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Review: 'We Can Be Heroes' isn’t the next 'Endgame,' but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Review: ‘We Can Be Heroes’ isn’t the next ‘Endgame,’ but it’s a fun superhero flick anyway

Mandi DeLong, Campus Life Correspondent February 21, 2021
If you’re looking for a serious superhero film or even something like the Marvel Cinematic Universe or the DC Extended Universe, “We Can Be Heroes” likely isn’t the film you’ll want. However, if you want to indulge in some updated childhood nostalgia for films like “The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D” or the “Spy Kids” franchise, or even just a fun family action flick, “We Can Be Heroes” is the perfect choice.
Review: “Little Women” finally delivers the honesty female characters deserve

Review: “Little Women” finally delivers the honesty female characters deserve

Serena Golden, Photography Editor February 1, 2020
It's easy to brush “Little Women” off as something that’s been done before, but Greta Gerwig's adaptation does something different.
Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat

Review: “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” falls flat

Samantha Homcy, Contributing Writer January 31, 2020
The Achilles’ heel of the sequel trilogy is the handing off of the director title from Abrams to Johnson then back to Abrams. As a result, “The Rise of Skywalker” feels disjointed. It attempts to tie up the loose ends of the past few films, but ends up raising more questions than answers. 
Christmas movies to watch this season

Christmas movies to watch this season

Mandi DeLong, Staff Writer November 24, 2019
The holiday season is almost here, bringing with it the tide of holiday films that go back decades. With so many films to watch, it raises the questions of which movies should be on your list this holiday season?
Review: Tall Girl is a cliché and eye-rolling experience

Review: Tall Girl is a cliché and eye-rolling experience

Mandi DeLong, Contributing Writer October 16, 2019
The story conveyed is hardly a new one. Too many teenage romantic comedies feature an outcast girl who falls in love with the new student, deals with the antagonistic popular girl and has a childhood friend who is in love with her.
Review: Disney's “The Lion King” offers realistic animation within a classic film

Review: Disney’s “The Lion King” offers realistic animation within a classic film

Caitlyn Patton, Layout Editor August 13, 2019
Since this was a live-action remake, the most obvious change was the visual quality -- the scenery is absolutely stunning. Between the music and opening scene, I was left with goosebumps.
Amy Adams (right) as Louise Banks in ARRIVAL by Paramount Pictures.

‘Arrival’ captivates with exceptional writing and incredible performances

Will Darragh, Staff Writer December 3, 2016
Unlike other action-based sci-fi movies, “Arrival” captivates without using a series of high-intensity action scenes with advanced technological weapons. Instead, it presents a story that speaks to the mind and to the soul.
As Disney's latest box-office-triumph,

‘Zootopia’ provides insightful, but subtle, social commentary

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor March 30, 2016

Disney’s “Zootopia” beat out box-office hit “Frozen” with a $73.7 million in their U.S. opening weekend. The evil has been defeated. Maybe now, people will finally let it go. But if you need...

With its crude humor, gruesome action scenes, and foul-mouthed

‘Deadpool’ delights with R-rate hijinks

Parker Van Riper, Opinions Editor February 24, 2016

Here we go again — another superhero movie.  We are overrun with superhero movies right now.  Some are great, wonderfully written pieces . . . and some are not so much. Deadpool — the merc with...

Macon residents wait for concessions at Amstar Cinema.

Chilly weather checklist

Devyn Harrod, Contributing Writer February 24, 2016

With the weather soon warming up, it’s time to complete your winter bucket lists. These five activities are sure to provide you and your loved ones enough fun to last these final chilly days. See...

When Jack Skellington becomes tired of Halloween Town, chaos breaks loose in Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Seven Halloween flicks for the courageous and cowardly

Gabriel Garcia, Contributing Writer October 28, 2015

Halloween is here. The days are growing colder, and the faint aroma of fall leaves lingers in the air. Students might spend hours carving pumpkins and trying to find the perfect costume, but what is Halloween...

Patric Michael Ealy captures high marks for his unsettling performance as the obsession-driven Carter Duncan.

“The Perfect Guy” offers an intense, believable thriller

Ireal James, Contributing Writer October 14, 2015

Writers Alan B. McElroy and Tyger Williams have a way of finding horror in realistic situations.  They start with an everyday scenario, then ask, “but what if something goes wrong?” For instance,...

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