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

2 out of 5 stars.

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: “Joker” gets an amusing amount of nominations

3 out of 5 stars.

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: “Little Women” does big things for Oscar season

5 out of 5 stars

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...

Ready or Not Review

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Caleb Watkins, Life and Arts Reporter

August 28, 2019

"Ready or Not" was a genuine surprise. I was not prepared for what I would be watching, knowing summer horror movies can be hit or miss. Movies like "Midsommar" and "Brightburn" set the stage for horror this summer. However, I am happy to say, from beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed "Ready or Not." This...

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