We live in a place where there is nothing more common than superhero movies. You have DC pumping out decent films as of now with various failures along the way, and Marvel with their hits coming out on such a common schedule.
Every year it seems like we get a new movie about cyborgs, robots or post- apocalyptic life, and this year is no different. “Alita: Battle Angel” was recently released, and it follows a cyborg’s journey as she re-identifies herself through conflict and love.
I feel no shame in stating that I find movies based on video games bad. I have never seen a movie based on a video game do well. Even video game movies with a source material that should be able to write itself as a half-decent action movie, such as “DOOM,” don’t hold up well. “Double Dragon” is one of the movies that helped to establish the basic idea of why.
I am graduating this May, and I was having a hard time figuring out where I wanted to take my senior pictures. I had my photographer and outfits picked out, but I didn’t really know where I wanted to have them made. So, I put together a list of places that future graduates can go to take their pictures.
It is not often that you get lucky enough to have a show with a fantastic premise that not only works but also excels at what it is attempting to do. Netflix’s new original series, “Russian Doll,” is a beautiful example of that.
Friday marked the 55thanniversary of the British sci-fi show “Doctor Who.” Created in 1963, the series follows an alien known only as the Doctor as they traverse time and space with their companions. Episodes take place in the future, past and present; on Earth, in space and on alien planets; they’re sometimes scary, sometimes silly and occasionally, incredibly moving.
It’s officially socially acceptable to begin celebrating the Christmas season. Lights are being hung from roofs, inflatable gingerbread men decorate lawns and it is merry and bright in Nacogdoches. I love shopping in historic downtown Nacogdoches, especially for Christmas gifts. If you’re not familiar with all that Nacogdoches has to offer, here are some of my favorite shops to hit in downtown for Christmas shopping:
Like many of my peers raised in the Bible belt, the clear satanic references in the trailer of the new Netflix original, “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” made me wary to begin the series. But since I loved “Sabrina the Teenage Witch,” the sitcom based off of the same comic as the Netflix original, I couldn’t resist trying to watch it. Sometimes you just have to make the risky streaming choice.
Blue Bell Ice Cream has always had a special place in my heart. I grew up in a small town tucked between Houston and Austin called Brenham, the home of the Blue Bell Creamery.
Holiday baking is here, and what other way to get in the spirit of things than to bake in your local community kitchen? Baking doesn’t have to be overwhelming, and with the right people, it can be really fun. Here are some easy, dorm-friendly dessert recipes that can get you to either study for your exams and essays or just prolong the inevitable.
Stand Atlantic is a trio from Sydney, Australia, and they have made their way here with their first studio album “Skinny Dipping,” which was released on Oct. 23. The pop-punk group formed in 2014 and consists of lead vocalist/guitarist Bonnie Fraser, bassist David Potter and drummer Jonno Panichi. The group also has an EP out titled “Sidewinder.”
“Parks and Recreation” writer Michael Schur created “The Good Place,” a show which centers around a woman named Eleanor Shellstrop and her journey from death to The Good Place.
Late 90s boy-band artist gone solo sensation Jesse McCartney is coming off of his latest single, “Wasted” that dropped in September. McCartney will be kicking off his The Resolution tour in January.
In the meantime, McCartney performed at SFA’s Homecoming bonfire, which started off late due to technical difficulties and paused at one point later due to a medical emergency in the crowd.
The singer ended the show and the night with an encore performance of “Beautiful Soul.”
Oak Grove cemetery, located on North Lanana Street, houses some of the oldest graves in this 300-year- old town and has been an educational destination for many history enthusiasts.
“The Dragon Prince” is a fantasy cartoon created by some of the writers from the early 2000s cartoon “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” It’s aimed at a younger audience, around middle school age, but is great for anyone to watch.
Gamer’s Hollow is a place where anyone can go to enjoy playing tabletop games, board games and pool or to hang out with friends every day, according to Melissa Rogers, co-owner of Gamer’s Hollow.
Lauren Daigle, a contemporary Christian music singer and songwriter, started her journey of music in 2010. After experimenting in the music industry, Daigle released her first single “Light of the World” in the 2013 album “Christmas: Joy to the World.”
