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Superhero Revolution: Marvel has its first female-led lead in outstanding film “Captain Marvel”

Superhero Revolution: Marvel has its first female-led lead in outstanding film “Captain Marvel”

Ayman Mirkhan

March 18, 2019

To be a hero. A lot of people do not truly understand the standards or requirements for an individual to be considered a hero, a result of this dilemma being the general public’s great interests in superheros. They achieve everything we want and more, they are everything we aspire to be. Yet, there are ...

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is sharp and insightful

“The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” is sharp and insightful

Braden Turk

April 30, 2018

“What is hidden in snow comes forth in the thaw.” Mikael Blomkvist is stuck in a rut. He’s recovering from losing a case that drained him of his money and once-respected journalistic status. He enjoys a healthy relationship with his teenage daughter Pernilla, but his ex-wife hates him after fi...

Theme of the Month: Starting Over

Theme of the Month: Starting Over

Braden Turk

April 17, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on starting over, or works that feature completed (or attempted) facial reconstruction as a major plot point. 1. “Eyes Without a Face...

Kendrick Lamar continues to make history with the release of “Black Panther: The Album”

Kendrick Lamar continues to make history with the release of “Black Panther: The Album”

Austin Stadie

March 23, 2018

The last decade has seen a number of powerful and thought provoking artists break onto the scene. Widely considered to be the king of that list is Kendrick Lamar. Time and time again he raises the bar, and does that once again with the creation of Black Panther’s soundtrack. It has been just seven short years since he ...

“Love, Simon” shows a new coming-of-age

“Love, Simon” shows a new coming-of-age

Jenna Link

March 17, 2018

As the chords to “Love Me” by The 1975 blasted through the theater, I knew this was going to be a movie to remember. “Love, Simon” is a coming-of-age story, based on the book “Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda” by Becky Albertalli, focusing on Simon Spier in his last year of high school. H...

Theme of the Month: Perils of Technology

Theme of the Month: Perils of Technology

Braden Turk

March 11, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best examples of film, television, and writing that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on "perils of technology:" works that showcase what consequences the tech-heavy world of today could give if we're not careful.   "I...

The 15:17 to Paris was not made for the big screen

The 15:17 to Paris was not made for the big screen

Jen Gordus

February 21, 2018

On Aug. 21, 2015, more than 500 passengers were aboard a train bound for Paris. Among these passengers were three friends who are now recognized as heroes. Thalys Train 9364 is better known as the location of an attempted terrorist attack. It would have been a successful one if Anthony Sadler, Spencer ...

Theme of the Month: Doppelgänger

Theme of the Month: Doppelgänger

Braden Turk

January 18, 2018

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best films that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on the topic of “dopplegängers,” the German word that translates roughly to “double-goer:” a person who could look exactly like you.   “The Dou...

Theme of the Month: Found Footage

Theme of the Month: Found Footage

Braden Turk

December 5, 2017

Theme of the Month is an article series designed to investigate the best films that fall under a certain category. This month focuses on the ever-controversial found-footage filming technique, where all three movies use the style in unique ways. “Chronicle” (2012) Fragile teen Andrew leads a troubled l...

A League for the Weekend

A League for the Weekend

Jenna Link

November 24, 2017

A world without hope. Violence on the streets. A lost role model. In a world without Superman, there is no set leader or example of good in the DC Universe. The human race has no universal protector. But, with a new villain aiming to lay claim on the earth, the superheroes in the shadows are required...

Theme of the Month: Time

Theme of the Month: Time

Braden Turk

November 5, 2017

“Donnie Darko” (2001)  16 years ago, “Donnie Darko” failed at the box office. It made back its budget, sure, but director Richard Kelly practically had to beg for it to have even the most limited of theatrical releases. Now, “Darko” is a cult phenomenon. But what made it that way? ...

“Blade Runner 2049” Doesn’t Seem to be any Better

“Blade Runner 2049” Doesn’t Seem to be any Better

Braden Turk

October 8, 2017

In June of 1982, cult phenomenon “Blade Runner” was released to the public. With its cyberpunk world and sprawling universe, it’s no surprise the film series is still immensely popular to this day. “Blade Runner 2049” revisits the dystopian setting, featuring Ryan Gosling as K, a robotic...

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