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Film Review: The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief November 25, 2023

As sure as the Hunger Games captivated the nation of Panem, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes will entrance audiences all over our world.  The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes...

The Westfield State University Theater Dept. presents Peter and the Star Catcher in the Ely Black Box Theater, November 2023

Review: Peter and the Starcatcher

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief November 19, 2023

Almost everyone knows the story of Peter Pan, Wendy, the Lost Boys, and Captain Hook, but did you know there’s a whole other story prior to the events of Disney’s 1953 movie? Running from November...

Five Nights at Freddys promotional poster.

Movie Review: Five Nights at Freddy’s

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer November 9, 2023

On October 29, I went and saw Five Nights At Freddy’s in theaters. As someone who hasn’t played the games, but is a fan of the franchise, I really enjoyed it. This movie understood so well what works...

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Not dead yet: Is “The Golden Bachelor” the reality dating show we’ve been waiting for?

Alicia Brennan, Co-Editor in Chief October 22, 2023

“To hear her say the things she just did, makes me think back to the last time that someone looked at me like that and said those things to me. The last time that happened was with my wife of 43 years....

The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

TV Review: The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer October 16, 2023

As of today, the finale of the newest Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon, has come out. I have been following this series since it started and have enjoyed it more than the other Walking...

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Diversify Your Taste in Films 

Jeremy Johnson May 5, 2023
Films, like most pieces of art, are an amazing form of expression. When you go to the theaters and pay for overpriced popcorn to watch a movie, no matter how big or small it is in scale, you are viewing hundreds of different ideas and concepts that were sprung from its creators. However, for American audiences, we clearly give more attention to big spectacles and long spanning franchises... One of the biggest reasons for exploring more diverse films is to experience interesting ways of filmmaking that simply are not being shown in Hollywood cinema.

Television Review: The Mandalorian Season 3 

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer April 30, 2023

Recently the third season of the Mandalorian has ended. As someone who has enjoyed this series since it first came out, I have definitely enjoyed the newest season. It still has the right balance of action...

The poster for Antigone, designed by student actor Amber Thetonia.

Westfield State’s Theater Department presents a new retelling of “Antigone”

Jason Brewster April 29, 2023

WESTFIELD - Westfield State University students will perform a contemporary retelling of Antigone this weekend at the Ely Center Blackbox theatre.  "Honestly, the play reads almost like a Facebook...

My own copy of The Playlist, dog-eared with love.

You Belong With Me: How The Playlist is a true Taylor Swift “Love Story”

Margaret Ahearn, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

“I’m perfectly fine, I live on my own. I made up my mind, I’m better off bein’ alone.”- “King of My Heart”, Taylor Swift. The Playlist by Morgan Elizabeth is a romance novel based around...

Movie Review: Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

Nathan Crane, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

   Last Tuesday, I went and saw the Dungeons and Dragons movie. While it may be more for the fans of the roleplaying game, this movie has a lot of heart to it. I was surprised at how I felt for these...

John Wick Chapter 4 Review

Alicia Brennan , Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Over the past decade, many action and thriller franchises have exhausted the classic theatrical tropes: high-speed car chases, advanced hand-to-hand combat, and even massive battle scenes chock-full...

“The Social Dilemma” Review

Kylie Woekel, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

  The film The Social Dilemma was a wake up call for our generation. The documentary / docudrama the Social Dilemma was about how social media is addictive and proceeds to damage our society more...

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