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Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” soars to success on multiple fronts

Marvel’s “Captain Marvel” soars to success on multiple fronts

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 7, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies

Captain Marvel is a near perfect introduction to one of the MCU’s most powerful and respected hero’s…oh and also a total win for women in film….4/5 The success of Marvel Studios is unprecedented—21 films over 10 years without a glaring failure.  A studio that sought out to create a massi...

“How to Train Your Dragon” is a Hidden Gem

“How to Train Your Dragon” is a Hidden Gem

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies

DreamWorks Animation is known for its comedic animated movies, producing both the “Shrek” and “Kung Fu Panda” series. Now, DreamWorks wraps up the “How to Train Your Dragon” trilogy with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” directed and written by Dean DeBlois. The film conta...

“Fighting With Your Family” – Not Your Typical Sports Movie

“Fighting With Your Family” – Not Your Typical Sports Movie

Mikhail Faulconer, Contributor

February 27, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies

What is Dwayne Johnson cooking up in “Fighting with My Family”? Probably his strongest entry as a producer to date. The film is based on the true story of Saraya-Jade Bevis, or “Paige,” played by rising-star Florence Pugh, and her journey to become the youngest WWE Divas Champion ever.  ...

The message of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ clicks

The message of ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ clicks

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” the long-awaited sequel to Disney’s “Wreck-It Ralph,” crashed into theatres on Nov. 21. Hype for the film built through teaser trailers, primarily featuring familiar interfaces like iPad apps, social media sites, and of course, Disney princesses. “Ralph Breaks...

Fantastic Beasts Roars In Theaters

Fantastic Beasts Roars In Theaters

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

After much laid out background information in the first Fantastic Beasts, the director David Yates comes back with “Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald,” written by J.K. Rowling. The sequel includes much-needed substance delving into the lives of the Dumbledores, many of whom we soon learn about...

The Death of Stalin: Biting Satire for Any Age

The Death of Stalin: Biting Satire for Any Age

Karl O’Brien, Staff Writer

April 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

Though it has come out in the United States in limited release, The Death of Stalin has garnered significant coverage for its black humor and skillfully executed satire of strongman politics. All of this press is well deserved, as Armando Ianucci has turned out more riotous political humor along the...

“Love, Simon” Rethinks Romance Genre

“Love, Simon” Rethinks Romance Genre

Tara Tabibi, Contributor

March 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

I can name a dozen teen flicks with a dozen plot elements in common with Greg Berlanti’s “Love, Simon.” Based on Becky Albertalli’s teen fiction novel, “Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda,” the film “Love, Simon” follows the self-proclaimed “just-like-you” Simon Spier (Nick Robinson)...

And the Academy Award Goes to….

And the Academy Award Goes to….

Madisyn Siebert, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Arts, Movies

The Oscars are right around the corner, on Sunday, March 4th. The event always awards the best of the best, and everyone hopes they can finally have their name engraved on one of the golden statues. Especially this year as they celebrate their 90th anniversary. This year, the competition is stiff with...

Black Panther Roars into Theaters

Black Panther Roars into Theaters

Alexis Stogner, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Arts, Featured News, Movies

The Disney-Marvel film “Black Panther” hit theaters on Feb. 16 and immediately shattered box office records. Earning an estimated $404 million worldwide during its opening weekend, it became the most profitable February movie debut of all time, as well as the fifth-highest debut weekend gross ever. ...

‘Justice League’: It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a pretty average movie…

‘Justice League’: It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a pretty average movie…

Karl O'Brien, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies

“Justice League” is the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, or DCEU, and DC Comics’ attempt via its film distributor, Warner Brothers, to try to catch up to the high-flying success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe of Disney. While it is by no means of “Wonder Woman” quality, “Justice...

Adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” Doesn’t Quite Kill It

Adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” Doesn’t Quite Kill It

Natalie Riopelle, Arts Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies

Agatha Christie, the “Queen of Mystery” and the author of dozens of novels and short stories, is purported to be the third best-selling author in history, following Shakespeare and the Bible. Her stories are known for their suspense, their recognizable detectives and, most crucially, their ability...

Thor Three Brings Down the Hammer

Thor Three Brings Down the Hammer

Todd, Johnson

November 20, 2017


Filed under Arts, Movies

When news of a third Thor installment arrived, the hype was unbelievable. From the posters to the first real trailer, “Thor: Ragnarok” looked colorful, fresh and exciting, but by the time the film actually hit theaters, I became worried that the excitement might have been exaggerated. I could not h...

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