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Twisted and clever

Alanna Kenny, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2019

Imagine looking across the subway through a bustle of people only to catch your own eyes, staring at you, dressed all in red. This image serves as inspiration for Jordan Peele’s new horror movie, “Us.” Known for his  T...

‘Pet Sematary’: King’s horror fails on screen

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

April 11, 2019

Amidst the resurgence of horror author Stephen King’s popularity after the success of “It,” “Pet Sematary,” the latest in King’s book-to-film adaptations, seemed destined to be the newest addition in Hollywood’s...

Are cyborgs the new superheroes?

A’jhana Dicko, Contributing Writer

February 22, 2019

Waking up in a new city, with no memory and wide eyes, Alita has arrived. “Sharkboy and Lavagirl” and “Spy Kids” director Robert Rodriguez brings us a new fantasy/science fiction film that tells the story of a courageo...

Starr Carter discovers her voice in ‘The Hate U Give’

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor

November 2, 2018

“Now when it happens, don’t act mad,” says Maverick Carter to his three children. This flashback in the widely acclaimed “The Hate U Give” depicts a black father giving protagonist Starr Carter, along with her two brot...

Fun but flawed: ‘Venom’ fails to make impact on Marvel Universe

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

October 19, 2018

It was bound to happen. After 19 films, critical praise and incredible success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel had to make a mistake sooner or later. Despite the excitement surrounding the film, “Venom” proved to be th...

Mind full of fluff: ‘Christopher Robin’ fails to deliver intelligent story in favor of nostalgic cast of characters

Lauren Trimber, Features Editor

September 6, 2018

Oh, bother. Winnie the Pooh’s classic catchphrase played repeatedly in my head as I watched “Christopher Robin,” a film I had been anticipating for weeks. Based on A.A. Milne’s characters, “Christopher Robin” alm...

Dull and faceless: ‘Slender Man’ falls short

Ellis Giacomelli, Features Editor

August 30, 2018

With open arms, the faceless figure kneels to greet you. Then, you enter a new world —  a world you have never seen, a world you wish to never see again and a world that took 91 minutes of your time. The summer thriller ...

March is weak on music but exciting for box office

Matthew Steinberg, Features Editor

March 1, 2018

February has finally come to a close, and music-lovers have filled their libraries with new content. At the same time, the stomachs of moviegoers are equally as full with popcorn, candy and soda from repeated visits to the theat...

The maladies of movies morphing into new media

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

April 28, 2016

Twenty years ago, audiences engaged with TV and cinema in wholly disparate ways. The two experiences used to be quite distinct from each other, but with the advent of new technologies and warped, economic mindsets of producers,...

Latest ‘Die Hard’ installment is one sequel too many

February 22, 2013

Bruce Willis is back again in the fifth installation of the Die Hard film franchise that gave him his big break. Unfortunately, A Good Day to Die Hard may have been one sequel too many. The Die Hard saga centers on Bruce ...

‘Hanna’ can’t reconcile mixture of dual genres

April 15, 2011

For her first 16 years, poor little Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) lives a life of seclusion in the forests of Finland. All that this unfortunate girl has in her life is caribou hunting, two books and her ex-CIA operative father Erik ...

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