‘A Star is Born’ Tells Emotional Story About Love, Music and Addiction

Bradley Cooper’s remake of the classic movie ‘A Star is Born’ brought out a delightfully captivating side to the beloved tale that has been told time and time again. ‘A Star is Born’ is an emotional masterpiece, and it’s impossible not to fall in love with Cooper’s version. Cooper (Jackson Maine) and Lady Gaga (Ally […]

UA Little Rock prepares students for graduation with Gradfest

The university hosted its “one-stop-shop” for all things graduation last week. The event took place in the Donaghey Student Center between Health Services and the UA Little Rock Bookstore. Caps and gowns were available for purchase, and students could place orders for official UA Little Rock class rings and personalized graduation announcements. Gradfest also offered […]

UA Little Rock’s Jazz Ensemble Traveled Back in Time with Heartwarming Tribute

The UA Little Rock Jazz Ensemble paid tribute to the legacy of Stan Kenton Monday night in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall. The director, Dr. Michael Underwood, said Kenton was really interested in getting more jazz programs in universities, so the idea to pay tribute to him just felt right. The Ensemble played a […]

‘A Simple Favor’ is an Exciting, Sexy and Captivating Thrill Ride

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively stun in Paul Feig’s new comedy-mystery, “A Simple Favor.” In the movie, Kendrick plays a widowed helicopter mom, Stephanie Smothers, who is beyond grateful for the acceptance she thinks she finds in Lively’s character, Emily Nelson. Smothers energetically posts videos of recipes, crafts, and childcare tips for the mothers who […]

The Predator Delivers a Disappointing Mess of Gore and Excessive Comic Relief

The new addition to the classic Predator franchise is not your typical Predator movie. This film follows a group of ex-soldiers, who have been labeled crazy, and a biologist with specific interests in the extraterrestrial as they fight off a couple of Predators that invaded Earth. The plot is choppy, while the action is chaotic […]

Garner’s Dedicated Performance Couldn’t Flip the Script for ‘Peppermint’

“Peppermint” is an action thriller that is neither a train wreck nor a masterpiece. There’s nothing memorable about the film except for the fact that it wasn’t done as well as it could have been. The film was written by Chad St. John (“London Has Fallen”) and directed by Pierre Morel (“Taken”), which begs the […]

‘Operation Finale’ Softens the Edges of History, Creating an Engrossing and Moving Film

‘Operation Finale’ tells the gripping story of Nazi Adolf Eichmann’s long-awaited capture in Buenos Aries in 1960. Although this true tale is fictionalized and dramatized in order to make the emotions of both Eichmann and his capturers the focal point, director Chris Weitz does a good job of telling this important story. The core of […]

‘Searching’ Reveals the Jarring Reality Behind Relationships and Technology

‘Searching’ is an innovative thriller that allows the digital technology we use in our everyday lives to reveal its dark plot. The film first introduces us to the Kim family, via David Kim’s desktop. What we discover is a happy California family, but within the first 15 minutes, we become witnesses to emails and Google […]