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What’s in Theaters 12/13

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Cody Downey

December 13, 2019

With Christmas a little bit less than two weeks away, movies in theaters are offering a wide variety of cinematic presents. From a holiday-themed horror film to a '90s-set biopic drama, here is what is in theaters this week. Black Christmas   While everyone may be dreaming of a White Chri...

Review: “Frozen 2” slips on thin ice with confusing plot points and loss of authenticity

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Rae Walberg

December 10, 2019

Across the country, families reunited for Thanksgiving, flocking to local theaters to watch the long-awaited "Frozen 2." But many may have been left utterly confused by the film's DreamWorks-like qualities. I, like many others, was left staring at my ticket by the end of the movie. I didn’t realize...

Events bringing holiday cheer to NOLA this month

Pierre Wilbourn, a New Orleans resident, enjoys the light display as he awaits the snowfall on Fulton Street. Each year, thousands of people visit Miracle on Fulton Street to experience the faux snow and beautiful light display. Photo credit: Caitlyn Reisgen

Caitlyn Reisgen

December 6, 2019

Miracle on Fulton Street Nov. 29-Dec. 21 | 11a.m.-10p.m. Since it rarely snows in New Orleans, the Miracle on Fulton Street brings "snow" to New Orleans with a faux snowfall every hour from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Along with the snow, there are many sights and photo opportunities including an illuminated Christm...

Puzzle Answers 12/6/19

December 5, 2019

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“Knives Out” sticks a modern twist into the mystery genre

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Ver Lumod

December 5, 2019

Rian Johnson’s star-studded whodunit “Knives Out” is a smartly plotted and hilariously entertaining social commentary. The film kicks off with the death of 85-year-old mystery writer Harlan Thrombey, played by Christopher Plummer. His varied and eccentric family rules it out as a suicid...

Review: “Ford v. Ferrari” is an electrifying ride of a movie

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Ver Lumod

December 5, 2019

American cinema drives further toward greatness with James Mangold’s period sports drama “Ford v. Ferrari. The film centers on a real-life attempt by the financially beleaguered Ford Motor Company in 1966 to beat Italian auto manufacturer Ferrari at their own game: race cars and speed. At the...

Sneaux kicks off Loyola Christmas celebrations

Students pose in their tree and candy cane costumes at Sneaux. Sneaux took place in Loyola University's Horeshoe on Tuesday Dec. 3rd, 2019. Photo credit: Hannah Renton

Cristo Dulom

December 4, 2019

Snow, Christmas music and the laughter of children and students alike filled the horseshoe on Dec. 3, 2019 as the Student Government Association kicked off its annual winter tradition: Sneaux. Sneaux, a now 12-year-old tradition, featured event staples such as hot chocolate, Santa, the Loyno Express T...

Humans of Loyola: Noël Anderson’s passion is casting students’ future

Noël Anderson, motion graphics professor, poses for a portrait. Photo credit: Sofia Santoro

Sofia Santoro

December 4, 2019

Noël Anderson is a motion graphics professor who grew up in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from SCAD in Savannah, Georgia. Her family is from New Orleans and has family roots that go all the way back to the 1800s. She currently lives with her husband, who is in a similar field, and her puppy. Who a...

Review: “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series” sticks to the status quo

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Rae Walberg

December 2, 2019

As a new addition to the slew of streaming services, Disney+ plays on members' nostalgia from their time being Disney kids. The Gen-Z cult classic, “High School Musical," is one of these beloved, heavily romanticized films. The movie debuted on Disney Channel Jan. 20, 2006 with Zac Efron and Vanessa...

Review: Don’t underestimate the power of ‘The Mandalorian’

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Sam Lucio

November 25, 2019

The recent launch of Disney’s foray into the streaming universe, Disney+, has brought a plethora of Disney classics and once forgotten movies and TV shows that I began to think only ever existed in my mind back into the forefront. Along with the back catalog of Disney content, Disney is also creating...

Review: Disney+ provides an interesting addition to the streaming service competition

Review: Disney+ provides an interesting addition to the streaming service competition

Cody Downey

November 25, 2019

If the streaming service competition between companies such as Netflix and Hulu were an actual body of water, Disney+ would be the waterfall that leads into a way bigger river. The new service stands out from its competitors with a combined sense of nostalgia and exclusivity. Unlike other services,...

“Doctor Sleep” shines on introspection and nostalgia

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Ver Lumod

November 22, 2019

“Doctor Sleep” is a bracingly contemplative horror film that manages to make its case for being a worthy sequel to both Stephen King and Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining." The film focuses on Dan Torrance, played by Ewan McGregor, as he eventually overcomes his trauma from the h...

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