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Rami Malek shines as Freddy Mercury

Rami Malek was amazing in “Bohemian Rhapsody.’

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Released in theaters in time for the 27th anniversary of Queen singer Freddie Mercury’s passing, “Bohemian Rhapsody” is a cinematic tribute based on the formation of the band and Mercury’s life from the beginning of his musical career to its conclusion. “Bohemian Rhapsody” plays out in simila...

Holiday specials peaked with 1974’s ‘The Year Without a Santa Claus’

“The Year Without a Santa Claus” is a claymation holiday classic that still airs on commercial television.

Sean Bull, Broadcast Manager & Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

Late 2018 has been a weird time for pop culture. Smash Mouth’s “All Star” is now classic rock. The years don’t stop coming, indeed. If that excites you, I’m guessing you’ll also be thrilled to hear that this year’s big Christmas movie stars Kurt Russell as the sassiest Santa ever put ...

‘Venom’ is a big gooey mess, but had something I loved anyway

Matt Withers, Arts Editor

October 24, 2018

I’d be lying if I had said I had high expectations for the movie “Venom.” I had watched every trailer and became more and more conflicted about the film. The footage of Venom himself looked awesome, but everything else looked awful. Which is why I’m surprised to say that “Venom” is n...

Crazy about “Crazy Rich Asians”

Constance Wu and Henry Golding in “Crazy Rich Asians.”

Antilica Xiong, Graphic Designer

October 10, 2018

“Crazy Rich Asians” may not represent all Asians, but the film created opportunities and awareness for the Asian community as a whole. The amazing Jon M. Chu directs an outstanding film, based on Kevin Kwan’s best-selling novel. You may already know Chu, who directed “Step Up 2,” “G.I. Joe Re...

‘Happy Time’ almost worth the time

Melissa Mccarthy poses with a puppet in this comedy-fueled crime movie, The Happytime Murders

Damara Gillett, Graphic Designer

September 12, 2018

“Happy Time Murders” had promise as a premise. Murder mystery, cop drama, puppets, raunchy humor, an R-rating – it looked to be a recipe for an interesting watch. And it was interesting. Some of the jokes did land, and I came out of the movie feeling like it wasn’t a waste of my time. ...

Netflix film ‘Beasts of No Nation’ a strong debut

Abraham Attah, center, as Agu, and Idris Elba, left, as Commandant, in the Netflix original film,

Morgan Engels, Staff Writer

December 11, 2015

Back in October, Netflix, already having made a mark in television with shows like “House of Cards” and “Orange is the New Black,” debuted its first original film “Beasts of No Nation.” While watching the film I was reminded of a quote by the late Roger Ebert where he describes movies as...

These five films highlight the summer movie season

Top 5 Summer Movies

Tom Richardson, Staff writer

May 7, 2014

People always seem to know what kind of movies trip their trigger, but during the summer movie season, it’s hard to narrow it down to the “must-see” titles. Here is a list of five films to look forward to this summer, that many others are also highly anticipated. These are five different films,...

A tribute to film critic Roger Ebert

Tom Richardson, Staff Writer

April 5, 2013

“Two thumbs up” was the famous quote from both Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel, heard frequently on the film criticism show, “At the Movies,” they both hosted. Gene Siskel passed away in 1999; and recently, his co-star Roger Ebert also passed away, due to cancer. Ebert left this world with a big...

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