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Zoolander No. 2: Funny Yet More of the Same

Zoolander No. 2: Funny Yet More of the Same

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

March 1, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

With a cast of great comedic actors and the foundation of the original classic, Zoolander No. 2 doubles the zaniness, but halves the hilarity. With returning actors Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson as the lead protagonists and Will Ferrell as a ridiculous antagonist, the comedy goes a long way to ensure the...

No Major Oscar Nominees of Color Bring Renewed Charges of Racism

No Major Oscar Nominees of Color Bring Renewed Charges of Racism

Mia Marks, Entertainment Editor

February 26, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Well into the twenty first century, there is no doubt that racism and discrimination are still prevalent forces. Most recently, it has been made apparent with the “Oscars So White” controversy. For the second year in a row, the four acting categories of the Academy Awards and the Best Direction category...

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Debuts with Big Name Acts

Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival Debuts with Big Name Acts

Devin Fuller, Asst. Online Editor

February 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Florida has decided to add yet another music and art festival. In addition to powerhouse festivals such as Ultra, EDC, and SMF, the first annual Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival (OMF) will be a three-day, all-day music festival and campout. Even in its debut year, OMF has a huge lineup of well-known...

Disney Admission Hikes Outpricing the Middle Class Family

Disney Admission Hikes Outpricing  the Middle Class Family

Jessica Coyne, Staff Writer

February 9, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

Florida residents are no stranger to the glorious get away that is Walt Disney World, a theme park where dreams come true and fanny packs run free. However, the price to make a dream come true is growing to the point that middle class families are losing their opportunities at the classic Walt Disney...

OH Theatre Dept. Staging The Wild Party

OH Theatre Dept. Staging The Wild Party

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 22, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

After the success of securing a place at the Florida State Thespian Festival for its fall play Black Comedy and its one-act Elephant’s Graveyard, the Olympic Heights theatre department is now readying for a production of Andrew Lippa’s dark and exciting musical, The Wild Party. This will be OH’s...

Adele’s Latest Effort is Soulful, Wistful; Filled with Passion and Pain

Adele’s Latest Effort is Soulful, Wistful; Filled with Passion and Pain

Sarah Nuzzi, Managing Editor

January 12, 2016


Filed under Entertainment

She has a voice that gives her listeners chills in a good way, and her songs can make them nostalgic for feelings they didn’t know existed. Adele sold 3.38 million copies of her new album 25, a new record in first-week sales. Love her or hate her, she’s quickly becoming an icon. Her song,...

The Hateful Eight: an Amazing Cinematography Experience

The Hateful Eight: an Amazing Cinematography Experience

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 11, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews

Bring heart medication to this one—Tarantino has done it again. Each film released by this directorial all-star brings something new and refreshing, yet comfortingly his own to the silver screen. After 2012's bloody, dark western Django Unchained, it was dismaying to learn Tarantino would be tackl...

Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle” an Excellent Find

Netflix’s “Jessica Jones” and Amazon Prime’s “The Man in the High Castle” an Excellent Find

Cameron Medina, Staff Writer

January 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Uncategorized

Television streaming services have become the norm these days for getting a daily dose of entertainment from the silver screen. Now, one is more likely to see a couple browsing Netflix in the comfort of their own home than it is to see someone browsing the Red Box at a local Publix. However, movies...

Star Wars: the Force Awakens Lives Up to the Hype

Star Wars: the Force Awakens Lives Up to the Hype

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

January 4, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Ah, Star Wars, the science fiction franchise centered on a film about a fictional universe in a galaxy “far, far away.” It includes movies, books, comics, video games, toys, and animated shows. It has had its ups and downs. But this new series of films and other content harkens a new era for ...

Spotlight a Captivating, Compelling Must-See Film; Perhaps the Best of 2015

Spotlight a Captivating, Compelling Must-See Film; Perhaps the Best of 2015

Nicolas Cristino, Staff Writer

December 7, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

Spotlight is a film based on how the investigative journalistic team of The Boston Globe, known as the Spotlight team, helped to expose the epidemic of Catholic Church child molestation scandals of the early 2000s. The team is assembled of three investigative journalists: Mike Rezendes (Mark Ruffalo, Th...

Despite glitches, Fallout 4 lives up to the hype

Despite glitches, Fallout 4 lives up to the hype

Jessica Coyne and Cameron Medina, Staff Writers

November 20, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Showcase

This is to those who are no stranger to poor posture, carpel tunnel, and few hours of sleep. Amidst strained eyes and enabling procrastination, we find the holy grail of quality gaming. This is the not-so-patiently awaited Fallout 4. In 2004, Bethesda Softworks acquired the license to the Fallout...

The Martian Offers a Humanistic Approach to Science Fiction Genre

The Martian Offers a Humanistic Approach to Science Fiction Genre

Mia Marks, Entertainment Editor

October 27, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Reviews

The Martian is a refreshing and nearly revolutionary twist on modern cinema that is so typically plagued with overused plot lines and predictable genres. Toppling any October debut ever, The Martian brought in $55 million in its opening weekend (foxnews.com). Based on the popular Andy Weir novel...

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