Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2

By | 2017-09-20T08:23:21+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 January 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.

Harry Potter prequel provides background to J.K. Rowling’s world

By | 2017-09-20T08:37:40+00:00 December 13th, 2016|Movies/TV|

As a dedicated Harry Potter fan, I eagerly waited for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Others like me recognized the title as one of the spinoff books that Rowling wrote, a textbook that the Hogwarts students were said to have studied. Main character Newton “Newt” Scamander (Eddie Redmayne), a wizard in 1926, travels from Britain to New York with a case containing various magical creatures. The film takes place before all of the Potter movies, the first prequel released in a series of five.

Moana captures life challenges, triumph

By | 2017-09-20T08:38:33+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Movies/TV|

Disney movies always bring people great joy, and amaze me with their catchy songs and stunning animations. And the new movie Moana brought all that and more, creating a film that reveals a new Disney princess controlling her destiny and saving her people. The movie begins with the legend of Maui (Dwayne Johnson), a demi god, who steals the heart of Te Fiti, an island goddess who created all life. But the heart, a round green pounamu stone, is lost in the ocean after Maui loses a battle with Te Ka, a lava monster.

Dr. Strange breaks away from cookie cutter super hero plot

By | 2017-01-20T08:38:27+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Movies/TV|

I have seen the majority of Marvels superhero movies, from Captain America Civil War to Antman and I have enjoyed them. But this movie is different than it’s predecessors, it fits in a class of it’s own apart from the others. There are a variety of things about this film that lend it to be in it’s own category. First is the main character, Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) a brilliant egotistical brain surgeon who has dedicated his life to helping others and developing new cures.

Miss Peregrines Home For Peculiar Children encourages individuality

By | 2016-10-18T13:36:53+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Home Feature 2, Movies/TV|

In the world of film, certain names stand out above others. When it comes to dark, eerie tales of sorrow, producer Tim Burton immediately comes to mind. In his newest creation, Burton aims to capture the essence of children stuck reliving the same day on a loop for their own protection.

Suicide Squad displays exceptional acting, unique plot twist

By | 2016-09-01T13:52:37+00:00 September 1st, 2016|Home Feature 2, Movies/TV|

In the cinematic society, superhero and comic movies are becoming increasingly popular. Companies like Marvel and DC are beginning to bring back old characters back into the spotlight to satisfy the demand for more crime fighting action movies. Suicide Squad offers an abnormal plot twist to these superhero movies. The Suicide Squad is made up of a rag-tag team of supervillains who have been incarcerated and forced to work for the justice department. Among these evil characters are Deadshot (Will Smith), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), and Boomerang (Jai Courtney).

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