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Matthew Perry 1969-2023

RIP Matthew Perry 1969-2023

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | December 2, 2023
“Friends” (1994-2004) – Matthew Perry’s Chandler Bing was essential as comic relief of the ensemble. His character admitted his faults and talked about being a buffoon. I liked his character, but an out-of-work actor and friends could never live like that in New York City. A- “Almost Heroes” (1998) – This is a satire on explorers of the day in the early 1800s. Explorers portrayed by Perry and the late Chris...
‘Freddy’s’ is an unappealing misfire

‘Freddy’s’ is an unappealing misfire

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | November 29, 2023
“Five Nights at Freddy’s” may appeal to some kids and the younger set, but I am not one of those people.  The entire premise did not really entice me in any form or fashion.  It’s just a mishmash of mean-spirited antics and shenanigans. Even with the appealing Josh Hutcherson of the “Hunger Games” franchise, this misfire has no appeal to me whatsoever. Even the appearance of...
Jade Kindar-Martin, left, Kevin Foster, and Jess Weiss in their roles as Bonnie, Freddy and Chica.

‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ is enough

Avery Lovett, Staff Writer | November 24, 2023
"Five Nights at Freddy’s" was made to do one thing and one thing only. That was to entertain an audience of mostly children, and it succeeded at this beautifully. The “Five Nights at Freddy’s” movie seems to break the mold, because of its seemingly simple source material. While the first FNaF game might look simple to the untrained eye due to its less-than-flashy graphics and basic mechanics...
Rickys Take 5 - Native-American Heritage Edition

Ricky’s Take 5 – Native-American Heritage Edition

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | November 22, 2023
“Little Big Man” (1970) This is an amazing story narrated by Jack Crabb (Dustin Hoffman), who is 121 years old. Looking back, he recalls becoming indoctrinated into the Native American culture through no fault of his own. Mrs. Pendrake, portrayed by Faye Dunaway, has feelings for Jack that never quite come to fruition. Grade: A+ “Thunderheart” (1992) Ray Levoi, Val Kilmer’s FBI agent of mixed blood, is put on a murder case on a reservation because of his Native American heritage. This crime-thriller is...
Saw X: Is the jig finally up for Jigsaw? Never say never ...

‘Saw X’: A hopeful farewell to Jigsaw

Tracey Nicholas, Staff Writer | November 3, 2023
In a surprising turn of events, the iconic Saw franchise, which initially stumbled as an unsuccessful film in 2001 but later resurrect-ed itself as one of the most successful horror movie series in 2004, has unleashed its latest installment, “Saw X.” Directed by Kevin Greutert and written by Peter Goldfinger, the tone of this most recent installment is depressing and uninspired, with a very dull opening...
Rickys picks for scary family fun

Ricky’s picks for scary family fun

Ricky Miller, Staff Writer | October 31, 2023
Chronicle Entertainment Editor Ricky Miller takes a whack at some good old-fashioned spooky family fun with five favorites the entire family can enjoy together this Halloween.
Rickys TAKE 5 - Stephen King Edition

Ricky’s TAKE 5 – Stephen King Edition

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | October 31, 2023
'The Dead Zone' (1983) - Christopher Walken is Johnny Smith, a school teacher who awakens from a coma with supernatural abilities after an automobile accident. Martin Sheen is amazing as a politician named Greg Stillson. Based on a novel by Stephen King. A+ 'Doctor Sleep' (2019) - This mixture of drama and horror is a direct sequel to "The Shining." Ewan McGregor portrays Danny Torrance, Jack Nicholson's screen son in the original all grown up years later. Flashbacks to the original...
Rickys Top 13 for Halloween

Ricky’s Top 13 for Halloween

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | October 27, 2023
Hold on to your pumpkin Charlie Brown, Chronicle Entertainment Editor Ricky Miller shares some of his favorite ghoulish Halloween flicks for your viewing pleasure...
Totally Killer’ is totally mediocre

‘Totally Killer’ is totally mediocre

Tracey Nicholas, Staff Writer | October 20, 2023
In the world of cinema, “Totally Killer” is a unique blend of modern and ‘80s aesthetics, marrying humor with horror while resurrecting a menacing figure from the past. It’s like a meeting point between “Back to the Future” and “Scream.” The film dives into a coming-of-age story centered around Jamie, a 16-year-old portrayed by Kiernan Shipka, who embarks on a quest to dismantle a circle of killers...
Makeup and the movies

Makeup and the movies

Elise Stuart, Staff Writer | October 17, 2023
What does it take to be a successful makeup artist? And how do you make makeup so detailed it looks believable for film? At the Brookhaven Campus, Dallas College students got the opportunity to have these questions and more answered by Oscar-nominated makeup artist Donald Mowat...
Rickys TAKE 5 - Hispanic Heritage Month

Ricky’s TAKE 5 – Hispanic Heritage Month

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | October 15, 2023
"Stand and Deliver" (1988) - A great drama, it follows Edward James Olmos' Jaime Escalante, who teaches algebra to a bunch of troubled students in South Central Los Angeles. Lou Diamond Phillips, fresh off his starring role in "La Bamba" portrays one of the students. B+ - "Bound by Honor" (1993) This is a multicultural Chicano flick like the Godfather. One of the brothers becomes a cop (played by Benjamin Bratt), another one becomes a criminal (Jesse Borrego) and another one becomes an artist (Damian Chapa). A - Spare Parts (2015) - Here's a based-on-truth biographical drama about...
Denzel Washington stars as Robert McCall, who faces down an Italian mobster in The Equalizer 3.

‘The Equalizer 3’ delivers the goods

Ricky Miller, Entertainment Editor | September 22, 2023
Usually in filmmaking franchises when Part 3 comes around, the inclination is to steer clear. But with “The Equalizer 3” the goods get delivered.
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