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The Beach Bum

The Beach Bum

Michael Brezinski, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Harmony Korine has made a career for himself out of being America’s resident cinematic rule-breaker. Ever since his wildly controversial feature film screenwriting debut “Kids” rocked the way modern youth had been portrayed on screen in the U.S., Korine has gone for the kill in making a brand for h...

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

“Game of Thrones”: 5 must-see episodes

Kevin Donahue, Contributing Writer

April 8, 2019

To watch every episode of Game of Thrones would take 2 days, 15 hours and 30 minutes. That is over 63 hours of one of the most talked-about shows ever. However, many people may be out of the loop come April 14. That is when the first episode of the final season of Game of Thrones will air on HBO. ...

What’s Fresh on Hulu

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

April 8, 2019

Shrill “Saturday Night Live” staple Aidy Bryant takes the lead for the first time in this Hulu Original series which follows the life of a full-figured young woman who is unhappy with multiple facets of her life and looking for a change with everything but her body. After attending a “Fat Girl Pool P...

‘Climax’: A dance-filled, drug-fueled horror flick

‘Climax’: A dance-filled, drug-fueled horror flick

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

March 17, 2019

Certifiably insane dancers, deadly snowstorms, LSD-spiked sangria…no, I’m not describing the contents of a paranoiac nightmare, but rather, Argentine-French director Gaspar Noé’s newest horror flick, “Climax.” Noé has never shied from absolutely shattering audiences’ moral parameters (...

Music Box to host independent film retrospectives

Music Box to host independent film retrospectives

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

March 17, 2019

There is a lot to admire in the Chicago film scene and its history. It might also be safe to say that the scene in the city as a whole is epitomized in the form of the historic Music Box Theatre. Chicago’s famed theatrical landmark is known for so many amazing things, primarily its very broad and di...

Isn’t it Romantic

Isn’t it Romantic

Holyn Thigpen, Contributing Writer

March 13, 2019

“Isn’t It Romantic” delights in its own tongue-in-cheek parodying of the rom-com genre, poking fun at the clichés and character archetypes pervasive in classic feel-good films. The premise is simple: Natalie, played by Rebel Wilson, awakens in a hospital bed after a violent mugging incide...

Brie Larson leads the entertaining, if familiar, ’90s-set superhero flick

Brie Larson leads the entertaining, if familiar, ’90s-set superhero flick

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

The end of “Avengers: Infinity War” was a downer and, to some, quite a shock. I heard of audience members staring in disbelief at the screen well past the credits. Tears streamed down viewers’ faces when Peter Parker reached and said, “Mr. Stark…I don’t feel so good.” But we were left ...

Spielberg v. Netflix

Spielberg v. Netflix

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

It’s a rough time to be a theater-loving cinephile lately. The theater experience is a cultural commodity that seems to be fading year after year, especially with the massive surge in streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Studios making their own buzz-worthy original content – though ...

Third time’s a charm

Third time’s a charm

Garret Neal, Staff Writer

March 4, 2019

It can be easy to complain about the constant stream of sequels pouring out of Hollywood every year and lament about the loss of originality and true storytelling. But it’s films like “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” that can serve as a reminder of the rush of emotions that can acco...

The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele takes reins of new reboot

The Twilight Zone: Jordan Peele takes reins of new reboot

Michael Brzezinski, Staff Writer

February 25, 2019

While this year’s Super Bowl may have been proved as a disappointment on several rather large accounts, at least one thing left a positive impact on social media platforms and entertainment buffs. It came in the form of a faux-glitch on the TV and a man in a black suit walking about in an empty st...

Pete Holmes on comedy, commitment and the third season of ‘Crashing’

Pete Holmes on comedy, commitment and the third season of ‘Crashing’

Lacey Latch, Arts & Life Editor

February 25, 2019

“I always make the joke that we call the show ‘Crashing’ not ‘Flourishing’ for a reason,” said comedian Pete Holmes, the creator and star of HBO’s “Crashing,” now in its third season. In the new season, Pete sees his career and life in general, finally turning around for the better ...

‘Alita:’ Why you should be watching

‘Alita:’ Why you should be watching

Michael Edicola, Contributing Writer

February 25, 2019

Ever since I saw the first trailer with a girl with huge eyes and robot body I knew that I was going to fall in love with “Alita: Battle Angel” one way or another. Many had their reservations, and rightfully so, but I genuinely believe that this film delivered exactly the experience it aimed to craft....

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