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Film Reviews

Sunday, March 29th, 2015, 8:30 pm in Style & Culture
By Shane Verville

Rating: 6.5
To some, “Kingsman: The Secret Service” could be considered a high energy entertainment romp, but to others it might be a film that can’t quite make up its mind.
“Kingsman” is about Eggsy, a teenager with …

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015, 10:36 pm in Style & Culture
By Matt Baucum

Rating: 8.5
“Chappie” is Neill Blomkamp’s latest foray into the sci-fi genre of movies. Known for his beautiful special effects, ultra-violent scenes and thought provoking messages, “Chappie” diverges slightly from his typical style to create something new …

Sunday, February 22nd, 2015, 9:02 pm in Style & Culture
By Amanda Clark

Rating: 9
A beautifully crafted film that displays some of our history’s ugliest moments, “Selma” will stick in your mind the way a history lecture never could.
The film, directed by Ava DuVernay and written by Paul Webb, …

Sunday, February 15th, 2015, 9:36 pm in Style & Culture
By Shane Verville

Rating: 5.5
The new SpongeBob movie may be a silly romp for kids and younger teens, but for adults, “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” might be a fish out of water.
Initially set in the fictional …

Monday, February 9th, 2015, 12:45 am in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 9
There are a multitude of reasons to view Stephen Hawking as something other than human.
He’s a celebrity, separated from the reality in which plebeians lead their lives, but more so than other famed figures, his …

Sunday, February 1st, 2015, 11:52 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 5
“The Interview” is Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s new comedy film, the one that generated an enormous amount of controversy after Sony cancelled the premiere of the film and numerous theater chains around the country …

Monday, January 26th, 2015, 12:31 am in Style & Culture
By Shane Verville

Rating: 7/10
Despite being a bit cliched and predictable with its plot, “The Wedding Ringer” is still able to serve as a funny and entertaining movie-going experience.
Kevin Hart stars as Jimmy Callahan, a best-man-for-hire who — for …

Sunday, January 18th, 2015, 11:17 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 8.5
Clint Eastwood’s track record as a director has not been stellar recently. With beautifully shot but underwhelming films such as “Hereafter” and “J. Edgar,” it seems as if he was putting his heart into his …

Monday, December 8th, 2014, 12:38 am in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 9
Every year, Disney releases their new creation to theaters around the world. With the media giant’s purchase of the studio Marvel Comics, they have finally delved into creating an animated feature based on a Marvel …

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014, 8:18 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 7
If an audience member were looking for the same powerful punch as 2013’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire,” they may be very disappointed with “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1.” This film is a much …