Tag: Film

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

| September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mandy’ is a strikingly lovely callback to classic horror cinema

  Two souls deep in love. A pack of monstrous cultists willed by intoxicated egos. Dreamscapes dripping neon across a scathed mountain topography. The pupils of all eyes dilated by adrenaline, hallucinogens and pure, unwavering rage. Muddled religion collided with the solemn, convicted prayers of a man shattered by loss. This is the peculiar chemical […]

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Legion M President Jeff Annison talks pioneering media company and new project ‘Mandy’

| September 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Legion M President Jeff Annison talks pioneering media company and new project ‘Mandy’

Marking the rise of a fascinating new business model with the potential to change Hollywood forever, entertainment company Legion M has created one of the world’s first fan-owned media platforms. Allowing fans all over the world to invest in a broad slate of film, television and digital content, the company strives to make the audience […]

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Snapping into the New Year with the Gold Rush Outdoor Movie

| August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
Snapping into the New Year with the Gold Rush Outdoor Movie

Easily one of the biggest hits this summer at theaters across the globe, Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” was the obvious choice to headline this year’s Gold Rush Outdoor Movie Night, presented by Campus Activities Board (CAB). For a number of reasons, this jam-packed superhero goliath offered up just the right amount of angst, astonishment and […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

| August 21, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ soars with a well-rounded, light sequel amid dark times

Mild Spoilers for “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Avengers: Infinity War” will be discussed. Acting as the first film to follow the drastic events of April’s “Avengers: Infinity War,” the second solo outing for Marvel’s minuscule hero soared into theaters this summer. Seeking to pitch a far more light-hearted adventure, the sequel to 2015’s “Ant-Man” tossed […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

| August 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ sets the bar even higher for one of Hollywood’s most thrilling franchises

With director Christopher McQuarrie and actor Tom Cruise returning for more nerve-wracking action and phenomenal storytelling, the sixth chapter in the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has arrived. Even as its leading man nears his 60’s, and the breath-taking stunts of the series couldn’t possibly get any more intense, “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” didn’t pull any punches […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

| July 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ blurs the line between stylish, tense filmmaking and muddled machismo

  “This is a land of wolves now.” The words of Benicio Del Toro’s shadowy operative Alejandro Gillick echoed along the deadly new battleground on which this summer’s “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” has found itself. The sequel to 2015’s visceral, slow-burning thriller “Sicario,” the violent ambitions of the mysterious contact that once crossed paths […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

| June 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Tag’ mines the heart and humor from an absurd, true-to-life premise

If anything can be said about Hollywood filmmaking today, it would have to be the fact that almost anything can be made into a movie these days. From spur-of-the-moment ideas to stories that have been boiling for decades, with the proper backing, almost anything can make its way to the big screen if it’s sold […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool 2’ lampoons itself further to deliver a satisfyingly familiar, raunchier sequel

| May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Deadpool 2’ lampoons itself further to deliver a satisfyingly familiar, raunchier sequel

  Mild spoilers from ‘Deadpool 2’ will be discussed. From director David Leitch, one of the two guys who put Keanu Reeves back on the action-star map with the 2014 knockout “John Wick,” comes the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s “Deadpool” in the aptly-titled “Deadpool 2.” Reeling fans of the anti-hero’s first outing back for more […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

| May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fahrenheit 451’ delivers a thrilling, if not forgettable, take on a media-driven classic

In a world where memorable book adaptations have become somewhat of a rarity in many major films today, limited mostly to the occasional teen romance or dystopian escapade, there emerged “Fahrenheit 451.” A modern take on the 1953 classic by author Ray Bradbury, the latest project from indie filmmaker Ramin Bahrani found its spark by […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

| November 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Mudbound’ is a stirring American epic set against a profoundly resonant backdrop

From indie filmmaker Dee Rees, most known for her acclaimed coming-of-age drama in 2011’s “Pariah,” comes the stirring period piece of American values and racial tension in “Mudbound.” Cropping up on the streaming service that’s been overtaking the small screen with ambitious bouts of critically-acclaimed original content for the past few years, Netflix’s latest venture […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

| August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Death Note’ runs its potential quickly out the door

From director Adam Wingard, who’s been steadily dipping his talents into the horror genre with his independent ventures in ‘The Guest’ and ‘Blair Witch,’ comes what’s been deemed as a dark fantasy thriller in ‘Death Note.’ While its fantasy elements are surely present, taking influence from the manga of the same name, the thrills never […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

| July 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
MOVIE REVIEW: Cross-cultural courtship and heart-warming hilarity meet in ‘The Big Sick’

As struggling stand-up comedian Kumail (Kumail Nanjiani) stumbles his way through the trials and tribulations of becoming the next big thing in Chicago, one night on stage leads him to cross paths with graduate student Emily (Zoe Kazan). Though quickly dismissing each other after one night together, Kumail and Emily eventually begin dating, keeping their […]

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Highlights from the 2017 Gold Reel Film Festival

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Highlights from the 2017 Gold Reel Film Festival

This year’s Gold Reel Student Film Festival gave way to an evening of unpredictable brilliance and audacious filmmaking as students from across the globe offered up their best work in front of and behind the camera. From visual journeys across the stars of an animated world to a puppet-human romance, the fourth annual Gold Reel […]

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The best films of 2016 so far

| June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
The best films of 2016 so far

At the halfway point of the year, I come to reflect on the best films of the year thus far, as to give some lesser known films my love before Oscar season seeks to tear down the films from the first half of the year. Forgoing wordiness, here are my top 10 films of 2016 […]

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