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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...

Eastwood shoots and hits in newest film American Sniper

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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...

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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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...

Star Wars subtitle receives irrational criticism

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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...

Dear White People shows complexities of race and identity

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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...

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....

Bill Murray brings charm to St. Vincent

Bill Murray brings charm to St. Vincent
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...

“Gone Girl” pairs all-star cast with compelling mystery

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October 22, 2014

by Karina Santiago Two years ago, Gillian Flynn’s novel Gone Girl secured a spot on the bookshelves of every library across the nation.  The page-turner kept many on the edge of their seats, utterly...

“Annabelle” proves to be less than thrilling

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October 15, 2014

by Maria Baluch If you’ve watched “The Conjuring,” then you are already familiar with the eerie doll that sets the stage for the highly anticipated prequel, “Annabelle.” Unfortunately,...

Kill the Messenger: A fitting ode to a brave journalist

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October 8, 2014

Nearly a decade after his suicide, the story of investigative journalist Gary Webb’s life and the release of his most important work, The Dark Alliance series, has been brought to the big screen...

Only Lovers Left Alive bites into box office over the weekend

April 16, 2014

Set in a romanticized Detroit and a secluded Tangier, this idiosyncratic romp allows us to peek inside the lives of two vampires, Adam and Eve. Older, wiser and enigmatic, Eve travels to Detroit to be...

Captain America sequel delights Marvel fans opening weekend

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April 9, 2014

Well here we have it, Marvel has officially set a new set of standards for themselves as Captain America: The Winter Soldier takes the status of best Marvel film to date. The bar was already high. Steve...

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