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Fantastic Beasts is magical

Fantastic Beasts is magical

Shannon Haffely, staff reporter
December 22, 2016
Filed under Reviews, Top Stories

On Nov. 18, the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, directed by David Yates, was released worldwide. The movie stars british actor Eddie Redmayne in the role of Newt Scamander.

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Hacksaw Ridge tells a tale of humanity

Hacksaw Ridge tells a tale of humanity

Cassandra Downs, staff reporter
December 22, 2016
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Hacksaw Ridge is a new historical movie that tells the story of the amount of love that one man, Desmond Doss, had for others and how that led him to save many lives, including the life of a man from the opposing side of the war. While it’s rated R for some of its slightly gory scenes and battle sequences, the movie offers humor, heartwarming scenes, and a clear depiction of the brutalities of war.

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Blizzard strikes FPS gold

Blizzard strikes FPS gold

Matthew Cooper and Alex Jiang, reviews editor and managing editor - online ’15-’16
June 1, 2016
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Blizzard Entertainment has always been known for bringing an unassailable polish to every game in their lineup. Exploring a great variety of genres in the process, the development studio has carried this reputation to massively multiplayer online games, collectible card games and isometric role playing games. Now, Blizzard looks to conquer the world of first person shooters (FPS) with its self-proclaimed “hero shooter,” Overwatch.

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Uncharted 4 is a landmark video game

Uncharted 4 is a landmark video game

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor
May 20, 2016
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Developer Naughty Dog has tried to make these two elements feel indistinguishable with their previous three Uncharted games and The Last of Us to varying degrees of success. It hasn’t been until Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End that their full potential has been revealed.

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Civil War: Stronger than vibranium

Civil War: Stronger than vibranium

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor
May 11, 2016
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Captain America: The First Avenger was a fun piece of World War II action pulp that helped set up the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, while Captain America: The Winter Soldier towered above it as much more serious political thriller. Civil War ups the ante once again with even more political relevance, spectacular action sequences, and powerful, character-driven conflict.

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The Jungle Book: More than just the bare necessities

The Jungle Book: More than just the bare necessities

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor
April 26, 2016
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Jon Favreau’s live action Jungle Book remake further pushes the capabilities of CGI to extraordinary new heights.

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The DC Cinematic Universe gets off to a rocky start

The DC Cinematic Universe gets off to a rocky start

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor
March 30, 2016
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Batman versus Superman! God versus Man! Day versus Night! Son of Krypton versus bat of Gotham! Who will win? Not the audience.

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Zootopia builds a new world

Zootopia builds a new world

Matthew Cooper and Hassan Lubega
March 11, 2016
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What if there were a whole world populated with anthropomorphic animals? How would it reflect the same problems found in the human world? These are questions that Zootopia answers to great success.

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Uncertainty: Oscar Predictions 2016

Uncertainty: Oscar Predictions 2016

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor
February 26, 2016
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Whether Mad Max: Fury Road or The Revenant grab a majority of the awards or underdog The Big Short steals best picture, this year’s Oscars will be a suspenseful and entertaining event.

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Her: Love in the Modern Age

Her: Love in the Modern Age

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor
February 8, 2016
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The greatest movies ever made are the ones that dare to try something new. They innovate and bring something fresh to an industry that frequently repeats itself. Some films do this through breakthroughs in technology, while others explore new forms of storytelling. Her is one such film.

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JLaw hits hard in Joy

JLaw hits hard in Joy

Sunny Lim, staff reporter
January 20, 2016
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Joy continues the quality shown in Silver Linings Playbook and American Hustle. Like any good comedy or drama, Joy tells a great story that’s filled with humor, betrayal, problem solving, and success.

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Worth a watch: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Worth a watch: The Merry Wives of Windsor

Ben Davis, staff reporter
January 14, 2016
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The Shakespeare team debuts The Merry Wives of Windsor tonight! Still not sure if you want to go? Here's our thoughts on the production.

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