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“The Witches” movie mixes humor and horror in this recent adaption of a Roald Dahl classic

“The Witches” movie mixes humor and horror in this recent adaption of a Roald Dahl classic

(Photo Courtesy of IMDb) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Originally published as a children’s book in 1983, Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” gets revisited as an HBO Max movie adaptation. The film was released on Oct. 22 and stars Anne Hathaway and Octavia Spencer. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the director behind the “Back to the Future” movies,

Katrina Leno’s “Horrid”: A new whimsical, young adult horror released in time for this Halloween season

(Photo Courtesy from Little, Brown and Company) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Set in Bells Hollow, Maine, this latest psychological horror novel will have readers fearing the smell of roses and leave them suspicious of what lies behind closed doors. “Horrid” by Katrina Leno takes the typical ghost story and twists the genre with a unique

“Every Body Looking” by Candice Iloh: The debut young adult novel in verse that preaches the power of loving oneself

(Photo Courtesy of Penguin Random House) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor On Sept. 22, new Young Adult novel in verse, “Every Body Looking”, was released by debut author, Candice Iloh. The novel’s structure of verses was unique while also reading like a typical prose novel, tackling the topics of starting college, family drama, body image issues

‘Tickets to My Downfall’ by Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker: The new pop-punk album from a drumming icon and a former rapper

(Photo Courtesy from Machinegunkelly.com) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor Pop punk is hitting the music scene in 2020 with the release of “Tickets to My Downfall” by Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182’s Travis Barker. The album was released on Sept. 25 and has received a lot of attention. This track features 15 raw and energetic songs

Early Departures by Justin A. Reynolds: A futuristic contemporary of second chances

(Photo courtesy of HarperCollins Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor In “Early Departures”, author Justin A. Reynolds experiments with the concept of reanimation and the topic of second chances and death. What is immediately enjoyable is the style of writing and the fast-paced structure where the chapters count down from 100 which draws in the reader

‘Enola Holmes’: Netflix produces a film that breaks the fourth wall and further shows the power of women

(Photo courtesy of IMDb) Kyra Barry Connector Staff The tale of Sherlock Holmes has endured never-ending popularity in recent years. The story has been retold through books, television shows and films. Netflix’s newest film in the franchise, “Enola Holmes,” is based on a book series by Nancy Springer. It takes a new approach on Conan

Netflix’s ‘Sing On!’ takes the stage with glitz and glamour

(Photo courtesy of What’s New on Netflix) Brian Ho Connector Contributor Those who need to listen to some good music while also sitting back and enjoying the thrills of a game show will look forward to “Sing On!” A brand-new offering on Netflix, “Sing On!” brings in talented singers competing against each other for a

“Each of Us a Desert” by Mark Oshiro: A young adult fantasy that experiments with loneliness and the power of stories

(Photo courtesy of Macmillan Publishers) Kaliisha Cole Connector Editor After a successful debut in 2018, Mark Oshiro produces a fresh Young Adult fantasy novel titled, “Each of Us a Desert.” What can be immediately noticed in “Each of Us a Desert” is the amount of culture and detail that is written in its pages. Oshiro

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