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The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

The student voice of Washington State University since 1895

The Daily Evergreen

Freddy and his fellow animatronic friends just want to play.

REVIEW: ‘Five Nights at Freddy’s’ blends jump scares with familiar lore for fans

JULIA MESSEGEE, Evergreen reporter November 9, 2023

Warning: Spoilers for “Five Nights at Freddy’s.” “Five Nights at Freddy’s” was a long-anticipated movie, and it catered to fan expectations. The movie is an adaptation of the original "Five...

An official poster for Meg 2: The Trench.

REVIEW: ‘Meg 2: The Trench’ has a stench

JOEY FRANKLIN August 17, 2023

Dear reader, if you have learned anything about me while reading my movie reviews this summer, I hope it is the fact that I like to stay positive and find the upside in movies that might have missed the...

An official poster for Haunted Mansion.

REVIEW: ‘Haunted Mansion’ better than 2003 classic

JOEY FRANKLIN August 10, 2023

I was very pleasantly surprised with how much I enjoyed watching this movie. I do not want to hate on the 2003 Eddie Murphy movie “The Haunted Mansion,” but this adaptation of the classic Disneyland...

An official poster for Barbie.

REVIEW: ‘Barbie,’ the satirical second half of Barbenheimer

JOEY FRANKLIN August 3, 2023

I walked into the movie theater not knowing what to expect plot-wise when it came to “Barbie.” I had heard “Barbie” was not at all like the cutesy animated movies that came out in the early 2000s...

An official poster of Oppenheimer.

REVIEW: ‘Oppenheimer,’ story of the atomic bomb’s creator

JOEY FRANKLIN July 27, 2023

I am going to just come out and say that this is the best movie that I have probably ever seen in the movie theater. A three-hour movie seemed to take maybe half that time; “Oppenheimer” was immersive...

Ballister Boldheart and Nimona from the film Nimona.”

REVIEW: ‘Nimona,’ a sci-fi fantasy story about acceptance

JOEY FRANKLIN July 20, 2023

The first thing that stood out to me about “Nimona” was the interesting crossroads that the characters’ society stood at. The juxtaposition between the futuristic staple of flying cars meshed with...

An official poster of You Hurt My Feelings.

REVIEW: ‘You Hurt My Feelings’ a breath of fresh air

JOEY FRANKLIN July 11, 2023

I saw this movie on a whim because I am a huge fan of the starring actress, Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Her characters in “Seinfeld,” “Veep” and “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” are all...

An official poster of Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.

REVIEW: ‘Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny’ a summer must-watch

JOEY FRANKLIN July 4, 2023

Don your brown fedoras and head for your local movie theater; the latest Indiana Jones movie is worth a watch. If you have read any of my previous articles and top ten lists, you might notice that I...

An official poster of Asteroid City.

REVIEW: ‘Asteroid City’: What in the world did I just watch?

JOEY FRANKLIN June 29, 2023

Wow. I can confidently say that I have never seen anything quite like “Asteroid City,” and I am not sure I will ever see anything like it again. I will start with the visuals. Like every movie directed...

An official poster of The Flash.

REVIEW: ‘The Flash’: Walk, don’t run to the theater

JOEY FRANKLIN June 22, 2023

I want to start this review by saying, Michael Keaton’s return as Batman was the best part of “The Flash”; it was really fun to have Danny Elfman’s “Batman” theme peppered throughout the scenes...

An official poster of The Boogeyman.

REVIEW: ‘The Boogeyman’: Keep your lights on!

JOEY FRANKLIN June 13, 2023

I knew very little about this movie before I went to the theater and watched it. I am not claiming to be a horror movie aficionado, but I am not easily rattled by scary movies anymore. I watched most...

An official poster of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.

REVIEW: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ a love letter to Spider-Man

JOEY FRANKLIN June 6, 2023

I will come right out and say that “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” is the best Spider-Man movie. Period. Andrew Garfield’s “The Amazing Spider-Man" is still my favorite installment of the...

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