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Birthday Blunder: ’16 Candles’ reveals school can function as producer of hope, happiness [Reel Talk]

Birthday Blunder: ’16 Candles’ reveals school can function as producer of hope, happiness [Reel Talk]

Misha Rekhter

October 31, 2017


Filed under BLOGS, Online Only, Reel Talk, Top Story

Feeling forgotten and overlooked is the absolute worst, right? Well, luckily “16 Candles” faces those issues head on with humor and poignancy to spare. The movie deals with the protagonist, Samantha (Molly Ringwald), navigating her way through a seemingly unattainable high school crush, her own fami...

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Janzen Greene, Reporter

January 31, 2017


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates, Reel Talk, Top Story

For my January blog, rather than reviewing a movie this month, I thought it would be more appropriate to write something on the Academy Award nominees for this year.  I’m doing this not only because the Oscars is the largest movie award show, but it also gives an opportunity to look back on a few...

Manchester by the Sea Review

Manchester by the Sea Review

Janzen Greene, Reporter

December 8, 2016


Filed under Reel Talk, Top Story

"Manchester By the Sea" is writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s third feature film outing, and it stars Casey Affleck as a middle aged plumber named Lee Chandler, who lives alone in Boston.  However, when he gets a call to find that his brother has passed away, he is forced to return to his hometow...

“Doctor Strange” movie review: A Strange-r look at the superhero genre

“Doctor Strange” movie review: A Strange-r look at the superhero genre

Janzen Greene, Beats Editor

November 7, 2016


Filed under Online Only, Recent Updates, Reel Talk, Top Story

Once again, Marvel Studios has proven that they can do no wrong, taking niche characters from their comic origins and making them popular and compelling in the cinematic landscape.  In their most recent effort, “Doctor Strange,” director Scott Derrickson brings the mystical world into Marvel’s ...

In honor of Black History Month…

In honor of Black History Month…

Beats

February 15, 2016


Filed under BLOGS, Online Only, Reel Talk

For a brief while I entertained the notion of writing a review of a rom-com because it was Valentine’s Day, but then I said, “Why not write about something more meaningful? Most of us are hopelessly single anyway. And it’s Black History Month.” So here’s a review of “Selma,” a biopi...

Redbox Haul 2: Minions, Trainwreck and Spy

Redbox Haul 2: Minions, Trainwreck and Spy

blogs

January 19, 2016


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So my previous weekend consisted largely of lazing about in my basement, watching DVDs from Redbox with friends. Therefore, I thought I would review a few of the flicks I watched during those beautiful, slothful days. And maybe you’ll feel compelled to check out some of these new DVD releases.   Minions:...

The (Possible) Cure to Post-Finals Sadness

The (Possible) Cure to Post-Finals Sadness

blogs

December 19, 2015


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Bummed out after getting your scores back from finals week? Scared for your GPA after a murderous math multiple choice? Knew nothing on that history test? Never fear, your cure to post-finals sadness movie is here! Feel better in three simple steps. (Bonus: It goes well with the holidays too, so it’...

Keep Calm and Enter the ’80s

Keep Calm and Enter the ’80s

blogs

December 14, 2015


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“Just keep swimming.” - Dory, “Finding Nemo” As finals week looms before us, one of the most important things for all of us to do is relax. There are times when we all need to take a breather, and there is no better way to do that than recline on one’s bed and watch a movie. So I have pr...

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” offers climactic finale to beloved franchise

“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” offers climactic finale to beloved franchise

Contributor

December 1, 2015


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A stark improvement from the bland, excessive placeholder film that preceded it, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” serves as an intense, climactic finale to the profitable franchise. The last film follows Katniss, now a symbol of hope and resistance against the Capitol, as she discards her role...

Four Types of Fall Movies

Four Types of Fall Movies

blogs

November 9, 2015


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Summer is the season for superhero blockbusters and cheesy chick flicks. Winter movies are geared toward the holidays. But what about the season in between? Well, after analyzing movie releases on movieinsider.com’s lists from 2013 to 2015, I’ve made a list of a few types of fall movies. 1)...

First-Rate Fall Feels

First-Rate Fall Feels

blogs

November 2, 2015


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“Oh captain, my captain.”   How could anyone ever forget those iconic words? The fall season is the perfect time to snuggle up in a blanket with your wistful thoughts, reminiscing upon the fading summer while taking in the crisp smells of autumn. And what better way to do that then watch...

Best Horror Movies of the 2000s

Best Horror Movies of the 2000s

Contributor

October 31, 2015


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Although many disagree on the exact “golden age” of horror movies, many horror fans agree that it is long past, now replaced with manufactured, repetitive franchises. However, not all hope is lost for modern horror fans. Here are a few horror movies that have come out in the 2000s that are worth...