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Stop comparing Death Note film with anime, they both kill

September 7, 2017

One of my biggest pet peeves about film audiences is that they have a hard time understanding the term “adaptation.” This is especially true with adaptations of anime, animation made in Japan. In the past, Dragon Ball Evolution, Speed Racer and this...

Annabelle, a creation of mixed feelings

Annabelle, a creation of mixed feelings

August 28, 2017

From over the top, cheesy situations to horrifying demons, Annabelle: Creation possesses the power to make audiences scream out of both terror and discomfort. The visual of a little orphan girl transforming into an 8-foot demon right before your eyes c...

The Comic Critic: Marvel’s gotten Strange-er

The Comic Critic: Marvel’s gotten Strange-er

December 5, 2016

“Forget everything that you think you know,” is not just a piece of advice given to Dr. Stephen Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) by Baron Mordo (Chiwetel Ejiofor), but it also could be interpreted as a word of advice to the viewers of Marvel’s 14th film in it...

Zootopia hops to the top

Zootopia hops to the top

March 17, 2016

While we think it is funny when someone Photoshop’s their face onto a backup dancer of Shakira, imagine if it were an obese animated Leopard who did so with their version of Shakira, gazelle. Zootopia was highly entertaining and the personification of anima...

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stays afloat amid clichés

‘In the Heart of the Sea’ stays afloat amid clichés

December 14, 2015

Wedged in between the releases of two projected successes, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “In the Heart of the Sea” had big shoes to fill. Based on a true story, the film retells the story of the N...

Bond does not “skyfall”

Bond does not “skyfall”

November 16, 2015

Look out Mission Impossible, there’s a new spy movie in town and it’s not failing to impress. To start off, the new James Bond film “Spectre” brings qualities to the screen which its predecessor, “Skyfall,” failed to show, such as a quite...

Understuffed

Understuffed

July 20, 2015

When Ted hit theaters in 2012, America’s loveable teddy bear and his best pal, John Bennett (Mark Wahlberg) were unstoppable. Between the humorous jokes and action, fans could not wait for the sequel. And just when you thought that the long wait for ...

Jurassic World a Tyrannosaurus wreck

Jurassic World a Tyrannosaurus wreck

June 29, 2015

After watching the cinematic masterpiece that is the first "Jurassic Park" slowly deteriorate into countless dinosaur jump-scares and power-hungry corporate minions making bad decisions, it is nice to see nothing has changed with the release of the franchise's...

Aca-awesomeness

Aca-awesomeness

May 26, 2015

When the sequel to a movie that surpassed all expectations was announced, the hopes for Pitch Perfect’s encore were low. While most follow-up movies fail to capture the novelty and excitement of the first, the continuation of the musical extravaganza allowed ...

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Nathaniel Kauffman, Twitter Editor

May 26, 2015

Filed under Columns, Movies, Reviews, Television

Movie to watch - How to Train Your Dragon 2 As far as DreamWorks sequels go, this one is an all-time great, and that’s with movies like Madagascar and Shrek on the table. The first movie was awesome and instead of dropping off like most sequels, this one followed close behind. This movie comes out of the gate with serious action and doesn’t stop there, leaving no adrenaline junky unsatisfied in the process. The ending scene was a personal favorite, finishing with t...

Age of Adaline proves timeless

Age of Adaline proves timeless

May 14, 2015

Immortality is usually given a hauntingly dark twist with a tragic ending. So, when the lights dimmed and the beginning credits started for The Age of Adaline, I was prepared to walk away scream-crying. Surprisingly, by the end, my spirits were as high...

“Happy Valley” anything but happy

“Happy Valley” anything but happy

April 29, 2015

The movie 22 Jump Street made me laugh uncontrollably, Avengers put me on the edge of my seat, Marley and Me brought me to tears, and Happy Valley, well let’s just say made me anything but happy. "Happy Valley” was an overall disappointment. The...

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