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SPOILER Review: “Joker” is more than just another comic book movie

Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Cody Downey

January 27, 2020

Editor's Note: The following review contains spoilers for the film "Joker." All the way back in November, The Maroon reviewed "Joker" and gave it a six out of 10. At the time of that review, I hadn't seen "Joker" yet. Now that I have seen it, I would like to give my evaluation. "Joker" follows the story...

Review: “Jojo Rabbit” works even though it shouldn’t

Courtesy of Fox Searchlight

Tommy Tran

January 27, 2020

Jojo Rabbit is a charming, touching coming of age story set in an overdramatized Nazi Germany during World War II. The plot itself centers around the titular character of Jojo Betzler, played by Roman Griffin Davis. Betzler has an imaginary friend who happens to be Adolf Hitler. He bounces ideas off...

What’s in Theaters 1/24

Courtesy of Miramax

Ver Lumod

January 24, 2020

As the first month of the new year is coming to its close, there are plenty of movies currently showing in theaters that are suited to every kind of cinephile. From franchise entries to award-winning films, it’s the calm before the storm of Oscars season. Click here to find showtimes. The Gentlemen (NEW) After a recent unlikely detour into Disney fare with the live action remake of “A...

Iris ladies get shady for Mardi Gras

iris sunglasses

Amy Ngo

January 24, 2020

In a room full of glitter, glue and giggles, the Krewe of Iris is carrying on an old Mardi Gras tradition. The oldest, all-female krewe came together to create their hand-decorated masterpieces: sunglasses. “Kristen, our captain, wanted to have a special throw that made you scream, ‘Iris’ when ...

Puzzle Answers 1/24/2020

January 23, 2020


King Cake Hub brings king cake fans together

Different varieties of king cake sit in a line at King Cake Hub. This was just a small selection available.

Cristian Orellana

January 22, 2020

With forty six days left until Mardi Gras and King Cake Hub now having 50 varieties, it seems only natural to ask natural to ask the owner, Will Samuels, what’s his favorite kind. “It’s like picking a favorite child,” Samuels said. Formerly a Lakeview pizza restaurant owner, Will Samuels...

Maple Street welcomes vegan restaurant to corner full of popular college bars

Plates of food from Kindred sit on a table.

Rose Wagner

January 21, 2020

The intersection of Maple and Hillary Streets is known for cheap drinks, cheese fries and crowds of college students partying late into the night, even on Wednesdays. But a new business has moved in across from to Bruno's Tavern, TJ Quills and Redd's Uptilly Tavern, one that hopes to bring vegan eats to...

Reviews: The Top 10 Movies of 2019

poster of Joker

Cody Downey and Ver Lumod

January 19, 2020

2019 has come and gone, and it was definitely a great year for the film industry. Many longtime series provided installments of massive proportions. Prolific directors brought new films to both theaters and streaming services. Foreign films came into the spotlight to provide relevant stories worldwide....

What’s in Theaters 1/17

Poster for Dolittle

Cody Downey

January 17, 2020

We are midway through the month of January, and there is already a great selection of films out in theaters to watch. From reimaginings of beloved films to long-awaited sequels, theaters have many options for the average filmgoer. Click here to find showtimes. Dolittle Bringing a different take on the literary character, "Dolittle" offers an interesting adapta...

Puzzle Answers 1/17/2020

January 16, 2020


What’s in Theaters 1/10

Poster for 1917

Cody Downey

January 12, 2020

With the second week of 2020 done, the world of movies has a great selection of holiday holdovers and new stories to entertain the avid filmgoer. For showtimes and ticket prices, click here and find a local theatre near you. 1917 Bringing a new look to the first World War, "1917" mixes cinematography and action ...

Wizard World celebrates 10th year in New Orleans

Cosplaying children all pose for a photo after the Children Costume Competition on Jan. 4, 2020. All children that competed won and were offered awards afterward.

Cristo Dulom

January 7, 2020

Wizard World celebrated its 10th year at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center from Jan. 3-5, 2020. There were a variety of artists, cosplayers and guest celebrities. The events included costume contests for children and adults alike, live music and panels hosted by guest celebrities and artists....

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