Tag Archives: Review

A Celebration of Humanity: Review “The Greatest Showman”

Chase your dreams and never stop running towards them. “The Greatest Showman” reminds viewers of everything they love about show business and what it means to live and to dream. The film tells the story of Phineas Taylor Barnum as his life culminates to create the greatest show on earth, the Barnum Circus. With stars such as Hugh Jackman and ... Read More »

Environmental Books and Movies to Liven Up February Blues

Although sub-zero wind chills and icy streets may deter students from getting outside to enjoy nature, they provide the perfect opportunity to cozy-up with a book or movie to get inspired and informed. Mark Cook, freshman chemical engineering major, said that he has been enjoying watching “Rotten,” a documentary series which arrived to Netflix this January. “It just inspired me to ... Read More »

Humanity vs. Technology: Review of “Black Mirror”

Albert Einstein is quoted as once saying, “It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.” Nearly 70 years later, these words are taking on new life in the form of the hit Netflix original series, “Black Mirror.” This British science fiction series has grown in popularity since its release of the first season in 2011. The ... Read More »

A Taste of Hmong Life

The Hmong and Southeast Asian American Club (HaSEAAC) hosted the 17th Annual Dinner Taste of Toj Roob on Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Dreyfus University Center. Though the festivities were many, I decided to focus on my favorite part: the food. As I sat down at one of the many banquet tables, I had the company of both University of ... Read More »

The Few Pitfalls of Stranger Things 2

The first season of “Stranger Things” is the timeless, classic tale of a young boy taken into an alternate dimension by a creepy, flower-headed monster and the friends and family members who try to figure out what happened to him. There are also evil scientists, an adorable bald girl with telekinetic powers, alcoholic sheriffs and a glorious dose of ’80s ... Read More »

Film Review: It – You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll Scream, You’ll Die

Last year around this time, America had some strange run-ins with clowns. They started popping up all over the country last October to terrify American citizens. There was even one in Thompson Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After the clown-pocalypse of 2016 ended, we could breathe easy since the clowns finally receded back into whatever creepy sewer system ... Read More »

A Magical Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

On Friday, Nov. 18 author J.K. Rowling’s magical world full of witchcraft and wizardry returned to theaters with the release of her first movie screenplay, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Rowling’s newest addition to her fantasy world is a prequel to the events that occur in the Harry Potter series set in New York during the 1920s. The ... Read More »

Review: ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child:’ The Boy-Who-Lived’s Epic Return To The Shelves

Author J.K. Rowling, of the seven-part book series Harry Potter, has caused a magical stir of emotions within her fan base with her recent release of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.” The original arc of the novels followed the wizarding teenage boy and his best friends through a coming of age story based around themes of defeating dark forces, ... Read More »

Review: The Living, Breathing Folklore of ‘Never Alone’

Since I was very little, I have been in love with folktales and as I’ve grown older I’ve become increasingly fascinated by them. As opposed to other forms of storytelling, folktales have a kind of life to them. This stems from the fact that many of these stories are rooted in the oral tradition, and as a result are directly ... Read More »