E23

E23: April 26, 2018 (J. Cole and One Direction)

Join us for our final show of the year, featuring all of our 2017-2018 execs! Hosts Jacob Douglas and Sam Mosher, outgoing executive producer and digital director, respectively, are wowed by the concepts of music and concerts. Our resident North Carolina native, Rachel Zalucki, reviews J. Cole’s newest album on Spare the Skip. Staffers Michael […]

“Blockers” is a Hilarious Comedy With a Lot of Heart

Review by E23 Writer Michael Donelan The new film “Blockers” is hilarious, filthy, heartwarming and one of the best comedies in recent years. On the day of their senior prom, longtime best friends Julie (Kathryn Newton), Kayla (Geraldine Viswanathan) and Sam (Gideon Adlon) make a pact that after the dance they will lose their virginities […]

E23- April 19, 2018 (Infinity War and Spring Fashion)

Hosted by Lucy Reis and Brooke Knappenberger, this week’s E23 tackles movies, fashion and more! John Messer discusses the battle royale shooters that are taking over the video game industry, the new DC movie spearheaded by Steven Spielberg and the rumors swirling around Billy Joel’s possible tenth album. Then, Savannah Ritzen and Brooke Knappenberger show […]

Frankenstein and the Modern Monster

Frankenstein and the Modern Monster

By Rachel Zalucki, E23 Reporter 200 years ago in 1818, an unremarkable book was published by an unremarkable woman, and critics expected it to be an inevitable flop. That woman was Mary Shelley and that book was the classic horror novel “Frankenstein.” Since the Romantic period saw so few female authors and artists, many expected […]

E23: April 12, 2018 (Greg Miller and “A Quiet Place”)

This week on E23, Josie Clark reviews the new horror film “A Quiet Place” and John Messer talks about Jimmy Kimmel and Chappaquiddick. Brian Woods interviews Greg Miller, MU alumnus and YouTuber from Kinda Funny, about how his education at the Missouri School of Journalism helped him with his career. Reporter Rachel Zalucki shows viewers […]

AJR Concert Review: Follow the Click, Not the Crowd

AJR Concert Review: Follow the Click, Not the Crowd

By Hal Robison, E23 Reporter Adam, Jack and Ryan Met still insist that they’re “not famous.” After the release of their second album, “The Click,” in June 2017 and the start of their tour of the same name, AJR has slowly been making their name a household one. Of their remaining tour dates, only one […]

“Chappaquiddick” review: Better be quick to the theater to see it

“Chappaquiddick” review: Better be quick to the theater to see it

By John Messer, E23 Reporter This past weekend gave us “Chappaquiddick,” starring Jason Clarke as Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne. It was directed by John Curran and, more importantly, has a supporting role from Clancy Brown, otherwise known as one of my five favorite actors of all time. The […]

Review: “A Quiet Place” is quite chilling cinema

By Josie Clark, E23 Reporter This review contains minor spoilers for “A Quiet Place.” For a first time director, John Krasinski proves brilliance doesn’t always come from experience with “A Quiet Place.” The film is a breath of fresh air for the horror genre. It blends creativity and terror to create a fantastic moviegoing experience. […]

Review: The Aces make my heart feel “Volcanic”

By Savannah Ritzen, E23 Reporter Finally, the summer bops are heading our way! On Friday, April 6, The Aces released their debut pop album, “When My Heart Felt Volcanic.” Filled with sparkle and confidence, the album is perfect to add to your summer playlist(s). As an all-female pop quartet, The Aces formed in Utah during […]

Critical Inklings, Ep. 4: Tabletop Role-Playing

Critical Inklings, Ep. 4: Tabletop Role-Playing

This week, John is joined by his friend Chloe for a discussion of Tabletop Role-Playing and the intricacies of Dungeons and Dragons. Please excuse our host this episode; he was very sick and had trouble boosting his audio. Technical difficulties should be somewhat resolved next episode!

“Ready Player One” Review: Ready, Set, OK

“Ready Player One” Review: Ready, Set, OK

By John Messer, E23 Reviewer Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One” came out this past weekend to much anticipation. The film is based on the 2011 novel of the same name by Ernest Cline, so the usual suspects of book fans were there to praise and scrutinize. However, those ignorant of the book had a lot […]

Video Game Movies: Eternal Bad Time of the Gamer’s Mind

By John Messer, E23 Reporter Video game movies are constant entries in the anthology of schlock. Time and time again, they fall just short of being good. A few do rise above the sludge; the first “Mortal Kombat” was decent and so was the first “Lara Croft” for instance. But at best they’re just forgettably […]

Syfy’s “Krypton” Pilot Review

By Bryce Cross, E23 Reporter Nearly everyone knows the origin story of Superman. He came from a dying alien planet, crash landed and was raised on Earth to eventually become humanity’s shining light and savior. So why watch a story about a planet destined to die? Syfy’s origin story to the origin story, “Krypton,” actually […]

E23- March 22, 2018 (Bill Nye and “Queer Eye”)

This week on E23, resident film critic Bryce Cross breaks down the new “Avengers: Infinity War” trailer and tells viewers his top five moments from it. Savannah Ritzen checks out Bill Nye’s speech at Jesse Auditorium. Caitlin Brenner tells viewers about the new “Tomb Raider” movie and how it mimics parts of the video game […]

Review: My love letter to “Love, Simon”

By Hal Robison, E23 Reporter Today, when a high school-centered teenage rom-com is coming out, there’s usually a standard pattern. A white, straight, usually awkward student wants to find love or is finally summoning the courage to ask that crush they’ve had for years to the big dance. This guy or girl is often followed […]