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‘Popcorn Premieres’ – Cannes Film Festival Preview

April 17, 2024
First year student hosts Logan Thompson and Ethan Kaufman share their thoughts on the films premiering at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival and this week's top films at the Box Office.
The Marvels, the newest film in the Marvel franchise, has Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Iman Vellani team up and learn to work together to save the universe.

Newest superhero movie is a super bust

By Nolan Sheehan, Staff Writer November 27, 2023
It’s quite clear that Marvel is on a downward turn with the screenplay element of their productions, with “The Marvels” standing as clear evidence. Acting chemistry and dynamics, while important, cannot be the focal point of any film, and the low box office results in the tens of millions will prove this sentiment correct in time. 
Avengers: Endgame had a massive impact on pop culture and the comic book movie genre. It seems as if Marvels post-Endgame projects havent lived up to their usual quality.

Column: The modern era of superhero fatigue

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer April 19, 2023
With recent negative reviews and lower box office turnouts for Marvel films, it seems as if comic book fatigue may be setting in for audiences.
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.
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.
Following the loss of T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman), a new threat arises that threatens the kingdom of Wakanda.

Review: ‘Black Panther’ sequel pays beautiful tribute

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer November 29, 2022
The sequel to the hit Marvel film "Black Panther" works as both an entertaining comic book film and a beautiful tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman.
Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, becomes fixated on finding a cure for a disease that backfires in a terrifying way.

Review: “Morbius” misses the Marvel mark

By Ana Maniaci McGough, Photo Editor April 13, 2022
Michael Morbius, played by Jared Leto, becomes fixated on finding a cure for a disease that backfires in a terrifying way.
Column: The culture surrounding anime

Column: The culture surrounding anime

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer February 7, 2022

As I have begun watching more anime, I have noticed a whirlwind of controversy, opposition and obsession surrounding the genre. It continues to polarize viewers. What some consider to be a community of...

Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

Column: X-men franchise could lose their mystique

By Avery Alexander December 8, 2021
Liking movies is subjective, but when you look at the overall reception of some of these movies, it becomes clear that the X-Men series has struggled.
“Shang-Chi” is a sturdy stand-alone film that is delightful no matter an audience member’s knowledge of the Marvel franchise.

Review: “Shang-Chi” raises the bar for Marvel movies to come

By Sydney Brumfield, Staff Writer September 14, 2021
“Shang-Chi” is a sturdy stand-alone film that is delightful no matter an audience member’s knowledge of the Marvel franchise.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the Marvel Cinematic Universes latest Disney+ show. The dynamic between Sam and Bucky is rich and interesting.

Review: Marvel show has solid characters and social commentary

By Anthony De Lapi, Staff Writer May 4, 2021
"The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" is the Marvel Cinematic Universes latest Disney+ show. The dynamic between Sam and Bucky is rich and interesting.
Column: Marvel miniseries is a step in the right direction

Column: Marvel miniseries is a step in the right direction

By Avery Alexander, Staff Writer April 28, 2021
With the recent global recognition of the Black Lives Matter movement and widespread attention toward racial reform, “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” is the show that people have been waiting for.
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