“Bad Times at the El Royale” Review

Zack Hohenstein, E23 Reporter It seems like every character wants to assume a new identity in “Bad Times at the El Royale”. They sneak around, hide things and lie in order to appear as someone else multiple times over the course of the staggering 141-minute runtime. In a similar way, this film seems like it’s […]

“Riverdale” Season Three Premiere First Look

Megan Rubenstein, E23 Reporter   The CW’s “Riverdale” returns with the season three premiere, leaving viewers questioning how the remainder of the season will look. This review contains spoilers On Wednesday, Oct. 10, the CW’s “Riverdale,” the dark teen-drama based off of the famous “Archie” comics, returned for the season three premiere. While I would […]

“A Star is Born” Review

Francisco Melendez, E23 Reporter “A Star is Born” (2018) is the fourth official remake of “A Star is Born” to be released in theatres, and it has a lot to live up to. The 1937 version was nominated for 7 Academy Awards (and won for original story); the 1954 version was nominated for 6 Academy […]

“The Good Place” Season 3 Premiere Review

Jacob Mosher, E23 Reporter Spoiler Warning: The plot of previous seasons and this episode will be discussed. The best show currently on network television, “The Good Place”, returned Thursday night with season three’s two-part premiere. It begins exactly where season two ended: The four humans are back on Earth to prove to the Judge, played […]

First Impressions of Netflix’s “Maniac”

Zach Hohenstein, E23 Reporter What would we do to escape our current lives? This is the question that Netflix’s new show “Maniac” asks the audience. Cary Joji Fukunaga, the director of all ten episodes, emphasizes this notion through excellent cinematography and production design that brings out the underlying dull of our reality. Arguably even more […]

Wizardfest at the Blue Note 2018

Kelsi Southard, E23 Reporter Do you adumbledore Harry Potter? Well Slytherin to The Blue Note Theater on Saturday, September 22 for Wizardfest! Doors open at 9:00pm for a show and a Harry Potter themed dance party! Be ready for trivia, Quidditch pong, and wizard-themed drink specials! Wear your best robe for a chance to win […]

Top News for “Bachelor” Fans

Megan Rubenstein, E23 Reporter Spoilers Ahead It’s been a wild couple of weeks for Bachelor Nation! The two-part finale of “Bachelor in Paradise” Season 5 that aired on Sept. 10 and 11 took many dramatic twists, and that is only the beginning. It was also announced that Colton Underwood from Becca Kufrin’s season of “The […]

“The Predator” Review

Zack Hohenstein, E23 Reporter Well, at least it was funny. That is the most positive thing I can say about director Shane Black’s “The Predator”. There are some negative things to be said though. The writers had no interest in coherence. The action was not exciting (perhaps the biggest disappointment of the film). It sets […]

“The Nun” Review

Francisco Melendez, E23 Reporter “The Nun” is interesting to examine because it shows how a great horror movie premise can be so completely wasted. The movie serves as a prequel to the critically acclaimed Conjuring franchise, and, in theory, was meant to serve as an origin story for the character Valak from “Conjuring 2”, in […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]