‘Rebel Moon’ Delivers a Fine Sci-fi Experience

by Connor Pugh ‘24 Rebel Moon Part One: a Child of Fire is director Zack Snyder’s (of Man of Steel and 300 fame) attempt at a gritty space opera, striving for the same playing field as the likes of Star Wars and Dune. Initially conceived as a standalone film in the aforementioned Star Wars franchise before Disney rejected the concept, … Read More

Miyazaki Creates an Ambitious, Deeply Emotional Swan-Song

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 After coming out of retirement again, director Hayao Miyazaki attempts yet another “final movie” in the usual wholesome, child-friendly animation style of Studio Ghibli. Reflecting Miyazaki’s own life, The Boy and the Heron follows Mahito Maki’s (Luca Padovan) life in World War II era Japan. The visual spectacle of bombs dropping and a distant building on … Read More

‘Dumb Money’ Is a Tonally Confused Underdog Story

by Liam Trump ’24 Taking place during the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, director Craig Gillespie’s latest feature, Dumb Money, tells the story of the GameStop short squeeze of 2021. The film goes over the main events of how one man, Keith Gill (Paul Dano), used Reddit to rally the internet to buy stock in GameStop to make a … Read More

‘Payday 3’ Lives Up the Hype in Spite of Flawed Release

by Thien Dinh ’26 Throughout the past decade, Overkill Software has become stale in the game development scene, and the company’s current games are pretty dry. Their publisher, Starbreeze Nebula, also has been in a game drought. Thankfully, Payday 3 is a breath of fresh air into the Payday series. Other than working a nine-to-five, dancing in clubs, and being … Read More

Country Music Continues To Explode in Popularity

by Andrew Rosenthal ‘24 Within the last two years, the rise of country music has erupted throughout the music industry. Country music has quickly spread to people of all ages across the United States, from kids in middle school to adults in their 50s. In 2021, country music had an 8.6 percent-share of album sales, closing in on pop’s 10.7-percent … Read More

What We’re…

Watching Although soccer isn’t as popular in the United States as it is in most other parts of the world, Welcome to Wrexham provides an in-depth look at a Welsh team that works towards being promoted to a higher league. As majority owners, actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney use their fame and money to attempt to provide the city … Read More

Netflix’s ‘One Piece’ Series Adequately Adapts Source Material

by Dasun Panapitiya ‘24 The live action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece is a unique take on the original manga that maintains a lot of what makes it so loveable. One Piece follows Monkey D. Luffy (Iñaki Godoy) on his journey as a pirate, setting out to find the legendary One Piece, which is the treasure of the Pirate … Read More


June 9 Transformers: Rise of the Beasts The latest film in the long running live action Transformers franchise, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts follows the Autobots and the maximals as they fight the Terrorcons and the planet eating Unicron in order to save Earth. With notable actors such as Peter Dinklage and Michelle Yeoh playing important roles alongside longtime Transformers … Read More