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Countdown to the Oscars: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is a different Tarantino

Countdown to the Oscars: “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” is a different Tarantino

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2020

Every time there is a new Quentin Tarantino film in theaters, the film is put up against a rigorous test. Tarantino is one of the few directors in Hollywood that is almost more famous than the movies he works on. This "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is an exception with a cast that had some of the biggest...

Countdown to the Oscars: Nostalgia still pays in 2020 with “The Irishman”

Countdown to the Oscars: Nostalgia still pays in 2020 with “The Irishman”

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 9, 2020

If you were born after 2000, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and Robert De Niro have been old your entire life. So seeing the CGI reanimation of these three legendary actors on first the silver screen (for four weeks) then on your computer or TV screen was interesting, to say the least. "The Irishman," adapted...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Parasite” is the best movie that will not win

Countdown to the Oscars: “Parasite” is the best movie that will not win

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 7, 2020

"Parasite" was hands down the best movie I saw this year that none of my friends, family or colleagues saw. Not a single person I asked had seen it when I asked, even months after the original theatrical release. I still have yet to find anyone who has seen the Korean film even after it landed on streaming...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Marriage Story” shows love through divorce

Countdown to the Oscars: “Marriage Story” shows love through divorce

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

February 5, 2020

Noah Baumbach’s "Marriage Story" is the rare movie that almost every single person who watches it can relate to, which is why it was the perfect 'Netflix-to-award-show' movie that came out this season. The film follows Nicole Barber (Scarlett Johansson) and her husband Charlie Barber (Adam Driver...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Joker” gets an amusing amount of nominations

Countdown to the Oscars: “Joker” gets an amusing amount of nominations

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 30, 2020

When "Joker" made its theatrical release October 2019, I don’t think a single person thought that during award season it would be the film with the most Academy Award nominations. Now, the film is a dark horse to win most of its nominated awards. The comic-book film is set in 1981 and follows Arthur...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Jojo Rabbit” brings comedy to the Oscars

Countdown to the Oscars: “Jojo Rabbit” brings comedy to the Oscars

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 29, 2020

Of all the movies that were announced as award contenders, I was most excited to see Jojo Rabbit get the nod. This film adds a bit of comedy to a darker, more serious, award lineup. Written and directed by Taika Waititi, the story follows 10-year-old Jojo Betzier, who is living in Nazi Germany during...

Countdown to the Oscars: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

Countdown to the Oscars: Ford V Ferrari comes into award season fast

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 22, 2020

After securing a best picture nomination from the Academy, fans and viewers of "Ford V Ferrari" might be taken aback from how much the Academy loved the semi-biopic sports movie about cars. "Ford V Ferrari" is about a team of American engineers who try to usurp control over racing by the perennial...

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Countdown to the Oscars: “1917” mixes brutality with art

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 18, 2020

The new film "1917" is a film unlike any other film that is in theaters right now. Set at the pinnacle of World War I, "1971" depicts the Great War and creates an immersive, powerful world that left me, as an audience member, moved with emotion numerous times. The movie follows to young British soldiers,...

Countdown to the Oscars: “Little Women” does big things for Oscar season

Countdown to the Oscars: “Little Women” does big things for Oscar season

Andrew Zimmel, Sports Reporter

January 3, 2020

Anytime an award-winning book is made into a movie, there are two distinct and separate camps that hold their breath. 'Movie people' who think that the only way to make great movies are with original ideas and concepts and 'book people' who think that making every book into a movie devalues the source...

‘Joker’ Review

‘Joker’ Review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

October 11, 2019

As big of a comic book movie nerd as I am, I was not excited for "Joker" when I heard it announced. Joaquin Pheonix is one of my favorite actors and the "Joker" is one of my favorite villains. However, I did not feel the need to have a "Joker" origin story that will not tie into the D.C. cinematic universe....

IT Chapter Two review

IT Chapter Two review

Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

September 20, 2019

The Losers Club is all grown up after 27 years and living their separate lives when the seven members receive a call from Mike, (Isaiah Mustafa) saying Pennywise the Clown is back in Derry. The movie brings some star talent featuring Jessica Chastain as Beverly, Bill Hader as Richie, James McAvoy as...

The Boys: Season 1 Review

The Boys: Season 1 Review

Caleb Watkins

September 3, 2019

I have always preferred movie-going to binge-watching TV shows but recently, I have discovered quality shows to watch like "Kidding" with Jim Carrey and "Barry" with Bill Hader, so I was intrigued when I saw the series "The Boys" aired. Karl Urban is one of my favorite actors, so to see him in a lead...

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