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Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Afraid on purpose: Why we love horror movies

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor

November 4, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Horror is a lot like comedy, every scare a punchline. It is an art of composing those moments that we don't see coming. But how do they keep coming up with those moments — how have we not seen it all before?

“Scream Queens” is killing us all

“Scream Queens” is killing us all

Ruthann Barry, Writer

October 13, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

Have you predicted a day in which Ryan Murphy's hit television series "Glee" and "American Horror Story" become one? A day in which the bloodthirsty hierarchy of the high school caste system collides with literal, blood-shedding backstabbing?

From Walter to Tony: Why we love a good bad guy

From Walter to Tony: Why we love a good bad guy

Stefan Geller, Contributor

December 8, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If the originality and confidence wasn't enough, anti-heroes feed the public's lust for dark realism on screen."

“Birdman” revives our spirits for better or worse

“Birdman” revives our spirits for better or worse

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor

November 30, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"The sensationalism throughout the film is not a result of negligence, but of artistic intent. The film is so obscure, so in-your-face, that it forces the viewer to step outside of their comfort zone."

“Dear White People” delivers necessary social commentary

“Dear White People” delivers necessary social commentary

Stephanie Ramirez, Audience Engagement Editor

November 12, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

We don't live in a post-racial society; people of color are still too often marginalized and unheard; and racism still exists.

All guts, all gory : Horror films you may have missed

All guts, all gory : Horror films you may have missed

Nicholas Hull, Entertainment Editor

October 29, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Told from the viewpoint of a killer, the film is a tale of shattered glass, told from the perspective of gravity."

The new fall TV shows: Will you find your next obsession?

The new fall TV shows: Will you find your next obsession?

Ally Michitson, Writer

October 27, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"It’s a slightly far-fetched story line and it seems a little over the top, but each episode leaves the viewer wanting to to see how Team Scorpion is going to solve whatever national crisis that emerges each week."

Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Film review: Blue is the Warmest Color

Thomas Denman, Contributor

May 5, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"In addition to dealing with issues of class, “Blue is the Warmest Color” is a beautifully crafted film which explores sexuality, love, loneliness and society."

Kids, let me tell you what I learned from watching “How I Met Your Mother”

Kids, let me tell you what I learned from watching “How I Met Your Mother”

Nathalie Sczublewski, Writer

April 14, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"If the signs are all there pointing you in the right direction, follow them. Some of life’s greatest moments are the things that happen to you."

10 Shows you should be watching on Netflix

10 Shows you should be watching on Netflix

Ally Michitson, Writer

April 14, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"With summer rapidly approaching, those stressful days of worrying about homework and tests will soon be replaced by long, lazy days with nothing to do but soak up some rays."

Experience the magic of a Wes Anderson film

Experience the magic of a Wes Anderson film

James Davis, Contributor

March 31, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Anderson is able to completely uproot the standard story arc that he favored and allow his other ideas to flow through."

From page to screen: 6 books to look for in the movies

From page to screen: 6 books to look for in the movies

Ally Michitson, Writer

March 3, 2014


Filed under Entertainment, TV/Movies

"Most movies are books, and most of those books are best-selling novels. This year, a new wave of Young Adult books and novels are coming to the silver screen."

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