Film

Now Playing in a Theater Near You: Holiday Movie Season Begins

With the coming of the holiday season, new movies have arrived in theaters across the country. The Thanksgiving weekend box office has been dominated by high-octane superhero flicks and touching emotional adventures. For fans of fights and tights, “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Justice League” have entered theaters to provide moviegoers with a new round of action movies based on beloved comic-book ... Read More »

The Few Pitfalls of Stranger Things 2

The first season of “Stranger Things” is the timeless, classic tale of a young boy taken into an alternate dimension by a creepy, flower-headed monster and the friends and family members who try to figure out what happened to him. There are also evil scientists, an adorable bald girl with telekinetic powers, alcoholic sheriffs and a glorious dose of ’80s ... Read More »

Film Review: It – You’ll Laugh, You’ll Cry, You’ll Scream, You’ll Die

Last year around this time, America had some strange run-ins with clowns. They started popping up all over the country last October to terrify American citizens. There was even one in Thompson Hall of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After the clown-pocalypse of 2016 ended, we could breathe easy since the clowns finally receded back into whatever creepy sewer system ... Read More »

Animation Revamped with a Side of Live-Action

There’s something exciting and nostalgic about turning on the TV and having a favorite childhood show come on. A recent trend in entertainment has been to remake classic TV shows and movies college students watched in their youth. The past few years have welcomed reboots of cartoons such as The Powerpuff Girls and Samurai Jack. Nickelodeon has announced a film ... Read More »

Discussing 13th: Popcorn, Panels and Perspective

The Black Student Union hosted a showing of the documentary, 13th, on Tuesday night in collaboration with Sigma Delta Rho and Sigma Tau Delta. The film investigated the social and political repercussions on the African American community in the wake of the abolishment of slavery by the 13th Amendment to the Constitution. After the showing, there was a panel of ... Read More »

M. Night Shyamalan SPLITS Into Box Offices

M. Night Shyamalan’s newest hyped blockbuster, Split hit theaters on Jan. 20 and has already stirred plenty of mixed reactions from viewers. While this unnerving plot has many twists and turns, the most basic premise of the movie follows three unfortunate teenage girls who get kidnapped by a man living with Dissociative Identity Disorder. This means he is living with ... Read More »

‘The Jungle Book’ Marks a New Chapter for Remakes

The art of the remake may be evolving to the next level, and Disney may be a huge part of that. Last year’s “Cinderella” directed by Kenneth Branagh was a pleasant surprise, a loyal yet innovative remake that added to what the original film had done rather than taking away from or distorting it. This year’s “The Jungle Book” directed ... Read More »

‘Zootopia’ Speaks Volumes about Our Nature

“Zootopia” may end up meaning more to you than it will to most children. The kids are going to have a great time. They will have plenty of laughs and excitement. They will cheer with delight and quote all of their favorite lines until their parents go insane. But you might just find yourself doing something far different. You might ... Read More »

‘Gods of Egypt’ Is an Unholy Disaster

“Gods of Egypt” got me thinking about hieroglyphics. Much of what we know about Egyptian society is based on stone drawings of important historical and cultural events. What most people don’t think about is that for every person who was scrawling on a wall about politics and economics at that time, there was also someone sniffing glue and scribbling pictures ... Read More »