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‘Pop Off!’ – The “Saw” Franchise

March 26, 2024

Host first-year student Ethan Kaufman is joined by guest first-year student MiCaila Lohrfink to rank the 10 films of the “Saw” franchise from worst to best. Intro: 00:00-3:03 Bottom 5: 3:03-19:33 Top...

Little is boring, lazy, onenote comedy that takes its star studded cast for granted. Despite the lackluster script, the movies child star, Marsai Martin, shines in her role as she supports the rest of the movie.

Review: Body-swap film centers blackness but falls short

By Tyler Obropta, Senior Writer April 23, 2019

“Little” opens with obligatory narration — “Allow me to introduce myself” — but there is nobody going to see “Little” who won’t realize immediately where it’s headed. A successful,...

Shazam! boasts a wonderful beginning with a tragic story and interesting, comedic charcters. However, the move derails slightly towards the final act.

Review: Superhero movie has electric beginning

By Liam Conway, Staff Writer April 18, 2019

With the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles and the speed of Mercury, “Shazam!” is one of DC’s best big screen adaptations...

Review: Suspenseful plot and rich characters carry Quantico

Review: Suspenseful plot and rich characters carry ‘Quantico’

By Jacqueline Borwick, Staff Writer April 22, 2016
The show is full of suspense, drama and mystery, and each episode reveals new information that will ultimately lead to the finale episode.
Review: Stunning graphics and acting save film

Review: Stunning graphics and acting save film

By Tyler Obropta, Staff Writer April 19, 2016

In Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book,” Christopher Walken voices a giant orangutan. And he sings. That alone is worth the price of admission. At this point, it’s hard to imagine that anyone has...

Review: Sentimental themes carry Disney series

Review: Sentimental themes carry Disney series

By Ashley Wolf, Staff Writer April 13, 2016
Those who liked and watched “Boy Meets World” can catch up on the lives of the characters they watched growing up and relive the awkward and bewildering times of adolescence through this Disney Channel hit show.
Review: Boring superhero flick falls short of hype

Review: Boring superhero flick falls short of hype

By Josh Vitchkoski, STAFF WRITER March 29, 2016
In the end, it isn’t so much the clash between Superman and Batman as it is the clash between production value and lost potential for a greater, more wholesome story, resulting in a middle ground that’s guaranteed to polarize audiences for “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
Review: Deeper themes spell success for Disney

Review: Deeper themes spell success for Disney

By Celisa Calacal, Life & Culture Editor March 21, 2016
The decision of directors Byron Howard, Rich Moore and Jared Bush to tackle issues of prejudice through the animal world was a gutsy move — one that ultimately paid off.
Review: Mythology-inspired story fails on screen

Review: Mythology-inspired story fails on screen

By Joshua Vitchkoski, Staff Writer March 7, 2016
There would have been a suitable audience for “Gods of Egypt” had it managed not to bury its crowd-pleasing production design in a mess of a story. But the film’s ultimate destination is undoubtedly the burial chamber or underneath the sands of the ceaseless desert wind.
Review: Historical film depicts triumphant story

Review: Historical film depicts triumphant story

By Jacqueline Borwick, Staff Writer March 2, 2016
“Race” is a story about succeeding against adversity set against the backdrop of a racist world in 1930s America and pre-war Nazi Germany.
Review: Much anticipated comedy sequel flops

Review: Much anticipated comedy sequel flops

By Tyler Obropta, Staff Writer February 16, 2016
“Zoolander 2” could have been clever. It could have been witty, with consistently funny jokes or a compelling story. But it has none of these things, and it is ultimately a movie that is just as offensively dumb and pointlessly inane as its main characters.
Review: Moving performances and story produce impactful film

Review: Moving performances and story produce impactful film

By Matt Hornick, Staff Writer February 11, 2016
While it appears now as though this film is making an effort to make the NFL game safer, “Concussion” unearthed for much of the football-watching world the damage head injuries can have and negligence the NFL showed for many years.
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