Category: Opinion

Columns and opinions from Illinois.

Movie Review – ‘John Carter’

April BarkleyWCB Movie Writer Earthman John Carter (Taylor Kitsch) is transported to Disney’s version of life on Mars in this so-far box office hit. Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo, WALL-E) takes viewers on an exhausting journey through a sci-fi/fantasy world of action, romance and Avatar-looking creatures. Carter, Civil War vet and former military captain, encounters the native green Tharks who…

Album Review – The Fray, “Scars and Stories”

Megan PurazrangWCB Music Writer The Fray Scars & Stories Released – Februray 7, 2012 Producer – Brendan O’Brien Label – Epic The Fray returns to the spotlight with their third released album Scars and Stories. The album was released on February 7, 2012 and with their past two records behind them naturally high expectations accompanied…

Web Series Review – Dragon Age: Redeption

The first episode of the new web series Dragon Age: Redemption premiered this week. And I have to say it’s off to a good start. The ads and trailers have been saying “Featuring Felicia Day” but she’s a bit more involved than that. She’s also the writer and an executive producer. She also plays the…

Game Review: M.S. Saga: A New Dawn

By Phillip PowersReviewer Being a longtime fan of the all the Gundam series and a fan of RPG games, I was excited to find out they made M.S. Saga: A New Dawn, a RPG Gundam game. Developer – BandaiPlatform – PlayStation 2Release date – February 21, 2006Genre – Role-playing gameMode – Single player The basic…

Anime Review: Code Geass

By Phillip PowersReviewer Code Geass is an interesting anime it blends mechs and political intrigue so well. It starts with the empire of Britannia invading Japan using a type of mech called a Knightmare which they had just invented and it uses a precious mineral called sakuradite as its main power source. Japan is the…