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‘Locke and Key’ proves too dark for spring release

‘Locke and Key’ proves too dark for spring release

February 26, 2020

Netflix’s new supernatural-horror-drama “Locke and Key” released its first season of 10 episodes at the beginning of this month. The show is based on comics of the same name released in February of 2008 and is set in 1988. The premise of “Locke and Key” follows the Locke family and their...

Soundtrack to ‘Frozen’ sequel improves on predecessor

Soundtrack to ‘Frozen’ sequel improves on predecessor

February 26, 2020

Growing up in the 2000s, I was fortunate enough to experience Disney’s transition into 3D animation. While the spectacle of Disney movies has improved sensationally over the years with advancements in animation technology, the movie’s soundtracks have drastically improved over the last two decades. Disney...

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ writes the way for streaming success

‘P.S. I Still Love You’ writes the way for streaming success

February 19, 2020

With the red glow of Valentine’s Day starting to fade in the background, a new type of romance comes into focus – reality. It could be argued that romance movies are the exact opposite, but I think there’s always a part of everyone who wants a poem written for them, the perfect breathless moment...

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ becomes Valentine’s Day hit

‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ becomes Valentine’s Day hit

February 19, 2020

“Sonic the Hedgehog” opened Valentine’s Day to mixed reception from both critics and audiences alike, earning $101 million worldwide during its opening weekend. The movie has high entertainment value, and it’s easy to escape into. I was able to relax and enjoy watching it, and it had me laughing...

‘The Wolves’ set to be powerful Fringe Fest capstone

‘The Wolves’ set to be powerful Fringe Fest capstone

February 19, 2020

Written by Sarah DeLappe and directed by Alaina Manchester, “The Wolves” candidly explores the lives of nine teenage soccer players as they negotiate relationships, confront challenges, celebrate victories and share losses, both on and off the field. At rehearsal last week, the cast was buzzing...

‘Birds of Prey’ fails to take off at the box office

‘Birds of Prey’ fails to take off at the box office

February 19, 2020

“Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn” premiered Feb. 7 to very little fanfare and a pitiful $19.8 million opening weekend. Telling the story of Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) after the events of her debut film “Suicide Squad,” “Birds of Prey” shows the audience...

Louis Tomlinson emerges from hiatus with ‘Walls’

Louis Tomlinson emerges from hiatus with ‘Walls’

February 12, 2020

When the British pop sensation boy band One Direction broke up in 2015 (or allegedly went on “hiatus,” but we all know that was just them covering up the fact that they were disbanding), most of its members started releasing solo music, making a name for themselves outside of the heavily branded...

Murder mystery boasts both humor and suspense

Murder mystery boasts both humor and suspense

February 12, 2020

Based on the acclaimed Agatha Christie novel, the stage adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” features a luxurious train, fine dining, opulent costuming and, of course, a murder most foul. All An Act Theatre’s staging is skillfully directed by David W. Mitchell. The train, surprisingly...

‘October Faction’ brings beloved graphic novel to life

‘October Faction’ brings beloved graphic novel to life

February 12, 2020

Ever since Disney split to have its own streaming service, Netflix has had no shortage of shows. You could say Netflix is jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to creating original series that are adaptations of pre-existing works. “October Faction” is based on a gothic-themed graphic novel by...

92nd Academy Awards leave viewers conflicted

THE OSCARS(r) - The 89th Oscars(r)  broadcasts live on Oscar(r) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Adam Rose)

February 12, 2020

The 92nd Academy Awards have come and gone, leaving a lot of drama in their wake. Between the inevitable award upsets and not having a host for the second year in a row, this was certainly an interesting ceremony. At the top of the show, Chris Rock and Steve Martin gave what traditionally would have...

Kesha takes the ‘High Road’ with newest album

Kesha takes the ‘High Road’ with newest album

February 5, 2020

Kesha is a pop princess by her own definition. She sings glitter-pop music but laces it with expletives and party-girl energy. Her music gives you the confidence to dance like you’re at a night club, even if you’re in your bedroom in the middle of the afternoon. It’s feel-good, “I’m that...

‘I Am Hamlet’ to continue Fringe Fest momentum

‘I Am Hamlet’ to continue Fringe Fest momentum

February 5, 2020

The third installment of Erie Fringe Fest will take the Schuster Theatre stage at 8 p.m. Sunday. In the vein of last week’s evocative “Tres Vidas,” “I Am Hamlet” will be a free, one-night-only performance. Written by Mark Jackson and directed by Alaina Manchester, this one-man show is a Shakespearian...

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