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SNATCHED

dir. Jonathan Levine by Dakota Drobnicki Ask your mom about Goldie Hawn if you’re too young to know who that is. Back in the 80s and 90s, she was one of the biggest comedic actresses in Hollywood, with a long string of box-office hits like Private Benjamin, Overboard, Bird On A Wire, and my personal […]

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KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

dir. Guy Ritchie by Dakota Drobnicki If someone were to stumble across these first couple film reviews and it was their first impression of me, they might think I could call a movie the “best/worst movie ever” at the drop of a hat. In my Guardians 2 review last week, I claimed that it would […]

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GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2

dir. James Gunn review by Dakota Drobnicki Released against a blockbuster landscape dominated by the Avengers, the first Guardians of the Galaxy was a surprise hit that Hollywood needed. It opened the door for mainstream comic book films to take more risks and drift from the grittier, more realistic aesthetics set by the Dark Knight […]

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Netflix’s Beasts of No Nation Explored Child-Soldier Psychology

By Brad Tramel In Beasts of No Nation, Agu (Abraham Attah), a young west African boy and the film’s narrator, describes his position in life the best he can: “I am a good boy from a good family.” When Agu says this, though, he knows nothing of the geopolitical morass he was born into or […]

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Deadpool Does Not Disappoint

By Nolan Brey Director: Tim Miller | Running Time: 108 min. | Rated: R | Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy | Notable Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Morena Baccarin, T.J. Miller  Now, to begin, I am not at all a fan of superhero movies. I know next to nothing about Marvel, DC, comic books or anything of the […]

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens Grabs Audiences Everywhere

By Derrick Ernst Director: J.J. Abrams │Running Time: 135 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi │Notable Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford “[Looking at Finn.] I have lived long enough to see the same eyes in different people. I see your eyes…I know your eyes.” – Maz Kanata (Lupita Nyong’o) […]

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Burnt Will Keep You in the Kitchen

  By Derrick Ernst Director: John Wells │Running Time: 101 minutes │Rated: R (Restricted) │Genre: Drama, Comedy, Satire │Notable Cast: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Omar Sy “I don’t want my restaurant to be a place where people sit and eat. I want people to sit at the table and be sick with longing.” – Adam […]

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Spectre Best Left Invisible

By Derrick Ernst  Director: Sam Mendes │Running Time: 148 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure │Notable Cast: Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, Ben Whishaw, Dave Bautista “The name is Bond. James Bond.” – James Bond (Daniel Craig) In his final installment, Daniel Craig (James Bond) attempts to do justice with a performance to satisfy all […]

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How The Martian Made its Mark

By Derrick Ernst Director: Ridley Scott │Running Time: 141 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi │Notable Cast: Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Kate Mara “It’s a strange feeling. Everywhere I go, I’m the first.” – Mark Watney (Matt Damon) Due to a severe dust storm, the Ares III crew is forced […]

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Creed Delivers Knockout in Theaters

By Derrick Ernst Director: Ryan Coogler │Running Time: 133 minutes │Rated: PG-13 │Genre: Drama, Sport │Notable Cast: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad “This guy here. [Rocky pointing at Adonis in the mirror.] That’s the toughest opponent you’re ever going to have to face. I think that’s true in the ring, and […]

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