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The Fast and Furious brand without Paul Walker

The Fast and Furious brand without Paul Walker

April 10, 2015

When a movie opens up for its first time in theaters, it is a happy event. For ‘Furious 7’, it was...

From pages to movie screen, ‘Mr. Grey will see you now’

From pages to movie screen, ‘Mr. Grey will see you now’

March 9, 2015

While reading the “Fifty Shades of Grey” books the expectation of the movie tremendously h...

Disney scores again with their inspirational drama ‘McFarland, USA’

Disney scores again with their inspirational drama ‘McFarland, USA’

February 26, 2015

“McFarland, USA” may look like just another cheap predictable sports drama, but the film pleasantly...

“Kingsman” odes to old-fashioned spy movies while making fun of them

“Kingsman” odes to old-fashioned spy movies while making fun of them

February 26, 2015

When looking at “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” it looks like a mindless action movie on the surface...

The ‘Aliens’ franchise has a new patriarch at the helm

Joseph Kelley, Staff Writer

February 26, 2015

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Fans of the “Alien” franchise know that first two films of the series are some of the best pieces of science fiction and horror. The franchise was also a key step in establishing strong female protagonists in the form of Ellen Ripley played by Sigourney Weaver. However, the franchise has also had its fair share of negatives...

Mortdecai; Almost as shady as his mustache

Mortdecai; Almost as shady as his mustache

February 19, 2015

For what seems like an eternity, Johnny Depp’s career has been a goldmine for enjoyably off-kilter...

Imagination soars in “Jupiter Ascending,” but not much else

Imagination soars in “Jupiter Ascending,” but not much else

February 17, 2015

Famous for creating “The Matrix” trilogy, the Wachowskis have not been able to churn out a profitable...

Kevin Costner Career Overview

Joseph Kelley, Staff Writer

February 17, 2015

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

There was a time when Superman’s adopted father was not a simple man on a farm. There was a time when Kevin Costner was one of the biggest stars of the 80s and almost everything he touched, turned to gold. However, when Costner came out with his 1990 epic western “Dances with Wolves,” Costner’s career began to take a...

One man’s dream turns into a powerful feature film representing the injustice in today’s world

Joseph Rivera, Contributing Writer

February 17, 2015

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

From the opening scenes, “Selma” is not a movie that pulls any punches. An unflinchingly real look at the Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches spearheaded by Martin Luther King Jr., the film vividly depicts the struggle towards racial equality not only of days past, but is a harsh reminder of today’s racial disparity. The...

Clint Eastwood’s controversial ” American Sniper”

Joseph Kelley, Staff Writer

February 12, 2015

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

After directing over thirty films, Clint Eastwood digs into the real life story of U.S. Navy, Seal Chris Kyle. Kyle was a sniper who was credited with 160 confirmed kills and most famously known, as “the deadliest sniper in U.S. history.” “American Sniper” tells Kyle’s story through his four tours in Afghanistan,...

Beloved 1950’s classic series transitions to the big screen with ‘ Paddington’

Joseph Rivera, Contributing Writer

February 12, 2015

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

Where other recent live-action CGI hybrids have failed miserably (Yogi Bear, the Garfield movies, and the dreadful Smurf films) Paddington attempts to breathe life into the genre by giving its main character and film one element the other films were missing: heart. In that regard, Paddington mostly succeeds, but the movie falters...

Director Michael Mann returns to the Big Screen with ” Blackhat”

Joseph Kelley, Opinions Editor

February 11, 2015

Filed under A&E, Movie Reviews

From the director of “The Last of the Mohicans,”, “Heat,”, and “Collateral,” Mann adds his usual Mann-erisms with his newest suspense thriller starring Chris Hemsworth (“Thor”)  and Viola Davis (“The Help”). “Blackhat” follows hacker convict Nicholas Hathaway (Chris Hemsworth) being recruited by the...

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