Aidan Herklotz, Staff Contributor

Aidan Herklotz is a Senior who has been in Journalism for four years. The reason he took Journalism was, what he called, a “happy accident."  Back in his freshman year, he was originally going to take the Film Studies class, but the class was sadly cancelled, so he took Journalism up as his second choice. He enjoys watching and reviewing movies and tv shows, something that is reflected in his writing for the Sentinel. Besides being an active member for the newspaper, Aidan is the CEO of Centreville’s own Its Academic team. In ten years, he hopes to be far away from here.

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Erich Hartmann: The Most Successful Fighter Pilot of All Time

Erich Hartmann: The Most Successful Fighter Pilot of All Time

February 21, 2020

To be considered an ace pilot, you first must shoot down at least five enemy aircraft. The best German pilot in World War II was Erich Hartmann, who shot down around 352 enemy planes in his three years...

The Mandalorian Review: Good Job Disney+

The Mandalorian Review: Good Job Disney+

February 12, 2020

Everybody’s been saying that The Mandalorian is the best thing to come out of Disney’s Star Wars. I’d have to say that it’s pretty damn close, and I really like it. Yes, I know I’ve already written...

STAR WARS: The Ultimate Review (PART THREE)

STAR WARS: The Ultimate Review (PART THREE)

February 4, 2020

DISCLAIMER: This article contains spoilers for every Star Wars movie, especially The Rise of Skywalker. Also, while you don’t have to read my other two Star Wars review articles, some parts of this article...

STAR WARS: The Ultimate Review (PART TWO)

STAR WARS: The Ultimate Review (PART TWO)

January 10, 2020

     DISCLAIMER: This article contains spoilers to the prequel trilogy of the Star Wars movies. It also contains spoilers for the first part of my Star Wars review series. While you don’t need to...

STAR WARS: The Ultimate Review (PART ONE)

STAR WARS: The Ultimate Review (PART ONE)

December 19, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article contains spoilers to the original trilogy of Star Wars movies, although you probably should have seen them by now. This article also contains opinions that some may consider controversial....

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The Man in the High Castle: The Last Season

November 26, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article will contain spoilers for all seasons of The Man in the High Castle, as well as some “controversial” material. If you have some aversion to that, stop reading now. You have...

The image is a still from Jojo Rabbit, where Taika Waitit portrays Hilter and Roman Griffin Davis portrays Jojo (Image courtesy of IMDB).

Jojo Rabbit: A Film Review

November 14, 2019

DISCLAIMER: This article contains spoilers and opinions. Also, if you don’t like “sensitive” subjects you probably should stop reading now. You have been warned... Heil Honey, I’m Home was a...

Image courtesy of IMDB

Paragraph Reviews 3.

October 25, 2019

Hello and welcome to paragraph reviews, where I review three good, bad, or classic films in one paragraph each. Today we’re doing horror, which is complicated. Horror is possibly one of the most polarizing...

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Undone

October 10, 2019

WARNING: this review will contain some small spoilers for the first season of Undone. Amazon Prime Video has been stepping up its game recently. The Boys was a great trope-breaking superhero show, The...

Paragraph Reviews Issue 2: Electric Boogaloo

Paragraph Reviews Issue 2: Electric Boogaloo

September 20, 2019

Hello and welcome to paragraph reviews, where I review three good, bad, or classic films in one paragraph each. Today we’re doing the sequels to popular sci-fi films I reviewed last time. But before...

Paragraph Reviews (Issue 1): Science Fiction

Paragraph Reviews (Issue 1): Science Fiction

September 10, 2019

Hello and welcome to paragraph reviews, where I review three good, bad, or classic films in one paragraph each. Today we're in the category of science fiction--although you probably know what you’re...

John Wick Kills Everyone in Parabellum

John Wick Kills Everyone in Parabellum

May 30, 2019

When I first walked into the theater to see John Wick: Chapter 3, I had assumed that it would be the end to the series, but when I walked back to my car later that evening, I realized I was sorely mistaken....

Last time my mom came to town, she brought a stack of old board games. Heres a version of Clue, The Classic Detective Game from Parker Brothers, from the early 1980s.

Review: Clue: On Stage

May 13, 2019

I’m sure you’ve all heard of Clue by now. It’s a classic board game and a classic film, but what you may not know is that it’s now been adapted into a play. It also happens to be one of my favorite...

Mayor Pete...Buttigieg?

Mayor Pete…Buttigieg?

May 7, 2019

In the 2016 election, there were sixteen Republican candidates up for president. I thought this was a lot of candidates, but imagine my surprise when I find out that the number of democratic candidates...

The OA Part 2: Questions Unanswered

The OA Part 2: Questions Unanswered

April 25, 2019

Part 1 of the now famous Netflix series “The OA” came out just over 2 years ago, and I’ve personally been waiting for Part 2 since then, and let’s just say the wait was worth it. As of late, the...

Jordan Peeles The Twilight Zone

Jordan Peele’s The Twilight Zone

April 3, 2019

The Twilight Zone is quite possibly the most parodied piece of media of all time (mostly thanks to Matt Groening). It’s also the most influential piece of science fiction since Mary Shelley's Frankenstein....

