ALBUM REVIEW: COWBOY CARTER

Rating: 3/5 By: Megan Lee After seven pop and R&B albums, Beyoncé has tackled the world of country. While It is common for artists to navigate through new genres throughout their career, Beyoncé has taken her music to a new and exciting place.  Beyoncé’s newest album COWBOY CARTER contains a collection of tracks aimed to pay respect to minorities within […]

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ALBUM REVIEW: VULTURES 1

Artist: ¥$Review by: Hudson PitcockRating: 2.5/5 Only 29 days late from its original release date, Kanye West and Ty Dolla $ign dropped their highly anticipated album VULTURES 1 on February 9. In contrast to West’s previous two albums JESUS IS KING and Donda where he explores his own spiritual beliefs, Vultures 1’s 16 songs feature West as he explores his […]

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TV REVIEW: Avatar The Last Airbender

Directed by: Michael Goi Review by: Drew Hoffmaster Rating: ⅗ stars In 2010, an attempt at a live-action version of the action-fantasy TV show Avatar: The Last Airbender was a critical flop. Against all odds, however, Netflix’s 2024 live-action remake of the show was a success. Complete with a $120 million budget and stunning visuals, creator Albert Kim brought an […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Dune Part Two

Directed by: Denis Villeneuve Review by: Ruhi Kaneria   Rating: ⅘ stars Dune: Part Two was a captivating 2-hour and 46-minute sequel, with action, prophecies, and sandworms. Adapted from the 1965 novel of the same name, the first movie was released in 2021. The movie continues on the storyline of the planet of Arrakis’ lucrative spice trade as Paul Atreides […]

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Album Review: american Dream

4/5  Artist: 21 Savage Review by Nishka Mishra British-American rapper 21 Savage released his third studio album american dream on January 12 to immense mainstream success. The album will serve as a soundtrack for a biopic about the rapper releasing in July of this year.  american dream follows the struggles the rapper has faced to achieve the “american dream”. It […]

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Song Review: yes, and?

Song by Ariana Grande Review by Allie Keim 4/5 Having not released new solo music since her 2020 album Positions, Ariana Grande’s newest single “yes, and?” is her comeback to music amidst media turmoil. The single explores empowering themes of self-love and indifference towards her critics through a danceable, poppy beat. Throughout the song, Grande tackles negative media attention head […]

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Movie Review: Mean Girls (2024)

Review by Megan Lee Directors: Samantha Jayne & Arturo Perez Jr. 3/5 Since the original release of the hit movie Mean Girls in 2004, characters like Regina George and Cady Heron have had a massive impact on the worlds of teenage girls. The film was then adapted into a broadway musical in 2018. Now twenty years later, the musical adaptation […]

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Entertainment – Best of 2023

Presenting the Chronicle’s Entertainment Wrapped! Here’s our take on the best arts and entertainment this year! Best Album: GUTS by Olivia RodrigoBy: Elina BishoyiAn artful mix of edgy grunge and soothing ballads, Olivia Rodrigo’s newest album is a spot-on representation of the teenage experience and a lyrical encapsulation of all the words we wish we could say out loud. UTOPIA […]

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Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs the World

Review by: Drew Hoffmaster Creators: Bryan Lee O’Malley and BenDavid Grabinski Rating: 3/5 Originally released as a box office flop, Edgar Wright’s film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World has cemented its status as a cult classic. Now, it has been turned into an anime on Netflix. Originally adapted from a comic, the series follows the 23-year-old slacker Scott Pilgrim as […]

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Album Review: Think Later

Review by: Megan Lee Artist: Tate McRae Rating: 4/5 Beginning in the music industry at age 14, Tate McRae has released multiple EPs and an excellent debut album. Now, six years into her music career, her new album THINK LATER has proven to be one of her best works yet. Though McRae is only 20 years old, she has already […]

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Album Review: 1989 (Taylor’s Version)

Review by: Megan Lee Artist: Taylor Swift Rating: 5/5 Taylor Swift has continued the rerelease of her first six studio albums with the release of 1989 (Taylor’s Version) on October 27. Originally released in 2014, 1989 was seen as Swift’s first full pop album. Amplifying the fun, poppyvibe of the original, 1989 (Taylor’s Version) has cemented itself as a pure […]

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Movie Review: Five Nights At Freddy’s

Review by: Drew Hoffmaster Artist: Emma Tammi Rating: 3/5 Five Nights at Freddy’s (FNAF) is a game series created by Scott Cawthon and released in August 2014. The franchise has since grown to encompass 20 games, 48 novels and now a movie. The story is based on the plot of the original game, following a security guard named Mike as […]

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Song Review: Now And Then

Review by: Alisha Verma Artist: The Beatles Rating: 4.5/5 53 years after their break up, the Beatles have released their final song. “Now and Then” was recorded by John Lennon in 1977, three years before his death. With the help of artificial intelligence (A.I.), the song has been completed by surviving bandmates Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. When it was […]

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Album Review: Are We There Yet?

Review by: Ruhi Kaneria Artist: Rick Astley Rating: 4/5 Rick Astley, popularly known for “Never Gonna Give You Up” is back from his 5-year hiatus with new, energized hits. Astley’s new album Are We There Yet?, released October 13th, 2023 contains 12 songs, with the standouts being“Never Gonna Stop” and “Dippin My Feet.” “Never Gonna Stop” is a very soul-pop […]

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Movie Review: The Exorcist: Believer

Written by: Harper Stull Director: David Gordon Green Rating: 3/5 The first Exorcist movie came out in 1973 and was such a hit that the franchise has since produced five more films. After an 18 year hiatus in the franchise, The Exorcist: Believer was released on October 6, 2023, bringing in $27.2 million on its opening weekend. The Exorcist: Believer’s […]

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