REVIEW: Andrea (Andrew) Gibson

Editor's Note: Spoken word poet and activist Andrea Gibson was set to appear at Lane Community College on Feb. 25 before a snowstorm forced the college to cancel the performance. A new date has not yet been announced, though the poet will reportedly return sometime in the fall. Andrea (Andrew) Gibson's works explore the intricacies of queer love, family, gender, religion, hardship and perseverance. Every word is chosen with intent, delivered with heart-soaked...

‘Alien: Covenant’ lost in ambition

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‘War Machine’ digs itself into a ‘Pitt’

Synopsis A successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon (Brad Pitt), leaps in like a rock star to command NATO forces in Afghanistan, only to be taken down by a journalist's no-holds-barred exposé. Review With the continuing success...

Keanu, killing it again

“John Wick: Chapter 2” picks up shortly after the events of the first film, as John Wick (Keanu Reeves) tries to return to a quiet life of retirement with his new dog. However, he...

‘Kong’ dull island

With the recent rise in several studios trying to copy the success of Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, it makes sense on paper to reboot a previous franchise that worked. Legendary Pictures’s MonsterVerse, hopes to...

‘Power Rangers,’ worse than expected

The cast of “Power Rangers,” (left to right) RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Ludi Lin, Becky G and Dacre Montgomery pose in an abandoned gold mine. Synopsis Five ordinary teens, Jason (Dacre Montgomery), Kimberly (Naomi Scott),...

The fast and the forgettable

Synopsis A getaway driver (Frank Grillo) is double-crossed during a bank robbery gone wrong. With his family on the line, he races to find out exactly who betrayed him before time runs out. Review It’s been...

‘Justice League,’ fun action scenes overthrows weak story

Synopsis Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) enlists newfound ally Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) to face an even greater threat. Together, Batman...

Coming of age with a side of death

Synopsis Miguel, a preteen in Mexico, goes on a journey to discover more about his family, death and following his dreams. He wants to play music, but his family forbids it. Día de los Muertos...