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5 Christmas-themed movies to lighten up awkward family get-togethers


December 4, 2017

“Elf” (2003)Whoever hasn’t seen “Elf” yet is missing out. This hilarious, family-friendly comedy is sure to find something fun in it. "Elf" brings out the outrageous Christmas spirit of Buddy the elf (Will Ferrell) ...

Disappointed fans petition following Joss Whedon’s ‘Justice League’


December 1, 2017

The news of “Justice League” flopping in theaters comes as no surprise after actually sitting down in theaters and watching it. Let’s face it, fans of DC should have seen this coming when it was announced Joss Whedon would b...

‘The Punisher’ provides messy insight into gun violence discussion


November 27, 2017

Marvel fans received their first taste of Jon Bernthal’s Punisher during the first trailer for Netflix’s second season of “Daredevil” last year. Fans of the comics caught on to the character’s introduction rather quickly,...

Hush’ flourishes by giving complexity to a hearing impaired protagonist


September 25, 2017

I’m a lover of horror films, love them with all my heart. That being said, there’s a lot of bad ones out there, and much of that has to do with the fact that writers and directors tend to base their work off of others' befo...

Short story writer Nathan Englander shares insight on art of fiction


September 18, 2017

American novelist Nathan Englander launched this year’s Marcia Kinsey Visiting Writer Series with his new book, “Dinner at the Center of the Earth,” which has been out for two weeks.Englander also discussed one of his older bo...

Rick and Morty


April 3, 2017

April brings a lot of things, sometimes it’s May flowers other times it’s practical jokes. April is an inbetween month, bridging spring and summer and old with new. Either way, April is a month of new beginnings, new laughs a...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ remake stars unoriginality, disappointment


March 27, 2017

It’s a tale as old as time, and it has come back to the big screen in a live-action rendition. Since its March 17 release, “Beauty and the Beast” has made 462 million worldwide. The film scored a 70 percent on Rotten Toma...

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