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Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

Movie Review: Avengers Endgame

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

May 1, 2019

“Avengers: Endgame,” a product of genius directors Anthony and Joe Russo (the Russo brothers), achieves and goes beyond what can be considered a cinematic masterpiece. With the best visual effects and camera work, two incredibly skilled and dedicated directors, a phenomenal cast and a heart-stabbing story, “Endgame” is far more t...

Messenger Movie Podcast S3 Ep2: Hellboy, Shazam

Messenger Movie Podcast S3 Ep2: Hellboy, Shazam

Will Roach, Jeff Swift, and Sam Hall

April 29, 2019

Will Roach, Jeff Swift, and Sam Hall talk about the rebooted "Hellboy" and DC's "Shazam!" in this episode of the Messenger Movie Podcast.

Blindauer and Pisoni to Perform at Muny

Blindauer and Pisoni to Perform at Muny

Kayla Schweitzer, Staff Reporter

April 23, 2019

This summer, David Pisoni, junior, and Rebecca Blindauer, theater teacher, will be a part of theater productions at the largest outdoor theater in the nation: the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre (Muny).   Pisoni was cast as part of the teen ensemble for “Kinky Boots,” one of the several...

Movie Review: Shazam!

Movie Review: Shazam!

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

April 20, 2019

I can’t really tell if the Detective Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) struck gold purposely or accidentally when making “Shazam!” Fourteen- year-old runaway foster child Billy Batson (a somewhat dejected Asher Angel) is summoned by a wizard (a nameless and wacky Djimon Honsou) to receive his magical powers that allow Billy to transform into the s...

Movie Review: Us

Movie Review: Us

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

April 20, 2019

Despite a director who’s new to the film business, “Us” goes far beyond the cliche horror movie scope of a flaky story with jumpscares sprinkled in the mix. Following the success of his 2016 horror film “Get Out,” writer and director Jordan Peele is back and ready to win some Oscars. At ...

Album Review — Map of the Soul: Persona

Album Review — Map of the Soul: Persona

Jackson Estwanick, Production Editor/ Executive Producer

April 17, 2019

My alarm sounded at 4 a.m. and I immediately woke up to refresh my YouTube app. At that moment, South Korean boy band BTS released their sixth EP, “Map of the Soul: Persona,” worldwide to much anticipation. As a major fan of BTS and the K-Pop genre as a whole, I was extremely excited for their new...

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Movie Review: Captain Marvel

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

April 5, 2019

Though a little comicy for a film adaptation, “Captain Marvel” is an incredibly fun first female protagonist entry for the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). “Captain Marvel” may not be the greatest MCU entry, but its complex narrative and handling of a female protagonist make it a memorable one. “...

Movie Review: Alita Battle Angel

Movie Review: Alita Battle Angel

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

April 5, 2019

Those with high hopes of seeing producer James Cameron, the writer and director of the critically acclaimed “Avatar,” brings another fantasy world to life in “Alita: Battle Angel” will be sorely disappointed. While “Alita” does have a few creative and flashy fights, the rest of the film lacks ...

Spring Break Temporarily Halts Play Practice

Spring Break Temporarily Halts Play Practice

Austin Richard, Staff Reporter

April 2, 2019

As spring break came to a close, those working on this year’s play had to kick it into high gear as April 4-6, the dates for the performance, grew closer and closer. The play is “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare but with a steampunk twist made apparent through the cogs and gears ad...

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World

Movie Review: How To Train Your Dragon – The Hidden World

Will Roach, Opinions Editor

February 19, 2019

Dreamworks Animation’s “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” is an emotionally powerful end to the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy that, for once, finally gives some love to its villain. After director Dean DeBlois struck gold with his 2010 hit “How to Train Your Dragon,” a com...

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