Is this the Reds year?

Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   With spring training getting underway, it’s time to talk about my favorite team in all of sports, the Reds. If you would have asked me if the Cincinnati Reds, my favorite MLB team (sorry, Cleveland), were the favorites for the National League (NL) Central after another “rebuilding” (really having high hopes only to be let down once...

The stars come out Sunday night

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   2019, what a year in film. From the return of Quentin Tarantino to Parasite taking the awards season by storm. And of course, Marriage Story being the best Netflix movie ever released (sorry, Irishman and Roma), it was a great year for movies. The year that was 2019 will finally wrap up Sunday night, Feb. 9, when the Academy Awards take...

The Gentlemen: unique, confusing, and hilarious all in one movie

Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   So far so good this January, with now two very good movies in back to back weeks, it’s nice to see films that are worth going to see. First Bad Boys for Life, now The Gentlemen, I am hopeful this is the sign of what’s to come in 2020…good films throughout the year. While the way the story was told may turn some people off, Guy...

Staying informed is more important than you realize

Leah Alsept alseptl@findlay.edu   Political bubbles will trap you, but unlike a soap bubble, which easily pops when touched, the material is made out of thick, suffocating plastic. Staying within the boundaries of one such political bubble will ultimately cause harm to an individual and the world they live in. It may not be harm that is directly seen or felt, but it is unconscious, narrow,...

What game delays really mean

By:Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   We truly are in the golden era of video games. With better technology and more money invested in stories, artwork, voice acting, gameplay, and musical scores, video gaming is now receiving the recognition it deserves as art. However, even with so much invested, one dilemma with gaming is when to release the game. Unfortunately, the time...

Bad Boys for Life: unnecessary, but surprising

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 In the sequel that no one asked for, Bad Boys for Life, starring once again Will Smith and Martin Lawrence proves that over the top action and quick quips help save any flaws with the story. Even though I haven’t seen either of the first two, I still found myself enjoying the movie without feeling like I’m missing out by not seeing the other...

What does not kill you can make you anxious

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   Coming into any new year, you always hope it is better than the last and it was no different leading up to Jan. 1, 2020. The news was stressful prior to Dec. 30 with the whole impeachment thing and the brushfires in Australia. But maybe we could follow our resolutions, get past our differences, and band together to help...

Mendes’ 1917 takes war movies to new heights

  Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   I am not one for war movies, especially recent ones. The most recent one I saw in the theaters was Midway, which was one of the worst movies I saw last year, so while I had high hopes for 1917, I was a little nervous about seeing this. I shouldn’t have worried about this movie because it’s one of the best movies, not just in...

When less is more: Oiler Nation is the place to be

By: Collin Frazier frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   For some people going to college, it’s about going somewhere where you’ll be surrounded by thousands of people of different backgrounds in a place unknown. For me, that was last year. I was a first-year going to THE (Yes, I am doing it that way) Ohio State University hoping to become an Athletic Trainer. I’ll be honest, I hated the...

Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari zooms past finish line

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   I’m usually not one for movies involving racecars unless we’re talking Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby. But with awesome co-lead performances from Matt Damon and Christian Bale, James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari, albeit a tad long, is a fantastic movie. We follow Carroll Shelby (Damon), the owner of...

Are we celebrating Christmas too early?

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: o_wile   Here we are again. The days are getting shorter and shorter, the temperature is drastically cooler and leftover Halloween decorations and candy now sit in the clearance aisle. Another spooky season has come and gone and now we wait patiently to gorge ourselves on Thanksgiving, at least I do. Without a Turkey in our fridges yet,...

Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit proves that even Nazi Germany can be funny

  Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   Even though it was hard to find a theater near me to watch this movie, it was well worth the hour drive to see Taika Waititi’s latest film, Jojo Rabbit. While I can see this movie being very divisive an some may hate it. But to me, the seamless blend of serious tones of social commentary but hilarious comedy, Jojo Rabbit shines as...