Even though it may not feel like October, fall has arrived in Nacogdoches. Here are my picks of some of the events happening throughout October on campus, and around town that are sure to bring the spirit and spice of Fall.
“Disenchantment” is a new show on Netflix created by Matt Groening, who is best known for shows “The Simpsons” and “Futurama.” The show is almost parody- like about the fantasy genre with the same familiar humor we all know from “The Simpsons.”
After Alazan is a local two-person progressive rock band whose members are Matthew Lucas, a 20-year- old vocalist from Douglass, and Miriam Galan, a 17-year- old instrumental writer and manager from Nacogdoches.
Pale Waves is an Indie Pop band originating from Manchester, England, that formed back in 2014. They have recently released their first album “My Mind Makes Noises.”
The Student Activities Association event, “Throwback Skate Night,” was held on Sept. 19 from 7 to 10 p.m. The event was themed as a “90’s throwback” and held at Nacogdoches’ own skate rink, “Skate O Rama”, located at 1208 Douglas Rd.
Hozier became a viral hit in 2014 when his single “Take Me to Church” hit the radio waves and uploaded on YouTube. Now he’s back with a 4-song EP under the name “Nina Cried Power.”
There are a few things you can add or subtract from yourDesign Editor living environment to create a more simplistic and relaxing place to wind down versus a “Pinterest goals” bedroom:
“The Nun” is the fifth chapter of “The Conjuring” series. Most of them were very good for the most part, but this chapter was the exception. The events in this film take place before “Annabelle” and both “Conjuring” movies.
Ibotta is an app designed to give consumers money back for items they purchase. Ibotta works with major retail stores such as Walmart, Kroger, Target, H-E-B and Walgreens. The app also has major online retailers such as Amazon, Hotels.com, Etsy and multiple online major-brand clothing stores.
Fans have been waiting 10 years for the Marvel Universe to come together into one movie, and they got their wish with Marvel’s latest movie “Avengers: Infinity Wars.”
A record deal backed by A’s and B’s on a report card isn’t ideal in the music business, and bars about “daycare and boogers” generally are not categorized as hot button issues in rap culture, but for an 8-year-old who in the future would become Dependable Skeleton, it was the perfect arrangement.
Coffee, Texas and history converge in Nine Flags Coffee Roasters, a coffee shop that specializes in the sale of freshly roasted coffee beans and brewed coffee. Nine Flags Coffee Roasters, located at 601 E. Main St., had its soft opening April 10.
Cade Foehner, a biblical theology major at Liberty University who has played at Maklemore’s Ale House and Bistro, earned a golden ticket to Hollywood as he was selected to move forward on the current season of the hit reality show “American Idol.”
In the past few years there has been a push to incorporate mental health into your daily routine. It’s not only important to exercise, eat healthy and sleep regularly, but now it’s important to be, well... calm.
“Isle of Dogs” is the new stop-motion movie from popular director Wes Anderson. The film takes place in a city in Japan where the leaders have for the longest time loved cats and tried to rid the city of dogs.
Being on the edge of a cliff, wind pushing you side to side and being pelted by icy rain with your clothes getting soaked, you can’t help but stay in awe of the sheer drop to the Atlantic Ocean. The Cliffs of Moher were my favorite part of Ireland.
Country music singer Josh Ward will hit Banita Creek Hall’s stage with doors opening at 8 p.m. Saturday with one more No. 1 hit on the Texas Regional Radio Chart than he had the last time he performed at Banita; Anna Stockdale will open the show.
The School of Theatre is presenting “(Biedermann and) The Firebugs” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 through March 3 in the W.M. Turner Auditorium.
“Black Panther” is the latest addition to the ongoing Marvel Cinematic Universe. This installment revolves around Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the newly appointed King of Wakanda, a hidden African country and thanks to the power of Vibranium, far more advanced than the rest of the world.
A passion for graphic design that focuses on art inspired by Nacogdoches and nature is what continuously drives one SFA alumna to prepare to work on her next piece.