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Top 5 Disney Villain Songs

Fallon Manzella-McReady, Staff Reporter

September 22, 2020

Julian Koonce has graduated, I’m in, and now that his reign over the entertainment page is over, I’m here to take over the Top 5 list. Melodies foreshadow great betrayals. Tunes inciting the voodoo spirits. The complete unrav...

‘Sonic’ succeeds despite original ire

Fallon Manzella-McReady, Staff Reporter

February 27, 2020

We all remember it. We remember that ridiculous time a few months ago when the new trailer for a movie came out. Its main character was beloved video game star Sonic the Hedgehog. Normally the internet — or at the very lea...

Julian K’s Top 5 Movies of the Decade

Julian Koonce, Sectional Editor

February 27, 2020

What’s this? Julian’s back on the Entertainment page? Well, call this West Virginia, because I’m back to the place I belong. Of course I come bearing the greatest gift of all: an all new Top 5. For this issue we’re t...

‘Addams Family’ benefits from modernization, star-studded cast

Fallon Manzella-McReady, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

The newest installment of the ‘Addams Family’ franchise is its first animated movie, boasting yet another star-studded cast in its fourth film installment. The movie, for one, is carried by its voice lineup, whi...

Julian’s Top 5 Halloween Movies

Julian Koonce, Sectional Editor

November 1, 2019

It’s the season of the witch, which means there’s no better time to look back on the best movies of Halloween’s past — according to me — than the first day of November. I’m back and ready for spooks, laughs,...

Todd Phillips’ ‘Joker’ sparks old debates

Julian Koonce, Sectional Editor

November 1, 2019

James Holmes never put on any type of Joker mask when he entered the Century 16 movie theatre in Aurora, Colo., in 2012 on the midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises.” Holmes was someone who claimed to have se...

Opinion: Several questions surround separating the art from the artist

Julian Koonce, Sectional Editor

October 4, 2019

This article contains mentions of some sensitive material. In early 2018, my little sister who was 6 years old at the time asked me if I could take her to see the sequel to one of her favorite movies, “Paddington 2.” The...

Julian’s Top 5 Trilogies You Should Totally Check Out

Julian Koonce, Sectional Editor

October 4, 2019

The date is August 13. It was an overcast morning at the Guardian office in Room 196. Things looked bleak. The Guardian fax machine starts ringing and whirring. Two words appear on a single sheet of paper from the “Top 5 Movi...

Julian’s Top Five ’90s movies

Julian Koonce, Staff Reporter

April 17, 2019

That’s right, readers. Julian’s Top Five list is back. This time we’re going to take a look at quite possibly the greatest era in film history: the ‘90s. I found this list much more difficult to make than the previous one, ...

‘The Upside’ stars inject humor into emotional journey

Natalia Habas, Sectional Editor

February 27, 2019

If there’s an upside to the “The Upside,” it’s the film’s emotional power that I never thought I could identify with. “The Upside” touched a part of my heart and my mind that I don’t usually visit. I don’t...

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