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‘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...
A diamond in the Duff

A diamond in the Duff

Jack Gann, Staff Writer | November 11, 2023
If I had to choose one thing to love about living in Texas, politics aside, it would be the vast amount of hole-in-the-wall Mexican restaurants at our disposal. Everybody and their dog will swear by their favorite hidden gem. Some are amazing, although most are truly horrible, just disguised by sentimentality. John’s Backyard Grill can only be described by the former. Located in North Dallas, just a half mile from Preston Green...
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...
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...
Said the People: Listen to the band

Said the People: Listen to the band

Natalie DaSilva, Staff Writer | October 24, 2023
Upon my research endeavors to find local DFW artists to cover, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a fresh, new band from Denton known as Said the People. The band is fronted by Logan Leavoy, along with Colten Lane on guitar and additional vocals, Rich Reiger on bass and Dalton Walters on drums...
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...
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...
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