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‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

‘American Made’ engages viewers with dramatic history

By Lindsey Ramsdell, Editor-in-Chief

October 4, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“American Made,” a movie inspired by true events, keeps viewers constantly engaged through fast-paced action and periodic, comedic breaks. Tom Hanks stars as Barry Seal, a commercial pilot who gets recruited by the CIA to take clandestine images of Central America during the Cold War. However, looking...

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

‘Table 19’ doesn’t expand out of its borders

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

March 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Pitch Perfect”’s Anna Kendrick stars as Eloise, in the romantic, comedic and dramatic film, “Table 19.” Eloise, the ex-maid of honor, struggles to decide whether or not to attend the wedding of her oldest friend after her brother, and best man, dumped her over text. She eventually decides...

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

‘A Cure for Wellness’ brings a cure for boredom

By Montana Paton, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

For those looking for a movie that keeps them on the edge of their seat, wondering how all of the seemingly random scenes connect, “A Cure for Wellness” is the perfect fit. The movie begins when newly-promoted Wall Street stockbroker Mr. Lockhart (Dane Dehaan) travels to a remote location in the Swiss A...

Highly anticipated flick features strong acting, plot, but lacks exciting ending

Highly anticipated flick features strong acting, plot, but lacks exciting ending

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

February 12, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews

Kevin Wendell Crumb (James McAvoy) suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder, a severe condition in which two or more distinct identities or personality states remain present and may alternately take control of an individual. These different identities may have different mental ages, mental states ...

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

‘Rings’ proves to be more investigative than horror

By Emma Brock, Editor

February 7, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Following in the shadow of the successful horror flicks “The Ring,” and its sequel, expectations were set high for the newest addition, “Rings.” Viewers would think that recreating an old thriller in today's era would make it a lot more frightening to the modern day person. Unfortunately, that wasn’t...

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

‘La La Land’ lives up to the hype

By Emma Brock, Digital Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

While some may easily rise to stardom, others have to take the long road. The 1960s-style movie musical, “La La Land,” puts a romantic twist on the classic tale of aspiring artists in Hollywood. Mia (Emma Stone), a budding actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), an enthusiastic jazz musician, ...

‘Passengers’ is predictable yet entertaining

‘Passengers’ is predictable yet entertaining

By Bella Lawson, Staff Reporter

January 13, 2017


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

“Passengers,” starring well-known and charismatic actors Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence, portrays the lives of the only two awake spaceship riders Jim Preston (Pratt) and Aurora Lane (Lawrence) and the struggles they encounter on their ride to a new planet where they will start a new life. The...

‘It’s Strange!’ but who are we to judge?

‘It’s Strange!’ but who are we to judge?

By Josie Bennett and Alyssa McLarty

November 18, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

After a whopping 14 movies since its first release in 2008 with “Iron Man, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has continued to grow. Now with the latest face to the melting pot of cinema super heroes, “Doctor Strange” It avoids the cookie-cutter mold typical to the Marvel universe. Sure, it has a ...

Sensational actors play out predictable plot

Sensational actors play out predictable plot

By Allison Lackner and Bella Lawson

February 9, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 3.5/5 stars As the eleventh whirlwind romance to be produced from novel to film, Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice, had big shoes to fill. The movie is just like the other soppy love stories but with enhanced performances and visually-appealing scenery. The differences  made the same old same...

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

Daddy’s Home contains the humor, but also the redundancy

By Sonny Mulpuri, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2016


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Showcase

Rating: 3 stars In only their second movie together, Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell play characters with polar-opposite personalities, different views on matters and often contradict each other. Brad Whitaker (Ferrell) is the smooth jazz radio station worker, lame and emotional stepdad who is just t...

Out-of-this-world plot highlights positives of The Martian

Out-of-this-world plot highlights positives of The Martian

By Emma Puglia, Web-Editor-in-Chief

November 17, 2015


Filed under Movies, Reviews

Rating: 3.5 stars Just the fact that reputable eye-candy and A-lister Matt Damon is the lead actor in The Martian is reason enough to watch the newly released movie. The flick itself, released Oct. 2, blends a gripping plot with dry humor in a captivating yet feels-as-if-it’s-nine-years-long movi...

Jupiter descending

Jupiter descending

By Josie Bennett, Assistant Editor

February 10, 2015


Filed under Movies, Reviews, Uncategorized

  A year after its failed  pre-release in 2014,  Jupiter Ascending has now reached theaters. The initial release, while viewed by a limited audience, received such negative reviews that the film’s full release was delayed and the entire movie was reworked. However, the movie itself is not...