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Fantastic Beasts is magical

Fantastic Beasts is magical

Shannon Haffely, staff reporter

December 22, 2016


Filed under 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.

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.

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.

Positive representation of women on the rise

Positive representation of women on the rise

Guest Writer

April 12, 2016


Filed under Editorials

Over the last year or so, there has been a surge of empowered female characters in mainstream cinema that is impossible to ignore. Here are four characters who represent women in a way that both the industry and audiences need to take note of and celebrate.

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.

Zootopia builds a new world

Zootopia builds a new world

Matthew Cooper and Hassan Lubega

March 10, 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.

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.

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.

…leads to EarthCoreStudios

…leads to EarthCoreStudios

Keller Stephens, staff reporter

January 20, 2016


Filed under Features

You may know them as an ordinary group of teenagers, but the rest of the world sees them as EarthCoreStudios. With total video views hitting nearly 190,000, EarthCoreStudios is a Youtube channel with two goals in mind: making a difference and having fun.

Possehl’s passion for filming…

Possehl’s passion for filming…

Emily Moses, Features Editor

January 19, 2016


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Film buff turned producer, Eddie Possehl, 10, has been pursuing his filmmaking passion for the past five years.

A Change of Pace – Golden Globes 2016 Predictions

A Change of Pace – Golden Globes 2016 Predictions

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor

January 9, 2016


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It’s the start of a new year and awards season is now in full swing. The Oscars are on the horizon and the Golden Globes can serve as a great precursor to the film industry’s most prestigious awards show. While these awards tend to be fairly predictable, this year’s are surprisingly uncertain.

The Revenant’s Triumph

The Revenant’s Triumph

Matthew Cooper, Reviews Editor

January 8, 2016


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The Revenant is a film on another level. It’s a two-and-a-half hour return to Hollywood epics; a story that’s harrowingly brutal, absolutely gorgeous, surreal, and superb in every aspect of filmmaking.

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