Unique creature feature

Indie supernatural horror thriller “The Wretched” is artistically triumphant by Kevin O’Neil | A&E Editor 8/10 Horror – 1 hr. 35 min – Not rated While the usual swathe of horror flicks is oversaturated with dystopias, excessive gore and zombie apocalypses (things that are probably not very tasteful during a pandemic) brothers Drew and Brett Pierce […]

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A beautiful mess

Risk of Rain 2 is an inordinate take on an old style By RJ Hartsoe | Staff Writer Photos courtesy of Store.steampowered.com 9/10 Platforms: Reviewed on PC Version; also available on PS4, Nintendo Switch; Xbox One Risk of Rain is a third person roguelike shooter. Every game is randomly generated and never the same; the […]

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Doom Eternal: Rip and Tear

An eternal addition to the classic franchise By RJ Hartsoe | Staff Writer Image courtesy of slayersclub.net Platforms: Reviewed on PC Version; also available on Stadia, Xbox ONE and PS4; Nintendo Switch Release TBD 7/10 If you liked Doom 2016, you will love “Doom Eternal” because the makers returned to the run and gun style […]

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Out from the pits

DOOM 64 gets an EX rerelease on the same date as DOOM Eternal by Josiah Thomas | News Editor Image courtesy of  PC Edition; also available on Linux, Switch, PS4 and XBONE 6/10 Coinciding the bombastic return of the Doomslayer is a trip back to memory lane, remastered for current platforms. Originally released as a […]

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Freep Film Festival goes virtual

Local partners offer free munchies and slurpables for attendees by Kevin O’Neil | Arts & Entertainment Editor Images courtesy of https Facebook.com/freepfilmfest/ There is no denying times are tough right now, and many people feel as though they can’t do anything but watch everything go down from behind their windows. Regardless of what you choose […]

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Worth every bell

Nintendo’s Animal Crossing, a much-needed safe haven by Kevin O’Neil | Arts & Entertainment Editor Images courtesy of logo-box-art & newsweek.com  10/10 Nintendo returned to claim another year’s summer as their own. Nintendo first dominated the summer of 2016 with Pokémon Go, which encouraged players to physically go outside and catch some Pokémon. Now with […]

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Bringing back the magic of cinema

by Annelisa Ginger | Staff Writer 9/10 After a long string of sequels and mediocre remakes, ‘Onward’ sticks out from Disney’s current roster as being the first original film to hit theaters in a while. The film sets classic fairy-tale fantasy creatures and characters in a modernized setting while its story follows a pair of […]

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Brightness unfettered

U.S. Girls presents a spectacularly crafted collection of personal and cultural reflections by Kevin O’Neil | A&E Editor 9/10 Growing up in Illinois, the catholic-raised Meghan Remy formed her first punk band in her teenage years. After years of attending art college, she began making and performing music in the mid-2000s, wHeavy Lighgtith her first […]

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Gamers Unite

Livonia eLounge offers hangout spot for gamers By Anthony Magewick & Josiah Thomas | Staff Writer & News Editor Photos courtesy of ReSpawn & Armando Saucedo | Videographer Members of the gaming community have begun gathering in Livonia at ReSpawn eLounge, a place unlike anything Metro Detroit has seen before. ReSpawn eLounge opened its doors […]

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On the Prowl

Compiled by Kevin O’Neil | Arts & Entertainment Editor Graphic by Matthew Armstrong | Production Assistant  THE WINTER’S TALE Hilberry Theater 4743 Cass Ave. Detroit, Mich. Now until Feb. 23 Showtimes vary Individual tickets on sale soon Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” is a fantastical romcom that begins with a king putting his own wife on […]

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On the Prowl

Complied by Kevin O’Neil | Arts & Entertainment Editor Graphic by Matthew Armstrong | Production Assistant  Robot Revolution Exhibit Cranbrook Institute of Science 39221 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Now until July 3 Monday – Thursday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. & Sunday Noon to 4 p.m. […]

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