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Everyone loves Disney, but the continuing cycle of remakes is getting old

Everyone loves Disney, but the continuing cycle of remakes is getting old

Gavin Farrow, Contributing Writer

September 23, 2019

The Walt Disney corporation made 50 percent of this summer’s total box office revenue. Four of the company’s films grossed over $1 billion in the international box office this year. These numbers, along with Disney’s continuously hawkish financial consumption of other media properties and companies...

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

‘Ready or Not’ proves itself to be the perfect summer thriller

Holyn Thigpen, Staff Writer

September 16, 2019

The summer box office season often seems to entail finding something that’ll distract me from the wet blanket of humidity outside and kill a couple hours that I’d otherwise spend napping on my back porch. “Ready or Not,” a thriller-comedy that hit theaters late last month, more than delivere...

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Brian Banks puts injustice into perspective

Tariqah Shakir, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

What would you do if half of your life was spent fighting a conviction for a crime you were innocent of? What would keep you fighting for justice?  These are the questions “Brian Banks” asks while delving deep into the pit of many falsely accused and convicted black men who have spent half an...

Downton Abbey opens its doors again

Downton Abbey opens its doors again

Rebecca Rogers, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2019

“We’ve been expecting you,” reads the tagline of director Michael Engler’s film adaptation of “Downton Abbey.” A perfect tagline for a world that has seemingly frozen in time waiting for its audience to return. Engler doesn’t miss a beat in continuing where creator Julian Fellowes’ l...

Coming-of-age film ‘Blinded by the Light’ will bring audiences together

Coming-of-age film ‘Blinded by the Light’ will bring audiences together

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

August 20, 2019

Art is the most universal thing across all cultures and continents. It does not matter who you are or what you do; you have most definitely had at least one song that has moved you to tears or made you rethink aspects of your life. You may have even had a film that simply made you feel completely seen a...

The real independence in independent filmmaking

The real independence in independent filmmaking

Keira Wingate, Asst. Arts & Life Editor

August 12, 2019

Everyone’s heard of independent filmmakers. They go on to make amazing movies that shine during award season, such as “Lady Bird,” “BlacKkKlansman” and “Call Me by Your Name.” These are all independent – or “indie” – films that have shined over the past couple of years. But what ...

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ explores struggles of being part of the entertainment industry

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ explores struggles of being part of the entertainment industry

John Cotter, Staff Writer

July 26, 2019

Quentin Tarantino has become a name associated with cartoonish violence as much as with critically acclaimed cinematic stories, whose characters feel so real, it seems like you could see one walking down the street. The director’s ninth film, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” affixes itself to the latter, m...

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

“Far From Home” hits closer to home than title suggests

John Cotter, Contributing Writer

July 1, 2019

I think I was about 5 years old when I got my first Spider-Man action figure. Being far too young to watch the Sam Raimi/Tobey Maguire films, I made my own Spidey adventures in my head. Spiraling adventures that weren’t limited by CGI or budgets, but ones that reflected my life, what I would envision ...

A conversation with the creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

A conversation with the creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco”

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

June 17, 2019

Of all the films I saw at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, none have left quite an impact on me like Joe Talbot’s irresistibly powerful and stylish debut feature “The Last Black Man in San Francisco.” After premiering at Sundance, the film went on to score two major wins for Directing Aw...

What’s Fresh on Netflix

What’s Fresh on Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

June 3, 2019

"Always Be My Maybe" Netflix has made a bit of name for themselves in the romantic comedy department. Mega hits like “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before,” “When We First Met” and “Set it Up” put the streaming service firmly on the map for releasing light, fluffy and endlessly re-watc...

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

‘Deadwood: The Movie’ is a good western and a great finale

Brian Pearlman, Nation & World Editor

June 3, 2019

“Deadwood” creator/writer David Milch’s abrasive yet finely-wrought HBO Western series set in late-1800s South Dakota, is back. The show was nominated for 28 Emmys and won eight over the course of its roughly two-and-a-half years on air. Now, over a decade later, fans of the show have the proper...

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

A look back at some of TV’s most notorious finales

Gianfranco Ocampo, Contributing Writer

May 28, 2019

The series finale of a TV show has typically been viewed as the conclusion of a show that fans have watched since its inception, with a proper send-off of its characters. Shows like the recently finished “Game of Thrones,” amongst others, have transformed many series finales into sources of cynicism...

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