reviews

Arrival proves to be captivating film, leaves audience with questions
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | The Arrival brings a new approach to an alien encounter. ‘Arrival’ — starring Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest Whitaker 8.5 out of 10 By Kaleb Lucero ’18 THE ROUNDUP “Arrival” is first and foremost a thoughtful and contemplative film, using its immersive and human atmosphere to create a quiet, inward facing suspense that grips the audience. The movie is about humanity’s response…
A Tribe Called Quest honors Phife Dawg through amazing finale
‘We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service’ by A Tribe Called Quest 9 out of 10 By Ethan Winkler ’17 THE ROUNDUP In late October 2016, A Tribe Called Quest’s founding member Q-Tip wrote a letter to fans announcing the release of a new album. Come Nov. 11, “We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service” was released. Being the first album in 18 years,…
‘The Magnificent Seven’ lacks in plot, character development
‘The Magnificent Seven’ – Starring: Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt 6.5 out of 10 Hayden Welty ’19 & Collin McShane ’19 THE ROUNDUP Following the success of “The Revenant” and “Hateful Eight,” “The Magnificent Seven” supports the resurgence of the classic old western genre in modern movies. Evidence of this is “The Magnificent Seven” earning an impressive $35 million on its first weekend and surging in the weekend box office standings,…
iPhone 7, no headphone jack, no worries
Photo Illustration by Bryce Owen ’17  By Ibu Oluyi ’17 THE ROUNDUP No headphone jack. This was the news that caused an uproar worldwide when Apple announced the iPhone 7 Now having the phone for over three weeks, I’ve almost completely forgot about how controversial Apple’s decision was. The phone comes with a pair of headphones that connect with the lightning port. The concern many potential buyers had was that…
‘Luke Cage’ delivers great plot and character development
Photo Courtesy of Tribune News Service | Marvel’s Luke Cage depicts the life of a character  in the Marvel Cinematic Universe portrayed in other TV series like Jessica Jones. ‘Luke Cage’ — starring Mike Colter, Simone Cook, Mahershala Ali, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi 8 out of 10 By Sam Romero ’17 & Juan Ramirez ’18 THE ROUNDUP   Netflix released a new television show connecting to the Marvel Cinematic Universe,…
More Students Discovering 70’s Music
Matthew Ramella ’19 THE ROUNDUP Can a decade of music from over 40 years ago be making a comeback? Why is it that music from the 1970s is so recognizable among the younger generations? There is no definitive way to tell if music from the 1970s is making a complete comeback, but there is no question that there is somewhat of a revival among certain groups of the younger generations.…
‘Pokémon Go’ gives new meaning to gaming despite flaws
Photo by Bryce Owen ’17 | Michael Rowe ’18 poses the Pokémon themed t-shirt from the varsity shop. By Sam Romero ’17 THE ROUNDUP “Pokemon Go” became an instant success and sensation on the App Store for every Pokemon and non-Pokemon fan when it debuted in the United States July 6. Prior to being released in the United States, it had constantly been delayed. Pokemon Go was released in other…