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App finds discounted movie tickets, concessions

First time users can receive $5 off their first ticket purchase with code “SUFFDF5” at checkout and is valid until the end of December. Screenshot of

Heather Rutherford

October 2, 2015

Four grown men, one Toyota van, and over 135,000 miles traveled across country. That’s what it took to convince hundreds of movie theatres to sign with Dealflicks, an app that finds discounted movie tickets and concessions based on the user’s location. After taking his seat in a theatre showing,...

Could ‘Jupiter Ascending’ be the next cult classic?

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March 4, 2015

By Abbey Wilson Despite the cautionary tales that the new science-fiction movie, “Jupiter Ascending” was two-thumbs down, I went to the theater anyway. Plopping down in my seat, I decided I’d keep an open mind despite harsh reviews from friends, and even my mother, that the movie was plain terrible. Let...

CJN department cancels annual Rammy Awards

Dan McCarthy and Dan Lampariello show off their winnings at the 2014 awards.
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Haley Peabody

February 25, 2015

The Department of Communication and Journalism has announced that the 2015 Rammy Awards, set to take place in April, will be canceled. Due to a shortened timeline and lack of submissions, the department, which decided to cancel the event last week, felt it would be best to take a year off. “Not...

New action-comedy recycles predictable themes

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Katherine Yearwood

February 18, 2015

Action-comedy, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” came out in theaters Friday and although it proved to be both funny and exciting, the film presented unoriginal themes and a predictable plot line. When the protagonist Eggsy is a toddler, a mysterious man dressed in a fitted black suit comes to his...

Netflix’s Marco Polo a solid journey

Netflix's Marco Polo a solid journey

Will Senar

December 29, 2014

Netflix took some liberties regarding the history books when it released its retelling of the story of Marco Polo. Set in the 13th century, the show has a fictional take on the early life of one of the world’s most famous travelers while he grows into a young man and adapts to new environments. Lorenzo Richelmy st...

Odds are not in Hunger Games fans’ favor

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December 3, 2014

By Collen Day What is most interesting about the latest installment of Lionsgate’s film adaptation of Suzanne Collins’ bestselling trilogy, “The Hunger Games,” is how completely different it is from the rest of the franchise. And, unfortunately, when “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1,”...

Eastwood shoots and hits in newest film American Sniper

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Sammy Hurwitz

December 3, 2014

By Sammy Hurwitz It was apparent that Clint Eastwood was at helm of, American Sniper. After the first 10 minutes of Bibles, American flags, camo-wear, lots of beer, and semi-abusive fathers, you could clearly sense Eastwood’s artistic style. However, these clichés fit seamlessly. The film, set...

Interstellar is both visually and emotionally captivating

Anne Hathaway and Wes Bentley, above, portray astronauts who embark on a voyage to a new galaxy to save mankind.
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Haley Peabody

November 19, 2014

Interstellar, starring Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey as well as Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain, tells the story of a 21st century Earth, almost completely devoid of vital, life-sustaining resources, that leaves the human race facing their rapidly approaching extinction. Cooper, the protagonist...

Star Wars subtitle receives irrational criticism

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Jeremy Hayes

November 12, 2014

Star Wars is back. The seventh installment of the sci-fi saga has been titled The Force Awakens, which led to major trending online. The majority of reactions to the new subtitle of Episode VII have been negative, or have made a parody of it. There is nothing wrong with thinking of silly names on...

Dear White People shows complexities of race and identity

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Thalia Yunen

November 5, 2014

Writer-producer Justin Simien’s new independent film about race and identity at a fictional Ivy League school was totally not what I expected it to be. Based on its title, Dear White People, and its trailer, I thought the movie would mostly be about a terrible standoff between black and white students...

Nightcrawler proves to be less than thrilling

Nightcrawler proves to be less than thrilling

October 29, 2014

by Sylvain Gaulier “This movie is about being bold,” said actor Jake Gyllenhaal as he introduced his newest movie,  Nightcrawler, in which he plays Lou Bloom, a loner craving for money and power. In this modern American success story, Bloom decides to pursue a career in freelance TV reporting and...

Bill Murray brings charm to St. Vincent

Bill Murray brings charm to St. Vincent

Haley Peabody

October 29, 2014

Amongst the slew of action packed thrillers that have characterized the recent releases of movies this fall, there is one film that breaks away from the rest, offering a light-hearted comedy paired with a talented cast. St. Vincent, starring Bill Murray and Jaeden Lieberher, tells the story of a young...

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