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Inexperienced director causes ‘Kong: Skull Island’ characters to fall flat

March 21, 2017

A group of scientists, soldiers and adventurers explore a mythical and uncharted island of the Pacific Ocean. Big mistake. Their mission of discovery soon becomes one of survival.

‘Logan’ goes beyond typical superhero movie as fantastic drama

March 7, 2017

In the near future, an old, beaten down, weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X. Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his past are derailed when a young mutant arrives in desperate need of help.

‘Get Out’ a fresh take on thriller genre with eerie story

February 28, 2017

“Get Out” is a thriller/mystery film and the directorial debut of long-time “Key and Peele” actor and writer Jordan Peele. The plot centers around Chris, a black photographer, who is dating Rose, a white woman. Rose is bringing Chris to meet her parents for the weekend.

Mystery and horror coalesce to become something terrifying in ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’

February 22, 2017

“The Autopsy of Jane Doe” is a horror/thriller film that has been on the film festival circuit since the later part of 2016. It is available to rent online on iTunes and Google Play, to name a few.

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ overwhelms with too much humor, action

February 21, 2017

Batman (Will Arnett) works alone. He is used to living in world where he isn’t dependent on others. He takes this so far that he won’t even commit to the Joker (Zach Galifianakis) and say that he is his main enemy and that he hates him.

‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ measures up as successful sequel

February 15, 2017

All John Wick wants to do is retire and live in peace with his dog. However, circumstances from his past won’t allow this and once again, the Baba Yaga, the man you call to kill the Boogeyman, the world’s best assassin, is forced to come out.

‘Hidden Figures’ is a riveting tale about civil rights

February 8, 2017

“Hidden Figures” is the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, brilliant African American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind helping launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit.

Stunning film ‘La La Land’ is more than just another musical

February 1, 2017

A good movie should at least entertain the viewer for the two or so hours they sit and watch it. A great movie makes the viewer forget they paid eight dollars to see it. A phenomenal movie makes the viewer want to walk out of the theater after the credits and walk right into the next showing and see it again. “La La Land” does this and much more.

‘Silence’ offers provoking, realistic look at religion

January 31, 2017

“Silence” tells the story of two Christian missionaries (Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver) who face the ultimate test of faith when they travel to Japan in search of their missing mentor (Liam Neeson) at a time when Christianity was outlawed and their presence forbidden.

‘Moonlight’ offers authentic look at human emotion

December 14, 2016

“Moonlight” is a coming of age story about Chiron. He is growing up in the middle of a dysfunctional home where his mother is a drug addict, living a life without a father, getting constantly bullied at school and more. This is the story of his struggle to find himself as he deals with life, the highs and lows and everything that comes with it and grappling with his own sexuality and identity.

‘Hacksaw Ridge’ joins the list of spectacular war films

December 7, 2016

“Hacksaw Ridge” is based off of the true story of Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield). Desmond joins the army during World War II after coming to the conclusion that he can no longer sit idly by and watch others join and die defending his country.

Don’t let Jack Frost come nipping at your nose

November 30, 2016

Yes, it has been an unbelievable fall. However, the weather is getting colder and soon there will be snow. It will be time for sledding, skating, skiing and walks in the winter wonderland we call campus. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services wants you to enjoy this season but to also protect yourself from frostbite.

‘Edge of Seventeen’ perfectly sums up life as a teenager

November 30, 2016

High School junior Nadine (Hailee Steinfeld) has reached her limit. A few years ago, her father died, home life with her mother and seemingly perfect brother aren’t great and when her best friend starts dating her brother, she just can’t take it anymore. This is the story of Nadine and how she manages the awkward and difficult age of 17.

‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ brings magic of wizarding world back to screen

November 30, 2016

In 1926, Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) comes into New York City with a suitcase full of magical creatures. Unfortunately, some of those creatures happen to escape when Newt runs into a muggle named Jacob (Dan Fogler) and gets their suitcases mixed up with one another. With magical creatures on the loose, tensions are high between the wizarding community and muggle (or No-Maj referred to by the English).

‘Arrival’ adds to recent list of great sci-fi films

November 16, 2016

Louise Banks (Amy Adams), a linguistic analyst, leads a team of people into one of 12 spaceships that have landed around the world. Her job: Find out what their purpose here on Earth is, where they came from and how they arrived.