Movies/TV

Unbroken: Path to Redemption incorporates faith element, story of recovery

By |2018-09-24T09:13:10+00:00September 20th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Home Feature 2, Movies/TV, Opinions|

Unbroken: Path to Redemption continues the true story of Louis Zamperini (Samuel Hunt) told in Unbroken, released in 2014, and based off the book by Lauren Hillenbrand. Directed by Harold Cronk, the follow up covers Louis’s struggles after the war and remarkable redemption. The movie opens with a synopsis of the previous movie. The way it told Louis's story interested me; it made a timeline with animations of newspaper headlines, but the pictures were action scenes from his life. I thought this was a resourceful way to start the movie off with action and still provide context.

A Wrinkle in Time empowers young people, encourages imagination

By |2018-04-14T14:12:17+00:00March 12th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV, Reviews|

The movie adaption of the classic novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle proves to be an empowering and accurate depiction. Directed by Ava DuVarnay, the movie drives home the importance of embracing faults and encourages diversity.

Black Panther poses deep questions, rich action

By |2018-03-14T13:47:40+00:00February 20th, 2018|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

The latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is here: Black Panther. This action packed movie follows the adventures of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), the Black Panther in the country Wakanda. The movie follows T’Challa as he becomes king and encounters various challenges against his country and throne. The movie explores his transformation from the protector of his people to the king of his nation.

Thor Raganrok exceeds expectations due to audiences reactions

By |2017-11-29T13:50:32+00:00November 9th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

Recently, Marvel movies have been trending towards being more comedic and lighthearted, this is no different with Taika Waititi’s Thor Ragnarok which stars the mighty god of thunder Thor (Chris Hemsworth). With a star-studded lineup of characters including Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo. The different personalities created an in-depth storyline throughout the course of the film.

Reality-based film “Only The Brave” offers natural disaster insight

By |2017-11-29T14:34:53+00:00November 3rd, 2017|Movies/TV, Reviews|

With natural disasters becoming seemingly more prevalent in the world today, reality-based films that involve similar calamities have grown more and more popular in theaters. The movie industry's latest reality-based natural disaster film, “Only the Brave,” directed by Joseph Kosinski, is based on the true and dire story of an elite group of 20 firefighters in Arizona called 'The Granite Mountain Hotshots'.

Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

By |2017-09-20T08:23:21+00:00May 17th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Movies/TV|

New addition to the MCU brings humor Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2 focuses on the Guardians, a ragtag collection of rogue-like heroes. Many people remember Guardians of the Galaxy, the first installment in The Guardians of the Galaxy series. It received praise from many critics for its witty humor. Guardians of the [...]

Beauty and the Beast

By |2017-08-16T14:03:25+00:00April 3rd, 2017|Movies/TV|

Disney takes the classic 1991 animation of Beauty and the Beast and turns it into a live action tale as old as time. The movie includes all the iconic scenes from the original, with the classic characters we know and love. The film, directed by Bill Condon, brings back the original enchanting songs, but also new tunes that are sure to amaze the audience.

Kong: Skull Island Movie Review

By |2017-08-24T08:16:03+00:00March 13th, 2017|Arts & Entertainment, Features, Movies/TV|

Although he is an icon of the movie industry, the last time King Kong was seen on screen was in Peter Jackson’s 2005 positively-received (but lengthy) remake of the original. Kong: Skull Island is only loosely based on the movies that precede it; the only thing similar between them is the ape himself. Kong’s size is the most significant change director Jordan Vogt-Roberts makes to the character. Boasting a height more than three times larger than his previous incarnations, Kong towers over the humans (and the scenery) in the movie. If he were to attempt to hang on to the Empire State Building, it would collapse.

Thriller keeps viewers on edge

By |2017-09-20T08:33:21+00:00January 30th, 2017|Movies/TV|

M. Night Shyamalan’s previous films have garnered him both immense praise (see The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable), and more recently, critical lambasting (see After Earth, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and The Happening). With Split, Shyamalan proves he can still direct a thriller that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats. An intense opening scene begins the movie, with social outcast Casey (Anya Taylor-Joy) and two of her classmates (Haley Lu Richardson and Jessica Sula) getting abducted by a creepy, emotionally-detached man named Kevin (James McAvoy). After a sleek credits sequence, we discover he frequently changes personalities (including gender and age); each acts differently toward the girls, depending on which one is in control.

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