How to survive nuclear war

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Vincent Mincey & Kenneth Franklin, Staff
As you’ve probably heard, America has been locked in an intense war of words with North Korea. When I say America, I mean our President, Donald Trump; a war with North Korea would bring much more terror than this country has ever seen. If war is soon declared and you find yourself in an uncomfortable position, we at the Spotlight Newspaper want to make sure that you are informed and ready to deal with whatever Don-, I mean North Korea throws at us.

  1. Build a bunker in your backyard, or anywhere that you can reach in a timely fashion.
  2. Practice post-bomb survival by playing Fallout: New Vegas.
  3. Emigrate to another country before it’s too late.
  4. Slowly subject yourself to radiation with the hopes that the bomb won’t kill you.
  5. Buy that one thing your parents told you was a waste of money.
  6. Run?
  7. Hide inside of a refrigerator.
  8. Buy an “I love North Korea” shirt and refute your citizenship status.
  9. Hide under Trump’s ego.
  10. Use Dennis Rodman as a human shield.
  11. Draw a safety circle around yourself.
  12. Pray really hard.

Logan Lucky letdown

Vincent Mincey, Staff

The steadfast, unforgiving comedy “Logan Lucky” features Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Seth Macfarlane, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough and Sebastian Stan. “Logan Lucky” is a film about an unfortunate family that plans to rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway. The movie placed 3rd and made $7.6 million on the first weekend.

This movie wasn’t what I expected it to be. I expected a much more solid plot and much more interesting characters, due to the poster and the name alone. For example, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), the main protagonist is a divorced man who gets laid off from his construction job and has partial custody of his daughter who lives with his remarried ex-wife. The movies tries to include how the Jimmy’s family is very unlucky. The audience is intended to feel sympathy for all these horrible things that have and are happening to Jimmy, but the spell isn’t cast. As I watched the movie I realized I didn’t care what happened to any of the characters. The only character I truly cared about was the brother, Clyde Logan (Adam Driver, Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens), who lost his forearm and wears a prosthetic one. Throughout the movie, I couldn’t tell what Jimmy was feeling.

Another horrible thing about this movie is that there is not a reason they would rob the nascar race, which is a key aspect of the plot. The audience doesn’t know why the robbery was worth the risk. It feels as if we are just watching people pull a stunt on a huge sporting event. There’s no story.

Tatum is the only actor whose performance needed improvement. It seems as if Tatum cared more about executing his southern accents rather than showing how Jimmy felt throughout the movie. The director Steven Soderbergh, who has worked with Tatum on numerous occasions, I believe did a good job of getting the most he could out of the actors. Tatum could have performed much better, but that didn’t happen.

In conclusion, I will admit that this movie wasn’t that great. The story could have been more coherent and effective, if only Channing Tatum didn’t have to seem so thick-skinned.  Watching the characters pull of the heist and clash with each other was at least entertaining. In retrospect, I kind of wish I had chosen another movie to share with you all, but sometimes life has surprises, and sometimes those surprises aren’t very good. Have a nice day.