“Leap!” could have soared higher

By Denise Parker Following a dream is a beautiful goal. Preservation and passion help fuel people to leap over barricades. That is the essential theme for the Canadian film “Leap” which premiered in 2016 and came to the United States this year. Despite the stunning animation and its wonderful music, “Leap!” fails to fully jump…

‘Silence’ speaks on religious extremes

“Silence” the latest dramatic effort from director Martin Scorsese, who by now has established himself as one of the most influential figures in cinema history, is about two Jesuit (a form of Catholic) priests in the 1600’s who go looking for their mentor in Japan. Sounds boring, right? It’s quite the opposite. And as much…

Madden season is upon us

September has rolled around which means summer is not far from being over, students are back in school, and Madden season is here. This year EA Sports and the NFL teamed up for the highly anticipated Madden 17 video game, and so far it has not disappointed.   Madden 17 introduces a revamped emphasis on…

Crime drama ‘Triple 9’ lacks depth but delivers in the end

The new crime drama “Triple 9” began screening in the U.S. Feb. 26 and was highly anticipated for action movie buffs considering the star-studded cast. With the likes of Chiwetel Ejiofar, Aaron Paul, Norman Reedus, Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet, “Triple 9” promised top notch acting. Set in Atlanta, Georgie Triple 9 opens…

Madden and NHL kick off sports season in gaming

Every fall season, the video game industry releases their annual sports titles, coinciding with the beginning of a new season for the respective sports. Baseball and video game fans alike have already seen the release of MLB 15: The Show earlier this year. However, this issue we cover Madden 16 and NHL 16 in a…