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‘A Dog’s Purpose’ raises questions about animal abuse in movies

‘A Dog’s Purpose’ raises questions about animal abuse in movies

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter
February 17, 2017
Filed under Editorial

Over the years, many filmmakers have used, “No animals were harmed” disclaimer in their films. Little do people know what these filmmakers have gotten away with on film and behind the scenes. With animal abuse still happening behind the scenes, the films should not be able to use the “No animal...

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

“La La Land” earns record number of accolades

Adam Johnson, Online Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Since its Aug. 31 release, La La Land has exploded in popularity. Whether through the perfectly cast leads, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, beautiful production or award winning music, this film has truly earned its record setting number of accolades. Up to this point it has received a staggering 1...

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

‘The Accountant’ action movie: fun, laughable film

Owen Landrud, Social Media Reporter
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Ben Affleck stars alongside superstars J.K. Simmons and Anna Kendrick in the new action and adventure film The Accountant. In the past year, Ben Affleck has become a mainstream actor after his performance in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. He now stars in this newest action film as an extr...

Ouija truly displays ‘Origin of Evil’ in new movie

Ouija truly displays ‘Origin of Evil’ in new movie

Ellie Faeth, Copy Editor
November 14, 2016
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

For horror film fanatics and Halloween lovers, Ouija: Origin of Evil is the perfect movie. The first Ouija movie came out on Oct. 24, 2014 and two years later Ouija: Origin of Evil followed on Oct. 21. The movie portrays a family (a widow and her daughters) who live on their own in Los Angeles in 1967 a...

‘The Good Dinosaur’, demonstrates bravery, too intense

‘The Good Dinosaur’, demonstrates bravery, too intense

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Camera Editor
December 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

The movie industry's newest so called family friendly film, The Good Dinosaur, not only has stunning visuals, quality humor and messages of bravery and loyalty, it is surprisingly filled with many intense scenes of danger that do not seem fit for a children's movie. This film although visually inducing, ke...

‘Gone Girl’ movie mirrors novel

‘Gone Girl’ movie mirrors novel

Samantha Flipp, Field Broadcast Reporter
October 23, 2014
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

Gone Girl scored $38 million opening weekend. The theater was packed and for good reason. This movie has a thrilling plot with unexpected twists. The only way someone would be able to know what to expect would be those who read the book. The film Gone Girl is based off of the 2010 bestselling novel written by Gillian F...

‘Annabelle’ scares its way into theaters

‘Annabelle’ scares its way into theaters

Anna Craggs, Photographer
October 14, 2014
Filed under Arts, TV & Film Reviews

  "Annabelle," a new horror movie, came out this fall. Viewers are educated on the background behind "The Conjuring" in "Annabelle." Junior Minna Thrall, an aspiring director, said, "Story writers of horror movies like to use objects, such as dolls, clowns, ouija boards, demons, and even liv...

Logan’s path to ‘Homefront’

Logan’s path to ‘Homefront’

Clara Ilkka
March 7, 2014
Filed under Arts, Local Arts, Local News, People

“You’re parents and teachers will tell you, don’t do it like I did it. I was an accidental journalist, an accidental writer,” said Chuck Logan, a local 71 year old author and father of a Stillwater student. But why not do it how Logan did? He recently had one of his novels be turned into a movie...

Futuristic world of ‘Divergent’ comes to life with some Hollywood magic

Futuristic world of ‘Divergent’ comes to life with some Hollywood magic

Lexie Sherrick
January 14, 2014
Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

“One choice can transform you - or it can destroy you.” Divergent is a futuristic concept in the dystopian Chicago about about a girl named Beatrice who must choose out of the five fractions for what kind of society she belongs in, or is. The problem is when she got analyzed her results came up for...

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ goes to the big screen

‘The Fault in Our Stars’ goes to the big screen

Cora Sutherland
November 8, 2013
Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

andIt has recently been announced that John Greene’s popular novel The Fault in Our Stars is being made into a movie.  The novel is relatable, interesting and emotional, and readers have high expectations for the film to be the same way. Greene’s books are becoming increasingly popular across t...

‘Catching Fire’ to bring another reaping this fall

‘Catching Fire’ to bring another reaping this fall

Sydney Kuball
October 21, 2013
Filed under Arts, Book Reviews, TV & Film Reviews

People are beginning to count down to Nov. 22, the day another reaping will occur and hundreds will gather to hear their victors. Their excitement only increasing as the day gets closer. This is the day the sequel to The Hunger Games will be released. It has been long awaited for and fans will not be ...

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