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“Sausage Party”: The One Party You’d Want to Miss

Alex Halfinger

August 31, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Let’s be frank, the year of 2016 has been flooded and bashed with blockbuster hits. It was the year of the joker, a forgetful fish, and unfortunately, a raunchy sausage. Sausage Party was the first CGI-animated movie with a R-rating, and should be the last. With a cast of Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill, and Birdman’s Edward Nort...

Films To Catch During Break

Ben Atwater

April 27, 2016


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Captain America: Civil War (May 6) Already being called one of the best films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Civil War will be the third Captain America film and the thirteenth film in the MCU, which has been the most consistent in quality of any franchise. Introducing the superhero Black Panther, as well as the Marvel St...

2016 (So Far) in Review

Ben Atwater

April 27, 2016


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While the year is far from over and there are a slew of new movies coming for the second half of 2016, it would seem apt to rank the best films of the year so far to measure where the industry has come this year alone. As this is the last edition of The Charger Bulletin before next year, here are the...

The Weekly Round Up

Ben Atwater

April 27, 2016


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A new trailer dropped for the upcoming film Independence Day: Resurgence. Showing more of the action, it is clear that the stakes are raised here, as massive ships gravitational pull rip entire cities from the ground.  More of the post-invasion world is shown too, adding an interesting angle as to how...

Songwriters Are the Backbone of the Music Industry

Glenn Rohrbacker

April 20, 2016


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Although music is an art, musical structure is very finite. There are only 12 notes, only so many chords you can make with those, and a limited number of orders you can put them in for a song. However, we still get thrown 10,000 new records or covers each year. By that logic, songwriters can only come...

Top 5 CGI Characters

Ben Atwater

April 20, 2016


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In the modern age, visual effects often drive the allure of films to transcend normal fare to spectacle. Now, any visual effects artist can animate a green screen background. This is often done too much, as a matter of fact, and lends to sloppy film making. What makes visual effects truly impressive...

New Trailers

Ben Atwater

April 20, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The first main trailer that dropped this past week was for the next film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Doctor Strange. As the next MCU movie to come after the upcoming Captain America: Civil War, Doctor Strange is about the sorcerer supreme. Doctor Steven Strange, played by Benedict Cumberbatch,...

The Jungle Book Review: King of the Swing

Hector Ramirez II

April 20, 2016


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Following the recent trend of live-action remakes of animated films, Disney’s The Jungle Book tells the tale of a boy raised by wolves and his challenge against the fierce tiger of the jungle, Shere Khan. The 1967 animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s novel has been beloved by generations with...

Rogue One Coming Soon

Ben Atwater

April 13, 2016


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The highest grossing film of last year, The Force Awakens, brought the Star Wars franchise roaring back to life with over $2 billion dollars. Episode VII brought Star Wars back into the public eye after the prequel trilogy released in the early 2000s disappointed many long-time fans. However, the next S...

Five Great Live-Action Disney Movies

Hector Ramirez II

April 13, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

I believe it’s safe to say that a majority of the movies released by Walt Disney Film Studios have hit strides in the industry for being inventive and magical. While Disney’s animated movies are here to stay, the studio has opened up to live-action adaptations of their animated classics. In just...

Hardcore Henry: First Successful First-Person Film

Ben Atwater

April 13, 2016


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Not only did Deadpool make a ton of money when it came out in February, it also debuted the trailer of an upcoming action film, titled Hardcore Henry. What made Hardcore Henry appealing to audiences was the nature of its first person perspective. The trailer showcased the entire film’s format, which lea...

10 Cloverfield Lane: A Claustrophobic Masterpiece

Ben Atwater

April 6, 2016


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The 2008 film Cloverfield became a cult phenomenon upon its release. Inspired by the Godzilla films, Cloverfield was about a giant monster that attacks Manhattan. Told from the perspective of a group of friends the night of a going away party, Cloverfield was filmed in the style of found footage. This...

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