Movie Review: While cast and jokes shine, ‘The Lego Movie 2’ lacks magic of predecessor

In “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,” Lego-people return to theaters, but is everything still awesome? In short, not really. “The Lego Movie 2” picks up five years after the first Lego Movie. Since then, the world has fallen into chaos due to the alien invaders who have arrived from the Sis-star system.The film […]

Netflix Review: ‘Bird Box’ is an ‘apocalyptic’ film, emphasizes loss of humanity

Everyone has heard about the recent Netflix film “Bird Box.” It was released over two months ago to the streaming platform’s 148 million subscribers. Even if you haven’t seen the movie, Sandra Bullock wearing a blindfold is an image that has probably been ingrained in your mind from all the memes it has generated. You […]

Album Review: Pittsburgh-based band Chase and the Barons’ debut album an impressive alternative feat

After releasing two EPs in the last two years, the Pittsburgh-based band Chase and the Barons are set to release their debut alternative-rock album titled “Live Wire Bed Fire” on April 6.  The album is a fun and well-rounded listen. I agree with their band bio when it states that the album captures “elements of […]

Netflix Review: ‘Bandersnatch’ is compelling, but novelty quickly wears off

Amongst all the holiday treats, the weirdest and most quirky goes to “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” an interactive Netflix movie from the creators of, you guessed it, “Black Mirror.” “Bandersnatch” follows a young video game programmer, Stefan, who is slowly consumed by the virtual world he created, which is a video game after which the film […]

Performance Review: Percussion Ensemble delivers unique, exceptional performance

Thunderous booms and resounding crashes echoed out of Williams Center on Monday night as the Lafayette College Percussion Ensemble delivered yet another successful performance. Professor J. Larry Stockton, head of the music department and specialist in traditional Japanese music, has clearly hit his stride once again in his direction of the group. The ensemble is […]

‘Creed II’ successfully follows original film with new director: actors perform with passion, though lacks original plot lines

In the age of sequels and remakes that Hollywood is currently entrenched in, it is important to be weary of franchises biting off more than they can chew. “Creed II” is part of an eight movie franchise and it was brought back to life with vitality and vigor. Director Ryan Coogler originally brought Adonis Creed […]

Jazz Ensemble delivers stunning performance, soloists showcase their talents

The Jazz Ensemble has once again delivered a marvelous jazz concert, filled with skilled soloists, delightful improvisation and overall providing a wonderful viewing experience. The ensemble was led by music professor Walter Wilkins, who goes by Skip. The Ensemble’s alluring sound captivated the audience through nearly two hours of jazz in the form of nine pieces […]

Podcast Review: ‘Serial’ podcast meticulously traces the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee

Brought to you by the producers of “This American Life,” the first season of “Serial” is a riveting series that traces the 1999 murder of Hae Min Lee, a Baltimore, Md. high school student.  Over the course of seven weekly episodes, journalist Sarah Koenig investigates the making of a murder and the even more complicated trial that […]

Performance Review: ‘The Taming of the Shrew/The Tamer Tamed’ shines in all aspects

The theater department has produced a mixture of William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and John Fletcher’s “The Tamer Tamed,” a play written in response to “The Taming of the Shrew,” to create “The Taming of The Shrew/The Tamer Tamed.”    The first act of the play was based on Shakespeare’s “The Taming of The […]

Album Review: ‘I Used to Know Her: Part 2’ is melancholic and introspective

Three months after dropping “I Used To Know Her: The Prelude,” H.E.R (Having Everything Revealed), returns with a sequel to her six-track project: “I Used To Know Her: Part 2.” The new album came out on Nov. 2 and includes eight tracks without features, allowing the R&B singer to explore new musical directions. Tracks that […]