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Harriet

Harriet

Gabrielle Fletcher, Staff Writer

December 2, 2019

With a strong soul, wise mind, and fearless strive, Harriet Tubman will forever be known as the woman who changed history with her rescue of  hundreds of slaves and the leadership of her people to freedom. In this film, British actress Cynthia Erivo gives an outstanding performance as Harriet. The...

Review (Spoiler-Free): Ad Astra is a Thrilling, Gorgeous Sci-Fi Epic

Brad Pitt plays an lonely astronaut searching for answers in

Donovan Nichols, News Editor

September 25, 2019

Sci-fi thriller “Ad Astra,” released September 20, delivers a powerful, beautiful look at family bonds and the future of human expansion while also showcasing some of the best visuals ever seen in a sci-fi film. The film, set in “the near future,” follows astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) ac...

Review: Captain Marvel Soars Higher, Further, Faster

Courtesy of Marvel Studios

Donovan Nichols, Staff Writer

April 8, 2019

Marvel Studios has delivered another smash hit in Captain Marvel, which blasted into theaters on March 8. Joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe nearly 11 years after Iron Man first premiered, Captain Marvel returns to the tried-and-true superhero origin story formula, albeit with some twists, for Marvel’s first fem...

Movie Review: Slender Man

Movie Review: Slender Man

Claire Haigwood, Staff Writer

September 20, 2018

In May of 2014, two twelve year old girls lured their friend into the Wisconsin woods and attempted to sacrifice her to a being by the name of Slender Man. This event and the trial of the two girls brought the legend of Slender Man out from the depths of the internet and into the minds of nearly every ...

Press vs Prez: The Post a slam-dunk for informed viewers

With director Steven Spielberg, composer John Williams, and Hollywood veterans Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, The Post is in the running for the Academy Award for Best Picture.

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-In-Chief

February 7, 2018

The Post rolled off the presses and into theaters on Jan. 12, packed with Hollywood talent and helmed by director Steven Spielberg. Set in 1971, The Post takes viewers back to the beginning of the Washington Post, when it was still considered a small family newspaper, placed in the hands of Kay Graham (Meryl ...

Paddington 2, an amazing piece of family entertainment with no right to be as good as it is

Based on a popular children's book written in 1972, Paddington 2 raked in over $11 million dollars in the US on its opening weeked

Seth Ritchie, Contributing

January 30, 2018

Paddington 2, released Jan.12, 2018, is the sequel to 2015’s Paddington and follows the titular bear (voiced by Ben Whishaw), now settled down in London with the Brown family and bettering his neighborhood with his radiant optimism as he tries to find the perfect birthday present for his Aunt Lucy, un...

Only the Brave: a powerful and slow-burning human interest film

Miles Teller, playing Brendan McDonough, also stars in

Brynne Herzfeld, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2017

Based on Sean Flynn’s GQ article “No Exit,” Only the Brave debuted in theaters on Oct. 21, 2017. The film follows the escapades of the real-life Granite Mountain Hotshots, the only elite firefighting crew in the country directly connected to a municipal firefighting department rather than being r...

Logan Lucky, an engaging heist flick hindered by ending, lack of rewatchability

Channing Tatum (bottom left), star of the 2012 film

Seth Ritchie, Contributing writer

August 27, 2017

Logan Lucky, released Aug. 18, 2017, is a return to filmmaking for director Steven Soderbergh (known for Ocean’s Eleven and Magic Mike) after a four year hiatus and follows brothers Clyde (Adam Driver) and Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum) as they rob the Charlotte Motor Speedway during a NASCAR race. ...

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

The LEGO Batman Movie slammed both Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2 at the box office, with $55.6 million its opening weekend.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

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

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

The Disney produced Moana continues to top the box office two weeks after release.

Seth Ritchie, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

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

(From left to right) Katherine Waterston as Tina Goldstein, Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Dan Fogler as Jacob Kowalski and Alison Sudol as Queenie Goldstein.  Actors were allowed to design their custom wands for the movie.

Brynne Herzfeld, Voice Editor

December 8, 2016

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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