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Early release dates affect Oscar nominations

Early release dates affect Oscar nominations

By Matt Minton, Senior Writer February 13, 2024
Throughout the long history of the Academy Awards and the highly competitive Best Picture award, we’ve frequently had to reconsider what it takes to win the big prize. The millions of dollars that studios shell out for “For Your Consideration” ads every year is indicative of how coveted winning the award is considered by the industry. But beyond which film has the biggest campaign push or the most support by the industry, recent years have shown new, emerging patterns. If there’s one thing that we can learn from the 2024 Oscar Nominations, it’s that it’s more important than ever to get your name out there early.
Movie trailers are not in tune

Movie trailers are not in tune

By Molly Fitzsimons, Co-Life and Culture Editor December 6, 2023
Movie trailers are one of the best ways that audiences get a feel for a film and if they want to see it. When movies are misrepresented as different genres from the actual content, there can be discourse and confusion following the film.
AI generated music takes away from authentic creativity

AI generated music takes away from authentic creativity

By Jadyn Davis, Senior Writer October 18, 2023
One of the most popular uses of AI in 2023 is replicating an artist’s voice on a completely different song. The most prominent example of this is when TikToker Ghostwriter977 made an AI-generated song called “Heart on My Sleeve” that featured artist Drake and The Weeknd’s vocals in April 2023. Despite the song’s popularity, Universal Music Group took action and eventually, the song was removed from streaming platforms like Apple Music and Spotify. 
Popped Culture: Social media and celebrity court cases

Popped Culture: Social media and celebrity court cases

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer September 5, 2023
Some simply seem fascinated with the public spectacle, not the specifics that foster these discussions. No cultural phenomenon can capture the powerful forces of both good and evil of the virtual court more so than the court system itself, more specifically with high-profile celebrity cases. 
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.
The television comedy Minx is just one example of many shows being cancelled and deleted from streaming platforms before their stories are fully over.

Column: Cancellation of streaming shows is unfair

By Lily Lipka, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Streaming television is the future of content creation, which is why it's so concerning to see the work of talented artists scrapped from the public.
At the 65th Annual Grammy Awards, Beyoncé won four Grammys for Renaissance, but lost Album of the Year to Harry Styles, leading to controversy.

Column: Grammys place unfair expectations on Black women

By Sarah Payne, Staff Writer February 15, 2023
Beyoncé losing the Grammy award for Album of the Year to Harry Styles has sparked conversations about unfair standards toward Black women.
Column: The Oscars best actress drama

Column: The Oscars best actress drama

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor February 1, 2023
The exclusion of the outstanding performances given by Danielle Deadwyler and Viola Davis in the Oscars Best Actress category has sparked controversy.
Column: Stop forcing celebrities to come out

Column: Stop forcing celebrities to come out

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor December 6, 2022
Recent cases of celebrities like Kit Connor and Rebel Wilson being forced to come out are part of a problematic trend in Hollywood.
Column: Why are kids obsessed with horror?

Column: Why are kids obsessed with horror?

By Joshua Pantano, Staff Writer November 3, 2022
Despite horror seeming to be targeted specifically towards adults, kids eat it up as well. Horror helps kids to work through fears at a young age.
Column: Horror is a genre worthy of your respect

Column: Horror is a genre worthy of your respect

By Matt Minton, Co Life and Culture Editor October 25, 2022
As long as cinema has been around, horror has been a staple genre. Horror has a uniquely strong ability to cause audiences to examine their fears.
Column: Spider-Man re-release disrespects fans

Column: Spider-Man re-release disrespects fans

By Evan Miller, Staff Writer September 14, 2022
Sony's recent re-release of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is just one recent example of studios disrespecting fans with lazy, money-milking content.
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