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New Movie Boys In the Boat: What Does our Crew Team Think About it?

New Movie Boys In the Boat: What Does our Crew Team Think About it?

Page Bazzani March 14, 2024

  There have been a tremendous number of movies out this new year and over the holiday break: Mean Girls, Wonka, Anyone But You.   But what about The Boys in the Boat? This movie is a true...

Mean Girls (2024) poster. Credit: Paramount Pictures.

Mean Girls: Did it Really Need a Reboot?

Ember DuPont March 12, 2024

Are you a fan of wearing pink on Wednesday? Got a love of showtunes? Maybe a fondness for the modern day classic? If you answered yes to any of those questions, and even if you didn’t, have I got a movie...

Wonka promotional poster. Credit: Warner Bros. Pictures.

“Wonka”: A Sweet New Addition to the World of Chocolate

Kate Wolfe March 4, 2024

Golden tickets, a huge factory, and tons of chocolate. Have you ever wondered how Willy Wonka started it all and rose to fame?  Wonka, the amazing new prequel to the Willy Wonka movies we all know...

Aquaman sitting on his throne in Atlantis. Credit: Warner Brothers Studios

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom Closes Out DC Extended Universe on Bad Note

Wilson Compton February 15, 2024

Aquaman: The Lost Kingdom (2023) follows Aquaman (Jason Mamoa); as he tries to defeat Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II); once again. Black Manta is back and much more powerful than before as he now has...

A collage of our favorite Christmas films. Credits: 20th Century Fox Hughes Entertainment, DiNovi Pictures, National Lampoon, Warner Bros, Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios, 1492 Pictures and Imagine Entertainment.

These Six Christmas Movies are Worth Rewatching All Winter Long

Cecilia Tuczak, Gwen Stotts-Walshe, and Kate Wolfe February 8, 2024

It's officially that time. Radio stations have ditched the festive music, New Year's resolutions are dropping like flies, and February has started feeling gloomier than ever. Although the holiday season...

Twilight Photo of Michigan Theater in Downtown Ann Arbor, a great place to watch a movie. Credit: A. Gupta.

Check Out These Must-Watch End-of-Year Movies

Avni Gupta December 20, 2023

The Marvels Following the post-credits scene of Ms. Marvel (2022) where Iman Velani’s Kamala Khan is shown swapping places with Brie Larson’s Carol Danvers, The Marvels brings us back to see the...

Barbie was released in theaters on July 21, 2023. Credit: Warner Bros.

Why the Sudden Wave of Pink? Looking Back On the Barbie Movie

Adira Maze, Section Editor November 16, 2023

Come along with Barbie as she discovers that the Real World, with all of its problems, is extremely different from her perfect, pink, female-centric Barbieland.  Barbie was released in theaters on...

Conrad Fisher and Belly Conklin sitting on a beach at Cousins. Credits: Prime Video.

The Summer I Turned Pretty: How the Summer I Turned Pretty Show Differs from the Novel

Olivia Watters November 15, 2023

Isabella (Belly) Conklin has been going to Cousins, a beach town in Massachusetts, every summer since she was a kid. With her older brother Steven and her mom Laurel, they stay with her Mom’s best friend,...

Tom Blyth as Coriolanus Snow and Rachel Zegler as Lucy Gray Baird in The Hunger Games: Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes. Credit: Murray Close.

Ballad Of Songbirds And Snakes: Is It Worth the Read Before the Movie?

Hana Ghani November 15, 2023

“It’s not over until the Mockingjay sings.” These striking words with layers of complex meaning are uttered by Lucy Gray Baird, a main character in the book by Suzanne Collins and upcoming movie...

The SAG-AFTRA and WGA are working to secure a future for the film and television industry amid the rise of AI. Credit: Janine and Jim Eden CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons.

Hollywood’s Civil War Over Artificial Intelligence

Avni Gupta November 12, 2023

Originally published Nov. 12, 2023.  On July 14th, The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) went on strike and the slow crawl of the Hollywood machine...

Across the Spiderverse enacts a classic meme (credit:  Sony)

Has Sony Animations Revived Superhero Movies with the Spiderverse Trilogy? The Skyline Post Reacts to Across the Spiderverse

June 9, 2023

Spiderman: Across the Spiderverse  follows Miles Morales a year and three months after his debut as Spiderman in Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse (2018). Across the Spider Verse released June 2nd, 2023....

