Vegan for a Week

Vegan for a Week

Connor Mitchell, Journalist
August 29, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

   Much like many of the herbivore creatures of today, vegans get their nutrients solely from plants.  A vegan is somebody who does not eat animals, or anything that comes from an animal, and therefore gets all of their dietary needs from vegetables, fruits, beans, nuts and wheat.    When aske...

Billy Hits the Party in the Parking Lot

Shelby Owens, Reporter
August 28, 2013
Filed under Opinion

   On August 22, Billy Currington, a famous country singer, came to Springfield’s Party in the Parking Lot to perform for hundreds of fans. The party in the parking lot is an event hosted by PBR (professional bull riding) and PFI (country western store). It is simply a concert in the parking lot of...

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Dual Movie Review)

Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (Dual Movie Review)

Jessica Fisk and Chelsea Aleshire
August 27, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Director: Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid [2010]) Cast: Lily Collins (Mirror Mirror) Jamie Campbell Bower (Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part Two) Robert Sheehan (Season of the Witch) Fan Review: Jessica Fisk Grade: B+    As a book reader, one that is constantly reading, most books do not stay with me.  I read the...

Previewing the 2013 College Football Season

Previewing the 2013 College Football Season

Chase Young, Sports Editor
August 23, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Sports

   The 2012 College Football season had no shortage of story lines. From the first freshmen to ever win the Heisman, to the Alabama Crimson Tide repeating as national champions, 2012 produced an entertaining year for college football. 2013 is shaping up to be just as good, if not better.    An e...

What’s the Diehl with the Flattout Truth on Kick-A$$ 2 (A Dual Movie Review)

What’s the Diehl with the Flattout Truth on Kick-A$$ 2 (A Dual Movie Review)

Bailey Diehl and Cameron Flatt
August 18, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Kick-Ass 2 Director: Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down) Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Anna Karenina) Chloe Grace Moretz (Hugo) Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Super Bad) Jim Carrey (Ace Ventura: Pet Detective) Rated: R A Fan’s Take by Cameron Flatt Grade: B- One of the most unique and rule defying co...

Cammy Still Loves the Minions in Despicable Me 2 (Movie Review)

Cammy Still Loves the Minions in Despicable Me 2 (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
July 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Despicable Me 2 Grade: B Starring: Steve Carell (The Office) Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids) Critic: Cameron Flatt    It is a common problem with animated films to have a brilliant premise at its core and then throw away the original creativity once the plot has been established (see...

The Flattout Truth on Man of Steel (Movie Review)

The Flattout Truth on Man of Steel (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
June 13, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Man of Steel Grade: B+ Director: Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen) Starring: Henry Cavill (Immortals) Amy Adams (The Muppets) Michael Shannon (Premium Rush) Russel Crowe (Gladiator)    I started this film with plenty of bias already in my head; both good and bad. I desperately wa...

The Flattout Truth on Fast and Furious 6 (Movie Review)

The Flattout Truth on Fast and Furious 6 (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
May 24, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Fast and Furious 6 Grade: A (entertainment), B- (plot structure) Starring: Paul Walker (Flags of Our Fathers) Vin Diesel (The Chronicles of Riddick) Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (G.I. Joe: Retaliation)    No series of films are quite as perplexing as The Fast and the Furious movies....

Cammy Learns How to Party ’20s Styles with The Great Gatsby (Movie Review)

Cammy Learns How to Party ’20s Styles with The Great Gatsby (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
May 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: The Great Gatsby Grade: B Director: Baz Luhrmann (Romeo + Juliet [1996]) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio (Inception) Tobey Maguire (Spider-Man) Critic: Cameron Flatt    The task of adapting a classic novel to a modern film is not one that is easily accomplished. Certain stories easily l...

The Flattout Truth on Iron Man 3 (Movie Review)

The Flattout Truth on Iron Man 3 (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
May 15, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Iron Man 3 Grade: B Director: Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, writer of Lethal Weapon) Starring: Robert Downey Jr. (Sherlock Holmes) Guy Pearce (Lawless) Ben Kingsley (Hugo) Critic: Cameron Flatt    Going into Iron Man 3, it would be a quite the strenuous task to not have an illogical sense of expectation for the ...

