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Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 10:40 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

It’s the time of year when you gather around in the living room and watch those movies that make you scream, squirm, and listen for things that go bump in the night. A few personal favorites …


Sunday, October 26th, 2014, 10:37 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 9.5
In light of Halloween, this week’s review will be for a British horror film called “The Descent.” This film was released in theaters across the United States in 2006. This is a smaller-budgeted horror film …


Monday, October 20th, 2014, 1:23 am in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 9.5
Brad Pitt returns from his “Inglorious Basterds” fame to kill even more Nazis in David Ayer’s explosive drama “Fury.”
“Fury” was an unrelenting, hard-hitting and extremely effective film with absolutely breathtaking action sequences. It showcases the …


Monday, October 6th, 2014, 11:44 am in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Score: 10
With films such as “Se7en,” “Fight Club,” “Zodiac,” “The Social Network” and “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” David Fincher has certainly established himself in the film industry with his ominous and meticulous style. He …


Monday, September 29th, 2014, 9:43 am in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 7/10
Antoine Fuqua, the director that has given us films such as, “Training Day,”  “Shooter”  and “Olympus Has Fallen,” returns to deliver us an action film with a role that was made for Denzel Washington. Washington …


Sunday, September 21st, 2014, 10:47 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Rating: 5
The “found footage” horror genre is a greatly expanding one.
It all started back in 1999 with “The Blair Witch Project,” a movie that was extraordinary for its time, but has not aged very well. The …


Sunday, September 14th, 2014, 10:20 pm in Style & Culture
By John Logan

Grade: 9
If anything can be said about Richard Linklater’s new film “Boyhood,” it’s that it is unlike any other film of its kind, a coming-of-age tale filmed with the same actors over the course of 12 …


Monday, September 8th, 2014, 1:12 am in Style & Culture
By Danielle Walczak

If Lois Lowry’s Newbery Medal-winning book “The Giver” ever needed to be brought back to social consciousness, now would be the time.
With events in Ferguson, Mo. during a time in history when social media makes ignorance …


Sunday, September 29th, 2013, 11:10 pm in Style & Culture
By Kyle Hadyniak

Don’t be surprised if “The Butler” makes an impressive showing at the 2014 Oscars. Simply put, few movies are as profound and emotionally engaging.
A grim recollection of civil rights history in America is framed through the …


Monday, September 9th, 2013, 10:20 am in Style & Culture
By Maria Necastro

The title might sound familiar, likely due to the June release of “This is the End,” the apocalyptic comedy featuring Seth Rogen and James Franco, or the earlier debut of “Seeking a Friend for the End …