The Clarion

DC’s least respected hero gets his time to shine in film

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Does the new Aquaman movie live up to the big splash it’s been making in theaters? After the performance of the DC cinematic movies preceding it, there wasn’t much hope that Aquaman would rise above that and turn out to be a great film. Also, considering that the movie had to contend with the p...

‘Glass’ cracks slightly under expectations

Sean Bull, Broadcast Manager

February 5, 2019

In the closing scene of 2017’s Split, director M. Night Shyamalan threw in a last-minute twist. With the reveal that the film took place within the same continuity as his 2000 hit “Unbreakable,” Shyamalan expanded the world of the film into unforseen possibilities. Suddenly, this became a worl...

European Holiday

European Holiday

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

February 5, 2019

Nothing seems to be more iconic of coming of age in the United States as doing a backpacking tour through Europe. Then, after you have backpacked Europe, you might find yourself coming back to the “city of love” more than once in your life. How ever you make it work, Paris is one stop that might ca...

‘Into the Spider-Verse’ the best Spider-Man movie yet

‘Into the Spider-Verse’ the best Spider-Man movie yet

Andrew Kicmol, Editor in Chief

January 25, 2019

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is the latest animated version of Spider-Man to come out, and it’s probably the best comic book movie I have ever seen, definitely the best Spider-Man movie I have ever seen. It’s an origin story that pokes fun at its own origin story, but creates an original...

‘Green Book’ wins 3 Golden Globe awards

‘Green Book’ wins 3 Golden Globe awards

Lillian Glackin, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

“Green Book,” released on Nov. 21, was nominated for 75 awards and won a total of 37 of those nominations. At this year’s Golden Globes, “Green Book” was nominated for five different awards, winning three of those nominations. This included Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay-Motion...

‘The Great Alone’ should just be left alone

Jennifer Reinfried, Copy Editor

January 25, 2019

I picked up a copy of Kristin Hannah’s latest novel, “The Great Alone,” solely because it was a Goodreads Choice 2018 winner.  This is a category I like to browse to learn of new authors and novels I might not have heard of in the past. The jacket copy tells readers to expect a tale of col...

Mystery misfire a suprise

Mystery misfire a suprise

Sean Bull, Broadcasting Manager

January 24, 2019

I can gauge whether you’ll like “Holmes and Watson” by asking one simple question: How funny do you find Will Ferrell’s British accent? If his characterization of Sherlock Holmes can amuse you for 90 minutes straight, you’ll get exactly what was intended out of this film. On the other hand,...

This animated sequel was no wreck

This animated sequel was no wreck

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

When trailers for “Wreck-It Ralph’s” new sequel popped up, it was not hard to draw comparisons to last year’s animated corporate sell-out “Emoji Movie.”  “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” had a lot of very similar features shown in it’s trailers: the main characters going on a mission across the vast world of the internet to achieve some kind of goal, popular social media and TV/movie properties cropping up here and there.

Get into the holiday spirit with ‘My True Love Gave To Me’

Get into the holiday spirit with ‘My True Love Gave To Me’

Mel Acosta, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2018

Sometimes you just need a little push to dive into the stream of the holiday spirit. Hallmark has an array of cheesy movies for this exact thing, but honest and original are more or less out of the picture in that. If you’re looking for some short holiday stories to fall in love with, the anthology...

Try out the 2 new games in the Pokémon universe

Try out the 2 new games in the  Pokémon universe

Craig McKinley, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Many people have experienced the Pokémon video games. While some of us stopped playing them, “Pokémon Go” brought back the franchise to many fans, as they were excited for the accessibility of the mobile game. From the perspective of a fan, brand-new users could benefit from becoming aware of ...

Cosplay makes Comic Con fun

Cosplay makes Comic Con fun

Jennifer Reinfried, Business Director

December 5, 2018

When I was in high school, I had an obsession with musicals, Japanese anime and superheroes. I collected the nerdiest things I could get my hands on and spent day and night with my nose stuck in a fiction novel instead of socializing. Back then, I was ridiculed. Kids relentlessly called me a nerd, and I...

Smashing Pumpkins concert in Madison brings back memories

Smashing Pumpkins concert in Madison brings back memories

Tara Olivia Martens, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Smashing Pumpkins arrived in Madison for their sold out show at the Sylvee  on Nov. 28. Alternative rock is the name of the game for Smashing Pumpkins – a style of music that emerged from the rebellious sound of the ‘80s underground music. Madison has embraced the “grunge” culture an...

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