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‘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...

“The Force Awakens” Captures Spirit of Original Star Wars Trilogy

“The Force Awakens” Captures Spirit of Original Star Wars Trilogy

Dalia Zullig, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 6, 2016

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, directed by J.J. Abrams, grossed $1 billion in 12 days. It is the first film domestically to surpass Avatar as the highest grossing film of all time, and the highest grossing Star Wars film to date. The numbers don’t lie. The movie is amazing. The plot hardly takes a break. The focal point is the disappearance of Luke Sky...

‘Spectre’ Underwhelms, Yet Still Appeals to 007 Fans

‘Spectre’ Underwhelms, Yet Still Appeals to 007 Fans

Swathi Srinivasan, Staff Writer

December 1, 2015

Cue the classic theme song, it’s time to talk about Bond: James Bond. Released Nov. 6th, Spectre has already reached revenues of nearly $550 million worldwide, according to TV Guide. Charmed by Daniel Craig’s fourth reprisal of the Bond role, many fans continue to flock to theaters to catch th...

Marvel Makes Another Great Action Film: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Marvel Makes Another Great Action Film: “Avengers: Age of Ultron”

Alex Cala, Staff Writer

May 12, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron is a masterful, albeit slightly flawed film that is a worthy addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). It is a miracle that director Joss Whedon, who also made the first Avengers movie, was able to juggle so many characters while keeping their motivations clear. Additionally, Whedon...

“Chef” is a Heartwarming Film About Family and a Cuban Sandwich Truck

“Chef” is a Heartwarming Film About Family and a Cuban Sandwich Truck

Hannah Borison, Staff Writer

August 28, 2014

“Chef,” directed by Jon Favreau, promotes a positive message through the story of a broken family whose members glue themselves back together by selling Cuban sandwiches from a  food truck called El Jefe. The film boasts an A-list cast including Jon Favreau (Carl Casper), Sofía Vergara (Inez), Scarlett Johan...

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Enjoyable in Spite of Flaws

“Guardians of the Galaxy” Enjoyable in Spite of Flaws

Alexander Robison, Staff Writer

August 28, 2014

It’s a mystery how Marvel came to the decision to make a film out of an almost unknown series and turned it into a $300 million franchise. “Guardians of the Galaxy,” adapted from the comic series of the same name, stars Peter Quill as the main character. Chris Pratt, who plays Quill in the film,...

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Offers Action, Suspense and Local Sights

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Offers Action, Suspense and Local Sights

Susan Eiben, Layout Editor

May 1, 2014

“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is not simply a cliche movie about a hero rising against a villain, rather it tells the story of a hero fighting his own agency and his childhood friend. Through captivating action scenes and the great connections between the main characters, this movie is...

“Fun Size”: a Bad Movie With a Great Cleveland Connection

“Fun Size”: a Bad Movie With a Great Cleveland Connection

Jon Sender, Staff Writer

November 9, 2012

Starring: Victoria Justice, Jackson Nicoll Runtime: 86 min. Rating: PG-13 Grade: C If you’ve seen Nickelodeon’s Drake and Josh before (now in re-runs), you might remember that on the first Tuesday of every month, the two protagonists stop by their local movie theater and see the worst movie playin...