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“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.

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Surprises from the Oscar nominations

Janzen Greene, Reporter

January 31, 2017


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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...

In honor of Black History Month…

In honor of Black History Month…

Beats

February 15, 2016


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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

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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

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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’...

“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

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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

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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...

Film Would You Rather Part 3

Film Would You Rather Part 3

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October 22, 2015


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"Go ahead, make my day." 'Cause our last installment of our film would you rather series is sure to make your day!   10) Would you rather only be able to watch “Star Wars” or “Star Trek” for the rest of your life? Ellen: “Star Wars.” Personally, I don’t have much of a con...

Film Would You Rather Part 2

Film Would You Rather Part 2

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October 21, 2015


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"Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn!" Here's part two of our three-part series of would-you-rather questions. For our previous set of would-you-rather questions, click here. 6) Would you rather give up Walt Disney or Hayao Miyazaki films for the rest of your life? Christine: I’d ...