Arts & Entertainment

Red Dead Redemption II is the game that transcends video games January 17, 2019 - Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor Red Dead Redemption 2 is the 2018 prequel to the 2010 game Red Dead Redemption. Both games were developed by Rockstar Games, which is mostly known for their Grand Theft Auto series. Grand Theft Auto admittedly, has very little to do with this series. Instead of stories about crime, with hints of clever parody of American culture, this is a story about …
Bird Box: don’t take off the blindfold January 17, 2019 - Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer As a movie lover, I try not to go into films prepared to hate them. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, I try and find the best in all things (as you might have learned from the previous films covered here). Which leads us to Bird Box, which I went into with zero knowledge of its existence, outside of some interviews that …
New Miss JSU reaches crowning achievement January 17, 2019 - Bethany Hunt , A&E Reporter Last Friday, a new Miss JSU was crowned for 2019, following fierce competition between the six contestants competing for the title. Darby Angel was crowned Miss JSU 2019. Angel is a junior from Dallas, Texas majoring in sports management. The platform she chose to support was “Precious as Rubies” which aims to help women who have experienced sexual violence on college …
Red Dead Redemption has more to say than you think November 29, 2018 - Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor So I had an interesting experience the other day. I have been playing Red Dead Redemption 2 (also known as Rootin Tootin Cowboy Shootin 2) over the Thanksgiving break and I have gotten to the third chapter of the game where the Van Der Linde gang is forced to move to the southern state of Lemoyne (fictionalized Louisiana) in order to escape …
Pokemon goes to a new home November 29, 2018 - Sean Collier, A&E Writer It is no secret that Pokemon has been a phenomenon for about as long as it was originally created. It has maintained its popularity for years and most likely will for many more. The community does tend to have issues with decisions made on the games and other things but it has still endured. Thanks to the release and popularity Pokemon GO, …
JSU prepares for second drama production of the year November 29, 2018 - Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter The Jacksonville State University Drama Department is having another production before the end of fall semester. This play is called The Flick and will be directed by professor Carrie Colton. Carrie Colton is an acting, speech, and voice professor here at Jacksonville State. She usually focuses on musical theatre and Shakespeare, but decided to take on the job because it is pretty …
The Venture Brothers: a unique parody November 15, 2018 - James King, A&E Writer This article I’ve been wanting to do for a while and it will be a bit different from my normal movie reviews, because this time I’m reviewing a show, my favorite show, The Venture Brothers.  The Venture Brothers started in 2003 as a parody of cartoons ( specifically Johnny Quest), comics, pop music, and generally pop culture. The wacky brainchild of the …
JSU Drama receives eight nominations for roles in She Kills Monsters November 15, 2018 - Sydney Spencer, Staff Reporter Editor’s Note: An article appeared in the November 8, 2018 issue of The Chanticleer reporting the nomination of just one member of the Drama She Kills Monsters for competition in The Kennedy Center American College Festival. The Chanticleer staff were unaware of the other students and faculty that had been nominated until after the printing of this issue. We apologize to everyone …
Halloween: a triumphant return November 8, 2018 - Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer The Halloween franchise is a series that is near and dear to my heart, people. I own multiple versions of almost every film, have seen them countless times, purchased many a shirt, and will eventually get that famous image of the hand holding a knife, gradually fading into a Jack-O-Lantern painted onto my skin. I. Love. This. Series. But as with most …
XCOM 2: satisfaction in complexity November 8, 2018 - Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor I have had some unique experiences with this one, I have to admit. XCOM 2 came out in 2016 and I, being a huge fan of XCOM: Enemy Unknown before it, absolutely jumped on it. It had promised more difficulty and interesting mechanics that I was super hyped for, and I would like to say it fully delivered on that promise. Sadly …
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