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Ranking all 21 Marvel Cinematic Universe movies: Part 1

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Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

April 19, 2019

A whole lot of blood, sweat and tears were shed in the making of this list.

Five must see moments from the new “Star Wars” trailers

BB-8 and his new friend D-O (Star Wars/YouTube)

Patrick Kline, Photo Editor

April 17, 2019

The trailer for the newest "Star Wars" movie has been released, and there's a lot to take in.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

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Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

April 14, 2019

With so much happening on social media, it’s hard to keep up. Here are the highs and lows of the week, selected by the Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

Ask UMass — “Game of Thrones”

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Rachel Swansburg, Rebecca Duffy, and Meghan Carney

April 14, 2019

"Game of Thrones" has taken the entertainment world by storm. What do UMass students think of it?

Errors in perfection: the new Twilight Zone

Burgess Meredith in “The Obsolete Man,” an original “The Twilight Zone” episode [1961](CBS Television/Wikimedia Commons)

Julia Donohue, Writer

April 11, 2019

The new Twilight Zone is greatly needed in an era of insanity, but a need for perfection has left the series empty of the eerily misplaced.

“The Beach Bum” scores as the worst movie of 2019

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Kacey Connolly, Writer

April 11, 2019

What looks like a chaotic coming of age film on the surface, is actually an astounding disappointment with a clustered mess of a plot.

Entertainment winners, losers of the week

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Amherst Wire Entertainment staff

April 7, 2019

Among the winners? Jordan Peele, J. Cole and Billy Ray Cyrus.

If you loved “Get Out,” you need to go see “Us”

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Julia Donohue, Writer

March 26, 2019

“Get Out” is a cultural touchstone that requires white viewers to reflect on their social conscious and results in a necessary guilt for their direct or indirect racism. “Us” is about everything.

Magic Comes to Life on Stage in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Magic Comes to Life on Stage in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”

Katherine Scott, Writer

March 21, 2019

As an avid reader of the novel and a lifelong theatre fan, it was truly a dream come true to see this brilliant production with the original cast.

The Oscars, or every “woke” white person you’ve ever met.

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Julia Donohue, Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars are like that guy who has one black friend and refrences him for everything.

The Oscars preview: Could Lady Gaga and Glenn Close tie?

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Julia Donohue, Writer

February 22, 2019

Oscar ceremonies often follow the drama of trends and upsets. Will “A Star is Born” break its award show curse or will predictability reign supreme at the 91st Academy Awards?

Bo Burnham wins big at the Writers Guild Awards

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Meghan Carney, Writer

February 18, 2019

Burnham's victory highlighted the night of screenwriting awards.

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