Round 2: Metal Men

Iron Man 2 vs Black Panther By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief The case for “Iron Man 2” There is much to like about Iron Man 2, and it is nice seeing Tony Stark develop. There are hints of him beginning the path toward Iron Man 3 where he just wants to be Iron Man rather than […]

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Round 2: Break the chain

By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief The case for “Thor: Ragnarok” “Thor: Ragnarok” is a huge turning point for the Thor series. Ragnarok has it all; the visuals, amazing CGI, comedy, more homage to the origins of Norse mythology and the story overall just feels the best it’s ever been. Thor’s “upgrade” is the perfect addition leading […]

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Big summer blockbusters

Flicks to look forward to over summer Compiled by Alexis Tucker, Managing Editor *N/A = no rating available  Date  Movie  Genre  Rating  April 20      April 27    Rampage  Super Troopers 2  I Feel Pretty  Avengers: Infinity War  Traffik  Sci-fi/Video Game  Crime/Comedy  Comedy  Action/Sci-fi  Thriller  PG-13  R  PG-13  PG-13  N/A  May 4  May 11  […]

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Tragic teen romance at night

“Midnight Sun” geared toward young audience with cheesy clichés  By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor   2/5 stars  If Bella Thorne and Patrick Schwarzenegger are two things in director Scott Speer’s “Midnight Sun,” they are attractive and comically awkward.   From the first few scenes, the film feels far more akin to a parody of a summer romance […]

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In the spotlight

Your arts and entertainment tidbits   By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor  55 long nights  According to Watchers on the Wall, a community for news on HBO’s popular drama “Game of Thrones,” the show’s eighth and final season will feature a battle the likes of which TV has never seen before. Cast and crew have […]

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Sounds of summer

Lineup of Metro Detroit’s biggest upcoming concerts this season Compiled by Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor Date  Time  Venue  Headliner  Genre  May 20  7 p.m  Little Caesars Arena   Daryl Hall & John Oates and Train  Rock  June 1        June 15  June 22  June 26  All Day        7:30 p.m  8 p.m.  […]

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Delightfully different debut

“Isolation” cements Kali Uchis’s presence as unconventional pop enchantress By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor  4.5/5 stars  One of the most understandable reasons that pop music often gets a bad rep is due to its repetitive nature, over glossy poster children and production and lyrics that feel so vain and empty. Colombian-American songstress Kali Uchis has […]

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Back to his roots

The Weeknd’s “My Dear Melancholy,” exactly how it sounds By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor 4.5/5 stars Longtime fans of The Weeknd will typically recall fondly his artsy, intimate origins that intricately crafted masterpieces like “Trilogy” and “Kiss Land.” With releases like 2016’s “Starboy” and featured vocals on tracks of friends like Lana Del Rey […]

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Dressed up to the nines

Industry stars pay tribute to legendary composer with “Unmasked: The Platinum Collection” By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor 4.5/5 stars Ahead of British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th birthday and hot on the heels of his autobiography, some of the biggest names in modern music and theater have united to pay tribute to the legendary […]

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Round 1: Come together, fight now

“Captain America: Civil War” vs “Guardians of the Galaxy” By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief   Captain America: Civil War Guardians of the Galaxy Year Released 2016 2014 Running Time 2 hours 27 minutes 2 hours, 1 minute Opening Weekend (USA) $179,139,142 $94,320,883 Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,153,304,495 $774,176,600 Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) 7.8/10 8.1/10 Rotten Tomatoes 91% […]

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Round 1: The Iron Spider

“Iron Man 3” vs “Spider-Man: Homecoming” By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief Iron Man 3 Spider-Man: Homecoming Year Released 2013 2017 Running Time 2 hours, 10 minutes 2 hours, 13 minutes Opening Weekend (USA) $174,144,585 $117,027,053 Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,215,439,994 $880,166,924 Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) 7.2/10 7.5/10 Rotten Tomatoes 80% 92% Statistics from IMDB.com and RottonTomatoes.com The […]

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Round 1: Mold Breakers

Ant Man vs Doctor Strange By Alexis Tucker, Managing Editor   Ant Man Doctor Strange Year Released 2015 2016 Running Time 1 hour, 58 minutes 1 hour, 55 minutes Opening Weekend (USA) $57,225,526 $85,058,311 Cumulative Worldwide Gross $519,445,163 $677,718,395 Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) 7.3/10 (73%) (413,882 ratings) 7.5/10 (75%) (393,570 ratings) Rotten Tomatoes 82% 90% […]

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Round 1: Battle of the Gods

The Incredible Hulk vs Thor By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief   The Incredible Hulk Thor Year Released 2008 2011 Running Time 135 minutes 115 minutes Opening Weekend (USA) $55,414,050 $65,723,338 Cumulative Worldwide Gross $263,427,551 $449,326,618 Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) 6.8/10 7/10 Rotten Tomatoes 67% 77% Statistics from IMDB.com and RottonTomatoes.com The case for “The Incredible Hulk” […]

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Round 1: Heavyweights

Captain America: Winter Soldier vs Black Panther By Alexis Tucker, Managing Editor   Captain America: Winter Soldier Black Panther Year Released 2014 2018 Running Time 2 hours, 16 minutes 2 hours, 15 minutes Opening Weekend (USA) $95,023,721 $202,003,951 Cumulative Worldwide Gross $714,766,572 $940,379,601 Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB) 7/10 (70%) (475,638 ratings) 7.8/10 (78%) (198,641 ratings) […]

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Rude, crude, but good

“South Park: The Fractured But Whole” amuses By Melissa Green, Photo Editor “South Park” has been airing on Comedy Central for almost 21 years with overwhelming success. The franchise has grown from a simple paper cut-out show that featured a group of fourth-graders in the small town of South Park, Colorado, to more recent additions […]

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In the Spotlight

Your Arts and Entertainment tidbits By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor Steam to remaster “Tomb Raider” 1-3 Open VR support coupled with a new 3D engine will allow Steam to bring remasters of the first three games of the “Tomb Raider” series to PC. Realtech VR dropped the news on Twitter at the beginning […]

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Compelling Collection

“Both Sides of the Sky” completes rock legend’s unreleased trilogy  By Alexandra Lachine, Arts and Entertainment Editor 4/5 stars  The late rock legend Jimi Hendrix still manages to make waves in the industry with the release of yet another album. “Both Sides of the Sky” echoes across 13 previously unreleased studio outtakes from 1968 to 1970, channeling a level […]

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