Movie review

Top 5 underrated Disney movies

By Connor McCoy / May 29, 2024

By Connor McCoy Copy Editor   Sometimes, when a movie is released, it doesn’t get recognized for its strengths, even if it’s actually really good. I’m sure we all have an underrated movie that we love whose bad reviews leave us flabbergasted and confused. On that note, the following are my top five most underrated…

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Five movies I won’t ever watch and why

By Connor McCoy / May 7, 2024

By Connor McCoy Copy Editor   Why the hell are there so few interesting-looking movies coming out between now and the end of June? It’s mostly just really dumb-looking horror movies, extremely mindless rom-coms and very generic action movies. Seriously, almost none of these movies sound even remotely interesting. I know I’m being dramatic, but…

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Zendaya’s ‘Challengers’ scores, three-love

By Quinton Prudhomme / May 7, 2024

By Quinton Prudhomme General Assignments Editor   “Challengers,” at its core, is a movie about tennis. “Challengers” follows tennis duo Art Donaldson and Patrick Zweig, played by Mike Faist and Josh O’Connor respectively, and their competitive romantic endeavors for tennis star Tashi Duncan, played by Zendaya. The score composed by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross…

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Civil War strikes home

By Ethan M. Rogers / April 17, 2024

By Ethan M. Rogers Editor in chief In the early 1900s Russian filmmaker and film theorist Lev Kuleshov developed what is known as the Kuleshov Effect – the origin of the Soviet Montage. For Kuleshov, context was king, he demonstrated the idea that the same shot could evoke different emotions based on the shots surrounding…

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OMSI’s film festival returns with Sci-Fi classics

By Jackson Arterberry / April 12, 2024

By Jackson Arterberry A/V Editor   Entertaining, inspirational and thought-provoking — science fiction cinema offers both art and insight into popular thinking about the approaching future. Currently, the science fiction genre is being celebrated at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) 2024 Sci-Fi Film Festival from March 29 to May 24. Film Fest…

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Doug Liman’s ‘Road House’ reboot is everything a reboot shouldn’t be

By Ethan M. Rogers / April 1, 2024

By Ethan M. Rogers Overall, Doug Liman’s 2024 “Road House” reboot, rated R and available on Amazon Prime, is a boring and overly cliché retelling of the original 1989 film starring Patrick Swayze as James Dalton, professional bouncer and doctor of philosophy.  Rather than a professional bouncer with deep thoughts and a dark secret, Jake…

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Indigenous Horrors at the Hollywood Theatre

By Quincy Higuera / March 18, 2024

  By Quincy Higuera Staff Writer This was my first time at the Hollywood Theatre and I was not disappointed. I walked in and was met by the nostalgic smell of buttery popcorn, the warming scent of pizza from Sizzle Pie and the bass of action packed previews that I could feel in the floor.…

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Dune: Part Two is a masterpiece

By Quinton Prudhomme / March 11, 2024

            By Quinton Prudhomme Staff Writer When asked the question, ‘what makes a good movie’, most would probably say something along the lines of – good acting, well shot, compelling story and memorable moments.  Dune: Part Two, directed by Dennis Villanueve, delivers on all fronts.  A few months ago when…

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Marvel’s new web of mediocrity

By Connor McCoy / February 28, 2024

  By Connor McCoy Copy Editor “Madame Web” came out on Feb. 14 and, well, it’s not the worst superhero movie I’ve ever seen. I can definitely say that. This movie is produced by Sony, which owns the film rights to the “Spider-Man” characters. It is not produced by Marvel Studios and it is not…

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Disney makes a Wish

By Connor McCoy / November 29, 2023

            By Connor McCoy   “Wish,” Walt Disney Animation Studios’ newest film, might just be one of the best films I’ve seen all year. And I mean that. The film is directed by Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn. Buck previously directed “Tarzan” (1999), “Frozen” (2013), and “Frozen II” (2019).  “Wish”…

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