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Disney is remaking the wrong films

This image released by Disney shows Yifei Liu in the title role of

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer

September 11, 2020

Last week saw the slightly controversial release of another live-action remake of an animated Disney movie: “Mulan.” Once destined to make millions in global box office revenue, the film was initially pushed back and then eventually slated for a $30 pay-to-watch release on Disney+ due to worldwide the...

Pop culture hills I would die on: Iron Man is a better superhero than Batman

Pop culture hills I would die on: Iron Man is a better superhero than Batman

Rebecca Meluch, Opinions Editor

September 6, 2020

People love using the phrase “that’s like comparing apples to oranges” when they try to defend a less superior item in a well-mannered comparison.  In the comic book world, the apples and oranges mentioned are Marvel and D.C. Universes. The simple truth is: fruit can be compared and so can ...

The most overrated and under-appreciated films of 2020, so far

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Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2020

The pandemic has changed everything. We have had to quickly adapt our entire lives and plans. People’s lives have been unceremoniously upended — I sometimes lose hope thinking about the damage that has been done. In the past, whenever I felt sad or isolated, I would find comfort in movies.  No...

Why ‘Big Brother’ is the perfect show to binge during COVID-19

The cast of

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer

September 6, 2020

When it comes to entertainment in the age of COVID-19, this past spring and summer have created an odd dynamic for the film and television landscape. Although everyone has been stuck indoors all year and is thus have had more time than ever to be catching up on shows, production on nearly everything...

REVIEW: In conversation with ‘Tenet’ star John David Washington

Still of John David Washington in

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

September 6, 2020

“Tenet” opens with an opera house heist mission. The packed, maskless audience on-screen makes for an apprehensive mood within the Covid context. An interesting duality that only presents itself when I am socially-distanced and masked-up, hoping that any other ironic imagery doesn’t suck me out o...

COLUMN: Movie theaters must adapt or die

Music Box Theatre will show popular Christmas movies, as well as singalong versions, to help Chicagoans get in the holiday mood. (Courtesy of Music Box Theatre)

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

September 2, 2020

I can remember the first time a film moved me. I can remember the first time a film truly terrified me. I can even remember the first time a film gave me a character I loved, and then quickly betrayed me. I love film and I miss going to movie theatres. The rampant onset of COVID-19 onto the world...

The best new shows, movies to come out of quarantine

Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in

Lauren Coates, Staff Writer

August 18, 2020

In the five months since quarantine started, there have been dozens of movies and TV shows vying for the public’s attention — capitalizing that for several months, the entire world is stuck at home with little to do than turn on the TV and see what’s on. Although in the coming months we’ll be ent...

Every Tom Hanks film, reviewed

Every Tom Hanks film, reviewed

Keira Wingate, Contributing Writer

August 14, 2020

“Willsoooooooooonn!” is probably how everyone is feeling right about now. Alone, drained both physically and mentally, and who knows, maybe you’re floating on a raft.  With COVID-19 requiring most of us to stay at home, it makes for the perfect time to binge every single one of Tom Hanks...

REVIEW: ‘Selah and the Spades’ tackles intense themes in coming-of-age drama

Lovie Simone as the titular Selah in

Alayne Trinko, Contributing Writer

August 4, 2020

Walking through the halls of The Haldwell School for Boarding and Day School, students of the 5 factions lurk in the social shadows, wait for a reason to pounce in order to preserve their power and control over the student body, and remain out of sight and out of mind of the headmaster. The perfe...

Are movie theaters doomed?

FILE - The currently closed AMC Burbank 16 movie theatres complex is pictured on April 29, 2020, in Burbank, Calif. After several false starts, the film industry is hoping to bring new releases back into movie theaters in late August. But for blockbusters, it may mean rethinking opening weekend and returning to a more gradual rollout through international and U.S. territories. Gone for now are the days of massive global openings. And theater owners say if they don't get new films soon, they may not make it to 2021. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

John Cotter, Staff Writer

July 25, 2020

Back in March, I was genuinely attempting to make bets with friends as to whether Disney’s heavily-marketed “Mulan” live-action film was to be released as planned, or pushed back due to COVID-19, as many other films fates have been attributed to the latter. In retrospect, that betting game was both fick...

REVIEW: Season opener of “Blindspot” shows that it is on its way out

Rob Brown, Ashley Johnson, Sullivan Stapleton, Ennis Esmer, and Jaimie Alexander in Blindspot.

Chinyere Ibeh, Staff Writer

May 27, 2020

Blindspot’s season opener proves that it has run its course and it is ready to bow out.  The NBC show has been on for four seasons, and the fifth season has been confirmed to be it's last. "Blindspot" originally premiered in 2015 as another crime drama featuring an FBI team and a tattooed woman...

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

REVIEW: In ‘The Last Dance’ final episodes, ‘it’s all about basketball’

Logan Peterson, Contributing Writer

May 25, 2020

The final two episodes of “The Last Dance” come crashing in like a bat out of hell, only this time, it’s all about basketball. For weeks, the series gave us insight into the inner-turmoil of the Bulls’ final season together – the in-fighting, the clashing of personalities and all. The entire...

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