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Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Light-Hearted Humor

Zombieland: Double Tap Offers Light-Hearted Humor

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer

November 9, 2019

Apart from its somewhat predictable plot, Zombieland: Double Tap is an entertaining and humorous movie with an intriguing cast of characters. The first Zombieland movie was released back in 2009 and went ten years without a sequel, which is why the announcement of the second film came as such a surpr...

Mortal Engines is Flawed, But Fun to Watch

Mortal Engines is Flawed, But Fun to Watch

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer

January 8, 2019

As I was first going into the movie theater to watch Mortal Engines, I didn’t have high expectations. I knew the studio lost an estimated $100 million. I also knew from internet comments that the trailer gave away a lot of the plot points. But I still enjoyed watching the film. The movie is set on a futuristic, post-apocalyptic Earth in w...

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Spotlights Queen’s Rise and Mercury’s Personal Struggles

“Bohemian Rhapsody” Spotlights Queen’s Rise and Mercury’s Personal Struggles

Michael Karpov, Staff Writer

November 13, 2018

Bohemian Rhapsody tells the amazing story of Freddie Mercury and Queen in their rise to becoming one of the most legendary bands in the world. The movie’s extensive use of the band's hits never felt unwelcome, and Mercury's personality was captured convincingly by Rami Malek’s acting. Despite a ...

What To Watch On Netflix This Spooky Season

What To Watch On Netflix This Spooky Season

Nicole Breger, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

As the chilly weather draws us inside and fall sports come to a close, it's a good time for candy and some scary Netflix binging. Movies The Shining (R)- It’s an all-time classic film with the memorable line of “Where’s Johnny?” Director Stanley Kubrick adapts Stephen King's novel about  a ...

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Presents Talented Ensemble Cast

‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Presents Talented Ensemble Cast

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

June 2, 2018

Marvel movies are a staple of movie fun. These films aren’t made by visionaries, with stories defining the generation. Neither are these films pandering to the lowest common denominator, with bad jokes and scripts written in less than the movie’s run time. Marvel films are just fun. On top...

‘Jumanji’ Flips the Script

‘Jumanji’ Flips the Script

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

January 24, 2018

What do you think when you hear the words “Video Game Movie”? You probably think “Bad,” and you wouldn’t be wrong, in most cases. The majority of movies based on video games are of low quality. This is due to the challenges of switching mediums, the writing, or the severe misinterpretation of the...

Star Wars Sells Out, Becomes Stale

Star Wars Sells Out, Becomes Stale

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

'It would be idiotic to write a review of this film, because chances are you’ve already seen it. That sums up the power and influence of the Star Wars franchise. It’s the kind of thing people often flock to without question. That’s not to say that this movie is bad. However, it wasn’t great. T...

A Review of The Lego Ninjago Movie

A Review of The Lego Ninjago Movie

Joey Lewis, Staff Writer

October 10, 2017

You may have heard of a family flick called The Lego Movie. The first installment seemed to many like a cash-in on the iconic toys we know and love. Surprisingly, the film innovated in animation and storytelling, included biblical references and dealt with serious questions about fate and free wil...

The Zookeeper’s Wife Depicts Hope in the Face of Horror

The Zookeeper’s Wife Depicts Hope in the Face of Horror

Justin Dubin, Staff Writer

April 22, 2017

*This review contains spoilers. Director Niki Caro brings history to vivid life in The Zookeeper’s Wife, based on the book by Diane Ackerman. In a most surprising place, right under the Nazis’ noses, two heroes emerged to save over 300 Jews from the Warsaw ghetto and probable death in the co...

‘Patriot’s Day’ Depicts Boston Marathon Bombing With Haunting Realism

‘Patriot’s Day’ Depicts Boston Marathon Bombing With Haunting Realism

Justin Dubin, Staff Writer

February 26, 2017

A touching and beautiful, yet heartbreaking tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing, Patriot’s Day reveals the heroics of first responders and shows a city come together as one. Directed by Peter Berg and starring Mark Wahlberg, Patriot’s Day depicts the Boston Marathon bombing and t...

‘Space Between Us’ Better Than Expected

‘Space Between Us’ Better Than Expected

Michal Becker, Staff Writer

February 16, 2017

There are very few movies that receive poor reviews but are still actually worth watching.The Space Between Us is one of these movies. The cosmic love story takes viewers on a journey of romance and adventure. After Gardner Elliot’s (played by Asa Butterfield) mother dies giving birth to him du...

Shyamalan Puts Original Twist on Classic Thriller Conventions in ‘Split’

Shyamalan Puts Original Twist on Classic Thriller Conventions in ‘Split’

Alex Cala, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2017

Night Shyamalan’s Split is a highly enjoyable, heart-pounding thriller with strong performances by James McAvoy and Anya Taylor-Joy and an ending that establishes the film as one of the best of the year so far. The movie follows three teenage girls, Claire (Haley Lu Richardson), Marcia (Jessica Sula...