Cammy Learns to Not Expect a Video Game Movie with Oblivion (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
May 2, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Oblivion Grade: C+ Director: Joseph Kosinksi (TRON: Legacy) Starring: Tom Cruise (the Mission: Impossible series) Morgan Freeman (The Dark Knight) Critic: Cameron Flatt Thank the heavens above, April is almost over and I will not have to deal with beginning of the year filler films. Studios use these pre-sum...

Cammy Learns to Rock with AWOLNATION along with Mother Mother and Blondfire (Concert Review)

Cammy Learns to Rock with AWOLNATION along with Mother Mother and Blondfire (Concert Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
April 4, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Headlining Band: AWOLNNATION Opening Bands: Mother Mother, Blondfire Location: Gillioz Theatre, downtown Springfield Critic: Cameron Flatt Review Opening Band #1: Mother Mother Grade: B   In modern context, opening bands are often dreaded and disregarded as simple...

Cammy Enlists for Ridiculousness with G.I. Joe: Retaliation (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
April 1, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: G.I. Joe: Retaliation Grade: C (entertainment value), D (everything else) Director: Jon M. Chu (Justin Beiber: Never Say Never) Starring: Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson (Fast Five) Channing Tatum (21 Jump Street) Bruce Willis (Die Hard) Critic: Cameron Flatt Right off the bat, everyone should have ...

Cammy Learns About Magic with The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
March 21, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Movie: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone Grade: C Director: Don Scardino (30 Rock) Starring: Steve Carell (The Office) Jim Carrey (Dumb and Dumber) Steven Buscemi (Reservoir Dogs) Alan Arkin (Edward Scissorhands) Olivia Wilde (Tron: Legacy) Critic: Cameron Flatt There are plenty of legi...

Cammy Deals with a Straight-up Dead Series with A Good Day to Die Hard (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
February 22, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: A Good Day to Die Hard Grade: C Director: John Moore (Behind Enemy Lines) Starring: Bruce Willis (The Sixth Sense) And that is the only actor anyone cares about in this movie.  Critic: Cameron Flatt    The first Die Hard film was released in 1988 and was the launching point for young Bruce Willis...

Cammy Learns it Was a Bad Idea to Wait for Gangster Squad (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Editor in Chief
January 15, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Gangster Squad Grade: B Director: Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) Starring: Josh Brolin (Young Agent K in Men in Black 3) Ryan Gosling (Driver, The Notebook) Sean Penn (Harvey Milk in Milk) Emma Stone (Easy A, Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man) Critic: Cameron Flatt It is a true shame w...

Cammy Learns About the Misuse of Rap Music With Django Unchained (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Editor in Chief
January 8, 2013
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Django Unchained Grade: A- Director/Writer: Quentin Tarantino (Inglourious Basterds) Starring: Jamie Foxx (Ray) Christoph Waltz (Inglourious Basterds) Leonardo DiCaprio (Titanic) Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury in The Avengers) Critic: Cameron Flatt Well, after my obsessive ranti...

Cammy Goes on an Adventure with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Movie Review)

Cammy Goes on an Adventure with The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
December 17, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Grade: A Director: Peter Jackson (The Lord of the Rings trilogy) Writers: Peter Jackson and Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) Starring: Martin Freeman (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) Ian McKellen (the X-Men trilogy) Andy Serkis (Rise of the ...

Cammy Can’t Find the Halos in Halo 4 (Video Game Review)

Cammy Can’t Find the Halos in Halo 4 (Video Game Review)

Cameron Flatt, Magazine Editor in Chief
December 4, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Courtesy of MCTdirect.com Game: Halo 4 Grade: Game play: B-, Story: A- Review by: Cameron Flatt Halo is awesome; I thought we should just get that out of the way right now. The video game series captures the imagination with a vast array of exotic locations, diverse alien enemies, and different weapons to accommodate ...

Cammy Learns in Slow Motion with Killing Them Softly (Movie Review)

Cammy Learns in Slow Motion with Killing Them Softly (Movie Review)

Cameron Flatt, Editor in Chief
November 18, 2012
Filed under Opinion, Review, Showcase

Title: Killing Them Softly Grade: C Writer/Director: Andrew Dominik (The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford) Starring: Brad Pitt (Inglourious Basterds) Scoot McNairy (Argo) Ben Mendelsohn (The Dark Knight Rises) James Gandolfini (The Sopranos) Ray Liotta (Goodfellas) Critic: Cameron Flatt    Writer/...

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