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The “Gaurdians” return for volume two

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer May 8, 2017

Back in 2014, Marvel surprised everyone by adapting “Guardians ofthe Galaxy,” an obscure space-based team that included a tree person and a talking racoon, for a feature film. Many speculated that characters this weird and unknown wouldn’t sell, but being different and strange proved to be an advantage as critics and audiences praised it as something new and different. Groot and Rocket have become household names alongside Spider-Man and the X-Men. So, Marvel brought the team back for a second installment. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” may not be as fresh as the original, but it’s still a fun ride.


Gorillaz returnz after six years with “Humanz”

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer May 1, 2017

The Gorillaz are back with their first album since the 2011, “The Fall.” The Gorillaz is a virtual band created by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and comic artist Jamie Hewlett. The band members are bassist Murdoc, vocal singer 2-D, Russel Hobbs on drums and guitar by Noddle. 


Movie Review: Power Rangers

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer April 24, 2017

Growing up, I had two toy boxes. One for my regular toys, the other dedicated entirely to “Power Rangers.” It was a show about five teenagers who gain superpowers and dinosaur robots to stop the evil Rita. The show was an American remake of the Japanese show “Super Sentai,” using footage from said show for the monsters fights spliced in with shots with Americain footage. The show was a massive hit in the early 90s, becoming a cultural phenomenon for a few years.


“Ghost in the Shell” under represented and unoriginal

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer April 24, 2017

This movie is racist garbage. “Ghost in the Shell” joins a sad long line of Hollywood movies who erase ethnic leads in favor of a white actor. The film is based on the manga of the same name written by Masamune Shirow which was later adapted into a animated movie and a television show. “Ghost in the Shell” follows a Japanese cyborg, Major Motoko Kusanagi, leader of a Japanese police squad, who operates in Japan. 


“The Promised Neverland” to be the next big thing

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer April 24, 2017

“The Promised Neverland” is a manga written by Shirai Kaiu and drawn by Demizu Posuka. The series follows three orphans as they discover the orphanage they live in is a butcher shop, one that serves the other white meat. With everything they known thrown into question, the trio must find a way to escape. 


“Doctor Who” makes long-awaited return

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer April 17, 2017

“Doctor Who” returns with its tenth season after a year and a half since the last full season. This season is not only the last season for current Doctor Peter Capaldi, but also the current showrunner, Steven Moffat. 


“Archer” takes on a new twist for season eight

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer April 10, 2017

“Archer” returns on a new channel with a new premise. The eighth season moved from FX to its sister channel FXX. Dubbed “Dreamland,” this season finds former super spy Sterling Archer dreaming himself as a detective in 1947 while in a coma. The shows trademark wit is in full display. 


“Logan,” the film Wolverine fans have been waiting for

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer March 7, 2017

The Wolverine is back in his third spin-off. This time, it’s R-rated and it’s as amazing as every “X-Men” fan had hoped. Hugh Jackman returns to play Logan, also known as the Wolverine, a role he has played in all six “X-Men” movies plus two solo spin-offs. Patrick Stewart also returns as Charles Xavier. Jackman and Stewart have been playing both of these roles for nearly 17 years. 


Oscars mix-up reveals big win for “Moonlight”

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer February 28, 2017

On Sunday, the 89th academy awards celebrated the past year in cinema, but ended the night on one of the biggest mistakes in Oscar history as presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway read out “La La Land” for Best Picture instead of the real winner “Moonlight.” “La La Land” won nearly half of its 14 nominations including Best Director and Best Actress, but it was “Moonlight” who walked away with the Oscar for Best Picture after accidentally announced “La La Land,” as the presenters were accidentally given the envelope for Best Actress. “Moonlight” follows the struggles of a young, gay black man growing up in the rough neighborhoods of Miami.


Curzon’s Corner: A not so “Great Wall”

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer February 20, 2017

If you’re looking for a movie that’s slightly boring, “The Great Wall” is the movie for you. You’d expect more from a movie about monsters attacking ancient China. Directed by Zhang Yimou, who is best known for “Hero” and “House of Flying Daggers,” definitely brings his signature style to the film, but it’s not enough. “The Great Wall” boasts some impressive visuals but lacks a story or characters to hold it up.


Curzon’s Corner: “The Lego Batman Movie”

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer February 14, 2017

After the massive success of “The Lego Movie,” it makes sense to make another movie in the same universe. Instead of going with a sequel, Warner Brothers opted to make a spin off with fan favorite character, Batman. Will Arnett reprises his role as the lego-fied Dark Knight. “The Lego Batman Movie” is not as strong as its predecessor, but still a great film for Bat fans of all ages. It shows you can poke fun at a franchise but still love and respect it.


Top five web comics

Sean Curzon, Staff Writer February 7, 2017

The internet has changed the way we experience entertainment. Now, people have the platform to create content and send it out to the masses. Comics are no exception. Many artists have made their own worlds and shared them. Webcomics aren’t often tied down by corporate demands so the artists are free to touch on themes that don’t normally show up in mainstream media. Here are some of my favorite webcomics that are worth the read.

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