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The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

The LEGO Batman Movie, a fun family outing with a lot of laughs and even more heart

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
February 17, 2017
Filed under Entertainment

The LEGO Batman Movie, released Feb. 10, is the sequel to 2014’s much beloved The Lego Movie and follows Batman (Will Arnett) as he struggles to accept his own loneliness while reluctantly raising an orphan, Dick Grayson (Michael Cera), and fighting the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) next master plan...

Christmas Break 2016 Movie Viewing Guide

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

As teachers and students take two weeks off to come together with family and friends to celebrate the religiously motivated holiday of Christmas, they should all be thankful for the break from the non-stop grind of the school year. However, after all the presents are open and all the food has been scarf...

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Moana, a spectacular family outing with only a few technical faults

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
December 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Moana, released Nov. 23, 2016, follows the titular Moana (Auli'i Cravalho), daughter of the Chieftain of her tribe, as she sets out to find the demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) to help her remove a curse placed on her home islands. Moana is an excellent addition to the ongoing Disney legacy. As usual...

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them:  A fine addition to Harry Potter Franchise

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
December 8, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Overall, the movie delivers the glimpse into the magical world outside of Hogwarts that fans have craved since the first Harry Potter movie, and it is a promising start to a new magical adventure. While it has its issues, new and old fans alike will enjoy this fresh take on J.K. Rowling’s beloved wizarding world.

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Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Doctor Strange, a visual feast undercut by inconsistent script

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
November 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Doctor Strange, released Nov. 4, 2016, is the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and follows Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) as he searches for a way to heal severe nerve damage in his hands but ends up leaning the mystic arts from The Ancient One (Tilda Swinton). ...

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Sully: insightful, to-the-point tribute, despite a few pacing missteps

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer
September 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Sully, released September 9, 2016, follows Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger (Tom Hanks) dealing with the consequences of his decision to force land his failing aircraft into the Hudson River, while also trying to stabilize his own emotional state. Sully is a refreshing break from conventional Holly...

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a brutally dull hodge podge of forced story arcs and characters

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice a brutally dull hodge podge of forced story arcs and characters

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
March 31, 2016
Filed under Entertainment

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the latest attempt to kickstart the DC Cinematic Universe and follows Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck), after having witnessed the destruction of Metropolis at the hands of Superman (Henry Cavill), seeking to prevent further casualties by restraining, or killing, the man of ...

10 Cloverfield Lane, a thoroughly engrossing psychological thriller that will knock the wind out of you

10 Cloverfield Lane, a thoroughly engrossing psychological thriller that will knock the wind out of you

Seth Ritchie, Contributing writer
March 16, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, The Media Room

10 Cloverfield Lane, released March 11, 2016, is a spiritual successor to the 2008 film Cloverfield and follows Michelle (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a woman who is brought to a bunker after a car crash and effectively kept hostage by Howard (John Goodman), a survivalist who claims the world outside has been ra...

“Risen” a great concept, but hindered by lax storytelling

“Risen” a great concept, but hindered by lax storytelling

Seth Ritchie, Contributing Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, The Media Room

Risen, released Feb. 15, follows a roman military tribune named Clavius (Joseph Fiennes) as he and his aide Lucius (Tom Felton) scramble to find the disappeared body of Jesus Christ to prevent a revolt in Jerusalem. Risen is quite an interesting take on the resurrection of Christ as it is told th...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies entertaining, but for all the wrong reasons

Seth Ritchie, contributing writer
February 11, 2016
Filed under Entertainment, The Media Room

All being said, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a fun movie. What it lacks in narrative weight it makes up for in a well-cast, well-executed and hilariously strange premise that will delight some who are willing to accept its faults.

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“My All-American”: More than just another sports movie

“My All-American”: More than just another sports movie

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor
December 2, 2015
Filed under Entertainment, The Media Room, Voice

All in all, “My All-American” is enjoyable and bittersweet, regardless of viewers’ college allegiance or interest in football. It stands above other sports movie with its remarkable faithfulness to Freddie’s story, to college life and to Texas football.

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‘Hobbit’ trilogy satisfies casual viewers but leaves book fans disappointed

‘Hobbit’ trilogy satisfies casual viewers but leaves book fans disappointed

Brynne Herzfeld, Staff Writer
February 3, 2015
Filed under Entertainment

This trilogy of Hobbit movies delivers everything a LOTR movies fan could hope for, but fails to deliver to fans of the book.

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