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From left, Jeff Goldblum, Sam Neill, Laura Dern, Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Isabella Sermon and DeWanda Wise in Jurassic World Dominion.

‘Dominion’ brings back stars, but offers little else

Mary Segall, Opinion Editor August 29, 2022

Can you hear the opening theme to “Jurassic Park,” that legendary anthem composed by no other than John Williams? Can you picture the doors to the park slowly opening as the Jeep passes through the...

Jennifer Connelly, left, as Penny Benjamin and Tom Cruise as Capt. Pete Maverick Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick, which drew millions to movie theaters.

Nostalgic sequel returns ‘Top Gun’ fans to theaters

Mary Segall, Opinion Editor August 29, 2022

Can you hear the roar of the F-A18E Super Hornets as the legendary tune of “Danger Zone” fills the movie theatre? You can in the new “Top Gun: Maverick.”  This film takes place after Maverick...

Gru (Steve Carell) has grand plans for his future in “Minions: Rise of Gru.”

Minions ruled the summer

Taleise Lawrence, Assistant Editor August 29, 2022

“Minions: The Rise of Gru,” is a sequel to “Minions,” a spin-off based on “Despicable Me.” With a series that has expanded as far as “Despicable Me” has, it is pretty common to see studios...

’10 Cloverfield Lane’ full of suspense, secrets

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...

Adding zombies to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ entertaining

Allison Althof, Office Manager March 2, 2016

Jane Austen marked her place in history 200 years ago when she began publishing books like “Sense and Sensibility” and “Mansfield Park”. Though it wasn’t her first piece of published work, Austen’s...

‘The Revenant’ delivers

John Everman, Staff Writer February 3, 2016

Review: Immersing the viewer in the life of a frontiersman in the harsh woods of 1823 South Dakota, The Revenant is a momentous, bloody, and emotionally charged survival drama. While depicting a tale...

The Martian movie review

Allison Althof, Staff Writer October 14, 2015

We know from movies like “Armageddon” and “Apollo 13” that space really doesn’t like to cooperate. There’s a lot of it, it’s very dangerous, and if something goes wrong you’re pretty much...

These five films highlight the summer movie season

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...

The 40 Year Old Virgin tops list of favorite date movies

Erin Johnsrud, Staff Writer February 6, 2014

What makes a great date movie? That depends on who is on the date. Personally, I’d prefer a horror movie – even the bad ones – to almost any rom-com. This is not a list full of “Sleepless in Seattles,”...

You wont find these categories among the Oscars Awards.

These weren’t Oscar nominees, but they’re our winners

Clarion staff report February 20, 2013

This year’s Oscar nominees have some of the best talent in the industry. While we recognize that movies such as Brave, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook are great, there are a few others in...

Exploring food options while tight on cash

Michael Patton, Staff Writer September 12, 2012

Sustaining a relatively dignified quality of life that on just a few dollars per day can be a challenge. A recent week-long exploration of daily spending habits involved with living on a 2000-calorie daily...

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