Final “Hunger Games” film delivers but doesn’t challengeBy Austin Lindner | Echo In one final gust of flames, the series about the “Girl on Fire” has come to an end. Since it’s apparently impossible to finish a franchise without splitting the last story into two installments, Nov. 20 saw the […]
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Cinemoron reviews “Hotel Transylvania” By Austin Yoder | Echo “Hotel Transylvania 2,” the sequel to the 2012 animated film “Hotel Transylvania,” is an exciting, slow-burning movie that I enjoyed immensely, even though it’s not animated, follows a completely different storyline and doesn’t feature a single character from the original film. Last […]
“The Martian” proves that in space, no one can hear you lieBy Austin Yoder | Contributor Let’s set aside, for a moment, the fact that “The Martian”is one of the most entertaining, clever and satisfying blockbusters to come along in recent years. Let’s ignore its brilliant performances, exhilarating special effects […]
“War Room” breaks box office with Christian clichés By Hannah Schaefer | Contributor When I first saw “War Room,” it was a 2 p.m. showing on a Monday afternoon and I was the only person there under 40 years old. I think that sums up the experience accurately. From […]
Taylor Theatre’s first play of the year offers a balanced view of Arab-Israeli conflict By Austin Lindner | The Echo Everything in life has a taste. Conflict is sour. Happiness is sweet. Loss is bitter. The flavors of life are often mixed. No carefree event comes without the tang of […]
A review of summer’s most controversial novelBy Zack Taylor | Contributor It’s been more than fifty years since Harper Lee published her beloved classic, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” and we have been under the spell of little Scout and her kindhearted lawyer-father Atticus ever since. However, in 2015 an ambiguous […]
Grading the summer’s box office hitsBy Austin Linder | Echo This summer on the silver screen, Tom Cruise saved the world for the 86th time while California broke in half for the first. While over 50 films hit theatres between May and August, only a few were able to rack […]
“This isn’t freedom. This is fear.” These are the words of a worried Captain America in “The Winter Soldier.” A man out of time, Cap doesn’t quite know how to handle America’s growing emphasis on security over freedom. It’s a concern shared by many in today’s world, and it’s what helps make this superhero sequel stand out from the crowd. Along with above-average acting, a tight plot and some superb action sequences, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is another winner from Marvel Studios.
Watching the movie adaptation of a book can be nerve-wracking for fans, but “Divergent” surpasses expectations.
Forget Noah building an “arky-arky.” This Noah is mad, mad, mad at those who disobeyed God, and he shows it. While definitely taking liberties with the story, the new film “Noah” always points back to God in its deviations. It’s a visually astounding, well-acted and thought-provoking piece of cinema that reinvents the biblical epic. And it definitely has people’s attention.