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Jedi Fallen Order

Jedi Fallen Order

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 19, 2019

Set for release on November 15, 2019, Electronic Arts ‘Jedi Fallen Order’ is set to unveil some of the mysteries of the dark times of the Star Wars Universe, i.e. the period between ‘Revenge of The Sith’ and ‘A New Hope’, where the Empire ravaged the galaxy largely unopposed.  The plo...

The Boys Review

The Boys Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 5, 2019

Amazon’s ‘The Boys’ irreverently asks the question “What if Superman was real and didn’t much care for truth, justice and the American way?” The world of ‘The Boys’ is filled with Supers, primary among them The 7. While The 7 is unquestionably made up of Supers, it’s not so cut a dry...

Lion King Review

Lion King Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 5, 2019

Disney has once again forayed into the live-action remakes; although, this time with less emphasis on live-action. ‘The Lion King’ has the appearance of a nature documentary, and it is a visually stunning showcase of technology. The film is an ambitious and rewarding experience and is undoubtedly t...

The One Evil The Defenders Couldn’t Conquer

The One Evil The Defenders Couldn’t Conquer

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 5, 2019

You may have heard that Phase 3 of the MCU has come to a close with the release of ‘Spider-Man Far From Home’. Another ending has come to Marvel as Season 3 of ‘Jessica Jones’ was the swan song for the partnership between Netflix and Marvel. The reason? Well, there are many. It could be boiled do...

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Preview

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4 Preview

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 5, 2019

With ‘Spider-Man Far From Home’ officially ending Phase 3 of the MCU, Marvel announced the upcoming films of Phase 4 at Comic-Con. We will be exploring these announcements and what they mean for the future of the MCU. Spoilers follow for all Phase 3 Films. BLACK WIDOW While this may be surp...

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Review

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

August 5, 2019

Quentin Tarantino’s 9th film ‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood’ (OUATIH) is a visually stunning and melancholic look at aging in the Hollywood system in 1969. We follow Leonardo DiCaprio’s Rick Dalton, a bright star in the late ’50s and early ‘60s whose spotlight is dwindling, and his stalwart...

Booksmart Review

Booksmart Review

Abbey Kruse

August 5, 2019

By my own admittance, I have never been a fan of the teen high school comedies. I feigned a few laughs while my friends reveled in the genius of “The Breakfast Club,” made up excuses when my brothers turned on “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” and only made it halfway through “Superbad” before...

True West Review

True West Review

Chuck Sipps and Abbey Kruse

July 23, 2019

Chuck Sipps and Abbey Cruse attended “True West” at Steppenwolf. What follows is their conversational review of the show. Chuck- So Abbey, we saw “True West.” What did you think about it? Abbey- Well. Truthfully at first, I thought it was a little mundane, just in terms of the setting and s...

Stranger Things Season 3 Review

Stranger Things Season 3 Review

Chuck Sipps, Arts and Life Editor

July 23, 2019

Spoilers ‘Stranger Things 3’ launched on Netflix over the July 4th weekend and with it comes a huge change in the status quo. The world of Hawkins Indiana grows larger and larger with more characters being introduced and new parts of the world being unveiled. The show maintains its momentum wit...

Men In Black International Review

Men In Black International Review

Chuck Sipps and Abbey Kruse

July 23, 2019

Abbey and Chuck went to a press screening of Men in Black International (MIBI). Rather than do a normal review they decided to have a conversation. This is the transcript of that conversation.  Chuck- So, Abbey. What are your top level impressions of the MIBI?  Abbey- So I am a complete newcom...

Spring Awakening

Spring Awakening

Will Jones

July 23, 2019

For the first time in Spring Awakening history, the venue was held at Poplar Creek in Hoffman Estates. The walk from the parking garage was long, but it was worth every step. This was my first time attending a music festival. I mostly listen to hip-hop and rap, but the experience of this concert was ...

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