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Quarantine Reads: Book suggestions for social distancing at home

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

April 10, 2020

As COVID-19 case numbers increase and efforts to contain the virus keep people isolated in their homes, you may find yourself with a lot of time on your hands. For those looking for a little escapism from the constant coronavirus c...

For Your Reading List

Ansley Puckett, A&C Editor

February 13, 2020

For those who are always looking for their next great read, the App State library offers access to a number of New York Times bestsellers that people can't seem to put down. All for the price of $0. Here are some suggestions f...

Review: Doctor Sleep

Ebony Foster, Columnist

November 21, 2019

Mike Flanagan’s “Doctor Sleep” brilliantly combines the aesthetics of Stanley Kubrick's “The Shining” with Flanagan’s signature style. The film adapts Steven King’s sinister sequel and balances King’s version w...

Review: The Lighthouse

Ethan Murphy, Reporter

November 12, 2019

Salty air, stale tobacco and shadowy guilt are portrayed in “The Lighthouse,” which premiered Oct. 18. Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe play two lighthouse keepers struggling to maintain their sanity on an unforgiving island...

Review: Terminator: Dark Fate

Ebony Foster, Columnist

November 7, 2019

“Terminator: Dark Fate” premiered Nov. 1 and while entertaining, it does not offer anything new. The film features the return of “Terminator” stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton with the addition of some new s...

Review: Top 10 Halloween Movies

Ebony Foster, Columnist

October 31, 2019

Halloween: the time of year when the veil between worlds thins, the darkness is embraced and being scared is fun. Halloween isn’t complete without a list of scary movies to choose from, for both the meek and daring. Whether yo...

Review: Supernatural, E1S15

Ebony Foster, Columnist

October 24, 2019

"The road so far" are the words that have graced television screens for 14 years. Sadly, the road is reaching its end as the CW television series “Supernatural” begins its final season.  “Supernatural” is about two brothers nam...

Movie Review: Joker

Caleb Garbuio, Editorial Page Editor

October 10, 2019

Unpredictable and chaotic, Joaquin Phoenix and Todd Phillips’ “Joker” revolutionizes graphic novel adaptations. In 1981, Gotham City’s streets are filled with garbage and the weak prey on the strong. Phillips' film do...

Movie Review: The Goldfinch

Ebony Foster, Columnist

September 25, 2019

Loss, duality, guilt, art, preservation and atonement. These themes make up “The Goldfinch,” a film centered around Theodore Decker, a 13-year-old boy who lost his mother in a tragic terrorist bombing at an art gallery. Deck...

Movie Review: Hustlers

Ebony Foster, Columnist

September 17, 2019

No hustles were pulled by the recently released “Hustlers,’ a film starring Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu, which premiered Sept. 12. The movie was inspired by an article called “The Hustlers at Scores,” written by New Yo...

Movie Review: In the Shadow of the Night

Ebony Foster, Columnist

September 2, 2019

The new Netflix film “In the Shadow of the Moon” poses the questions: What if you could stop a war before it began? Can you truly erase an idea before it spreads?   The mystery-thriller was directed by Jim Mickle and stars Boyd H...

Review: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ brings fresh perspective to modern superheroes

Moss Brennan, Political Editor

March 22, 2019

“The Umbrella Academy,” is a Netflix series released on Feb. 15, is about people who have unique attributes and abilities such as having the body of a gorilla, throwing knives with incredible precision, altering reality with ...