Review

‘Egypt Station’ demonstrates Paul McCartney’s ability to keep up with contemporary music ‘Egypt Station’ by Paul McCartney 10 out of 10
Photo by Frankie Pastor ’20 | Paul McCartney’s musical ability has influenced Brophy, with his guitar in display inside Eller. By Frankie Pastor ’20 THE ROUNDUP   With many contemporary musicians such as Drake, Cardi B, and Travis Scott claiming the top position in the American album charts over the past few months and weeks (otherwise known as Billboard 200), a surprise twist has occurred this fall as Paul McCartney’s…
‘The Glass Castle’ adequately complements autobiography
‘The Glass Castle’ — starring Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts 7.5 out of 10 By Jack Davis ’19 THE ROUNDUP The Glass Castle, a memoir by Jeannette Walls, was undoubtedly my favorite book that I’ve been assigned to read in school—and it may even be my favorite book, regardless. So naturally, when I heard that Walls’s life story was being adapted to the big screen, I was ecstatic.…
‘Logan Lucky’ powered by formidable acting, clever script
Credit to Fingerprint Releasing/Bleecker Street| Channing Tatum and Adam Driver in the film of Logan Lucky ‘Logan Lucky’ – Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, and Daniel Craig 9 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP Directed by Steven Soderbergh, “Logan Lucky” is a thrilling action-comedy movie that depicts the Logan sibling trio’s attempt of a heist at a NASCAR race in North Carolina. After being fired from his…
Designated Survivor does not live up to potential, melodramatic plot
‘Designated Survivor’ – starring Kiefer Sutherland, Natascha McElhone, Adan Canto 6 out of 10 By Michael Taszarek ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Designated Survivor” is one of those “it could have been” television shows; it is good, but it could have been a whole lot better. I love politics, so I was accordingly enthralled when I saw the first trailers for “Designated Survivor.” A television series that imagines the worst attack on…
Sequel to ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ flips the narrative in brilliant way
“Go Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee 8 out of 10 By Joseph Valencia ’17 THE ROUNDUP “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a beloved American novel by Harper Lee that set out to demonstrate a critical view of race relations in the south. Many people are familiar with the book as a story involving a wrongfully accused African American man, Tom Robinson, who is killed for a crime he never…
‘Beauty and the Beast’ revamps the old classic, fixes leaps of logic
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service ‘Beauty and the Beast’ — starring Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Dan Stevens 8 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Beauty and the Beast” is a remake of a classic Disney cartoon of the same name, and it carries that name well. The film holds much of the same magic as the original, but tweeks small things that work with massive effect.…
‘Iron Fist’ sunk by slow pacing, poor rendition of character
“Iron Fist” stars Jessica Henwick as Colleen Wing, Finn Jones as Danny Rand and Rosario Dawson and Claire Temple. “Iron Fist” is the newest Marvel series to be released exclusively on Netflix. ‘Iron Fist’ — starring Finn Jones, Jessica Henwick, David Wenham, Tom Pelphrey 6 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP Netflix came out in March with a new installment to their superhero “Defenders” TV show roster…
Green Day, Rick Astley make comebacks in spectacular fashion
Green Day’s ‘Revolution Radio’ and Rick Astley’s ’50’ 9 out of 10 By Graham Armknecht ’18 THE ROUNDUP Green Day and Rick Astley came out with their new albums on Oct. 7, “Revolution Radio” and “50” respectively. These albums seemingly have nothing in common; both are from completely different bands, genres and eras. However, both of these bands resurfaced on the same date and both of them have some deep…
‘The Accountant’ features outstanding fast-paced action, riveting story
‘The Accountant’ — starring Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick 9.5 out of 10 By Hayden Welty ’19 THE ROUNDUP “The Accountant” is a unique blend of both action and drama that culminates in a thoroughly enjoyable, fast-paced thriller with the kind of twists and turns you won’t see coming. The film follows Ben Affleck as Christian Wolff, a math mastermind and deadly assassin who is both blessed and cursed with…
‘Blonde’ Lives Up To The Hype, Despite Many Hurdles
‘Blonde’ by Frank Ocean  8 out of 10 By Ibu Oluyi ’17 THE ROUNDUP Frank Ocean’s “Blonde” lives up to the hype despite being plagued with delays over the last three years A follow up to his much acclaimed debut album “Channel Orange”, “Blonde” had been in the works since February 2013. Whether it be that Ocean’s original target release of July 2015 proved to be too ambitious or that…