that the character’s hair is different. I usually look at the movie adaptation not as the same story as the book, but as a standalone portrayal of a similar, but different story; still, I c...

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