Jeremy Davis, Entertainment Editor
walked out of this film feeling pleasantly surprised. I, along with many people I’m sure, were extremely skeptical about the idea of showing the backstory of The Joker. This is a notorious character, not only for his crimes, but also for never having a defined backstory. Despite this, the film was an unexpectedly deep, grotesque, and haunting study of a man pushed to his breaking point by a cruel and unforgiving society.
John Wayne has a complicated legacy, to say the very least. Many consider him to be the single greatest icon of the western genre, while others consider him to be a relic of an outdated belief of masculinity.
“Ad Astra” is a 2019 sci-fi/drama that follows Roy McBride (Brad Pitt), an astronaut who travels across the solar system in search for his long lost father, whose experiments threaten the state of the universe, written and directed by “The Lost City of Z” director, James Gray. This movie was a complete breath of fresh air for the sci-fi genre. I have not been this blown away by a movie in a while. There was not a single moment in this film that did not grip my attention. One could say all the stars really aligned for this one (pun FULLY intended).
“Rambo: Last Blood” is the 2019 installment of the iconic “Rambo” franchise. It sees its titular character, John Rambo (Sylvester Stallone), come out of retirement for another vengeance-fueled rampage after the kidnapping of his niece. To be quite honest, I’m not entirely sure what I expected. Yet somehow, I still feel disappointed. This movie is unnecessary to say the least. There is no sort of character development for Rambo. There isn’t anything new or different about the script. There are no exceptional performances, let alone good ones. This adds nothing to the action genre. There is no sort of message or takeaway from this movie. It’s all just a waste of time. “Last Blood,” though it tries to be much more, ends up just being a lazy and unnecessary cash-grab of a movie.
Senior A.J. Freund received the honor of becoming the next Mr. Oswego on Tuesday, Sept. 24. Mr. Oswego is a pageant for senior boys at Oswego High School, which is a decades-long homecoming week tradition. It mainly consists of the participants showing off their outfits, personalities, and talents in order to win the title of Mr. Oswego.