Arts & Entertainment

JSU hosts three new art shows October 11, 2018 - Sydney Spencer, A&E Reporter This past Thursday on October 4th, there was an art gallery for faculty of Jacksonville State University as well as the artist Mark Bueno. The art of the faculty was displayed in Hammond Hall while Mark Bueno’s art was displayed in the Round House Gallery. Art ranged from paintings, sculptures, live art, and pop art. The 2018 Faculty Show had all types …
Solo: Worth a watch for theater boycotters October 11, 2018 - Daniel Mayes, Editor-in-chief  First of all, I’ll give a little disclaimer. I’m a huge Star Wars fan, and I’ve loved all the new movies with Disney at the helm (including The Last Jedi). So, if you want to dismiss my opinion now based on that knowledge and go about your day, then I wouldn’t blame you. Still here? Cool. Solo: A Star Wars Story is …
Venom Bites October 11, 2018 - James King, A&E Writer   The “Venom” movie is one of the most unoriginal movies I have seen this year. The first 5 minutes of the movie reminded me of the “Rampage” movie from earlier this year, that involved a similar plot point of an evil company using science from space that ended up creating monsters. The rest reminded me of the another movie from this …
Alabama & Friends put on a show in Jacksonville October 3, 2018 - Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor After 6 months of hurt and healing, destruction and rebuilding, sorrow and joy; Jacksonville State University took a special step in its recovery. Wednesday night, the JSU community gathered together to raise money for the universities recovery from the March tornado. Randy Owen, lead guitarist of Alabama as well as a  JSU alumnus and trustee, decided after the tornado that he wanted …
The Incredibles 2 does not live up to the wait September 27, 2018 - James King , A&E Writer The first Incredibles movie is a classic piece of superhero cinema. One of those rare movies that is both celebrated in it’s own time, and gotten better with time. Director Brad Bird crafts a believable, human, and just plain fun animated movie. It’s no wonder that The Incredibles is many people’s favorite Pixar movie. It nails what makes superheroes great and …
Meet Cocky Esports September 27, 2018 - Sydney Spencer, A&E reporter Esports, or electronic sports, is an up and coming type of competition featuring video games being played competitively in a tournament fashion. This new type of sports promotion has been increasing rabidly in popularity over the last few years. With the rise of things like Overwatch League, an Esports league with teams and seasons structured much like Major League Baseball, it …
How Marvel challenges us: The commentary present in the MCU September 27, 2018 - Taylor Mitchell, A&E Editor Superhero movies have evolved in our culture as the modern equivalent to the spaghetti western. They are mass market entertainment to the highest degree, movies meant to entertain and make their studios a whole heaping lot of money. They are made to be almost universally relatable and consumable to increase ticket sales. The continued popularity has caused many to see them …
Alabama and Friends (Image Gallery) September 27, 2018 - Here are some of the pictures from last night’s Alabama and Friends benefit concert! we will be updating it with more as time goes on. Photo credits: Sydney Sorrells and Taylor Mitchell    
Joystick Junkies September 20, 2018 - Hosts: Sean Collier, Taylor Mitchell, and Breihan Dryden Time: Mondays 5-6 pm Joystick Junkies is the brand spanking new name for the award winning radio show Arcade Fire. Along with the new name we have also picked up a new host in Breihan Dryden, who you may recognize from Electric Hearts and his work with The Sunsets. Despite all these changes, Joystick Junkies is committed …
Poultrygiest: Night of the Chicken Dead is so bad its good September 20, 2018 - Breihan Dryden, A&E Writer I want all of you to look at the title of this film and appreciate it. Go on, take it in. Your enjoyment of this film will entirely depend on whether or not you appreciate the level of thought that went into the pun that is this film’s title. Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (henceforth referred to as simply Poultrygeist) …
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