Carry On

Best. Chosen One. EVER. Most people are familiar with a certain young wizard with a lightning-shaped scar and an epic monicker: The Boy Who Lived. His friends, however, call him Harry. While it is certainly true that Harry Potter had many epic adventures and will remain a favorite series for many, myself included, I think it’s safe to say that sometimes the reader wants a little more from the book. Particularly if said reader is…

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Behind the Playoffs

Here we are again. Another series of a worldwide sports event that revs everyone up, and I mean everyone. The NBA playoffs. For those who don’t know, the NBA is the National Basketball Association, a men’s professional league in the United States consisting of 30 teams. The playoffs are a best of seven elimination tournament after the regular season to determine the leagues final champion. Basically, it’s March Madness on crack. The only difference is…

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Shazam!

Genre: Fantasy/Science Fiction Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Mark Strong, Djimon Hounsou, Grace Fulton, Faithe Herman, Ian Chen, and Jovan Armand Director: David F. Sandberg In the dark and brooding essence of the DC Extended Universe, Shazam is definitely one of the bright spots of the DC movies. It’s truly a fun, energetic popcorn film with a ton of heart. There’s so much to like in this film as you are taken…

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Cartoon Classics: Hey Arnold!

Created by animator Craig Bartlett, Hey Arnold! aired on Nickelodeon from 1998 to 2004, with a movie under the same name releasing in 2002. What’s interesting about this particular show is that while it officially ended in 2004, the story doesn’t stop there: in 2017, more than 10 years after the show’s cancellation, Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie was released on November 24th. Even with a movie being coming out a decade after the show…

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Behind the Brackets

NCAA Tournament  Since 1939 the NCAA tournament has been a game changer. To all those who don’t know, the NCAA tournament also known as “March Madness” is an ongoing single elimination tournament that happens every year. Both men and women hold the same tournament. (Separated of course) But, the kicker is that every team in the Division one bracket doesn’t get to participate. Your team has to win their conference title for an automatic bid…

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Cartoon Classics: Fairly Odd Parents

Fairly Odd Parents was a children’s cartoon that aired on Nickelodeon in 2001, and ran until 2006. In 2007, it was revived and ran for more seasons until it officially ended in 2017. The show actually originated from a 7 minute short film created in 1998 by animator Butch Hartman, and in 2001 Nickelodeon picked it up as a series. The show’s ratings went through the roof upon its release, and it was nominated for…

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The Rock Renaissance Part 1: Nirvana and the Grunge Movement

The ’90s was a special time for rock music. All sorts of new sounds were erupting. Artists were experimenting left and right to bring their vision to life. Grunge was the dominant rock movement in the early ’90s. Kurt Cobain and his trio (Consisting of him, Dave Grohl, and Krist Novoselic) Nirvana, were its founders. They were making a noise like never before. Their guitars were dirty, their drums pounding, and Kurt’s vocals were raspy.…

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Bird Box Analysis

Plot spoilers: by reading, you are expected to have prior knowledge of the movie so do not read if you haven’t or intend on watching this movie.  As soon as Bird Box landed on Netflix in early December, it caught wind in terms of views as well as the memes and jokes on social media pertaining to the plot and acting within the movie. Not necessarily in a bad way either; the acting is very…

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