My home is on fire…AGAIN

By: Madi DeVries Email: devriesm@findlay.edu   Born and raised in Southern California, I am very used to natural disasters, like earthquakes, droughts, and fires. I live in Mission Viejo, which is located on the south side of Orange County, California. Mission Viejo has a population of about 96,000 people crammed into just over 17 square miles of land. While earthquakes are the most common,...

Chalamet-led film, The King, falls short of taking the crown

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   With yet another major release for Netflix, The King hit the streaming service last Friday. Starring Timothée Chalamet and Robert Pattison, the movie has potential but never truly reaches it because of a boring story and not much else besides a great performance from Chalamet. Even being a Netflix movie couldn’t help this movie all...

Dolemite is his name and being a very good movie is his game

Dylan Frazier Frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44   In what may be Eddie Murphy’s best acting role since Shrek, Dolemite is my Name came to Netflix last Friday. With a great cast and a career-best performance from Eddie Murphy, it is well worth the two hours on Netflix.   Dolemite is my Name follows the life of Rudy Ray Moore, a failed singer-turned successful comedian. A very...

PTSD for DST

Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   Whether it is me feeling robbed of an hour of sleep or confusingly tired after gaining one, daylight savings time has always baffled me.   As a child, I was excited to get an extra hour of sleep early in the school year because I wasn’t used to my school schedule yet and equally as passionate about how much I hated...

Some of us grow out of Halloween

By: Cory Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   Cue the Monster Mash, pull out the pumpkin bowl filled with candy, and pop in those fake vampire teeth; now you are ready for Halloween. I do not know if it is just me but I have started to lose the joy for the holiday in my late 20s, early 30s. The meaning of America’s spookiest holiday changes as you age and grow as...

Zombieland: Double Tap: While it may be a little unnecessary, makes up in humor and action

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay,edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   The year was 2009, gas prices were through the roof, Obama just took office, and iPod Touches were the coolest thing ever made. We also began to see the first wave of zom-coms (zombie comedies) come out and very few had the acclaim that Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland had. With its gruesome gore and great humor, it was...

Gemini Man—a boring, uninspired movie—with even worse CGI

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu @dylanfrazier44 I’m all for different ideas but they have to work. And for me, Gemini Man simply does not work. From its miserable script to very weird CGI, the film starring Will Smith is maybe one of the dumbest movies I’ve seen this year. That said, it isn’t even close to the worst movie I’ve seen this year.   Following the life of secret...

A Third Dose of Puberty

By: Collin Frazier Frazierc@findlay.edu @Collin_53   Remember not so long ago when you first began puberty? It was such an awkward point in everyone’s life. The point of when your body was changing rapidly, your emotions were a wreck, and it seemed like all you wanted to do was just move on to adulthood. Definitely a point in your life you’d like to forget about, right? Well, not if...

It’s about time it’s less than 90 outside

Leah Alsept Email: alseptl@findlay.edu Twitter: @l_mac0913   Cold weather has finally arrived in Findlay. I was waiting for what seemed like centuries for it to get even a bit chilly. I checked the weather every day, hoping, praying that the 80-degrees would inch down to 70s or 60s. Then it became the first day of Fall. And then we had another almost 90-degree day outside. Don’t get me...

The Prince of Crime laughs his way to the top of the box office—Phoenix shines in Joker

Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 In what may be the third-most hyped movie of the year behind Avengers and Star Wars, Todd Phillips’ Joker came out amidst all the controversy that surrounded its release. For those who do not know, the FBI got a tip that someone on the dark web had planned to shoot up a movie theater during opening weekend. Thankfully, that...

Is homecoming a blast from the past?

By: Olivia Wile Email: wileo@findlay.edu Twitter: @o_wile Another University of Findlay Homecoming has come and gone, but not without plenty of family-oriented activities, a classic homecoming football game, and lots of black and orange ribbons. Colleges and universities join UF in keeping the classic homecoming celebration alive. According to thebestschools.org, a couple universities take credit...

