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Plank Article Rowan Craig '23

Opinion: MF DOOM’s presence still looms large

New York rapper Daniel Dumile, aka MF DOOM, is one of the greatest and most influential hip hop artists of all time. MF DOOM tragically passed away on Oct. 31, 2020, at the age of 49. Despite his passing, his presence and musical influence are still felt in pop culture to this day.

Plank Article Rowan Craig '23

Review: ‘The Witcher’ season 2 makes massive improvements

On Dec. 17, 2021 the second season of Netflix’s “The Witcher” was released, and it is remarkably different from the first season. The second season is based off of the short story “A Grain of Truth,” the second novel in the “Witcher” series “Blood of Elves,” and the beginning of the third novel “Time of Contempt.”

Plank Article Luke Kriss ’23

Review: ‘Uncharted’ Underwhelms Expectations

On Feb. 18, 2022, “Uncharted” was released in theaters. The film stars Tom Holland as Nathan Drake, Mark Wahlberg as Victor “Sully” Sullivan, and Sophia Taylor Ali as Chloe Frazer. It opened to overwhelmingly negative critical reviews, and underwhelming box office results, making only 51 million dollars in its opening weekend and one of very few movies to make less than a 1 thousand dollar-per-theater average.

Plank Article Jackson Sloat ’23

Review: Book of Boba Fett: worst Star Wars show yet

Jon Favreau’s “The Book of Boba Fett” premiered on Disney Plus starting Dec. 29, 2021. The show stars Temuera Morrison as Boba Fett, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, Pedro Pascal as The Mandalorian, and many more special cameos. The show takes place just after the events of the second season of Jon Favreau’s other show “The Mandalorian,”  and it follows a wounded Boba Fett on his journey to take over Mos Espa as its benevolent crime boss.

Plank Article Oliver Leinberger ’23

Opinion: ‘Maid’ is a heartwarming series with wonderful writing

On Oct. 1, 2021, Netflix released the 27th Annual Critics Choice Nominee series “Maid.” This emotional series is based off of the true story memoir, “Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive” by Stephanie Land in 2019. The show features Margaret Qualley, Nick Robinson, Andie MacDowell, Raymond Ablack, Rylea Nevaeh Whittet, Anika Noni Rose, and more.