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The aftermath of Keaton’s most iconic stunt involving the frame of a house falling as he stays safe by standing in the path of an open window. Photo by: Charles Reisner.

Buster Keaton; “The Great Stone Face”

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor October 25, 2021

In honor of his one hundred twenty-sixth birthday, Buster Keaton deserves some recognition. In the world of movies and television, we have people who have made timeless impacts. We have directors like...

10 of the best Halloween movies to watch in October (a.k.a. the Spooky Season). Photo created by: Emmelyn Harrison.

10 of the Best Halloween Movies That Will Get You in the Spooky Season Spirit

Emmelyn Harrison, Staff Writer October 25, 2021

Have you ever found yourself in the mood for a Halloween movie but do not know what to watch? This article contains 10 of the best Halloween movies that will get you in the spirit for the spooky season....

Ed Asner answered questions at the Banff World Media Festival. Photo by the Canadian Press.

Ed Asner Dies at 91

Kai Shabman, Literature Editor September 7, 2021

On Sunday, Aug. 29, Ed Asner, the voice of Carl Fredrickson from the 2009 film “Up”, died of natural causes in his home in Tarzana at the age of 91. His family via Twitter posted the news saying, “We...

With the tragic lighting and empty seats, this image perfectly represents the downfall and recent decline in theatres. Photo credit: Shutterstock.

Why I Want Movie Theatres to Permanently Close

Steven Gresham, Staff Writer December 13, 2020

  This is not the most popular opinion on the matter, but it is important to look at both sides of an argument. Here is mine: most large scale movie theatre chains should close their doors once...

The annual box office earnings. Photo from BrinkNews.

The Effects of COVID-19 on the Movie Industry

Kai Shabman, Staff Writer November 22, 2020

With COVID-19 still on the rise and businesses following safety protocols, the toll has begun to take its course. The movie industry is one of the most affected by COVID-19 along with travel, retail and...

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies

Netflix and the Infamous Rabbit Hole of Movies

Jen Vincent, Staff Writer May 3, 2020

It’s no secret that Netflix is notorious for it’s “too much” appearance. As soon as you open the app, thousands of shows, documentaries, movies, and more are shoved down your throat. It’s...

This is a collage of the movie posters from each “Jumanji” movie. Old to New; Right to Left.

Why “Jumanji” Two and Three Are Better Than the First

Jamie Cabezas, Staff Writer February 26, 2020

The first “Jumanji” movie was released on Dec. 15, 1995. It is about how a board game comes to life when two young kids play it after finding it in their new house. Starring celebrities like Kevin...

Mary Poppins Returns, the practically perfect musical sequel to the original Mary Poppins, hit theatres on Dec. 19 2018.

Does “Mary Poppins Returns” Live Up to the Original Movie?

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer February 7, 2019

*SPOILERS AHEAD*   "Mary Poppins Returns" hit theaters on Dec. 19 2018, and it became a practically perfect favorite for all of the musical-lovers of the world. However, before the movie came...

In the past several years, it seems the quality of blockbuster films has decreased. Hollywood churns out movies with budgets in the hundreds of millions of dollars and rakes in billions more from the box office, like an old and dirty bucket being filled up, dumped out, and repeating the process. The worst part of this analogy is that we, the moviegoers, are the ones drinking the dirty water. (Photo from Youtube)

Where Did the Great Movies Go?

Holley Murray, Literature Editor February 3, 2019

Recently, I saw one of the worst movies I have ever seen in theaters. Anyone who knows me knows I will be the first in line to see whatever new psychological thriller is out, so when I went to see an evening...

Almost back-to-back, Disney is releasing three new live-action movies this year: “The Lion King,” “Dumbo,” and “Aladdin.” In all three movies, viewers will recognize certain faces and familiar voices.

Three Disney Live-Action Remakes Being Released in 2019

Cynda Allen, Staff Writer January 26, 2019

Disney has been making live-action movies since the ‘50s, but in recent years these movies have started blowing up. From “Cinderella” to “The Jungle Book” to “Beauty and the Beast,” Disney...

So many new releases, not enough time! What movies were your favorite in 2018? Photo by: Bella Angell

Read the Book, Watch the Movie: Young Adult Book-to-Movie Adaptations of 2018

Bella Angell, Editor-in-Chief January 10, 2019

The year 2018 was full of iconic Young-Adult (YA) fiction events, from book festivals to red carpets. How could someone remember them all? Many teens are looking for a new book to read, but they struggle...

On the set of Avengers 4, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) laugh amidst the ruins of the old battle of New York from “The Avengers.” (Photo from Adventures in Poor Taste.)

In Honor of Stan Lee: The Latest and Greatest Avengers 4 Theories

Sallie Kate Worley, Staff Writer December 3, 2018

Stan Lee, the man we can thank for our favorite heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, Black Widow and hundreds more, passed away on Monday, Nov. 12, and Marvel fans everywhere are mourning. In his honor, we’ve...

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