Reviewing Gotye, Some Band That We Used to Know

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By Brian Brecker Elm Staff Writer In 2013, one of the biggest number one hit songs in recent memory scaled the Billboard charts was by experimental Australian artist Gotye. “Somebody That I Used to Know” is written in a manner to show both sides of an unhappy breakup, with Kimbra providing a response verse thoroughly […]

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Reviewing “Loving Vincent”

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By Erin Caine Senior Writer “Loving Vincent,” a film released in the US on Sept. 22, boasts an original soundtrack just as gorgeously textured as its groundbreaking artwork. Vincent van Gogh’s animated biography, the first feature-length film to be made entirely with paintings, pooled the talent and dedication of 115 painters to create an astounding 65,000 […]

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A Monumental “Mockumentary”: A Review of the Netflix TV Show, “American Vandal”

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By Amy Rudolph Web Editor Satire is a difficult form to do successfully. “American Vandal” is satire done right. The Netflix original is a “mockumentary” that pokes fun at true crime dramas. It tells the tale of a serial vandal destroying car paint jobs with phallic imagery. Yeah, the whole series is just filled with dick […]

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Ready or Not, “IT” Will Scare You: Reviewing the Recent Horror Movie Blockbuster

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By Jason Yon Senior Writer It feels like in recent years there has been a downward trend in the world of movies; remakes and reboots seem to pop up every couple of weeks, and very few of them actually satisfy the audience, especially those who are familiar and fond of the source material. There is certainly […]

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What Do Games Say About Reality? Studying the Roles Female Protagonists Play in Video Games

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By Erin Caine Senior Writer We’re all probably familiar with classic video game characters such as Ms. Pac-Man and Princess Peach, but female characters in video games—especially playable characters—have always been few and far between. What is more troubling than their scarcity is the fact that they’re still often subject to the same tedious and […]

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The “Princess Bride”

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By Jason Yon Elm Staff Writer Since this is the last review of the year, it’s going to be a little different. I haven’t talked about an old movie before, but “The Princess Bride” is well deserving. Last weekend, the Westown Theater in Middletown screened “The Princess Bride” in recognition of its 30th anniversary. Even […]

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Reviewing “The Fate of the Furious”

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By Jason Yon Elm Staff Writer “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth movie in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, crashed into theaters with a record breaking first weekend. Much like the previous movie, the eighth features a star-studded cast. Hollywood stars including Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Dwayne Johnson, and Michelle Rodriguez tear up […]

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“13 Reasons Why” Polarizes Viewers

Opinion

By Brooke Schultz and Amy Rudolph News Editor and Elm Staff Writer This article contains spoilers for the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why” and discusses instances of graphic sexual assault and self-harm. Amy Rudolph and Brooke Schultz watched the show and discussed three of the most talked-about aspects of the show. WC students can report […]

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Reviewing “Ghost in the Shell” : Before it Disappears from the Box Office

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By Jason Yon Elm Staff Writer “Ghost in the Shell”, starring Scarlett Johansson as the Major, is a live action re-make of the 1995 anime by Shirow Masamune, based on his original manga. When the anime was released, it was heralded as a masterpiece and became the inspiration for popular science fiction. The original “Ghost […]

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Kendrick Lamar’s “DAMN” Good Album

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By Brian Brecker Elm Staff Writer Kendrick Lamar is one of the most important lyricists of our generation. His descriptions about his childhood on “Section 80,” his harrowing involvement in gangs and crime in “Good Kid, M.A.A.D City,” and his conceptual masterpiece about African American pride and black power in “To Pimp a Butterfly,” have […]

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