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Movie review – I’m Thinking of Ending Things 

Jessie Buckley with Charlie Kaufman on the set of

Boh Suh, Staff Writer

October 14, 2020

When I first saw the title, I thought this would be some end of the world type of movie. I expected that a monster will end the world, but I was really off on that. I wish that it could be titled, “I’m thinking of ending COVID-19 pandemic,” instead.   The ratings from Rotten To...

Dark City Movie Review 

Grant Nelson , Staff Writer

September 30, 2020

A movie I would highly recommend is the old cult classic, “Dark City.” “Dark City” is a film that “The Matrix” arguably stole many aspects and ideas from. The film takes place in a city ship in space. The city ship is filled with humans who lack memory and identity, and constantly get reprogr...

‘Green Book’ wins 3 Golden Globe awards

The cast and director of

Lillian Glackin, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

“Green Book,” released on Nov. 21, was nominated for 75 awards and won a total of 37 of those nominations. At this year’s Golden Globes, “Green Book” was nominated for five different awards, winning three of those nominations. This included Best Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy and Best Screenplay-Motion...

This animated sequel was no wreck

“Wreck It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” was a playful romp through popular culture, but still had a plot.

Damara Gillett, Staff Writer

December 5, 2018

When trailers for “Wreck-It Ralph’s” new sequel popped up, it was not hard to draw comparisons to last year’s animated corporate sell-out “Emoji Movie.”  “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet” had a lot of very similar features shown in it’s trailers: the main characters going on a mission across the vast world of the internet to achieve some kind of goal, popular social media and TV/movie properties cropping up here and there.

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 ...

Grindelwald’s biggest crime? An unfocused plot

Johnny Depp in the film “The Crimes of Grindelwald.” In the film, Depp sports spiked bleached blond hair and eyes of two different colors, giving him a ghostly appearance.

Sean Bull, Staff Writer

November 21, 2018

This spoiler-free review has to start with a sentence I never thought I’d say: I owe Johnny Depp an apology. In the first “Fantastic Beasts,” Colin Farrell’s duplicitous American auror, Percival Greaves, was one of my favorite performances. The eventual reveal that Greaves was working agains...


Ryan Gosling portrays Neil Armstrong in the newest space exploration movie, “First Man.”

Sean Bull, Staff Writer

November 7, 2018

From the first minute, “First Man” grips the viewer. Gone is the rhythmic polish of director Damien Chazelle’s previous films. Where watching “La La Land” gave a feeling of floating along, some distance away from the main protagonists, “First Man” shoves the viewer right in the cockpit with Neil Armstrong.

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...

‘Christopher Robin’ takes us back to a time of fewer worries


Matt Withers, Arts Editor

August 29, 2018

It’s hard to pin down the exact joy that nostalgia brings us. For me it’s a joy that takes me back to before I ever had to worry about school, keeping up with social pressure, and the million other things that can cause stress in a college student’s life. Like a breath of fresh air, Disney’s...

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ full of suspense, secrets

Mary Elizabeth Winstead, center, and John Goodman, right, star in

Pamela Stevens, Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

Writing a review of "10 Cloverfield Lane" presents a precarious path for any writer desiring to prompt readers to run out and see this gem of a film while also not wanting to spoil any of the surprises that J.J. Abram’s production company Bad Robot painstakingly kept secret during the films creation....

Batman v. Superman exceeds all expectations

The battle between Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) is lifted in large part from the 1986 graphic novel The Dark Knight.

John Everman, Staff Writer

April 6, 2016

After months of waiting and much hype, “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” has finally landed in theaters across the globe. Featuring two the world’s most loved and well-known superheroes, this blockbuster event brings them to the silver screen together for the first time ever. A sequel to the...

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