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Film Reviews

Sunday, April 19th, 2015, 8:16 pm in Style & Culture
By Shane Verville

Rating: 7
While “Get Hard” doesn’t quite reach the same success as some of Will Ferrell’s other films, it does offer some originality in plot and laughs along the way.
“Get Hard” is about James King, played by …

Sunday, April 12th, 2015, 10:20 pm in Style & Culture
By Derrick Rossignol

Rating: 7
A few years ago, Aziz Ansari was a pleasant novelty on “Parks and Recreation,” an entertaining side character whose time on camera brightened up what would have still been one of television’s freshest and funniest …

Sunday, April 5th, 2015, 10:03 pm in Style & Culture
By Shane Verville

Rating: 6
While “It Follows” could be considered a step in the right direction for a new generation of horror movies, it ultimately offers a flawed and somewhat dragging plot.
The film is about Jay, a girl in …

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 …