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Review: Arrival

Review: Arrival

Sophia Williams, Arts & Entertainment Editor

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Arrival Rating: 5/5 Genre: Science Fiction Awards won/nominated for: Best Picture, Best Director (Denis Villeneuve), Adapted Screenplay (Eric Heisserer), Best Cinematography (Bradford Young), Best Film Editing (Joe Walker), Best Sound Editing (Sylvain Bellemare), Best Sound Mixing (Bernard Gar...

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Review: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Grace Ryba, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Rating: 3/5   Genre: Fantasy/Science Action Awards Won/Nominated for: Worst Picture, Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel, Worst Actor and Worst Screen Combo (Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill), Worst Supporting Actor (Jesse Eisenberg), Worst Director (Zack Snyd...

Review: Manchester By The Sea

Review: Manchester By The Sea

Lauren Dedvukaj, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Manchester By The Sea Rating: 3/5 Genre: Drama Awards won/nominated for: Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Supporting Actor (Lucas Hedges), and Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan) Summary:  Irritable and awkward handym...

Review: Dirty Grandpa

Review: Dirty Grandpa

Nick Schram, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Dirty Grandpa Rating: 2/5 Genre: Comedy Award won/nominated for: Worst Picture, Most Egregious Age Difference Between the Leading Man and the Love Interest. Summary: Dirty Grandpa is a comedy including Zac Efron and Robert De Niro. The movie follows a young, good-looking man, Jason Kel...

Review: Lion

Review: Lion

Kelly Chang, Staff Writer

February 23, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Lion Rating: 5/5 Genre: Drama Awards won/nominated for: Best Picture, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Dev Patel), Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Nicole Kidman), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Best Achievement in Music Writt...

Review: Hillary’s America: The History of the Democratic Party

Review: Hillary’s America: The History of the Democratic Party

Nick Cimino, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Hillary’s America: The History of the Democratic Party Rating: 0/5 Genre: Documentary Awards won/nominated for: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Dinesh D’Souza), Worst Actress (Becky Turner), Worst Director (Dinesh D’Souza and Bruce Schooley), and Worst Screenplay Summary: Dinesh...

Review: Hidden Figures

Review: Hidden Figures

Lizzy Botkin, News Editor

February 22, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Hidden Figures Rating: 4.5/5 Genre: Historical Fiction Awards won/nominated for: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) Summary:  Hidden Figures, the untold story of three African American women working at NASA during the sixties, is based on th...

Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

Review: Independence Day: Resurgence

Colin Gill, Staff Writer

February 21, 2017


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Title: Independence Day: Resurgence Rating: ⭑⭑/⭑⭑⭑⭑⭑ Genre: Sci-Fi/Action Awards won/Nominated for: Worst Picture, Worst Prequel, Ripoff, Remake, or Sequel, Worst Special Effects, Worst Leading Actor (Jeff Goldblum), and Worst Director (Roland Emmerich) Summary: Independence Day: Resurg...

Review: Fences

Review: Fences

Shelby Smith, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Fences Rating: 4/5 Genre: Drama Awards won/nominated for: Best Picture, Best Actor (Denzel Washington), Best Supporting Actress (Viola Davis), Best Writing Adapted Screenplay (August Wilson) Summary: Troy Maxson (Denzel Washington) works in Pittsburgh as a sanitation worker in the 1950s. He once...

Review: Zoolander No. 2

Review: Zoolander No. 2

Elise Delikat, Staff Writer

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: Zoolander No.2 Rating: 2/5 Genre: Comedy Awards nominated for: Worst Picture, Worst Actor (Ben Stiller), Worst Supporting Actress (Kristen Wiig), Worst Supporting Actor (Will Ferrell and Owen Wilson), Worst Screen Combo (Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson), Worst Director (Ben Stiller), and Worst Prequel, Re...

Review: La La Land

Review: La La Land

Jordan Revenaugh, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2017


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Showcase

Title: La La Land Rating: 4/5 Genre: Comedy/Drama/Musical Awards won/nominated for: The film is nominated for Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Ryan Gosling), Actress in a Leading Role (Emma Stone), Cinematography, Costume Design, Directing (Damien Chazelle), Film Editing, Music (Original...

2017 Razzies: Worst picture~ An Anthology

2017 Razzies: Worst picture~ An Anthology

Shelby Smith, Editor-in-Chief

February 19, 2017


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In stark contrast to the renowned Academy Awards are the Golden Raspberry Awards- essentially a spoof of film’s most star-studded night, in which the year’s most horrendous films are shamelessly mocked. Many of these movies were some of the most popular among high school students, and the awards...

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