Netflix Synopsis: The Umbrella Academy

Netflix Synopsis: The Umbrella Academy

March 14, 2019

Usually I think that Netflix original shows are the complete opposite of what they claim to be: profoundly unoriginal. But, a few weeks ago Netflix released “The Umbrella Academy,” which, for me, is...

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm (A Quick Take)

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm (A Quick Take)

February 28, 2019

Civilization 6: Gathering Storm came out last week, and it is the latest expansion in the Civ series. And I’ll tell you something: it’s a good one. In the simplest form possible, Gathering Storm has...

Celebrating Black Excellence: Sydney Poitier

Celebrating Black Excellence: Sydney Poitier

February 11, 2019

 February is black history month, so it is fitting to be taking a glance at the the life of one of the most influential African-American film stars (and civil-rights activists) in American History--Sidney...

(Photo: Finnish Military Archive)

Simo Hayha: The White Death

January 24, 2019

The Winter War was a disaster for the Soviet Union, but it was still a loss for Finland. War broke out in 1939, when Finland refused the Soviet Union's ultimatum for Finland to cede Karelia (pictured below)....

Ned Kelly: The Robin Hood of Australia

Ned Kelly: The Robin Hood of Australia

January 22, 2019

We all know the story of Robin Hood, medieval vigilante from Sherwood Forest who stole from the rich and gave to the poor. But this article is about Ned Kelly, or how I like to call him, the Robin Hood...

Mad Jack Churchill: Dunkirk With Bagpipes.

Mad Jack Churchill: Dunkirk With Bagpipes.

November 26, 2018

    When most hear the name Churchill, they think of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who helped lead the country during most of World War Two. When I hear the name Churchill, I think of the...

Smokey & the Bandit: Remembering Burt Reynolds

Smokey & the Bandit: Remembering Burt Reynolds

November 1, 2018

With the passing of Burt Reynolds, one of the most prolific screen actors of the 1970’s, we reviewed one of Reynolds most famous film: Smokey & the Bandit. The film was the 2nd highest grossing film...

The Story of Emperor Norton I

The Story of Emperor Norton I

November 1, 2018

The United States of America has had 45 presidents (or 44 depending on who you ask), but only once has the U.S had an Emperor. This is the story of Joshua Abraham Norton, the first and only Emperor the...

10 Empires that Came the Closest to World Domination

10 Empires that Came the Closest to World Domination

September 19, 2018

An Empire is defined as an extensive group of states or countries under a single group of supreme authority (at least according to dictionary.com). There’s no doubt that there have been an extensive...

9 Obscure Forms of Government

9 Obscure Forms of Government

May 21, 2018

Now, you’ve all heard of the so-called “popular”, “cool”, or “hip”, types of governmental systems, i.e Republic, Monarchy, Dictatorship, Communism, etc. (I don't say democracy here because...

6 People Who Claim to have Traveled Through Time

6 People Who Claim to have Traveled Through Time

May 7, 2018

Throughout the history of time, people have claimed to travel through time. According to them, time travel may have been achieved by accident, or on purpose to prevent atrocities that will happen in the...

Things to Expect From Solo: A Star Wars Story

Things to Expect From Solo: A Star Wars Story

March 13, 2018

So, the Han Solo movie isn’t too far away, and the first trailer has been released. And I can say this without a doubt, it’s about time. A large amount of fans are unsure about how the movie is...

The Last Jedi: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

The Last Jedi: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly

February 2, 2018

                                                         Star Wars The Last Jedi has come out, and it’s definitely the most polarizing Star Wars film to date. The...

9 Times the Simpsons have Predicted The Future

9 Times the Simpsons have “Predicted” The Future

December 14, 2017

One of the most famous things about the 27th season of the “Simpsons” cartoon is how the show makes extremely bizarre predictions about events that happen in the future. These predictions have been...

VIII Highlights From the New Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

VIII Highlights From the New Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

November 10, 2017

It’s been many, many months of waiting (about six to be exact), but the time has finally come! The brand new, super-official, Star Wars the Last Jedi trailer has come out, and it’s a big one. Tons...

7 Apocalypses That Weve Already Survived

7 Apocalypses That We’ve Already Survived

October 13, 2017

Worried about World War III coming up on the horizon? Forget about it! Humans have already survived tons of apocalypses. So, in no particular order, here are seven major apocalypses that we have already...

Petition Calls For Columbus Statue to be Replaced by Prince

Petition Calls For Columbus Statue to be Replaced by Prince

September 28, 2017

On August 25, 2017, progressive activist Wintana Melekin created a petition for the Columbus statue outside of the State Capitol in St. Paul Minnesota to be replaced by a Prince Statue. This petition has...

3 Reasons Why Valentines Day Is The Worst Holiday

3 Reasons Why Valentine’s Day Is The Worst Holiday

February 27, 2017

No.1) Too Much Love Valentine’s day is a holiday filled with love. Sure, a bit of romance here and there is a good but too much is just…too much. Hear me out, you can appreciate a single candy bar....

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