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“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” filled with nostalgia, but lacks clear narrative

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” filled with nostalgia, but lacks clear narrative

Riya Chinni and Da-Hyun Hong

December 6, 2018


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Premiering on Nov. 16, Harry Potter fans flooded theaters to watch the second Fantastic Beasts movie, which encaptivated viewers with the mysterious identity of Credence, a unique Obscurial, created by the repression of his magical abilities. While the first movie focused on Newt Scamander’s journey o...

“Free Solo”: A Cinematic Masterpiece chronicling Alex Honnold’s Attempt to Scale El Capitan [Reel Talk]

“Free Solo”: A Cinematic Masterpiece chronicling Alex Honnold’s Attempt to Scale El Capitan [Reel Talk]

Misha Rekhter

November 8, 2018


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As I watched “Free Solo,” all I kept thinking was Alex Honnold cannot be human. No sane person would ever willingly choose to climb a three-thousand-foot cliff without a rope. Such a feat is not only incredibly dangerous but also requires unimaginable athletic prowess. Yet, through the breathtaking v...

Rock & Roll & School: “School of Rock” shows how fun and education can be intertwined [Reel Talk]

Rock & Roll & School: “School of Rock” shows how fun and education can be intertwined [Reel Talk]

Misha Rekhter

May 17, 2018


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Regardless of age or interest, “School of Rock” is practically guaranteed to generate some chuckles and make you reconcile with past dreams and passions.

MOVIE REVIEW: Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s “Grease” movie sing along is fun, unique event

MOVIE REVIEW: Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre’s “Grease” movie sing along is fun, unique event

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February 24, 2016


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From Thursday, Feb. 18 to Saturday, Feb. 20, the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Civic) ran their “Grease” movie sing along event. Packed with fun opportunities to dance, sing, win prizes and more, this event was a great way to add to Civic’s mainstage productions, which feature only live theater...

MOVIE REVIEW: Deadpool creates surprising humor

MOVIE REVIEW: Deadpool creates surprising humor

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February 17, 2016


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“Deadpool” is a crude, violent and perverse comic book adaptation that is consistently funny throughout its entire 108 minute runtime. In the film, Ryan Reynolds plays Wade Wilson, the wise-cracking hitman turned titular fourth-wall-breaking anti-hero. When diagnosed with cancer, Wilson is roped int...

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies falls short of expectations

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies falls short of expectations

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January 15, 2016


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"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" definitely isn't your average 19th century romance movie. In this zombie- filled, movie mashup of Pride and Prejudice, I would recommend any die- hard Jane Austen fans to avert their eyes while watching. Director Burr Steers transforms Austen's classic novel into a film ...

“Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World” is unique but entertaining

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August 23, 2010


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By Jackson Whiteker <jwhiteker@hilite.org> The genre of seemingly-indie films, with movies like “Superbad,” “Juno” and “Zombieland,” has another film under its relatively new belt, “Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World.” Because I knew the genre before seeing the movie, I expected to be ...