Aged Ghostface mask of the Scream 6 Killer. Credit: Creative Commons

What’s Your Favorite Scary Movie? Mine is Scream 6

Ember DuPont June 7, 2023

What's your favorite scary movie?  Is it Halloween? Hereditary maybe? or an even weirder one movie like The Babadook? For many, their answer would be any one of the Five Scream movies, but are their answers...

Under Creative Commons. Art by: AntMan3001 on Flickr

Are Marvel Movies Ruining Cinema?

Connor McCallion June 1, 2023

Responding to Scorsese's Take on Marvel Movies Martin Scorsese once said that Marvel movies are not cinema. A lot of people disagreed with him.  But as Marvel’s quality has gone down and their output...

The Shining poster by Andrew Kitzmiller (under Creative Commons)

Do Adaptations Have to be Faithful to be Good

Conner McCallion May 12, 2023

Have you ever read a book or played a video game and then, when a movie adaptation finally comes out you see it and think to yourself: Why did they change all of that? But: does changing a lot necessarily...

From left, Stephanie Hsu, Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan in Everything Everywhere All At Once. Credit: Tribune News Service

Everything Everywhere All At Once: Talked About For a Reason

Ronan Pasquerella March 13, 2023

Driven by amazing characters that feel truly relatable, Everything Everywhere All At Once is a brilliant film that's become one of the most talked-about movies of the year. Directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel...

Movie Review  Monster

Movie Review Monster

Sophia Kill, Journalism January 20, 2023

Netflix’s “Monster” series, starring actor Evan Peters, is a dramatized autobiographical show about the serial killer Jeffrery Dahmer and the people he affected.  It hops between the perspectives...

Five Feet Apart: best new movie or snooze fest?

Five Feet Apart: best new movie or snooze fest?

Natalie Sperendi, Journalist January 20, 2023

“Human touch. Our first form of communication. Safety, security, comfort, all in the gentle caress of a finger. Or the brush of lips on a soft cheek. It connects us when we're happy, bolsters us in times...

Movie Night With Family; Watching Oceans 11

Ocean’s 11 Showing You How to Rob a Casino

Mira Wroten December 21, 2022

When master thief Rusty calls Benedict after they rob his casino, Benedict answers with this threat:  “All right, you proved your point. You broke into my vault. Congratulations, you're a dead man.” ...

Benedict Cumberbatch as Dr. Stephen Strange in Marvel Studios Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Credit: Tribune News Service

Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: a Mess With a Bow

Ben Bower June 9, 2022

Impossible to review as good or bad, Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is a tonal and cinematic outlier from what we’ve become accustomed to over the last decade and a half of Marvel films.  Critically...

A still from the first Sonic film. The Blue Hedgehog returns to screens in a sequel. Credit: Tribune News Service

Flying Feature Films!

Ben Bower, Journalist May 23, 2022
This year is unusually stacked with big-name releases and long-awaited flicks. Covid-19 took its toll on the summer blockbuster season over the last couple of years and delayed the release of dozens of long-awaited films.
In recent years, comments by J. K. Rowling have sparked a controversy. Credit: Ellie Westhoff

Controversy Over J.K. Rowling’s Online Bigotry; is Harry Potter Still Appropriate For Young Audiences?

Ellie Westhoff May 18, 2022
There have been many accusations towards author J.K. Rowling concerning racism and classism in the Harry Potter series, and transphobia surrounding Rowling’s online comments/actions.
Meis first incident turning into the Red Panda in-public where she navigates the situation both mentally and physically (Tribune News Service)

Turning Red: a Colorful Coming-of-Age Story

Avni Gupta and Faith Wei May 18, 2022

Pixar’s latest movie, Turning Red, was released on February 21st of 2022. It is a coming-of-age story about a Chinese-Canadian teen struggling with puberty, emotions and her family's expectations. Because...

Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse Swings Into Theaters on October 7th, Raising Critical Questions: Is Marvel Whitewashing Their Characters?

Jade Flores and Sammi Perkins May 10, 2022

Spiraling through the multiverse once again, Miles Morales is back for his 2nd feature film.  Spider-man Across the Spider-verse swings into theaters on October 7th, 2022. Accompanied by Gwen Stacy...

Comics to Screen: Shang-Chis Fight Back Into the Mainstream

Comics to Screen: Shang-Chi’s Fight Back Into the Mainstream

Gabriel Hill April 27, 2022

At the height of martial arts movies in the late 1960s and early ’70s, Marvel comics encouraged their team to develop a martial arts-based superhero.  Steve Englehart and Jim Starlin hoped to build...

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