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Senior Surina Belk-Gupta raises concerns about the non-male discrimination on film sets. She hopes that there will be better education about discrimination.

Commentary: Inequality in film sets must be reformed

By Surina Belk-Gupta April 18, 2023
We need a complete reinstitution of social psychology. So, to all of Park, I ask you to, with me, address it. Acknowledge it. Fix it.
The fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons has been successfully adapted for the big screen in Honor Among Thieves.

Review: ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ film scores winning hand

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 12, 2023
“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” captures what makes D&D and the fantasy genre so special with its excellent cast and world-building.
John Wick (Keanu Reeves) travels around the world as a wanted man, seeking out powerful players in John Wick: Chapter 4.

Review: Fourth ‘John Wick’ tops all previous installments

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 4, 2023
Director Chad Stahelski and action star Keanu Reeves team up again for the most thrilling "John Wick" installment yet.
Junior Ryan Fogler gets into position on set for the short film Anchor. The film, directed by Dhananjay Saraswat, follows a track team after the death of their team captain.

Student anchors himself in short film about grief

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor March 29, 2023
As a group of 50 crew and cast members work together to get ready for the 12-hour shoot, they find themselves on familiar ground: the high school used to film "Grease."
Shazam (Zachary Levi) returns to the big screen in a sadly underwhelming sequel with no real reason to exist.

Review: New ‘Shazam!’ film is a complete sham

By Giancarlo Messina, Staff Writer March 29, 2023
Amidst a strange time for comic book movies, "Shazam! Fury of the Gods" is quite underwhelming — especially compared to its predecessor.
Across Disneys employee layoffs, lack of quality in their recent projects and underpaying of their visual effects workers, fans should question if Disney has lost its magic.

Column: Has Disney lost its magic?

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 8, 2023
When Disney CEO Bob Iger '73 announced that 7,000 employees were being laid off, the focus placed on new sequels seemed in poor taste for the company.
Inspired by true events, Cocaine Bear gives the experience of watching a bears violent rampage after taking cocaine.

Review: Action comedy gives viewers a real high

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 7, 2023
"Cocaine Bear" embraces its absurdity, actively giving its audience what it came for: a 500-pound bear getting high on cocaine.
From left, Kol (Elias Anton) and Adam (Thom Green) share an intimate moment as they fall in love over the course of a fateful day.

Review: Queer coming-of-age tale blossoms with affection

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor March 1, 2023
Director Goran Stolevski’s queer coming-of-age romance “Of an Age" is truly a testament to the power of human connection and self-discovery.
From left, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) must escape the Quantum Realm.

Review: Third ‘Ant-Man’ film shrinks its potential

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
It has never been more clear than with “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” that Marvel Studios has sacrificed quality for quantity.
Sarah Shank, interlibrary loan borrowing coordinator at the Ithaca College Library, sets up a display for the Blind Date with a Book program. The program invites students to find new books and films.

Students take leap of faith with Blind Dates with a Book

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Blind Date with a Book has been a college favorite for eight years and this year, it ran from Feb. 8 to 22, introducing students to new titles.
Maxandra Mendoza (Salma Hayek) shares a dance with Magic Mike (Channing Tatum) in this refreshing Magic Mike series finale.

Review: More movies with this affection would be nice

By Mila Ventura Rodriguez, Contributing Writer February 23, 2023
"Magic Mike's Last Dance" is meant to be a meta-critique of the “Magic Mike” series, with stronger written female characters.
James Gunn being handed over the reins to DC studios, along with Peter Safran, represent one of many majors shifts that have recently occured in the DC universe.

Column: The future of DC faces an uphill battle

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer February 22, 2023
With controversy surrounding the upcoming "The Flash" film, DC and Warner Brothers must make the responsible choice and let Miller go from the role.
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