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‘Overlord’ is a bloody thrill ride from start to finish

‘Overlord’ is a bloody thrill ride from start to finish

November 12, 2018

For the past few years, World War II dramas have taken a very conventional approach to their storytelling, focusing on either a key political figure fighting from an office, a few boots on the ground or pl...

The 1990 version of ‘It’ is not a work of horror art

The 1990 version of ‘It’ is not a work of horror art

Grant Hermanns, Opinions Editor

October 31, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Reviews

When you’re a child, movies such as “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Poltergeist” and “The Exorcist” were scarring and kept you up at night, fearing that the entities seen would come and get...

Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ details growing up in the hip-hop and skate era

Jonah Hill’s ‘Mid90s’ details growing up in the hip-hop and skate era

October 24, 2018

Actor and producer Jonah Hill is best known for his comedic roles in movies such as “Superbad,” “21 Jump Street,”  “This Is the End” and “Wolf of Wall Street.” Lately, he has strayed away...

‘Halloween’ is on par with the 1978 original film

‘Halloween’ is on par with the 1978 original film

October 21, 2018

Rarely is a movie so nearly perfect that it prompts multiple viewings within its opening weekend. The newest “Halloween” is such a movie. Rather than restart the franchise, 2018’s “Halloween”...

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is anything but

‘Bad Times at the El Royale’ is anything but

October 15, 2018

“Pulp Fiction.” “Fargo.” “The Usual Suspects.” These are some of the best neo-noir ensemble films that know how to properly flesh out its characters and deliver thrills. “Bad Times at the El...

Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is more than its lewd exterior

Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ is more than its lewd exterior

October 9, 2018

The animated Netflix Original Series “Big Mouth” returned for its second season, still as vulgar and comedic, but with an extra heaping of self-awareness and introspection. Created by Jennifer Fla...

Sunnyside Cemetery hosts ‘Night of the Living Dead’ movie screening

Sunnyside Cemetery hosts ‘Night of the Living Dead’ movie screening

October 8, 2018

The zombie classic “Night of the Living Dead,” which celebrated its 50th anniversary Oct. 4, was displayed on a giant inflatable movie screen to a crowd of friends, family and furry companions at ...

‘Venom’ is neither a legitimate, or intentional, fun adventure

‘Venom’ is neither a legitimate, or intentional, fun adventure

Grant Hermanns, Opinions Editor

October 7, 2018

Filed under Arts & Life, Film and Television, Reviews

Sony has released its latest attempt to get back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with the release of “Venom,” a standalone story based around the titular character, and much like the 2007 attempt to bring him to ...