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‘Abominable’ movie – abominable or amazing?

James King, Arts & Entertainment Correspondent

Abominable is about as fuzzy as the marketing would lead you to believe. I am a big fan of animation, though the pickins have been a bit slim for animated movies I have wanted to see this year and admittedly, this one wasn’t on the top of my list. 

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“Outlander”: Worth the hype?

Breanna Hill, Arts & Entertainment Editor

I find myself more often than not struggling to find interest in a show, and more importantly, stay interested in the show. I have an incredibly bad habit of not finishing television shows all the way through for various reasons, whether they be due to lack of interest or because I’m appalled about the direction the show has ended up taking. Knowing this, I’ve made it my sole mission to find a show that captivates me entirely, and I believe I have finally found it. 

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Hot Take: Best Agatha Christie Characters

Miranda Prescott, Arts & Entertainment Correspondent

Growing up, I did a lot of reading. And by a lot, I really mean a lot. I was reading roughly three books a day by the time I was in middle school. With Halloween right around the corner, I thought I would tell you about one of my favorite authors of all time. Her name is Dame Agatha Christie.

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Review of the mysterious drama “In The Tall Grass”

Alyxxis Jones, Arts & Entertainment Correspondent

Released the October 4, 2019, “In the Tall Grass” is a popular Netflix original film. It is based on previous work done by Stephen King and Joe Hill. This mysterious drama was directed by Vincenzo Natali. Similar to the title of the film, the movie is about people that go into tall grass. When one thinks of grass, the thought of the fresh smell and summer air come to mind. However, this movie takes that thought and turns it around with a terrifying twist.

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Ready or Not — here they come

Breanna HillA&E Editor

Horror has always been one of my favorite genres when it comes to films. Despite some of them being overly predictable and in no way plausible, they continue to interest me to the point that I end up watching nothing but gory, spine-tingling movies whenever I get a chance to head to the theaters.

“Ready Or Not” piqued my interest immediately. This past Saturday, I made it to the movie theater and was able to see the film, and let me just tell you, it exceeded my expectations exponentially. 

Ready or Not is about a woman named Grace who marries into a wealthy yet peculiar family. On the night of her wedding her husband tells her that she has to play a game with the family in order to officially become one of them (kind of like a cult ritual). She ends up drawing the card that demands they play hide and seek. The father of the family tells her that she can hide anywhere in the house and that the only way for her to win this game is to stay hidden until dawn. Little did she know the danger that the game brought along with it. 

Grace, played by Samara Weaving, wants to gain the approval of her in-laws and hides, playing along with what she believes is an innocent game. Soon after she hides, she witnesses the murder of the babysitter and realizes she is being hunted because the family believes that if they don’t kill a new bride, they will die. 

The movie features incredible casting, plot twists and all the qualities that ensure a good thriller. By the end of it my mouth was wide open in shock. Though this movie seems to lack the jump scares that I was expecting, it was an incredible developed film. While being a very intense, edge of your seat type of film, the directors, producers and writers were able to insert bits of comic relief that made the film even that much more enjoyable. 

I urge every horror/thriller movie-enthusiast to make the trip to the theater to see this movie. I find it to be a fresh take on the thriller genre.

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