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‘The Turning’ receives unexpected, displeased reviews

American supernatural horror film, 'The Turning' hit theaters Jan. 24. Fans express disappointment as the movie did not capture the horror aspect that many were looking for.

Fiona Stahl, Online Editor

February 12, 2020

The newly released supernatural horror film "The Turning", directed by Floria Sigismoni, recently hit theaters Jan. 24. Many fans have expressed their thoughts and feelings over social media. It was obvious why the multi-plot story was disliked. It was incredibly difficult to keep track of who was who and w...

‘Mary Poppins Returns’ with several heaping spoonfuls of nostalgia

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Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 29, 2018

A star-studded cast meets a storyline dripping with nostalgia, "Mary Poppins Returns" has several spoonfuls of adorable parallels and quirky characters. Those expecting a cinematic masterpiece to push their intellectual, artistic minds will be severely disappointed by the film, but those who love so...

‘Aquaman’ swims into theaters with strong reception

'Aquaman' swims into theaters with strong reception

Nathaniel Willius, Distribution Reporter

December 29, 2018

When I went to see Aquaman, I did not expect to enjoy the film, but what I saw took me by surprise. While the movie has a few flaws, it is a film many can enjoy. Aquaman is a superhero action movie that takes place in the DC film universe where Aquaman (Jason Momoa) is told by Mera (Amber Heard) tha...

Netflix’s ‘Bird Box’ sends chilling message

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

December 23, 2018

Netflix's newly released movie, "Bird Box" came out Dec 13. The movie starring Sandra Bullock set a record for Netflix at 45 million views in the first week, and the movie has only gained in popularity. The movie is based on a deadly force that infects people and makes them kill themselves. Nobody...

‘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

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

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Adam Johnson, Online Editor

February 14, 2017

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

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

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

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'  released in theaters Oct. 4 and has received overwhelmingly positive responses from viewers.

Samantha Flipp, Field Broadcast Reporter

October 23, 2014

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

  "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’

Author Chuck Logan speaks about his experience of his novel Homefront becoming a movie. “I’m generally called a critically acclaimed unknown author. To me, it was a business deal,” said Logan.

Clara Ilkka

March 7, 2014

“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...

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