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“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

“Annihilation” Destined to Be a Classic

Cy Burchenal, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2018

Alex Garland’s “Annihilation” is a film as captivating as it is disturbing. Set in a national forest following an unexplained biological disaster, the film focuses on the fate of a team of scientists sent in to investigate the paranormal event, dubbed “The Shimmer.” The central premise of “A...

Book Review: “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel shatters clichés

Martina Pansze, A&E Editor

November 10, 2015

Full of dark suspense and masterfully-executed plot twists, “Station Eleven” leaves the reader disturbed without delving into the gory minutia transpiring at the beginning of civilization’s collapse.

Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work

Artists’ Politics Don’t Define Their Own Work

Andy Monserud

November 21, 2013

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a film that I have wanted to see for a long time. Ever since I read "Ender's Game" for the first time in 2005, I always wished for a film version. Blissfully engrossed in a 10-year-old's fantasy, I sat through the movie without a care in the world. But when I stepped out of the theater, I was hit w...

Walla Walla Book Nooks Delight Buyers

Serena Runyan

September 26, 2013

Despite the spread of chain stores like Barnes and Noble and the recent proliferation of e-books, independent bookstores still contribute to the heartbeat of Walla Walla. Doing away with unfamiliarity and the pressure of stark untouched pages, these smaller family-owned shops make it easy to just let...

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

‘Oblivion’ Visually Stunning, Lacks Plot

Nathan Fisher

April 25, 2013

After a grueling week of studying, I looked forward to escaping to the theater to sit back, relax, have a few laughs and be entertained. Unfortunately, the only new movie released this week was the sci-fi movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise. I halfheartedly convinced one of my RA buddies that the movie would be good. Well, the movie st...

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

“Looper” delivers futuristic twists, thrills

Nathan Fisher

October 4, 2012

Returning to two-dimensional viewing this week, I just couldn't resist seeing another bloody, violent movie set in the future. "Looper," a sci-fi action thriller, takes the time travel premise in "Terminator" and "Back to the Future" and spins a mind-bending thriller that hits a home run. "Looper" opens in the year 2044 with Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), a looper,...

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