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Beauty & Beast: not the Belle of the ball

Beauty & Beast: not the Belle of the ball

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
March 23
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

In a quiet village in France, Belle spends her days reading copious amounts of books, awaiting the day she can escape the ordinary life of a village girl and the advances of the hyper-masculine Gaston. Belle hopes to escape to the fantasy worlds in her books, but little does she know, that day of libera...

“Logan” claws through critics

“Logan” claws through critics

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
March 9
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews

The year is 2029. Mutant-kind is all but extinct, as far as Wolverine, A.K.A. Logan, knows or cares. He spends his days as a limo driver and watches over Charles Xavier, whose age and deteriorating mind have caused his telekinetic powers to grow unstable, forcing him into hiding. Beyond the goal of b...

“Get Out” gets outstanding review

“Get Out” gets outstanding review

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
March 2
Filed under Movie Reviews

When Rose Armitage asks her boyfriend Chris Washington to meet her parents for the first time over a weekend visit, Chris reluctantly agrees. However, Chris is wary of how Rose’s parents will react to their daughter’s interracial relationship. Upon arriving at the Armitage household, Chris becom...

“Fifty Shades” definition of love is toxic

“Fifty Shades” definition of love is toxic

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
February 27
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Having escaped the possessive Christian Grey, Anastasia “Ana” Steele is once again living a peaceful life, happily working at a publishing company. But her peace is intermittently broken by gifts from Grey, who desperately wants her back. The two finally meet and once more enter into a relationshi...

2017 Oscars Best Picture roundup

2017 Oscars Best Picture roundup

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
February 23
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

“Arrival” When 12 mysterious alien ships land on Earth, the leaders of the world are thrown into a panic. Militaries are deployed and scientists are recruited to find out just what it is the aliens want. Decorated linguist Louise Banks (Amy Adams) and expert mathematician Ian Donnelly (Jeremy Renner) ...

New Wick flick is critic’s pick

New Wick flick is critic’s pick

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
February 16
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews

Once again forced out of retirement, John Wick must answer the cry for help he receives from an old colleague seeking to use Wick’s legendary skills to win himself a seat at the top of a shadowy crime organization. Wick is begrudgingly dragged back into the sophisticated underground world of assassins ...

“Rebuilding” Batman’s legacy

“Rebuilding” Batman’s legacy

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
February 13
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Throughout the years, Batman has clashed over and over again with the Joker. Countless times, the Dark Knight has foiled the Clown Prince of Crime’s evil schemes to take over Gotham City. He has carried out all of these heroics just the way he prefers it: by himself. So, when Commissioner Jim Gordon’...

Dog flick screws the pooch

Dog flick screws the pooch

CLINTON OLSASKY, Campus Life Editor
February 9
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews, Showcase

Picture this: a couple of screenwriters walk into a film producer’s office and pitch an idea for a new movie about a dog who dies over and over again, only to be reincarnated into a different dog each time it dies. The screenwriters explain that this cycle would repeat itself a few times until the mov...

“Hidden Figures” makes heroes visible

“Hidden Figures” makes heroes visible

CLINTON OLSASKY, Campus Life Editor
February 6
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews

Oftentimes, history’s most important heroes are the ones you never see. Unfortunately, this had been the case for nearly half a century for three African American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA during the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union. These three women – Katherine Goble...

MacAvoy steals show in “Split”

MacAvoy steals show in “Split”

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
February 2
Filed under Movie Reviews, Showcase

When social outcast Casey gets a ride home with peers Claire and Marcia from a birthday that Casey was begrudgingly invited to, the girls are suddenly kidnapped. The girls awaken to find themselves in the clutches of Kevin, a man with an extreme case of DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder). As multiple personal...

Scorsese film “silences” critic

Scorsese film “silences” critic

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
January 26
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When told that their mentor, Father Ferreira, renounced his faith upon torture during his mission work in Japan, Fathers Rodrigues and Garupe are determined to find out the truth. Leaving the safety of their seminary, they travel to Japan to put their doubts to rest. Guided by the drunkard Kichijiro, the ...

Flawed Affleck flick falls flat

Flawed Affleck flick falls flat

JOSHUA ROUSE, Film Critic
January 23
Filed under Campus Life, Movie Reviews

When World War I veteran Joe Couglin returns from the trenches of war, he comes home to a gangster-infested America in the Prohibition Era.  Joe wants nothing to do with the Rum War that’s being waged between Albert White and Mesco Pescotore, the Irish and Italian mob bosses, respectively. Joe mak...

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