“Brawlout” Review

More like burnout by Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief Reviewed on Playstation 4 3/10 Mad Games’s “Brawlout” is an uninspired platform fighter that finds success in filling a specific need in the market. It is no secret that “Brawlout” is heavily influenced by Nintendo’s iconic series “Super Smash Bros.” Identical stages, fighting settings and even character movesets […]

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On the Prowl

by Marvin Poindexter, Arts & Entertainment Editor Star Wars and the Power of Costume Detroit Institute of Arts 5200 Woodward Ave. Midtown Detroit 313-833-7900 Tuesday to Sunday until Sept. 30 Tickets vary from $7 to $24 Visitors also have the opportunity to view videos featuring designers, actors and concept artists to better shed some light […]

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Back from recovery

Drake delivers one-year summary by Marvin Poindexter, Arts & Entertainment Editor 8/10 In 2017, on what he called a 22-track project a “playlist” of sorts titled “More Life,” Drake made a statement on a song called “Do Not Disturb,” revealing that he would be taking a break from music to focus more himself and well-being. […]

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Round 3: Peter vs Peter

By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief The case for “Spider-Man: Homecoming” There are two meanings behind the name “Spider-Man: Homecoming.” After two failed universes, Sony finally partnered with Marvel Studios to bring Spider-Man home, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man yet. He really makes the audience believe he is just a 15-year-old […]

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Round 2: Thunderstruck

By Christian Hollis, Editor-in-Chief The case for “Thor” Chris Hemsworth as Thor was a great pick for Marvel Studios. His ironic humor and backstory is something unique to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Thor’s inner-conflict to prove himself worthy of the throne was the best possible way to introduce the character. Thor’s relationship with Loki is also […]

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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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