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Saturday, December 15, 2018

“Kong: Skull Island” is adequate popcorn schlock

Fact: Seeing King Kong duke it out with other cryptids is fun. Like, really fun (and that’s coming from a pretentious film snob whose favorite films are arthouse dramas my mom falls asleep to)....

“Zoolander 2” has lost its Blue Steel

Everyone who watched the original “Zoolander” movie will always remember the “school for ants,” “Dere-lick-my-balls” from the face-off scene and last but certainly not least, the Blue Steel Magnum look that was so beautiful...

“Game Night”: I know that reference!

Remember the rumor that circulated middle school campuses nationwide that Marilyn Manson surgically removed his own ribs to fellate himself? I certainly do. Remember when Ed Norton was The Hulk? What about “Fight Club”?...

“Blade Runner 2049” proves Denis Villeneuve as the closest we have to a modern...

The Highlander would like to thank ASPB for their free screening of “Blade Runner 2049.” “Don’t touch it. Just leave it alone,” are the words that escape my mouth at the thought of a revitalization...

Middle East and Islamic Studies hosts screening of documentary “Tickling Giants”

On Wednesday, May 31 in INTS 1128, the Middle East and Islamic Studies program hosted a screening of the film “Tickling Giants,” a harrowing documentary about Bassam Youssef’s (a former doctor that has been...

Frances McDormand is a powerhouse in rivering black comedy “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

One of the many humorous scenes to balance out the cruelty of forlorn hope that paints “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” comes served by Penelope (Samara Weaving), the vacuous 19-year old girlfriend of Mildred...

“King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” is anything but legendary

The legend of King Arthur and Excalibur is an amazing tale of a child born of royal blood who, after discovering his lineage, must reclaim his throne which rightfully belongs to him. As for...

Holy Hera is “Wonder Woman” a great movie

I am a major fan of superhero movies. I’ve enjoyed just about every Marvel movie that’s come out in the last decade. And since I’ve known more about DC heroes than Marvel ones for...

Lovecraftian body horror film “The Void” is excellent genre fun

Here’s the thing about cult movies: They don’t (or, at least, they shouldn’t) try to force their way into cult cinema history. That’s why movies like “The Greasy Strangler” fail — cult status is...

89th Academy Awards Review

The 89th Academy Awards ceremony stirred considerable controversy when Faye Dunaway, the presenter for the Best Picture award, erroneously declared “La La Land” as the victor over “Moonlight” — the true winner. But that...