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Everything You Need to Know Before Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Everything You Need to Know Before Watching ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Rustin Mehrabani-Farsi, Reporter

April 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

"Before creation itself, there were six singularities. Then the universe exploded into existence, and the remnants of these systems were forged into concentrated ingots... Infinity Stones." -- The Collector, Guardians of the Galaxy After their creation thousands of years ago, the six Infinity Stones were scatt...

JMBLYA Music Festival to Return to Austin for Sixth Year

JMBLYA Music Festival to Return to Austin for Sixth Year

Kamille Galloway, Reporter

April 16, 2018


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The sixth annual JMBLYA music festival will be returning to Austin on May 5 at the Circuit of the Americas facility. This three-day Texas tour will makes its first stop in Dallas on May 4, as well as an extended stop in Houston on May 6, for the first time since 2013. With its focus mainly on hi...

New Echosmith Single ‘Over My Head’ Falls Flat from Previous Success

New Echosmith Single ‘Over My Head’ Falls Flat from Previous Success

Becca Halaney, Reporter

April 11, 2018


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The sibling trio comprising the indie-pop band Echosmith dropped a new single entitled Over My Head on March 16. The group is best known for their 2013 song Cool Kids, which was certified double platinum, having garnered 1,200,000 sales in the US alone, and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 ...

‘Ready Player One’ Film Diverges from Novel

‘Ready Player One’ Film Diverges from Novel

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

April 9, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

One of the biggest complaints from book-lovers about book-to-movie films is how screenwriters and directors change much loved details about the novel to better fit into a film. Steven Spielberg’s newest film, Ready Player One, was no exception. The film, while sticking to the idea behind Ernest Cline’s novel of ...

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Sinks Below Expectations

‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Sinks Below Expectations

Faith Song, Extras Editor

April 3, 2018


Filed under A & E, Entertainment

When watching movies, I really do try to be open minded, but Pacific Rim Uprising, the sequel to Pacific Rim released in 2013, was by far one of the more disappointing follow ups I’ve seen up to date. Despite the film earning $65 million in China just over the weekend of its release and including som...

Girl Group Fifth Harmony Announces Split to Focus on Solo Careers

Girl Group Fifth Harmony Announces Split to Focus on Solo Careers

Nisha Desai, Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Five powerful women.  Five incredibly strong voices.  Statements like these are what come to mind when someone mentions Fifth Harmony, a talented group that was formed on the second season of X-Factor in 2012 by judge Simon Cowell.  Five individual vocalists, each with their own respective strengths and weak...

‘Tomb Raider’ Fails to Reinvigorate Franchise

‘Tomb Raider’ Fails to Reinvigorate Franchise

Connor Cowman, Reporter

March 25, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

In 1996, the video game Tomb Raider was released on multiple platforms including the PlayStation and the Sega Saturn. The game features an English archaeologist by the name of Lara Croft who finds herself in a series of dangerous predicaments and must embark on an epic adventure to recover ancient trea...

‘Love, Simon’ Redefines LGBTQA+ Films

‘Love, Simon’ Redefines LGBTQA+ Films

Becca Halaney, Reporter

March 22, 2018


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“My name’s Simon. I’m just like you...except I have one huge-a** secret: nobody knows I’m gay.” This quote, the opening line from director Greg Berlanti’s romantic comedy film Love, Simon encapsulates the movie’s themes and tone better than anything I write about it ever could. Released on M...

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Dazzles On Screen

‘Call Me By Your Name’ Dazzles On Screen

Kate Lee, Voices Editor

March 4, 2018


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How often is it that a film is stunningly filmed, masterfully acted, increasingly relevant, and still pleases both the critics and the public? Not often enough, but Call Me by Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino, is one of those rare gems. Featuring the familiar star Armie Hammer and the new “it boy” of 20...

‘Black Panther’ Pounces Above Box Office Competition with Unprecedented Diversity

‘Black Panther’ Pounces Above Box Office Competition with Unprecedented Diversity

Catherine Wiesehuegel, Women's Sports Editor

March 4, 2018


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Black Panther, released Friday, Feb. 16 all over the country, earned just over $200 million in its opening weekend alone, and for good reason. The film combines the colorfulness we’ve come to expect from Marvel movies with action-packed fight scenes and amazing technology -- not to mention the starr...

Sci-Fi Novel ‘Ready Player One’ to be Released as Film

Sci-Fi Novel ‘Ready Player One’ to be Released as Film

Lizzie Deal, A&E Editor

February 19, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Published in 2011, Ready Player One, by Ernest Cline, is a futuristic sci-fi novel that depicts a society scarily similar to our own. The book has also inspired the upcoming movie of the same title, to be released on March 29. The story is set about 30 years in the future and chronicles a society i...

‘The Shape of Water’ Redefines Romance

‘The Shape of Water’ Redefines Romance

Becca Halaney, Reporter

February 18, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Dinner and a trip to the cinema are a Valentine’s Day staple, but late in 2017, director and writer Guillermo del Toro added a new twist to the holiday tradition by writing the heart-throb leading man as...the Creature from the Black Lagoon? Not quite, but he came pretty close with Doug Jones in an amp...