Rambo: Last Blood is exactly what I thought it would be

Dylan Frazier frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   Rambo: Last Blood hit theaters two weeks ago and it’s exactly what it was meant to be, an insane action movie with completely unrealistic fights and explosions. So, what the movie lacks in story, and it definitely lacks in that department, the completely mindless action helps make it a fun movie to watch. In the fifth and...

Ad Astra aims for the stars, but doesn’t quit reach them

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 In a shocking turn of events, I liked a movie about strippers stealing money from Wall Street guys more than a movie about astronauts exploring the solar system. Coming off of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, I was totally ready to see another movie starring Brad Pitt, but I was seriously disappointed in Ad Astra. While it was...

The Webhead’s Fate Is Hanging by A Thin Web

Collin Frazier Email:Frazierc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Collin_53   For anyone who is a big Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) fan such like myself, you were probably excited during the Captain America: Civil War trailer when it was revealed that almost 14 years after first appearing in theaters, Spider-Man was finally joining the MCU, and who wouldn’t have been? Unfortunately, our Friendly...

Wu and Lopez shine in Hustlers

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   Based on a true story, Hustlers is another great example that Hollywood can do movies that aren’t reboots or about superheroes. Hustlers, starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, is great story with a great cast that helps propel the movie to another level.   Hustlers follows the lives of 2 strippers, Dorothy...

Are Mindful Apps a Waste of Time?

By: Emma Smith Email: smithe11@findlay.edu Twitter: @Emma2000Smith   You open up your app store and see the categories labeled Health & Fitness or Productivity. Inside these categories, you will find hundreds of different apps promising to make you more productive, less forgetful, sleep better, and help reduce your anxiety. Are these apps as effective as they claim to be?   As...

IT Chapter 2 floats, but not as much as the first one

    By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   The much anticipated, IT Chapter 2, came out last Friday and is getting some mixed reactions. Some say it drags and isn’t nearly as scary as its predecessor (it wasn’t), others appreciate how well it stayed true to the book. With its nearly three-hour runtime, it definetly feels long at times but a...

Angel has Fallen, But has the Franchise?

      By: Dylan Frazier, Pulse Editor Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   Sometimes it’s nice just to turn you brain off when watching a movie and just enjoy it for what it is. That’s exactly what Angel has Fallen is; you don’t have to really pay attention to anything other than the action. The story is virtually the same as the first two; someone...

Where’d All the Textbooks Go?

  By: Cory William Berlekamp Email: berlekampc@findlay.edu Twitter: @Cberlekamp   At the beginning of the semester I always put off two things; getting my parking pass and buying my textbooks. The first one is kind of dumb since it is free and relatively painless (just walking over to security and showing them my Oiler card) but the second one has always made me cringe.   There is...

Black Widow Deserved More

It’s about dang time. Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson), has been a vital part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since 2010 so it’s absolutely time that she gets her own movie. If you haven’t been keeping up with the MCU, Natasha is the human that absolutely kicks butt on the Avengers team. She has made countless sacrifices to help her friends and *Spoiler Alert* this girl...

Not Just a Normal Game of Hide n’ Seek

By: Dylan Frazier, Pulse Editor Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44   When you think of Hide and Seek, you think of the harmless game of finding someone. People of all ages  can play this game and have a ton of fun. But imagine playing it or it’s your life, doesn’t sound fun right? While it may take that harmless game and turn it into a devilish game, where you die...

Good Boys is a Good One

By: Dylan Frazier Email: frazierd@findlay.edu Twitter: @dylanfrazier44 From the minds that brought you Superbad and Neighbors,Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s latest project, Good Boys, follows three childhood friends on their journey to their first middle school party. With a lot of charm and several hilarious moments, Rogen and Goldberg have done it again with their latest film.   The...