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...

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...

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts a fun beat

Synopsis Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his fellow Guardians (Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper) are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, led by High Priestess Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), to...

‘La La Land’ lives up to its ambitions

“La La Land” is a film that pays tribute to classic Hollywood age musicals in a modern setting. The film starts off with Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress living in the busy city...

May I have ‘Your Name?’

“Your Name,” the fifth film for director Matoko Shinkai, is about two high school students who suddenly begin to switch bodies. Based on a book Shinkai had completed a month before the film’s premiere...

A farewell to claws

Hugh Jackman stars as Logan/Wolverine for the last time in “Logan. For 17 years, Hugh Jackman has played the popular character of Logan/Wolverine for the 10 films in the “X-Men” franchise. This marks the...

‘Stranger Things 2’ dials the nostalgia up to eleven

Synopsis A year after the events of season one, the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the Demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. However, a bigger, sinister entity from...

‘Why Him?’ fails to draw laughs

“Why Him?” stars Bryan Cranston as Ned Fleming, an overprotective father, who travels to Los Angeles with his wife, Barb (Megan Mullally), and son, Scotty (Griffin Gluck), to visit their daughter, Stephanie (Zoey Deutch),...

‘Cure for Wellness’ is a beautiful nightmare

“A Cure for Wellness” follows an aspiring young bank executive, Lockhart (Dane DeHaan), tasked by his company to go to a mysterious Swiss retreat to bring back his boss, who refuses to return to...