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WERD radio: Echoes of revolution

WERD radio: Echoes of revolution

Carlos Ortega/Tracey Nicholas, Staff Writers | December 1, 2023
While on a walking tour led by Ernie Suggs, enterprise reporter and manager of the AJC Sepia and first keynote speaker of the 2023 ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention, students from across the country found themselves face-to-face with dozens of historical locations along Auburn Avenue in Atlanta, with one stop in particular holding a much more storied past behind its beauty shop window...
‘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...
The Midnight: A synthwave wonderland

The Midnight: A synthwave wonderland

Natalie DaSilva, Staff Writer | November 10, 2023
As someone who considers herself to be an ’80s enthusiast, finding a decent synthwave artist is an absolute must. I stumbled upon The Midnight as a highschooler and have fall-en in love with this band. Formed in 2012 at the peak of vaporwave and retrowave internet culture, The Midnight is a band that features enticing synthesizers, nostalgic, echoey drums, and most importantly, saxophone solos that I can only describe as candy for your ears...
Dallas Fan Festival comes to town

Dallas Fan Festival comes to town

Aislyn Smith, Editor-in-Chief | November 8, 2023
The annual Dallas Fan Festival, held Oct. 20-22 at the Irving Convention Center, featured stars such as Paul Bettany, who plays Vision in the MCU, Michelle Hurd who has most recently played Raffi in ‘Star Trek: Picard’, and Andy Serkis who played Gollum in ‘Lord of the Rings’. They delighted fans with photo ops and autographs, allowing fans a chance to meet their heroes...
Erick Vargas-Rojas, left, runs through the script of Plano with Damian Gonzalez before the show.

Building a tiny world in ‘Plano’

Elise Stuart, Staff Writer | November 7, 2023
Will Arbery’s “Plano” is more than just a physical place. Sometimes it is a state of mind, sometimes an escape, and in some cases its own being. The play tells the story of three sisters and the experiences they have navigating their lives and the trials they go through. It also explores the idea that women learn how to treat men from their mothers.
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...
The Genie of English Literature

The Genie of English Literature

Jerry Weiss, Staff Cartoonist | October 29, 2023
Be careful what you wish for. Or at least be specific anyway. Chronicle staff cartoonist Jerry Weiss takes a look at wishful thinking in his latest cartoon endeavor.
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...
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