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What happens when one combines a first-person shooter, third-person shooter, and “Star Wars?” Gamers get “Star Wars: Battlefront,” a series where one can participate in first-person as a stormtrooper or rebellion grunt, or also in third-person as a prominent character such as Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker, or Han Solo. The newest addition to this series, “Star Wars: Battlefront II,” released worldwide on Nov. 17. “Star Wars: Battlefront” is a nostalgic series for many older gamers. Two earlier games in the series, also named “Star Wars: Battlefront” and “Star Wars: Battlefront II” released in 2004 and 2005, respectively. Those games were…

Many remember PSY’s “Gangnam Style,” or even know about Big Bang, a widely popular K-Pop band. Slowly over the years, K-Pop has been emerging in the Western world, and it seems that this time, it is here to stay. Bangtan Sonyeondan, formally known as BTS, first came on the scene on June 13, 2013, with their first lead single, “No More Dreams” from their “2 Cool 4 Skool” album. The septet comprises of RM, the group’s leader, Jin, Suga, J-Hope, Jimin, V, and Jungkook. Like most K-pop bands, each member had trained for years and moved away from their families…

The 45th annual American Music Awards was hosted by the sassy, intelligent actress, Tracee Ellis Ross at the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, California on Nov. 19. Many talented artists assembled yearly for the event to enjoy the achievements of themselves and their peers and the 16 versatile performances of the night. These fantastic artists are all chosen based on the Billboard charts, meaning the listeners have sole control over who is chosen. The artists do not have to be American, although it is called the American Music Awards, to vie for an award or even to perform. BTS, a…

By:Yvan Lafortune Everyone’s favorite blond superhero and god of thunder is back on the big screen. Thor’s third adventure features a cast comprised of names like; Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Idris Elba, Tessa Thompson and Cate Blanchett as the villain. The opus follows Thor as he battles his way out of the planet Sakaar to save his home, Asgard, from his long-lost sister Hela and prevent Ragnarok. “Thor: Ragnarok” is directed by New Zealand’s actor and director, Taiki Waititi, who had previous experience as he wrote the initial screenplay for Disney’s “Moana.” Luckily, Waititi’s stint with “Thor: Ragnarok” proved to…

Netflix has begun streaming the second season of the critically acclaimed television show “Stranger Things.” The series stars several young actors that have proven themselves worthy of praise. Amongst them are; Millie Brown (Eleven) a young girl with mysterious telekinetic powers, capable of incredible feats. “El” (as she is affectionately called), is the product of scientific manipulation before birth and has been groomed to explore the reaches of an alternate reality known as the Upside Down. In Season One the audience saw the protagonist, Eleven liberating herself from her captors who had continued to exploit her psychic abilities, to her…

Can you imagine finding out secrets about your family history? How about being an elderly individual, who is eager to meet a sibling that you’ve been separated from since a toddler? The documentary “Aida’s Secret” is based on a true story about the life of Aida Zasadisinska. The film stars Izsak Sagi and Shep Shell. The melancholy yet, jovial documentary was released on Oct. 20, 2017, and was written and produced by Hail Efrat, Alon Schawarz, and Shaul Schawarz. Sixty- seven (67) year old Izsak is searching for his long-lost brother, from the onset we are instantaneously taken on a…

Originally released at the Toronto International Film Festival last year, “All I See Is You” hit theaters on Friday, Oct. 27. It was directed by Marc Forster (“World War Z”) and written by Sean Conway (“Shameless.”) “All I See Is You” is an indie psychological drama that focuses on Gina, played by Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”) and her marriage with James, played by Jason Clark (“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”) Gina’s mother and father were killed in a car accident when she was ten, which left her blind, though her sister seemed to have no physical impairments following…

On Oct. 27, 2017, Ubisoft’s latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed series was released, “Assassin’s Creed Origins.” “Origins” is the tenth installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, and the first installment since the 2015 “Assassins Creed Syndicate.” “Origins” was highly anticipated due to its setting and impressive trailer at 2017’s Electronic Entertainment Expo. Luckily, it seems it may live up to the hype. One complaint about the Assassin’s Creed series is that a new game comes out every year, not much would change, and they would always be set in a European country instead of going into more interesting countries.…

When purchasing a movie ticket to “Murder on the Orient Express,” viewers board the train for an hour and fifty-four minutes of mystery and crime. The movie “Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the beloved 1934 Agatha Christie novel by the same name.  It is the third adaptation of the novel made as it follows Hercule Poirot, a world-renowned detective who travels the world solving cases others deem nearly impossible to solve. The movie opens with Detective Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh) in Jerusalem, solving the crime of a stolen religious artifact.  After he solves the case, in a…

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