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The 2008 Economic Disaster for Dummies

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

With the Oscars right around the corner, people wait in anticipation for the unveiling of winners and losers. One of the most coveted awards, Best Picture, will be given to only one of the eight films nominated. The Big Short is one of those eight nominees hoping to bring in that little golden man. ...

Movie Madness Taking Over Campus

Ben Atwater

February 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Coming up this week is SCOPE’s annual celebration of all things movies, Film Week. This year’s theme is superheroes. Many of the events are basic showings of film. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday are screenings of Spiderman 2, Captain America, Iron-Man, and Spectre. Each night will have f...

The Weekly Roundup

Ben Atwater

February 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

More news from the upcoming video game film Assassin’s Creed. Star and producer Michael Fassbender, most recently known for his Academy Award nominated titular role in Steve Jobs, said the following to Empire Magazine: “The idea of DNA memory elevates it from a basic fantasy genre [piece], because you...

From TV Show to Full-Feature Film

Ben Atwater

February 24, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The great competitor to film is the television industry. As opposed to two hour stories, TV shows are more episodic and last for an entire season. Yet sometimes, these stories are successful enough to get a big screen adaptation. So, here’s the countdown the top five TV show to movie adaptations. 5) The Muppets...

Super Bowl Trailers

Ben Atwater

February 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

The Super Bowl is one of the most watched events on television every year. With the game comes a slew of new commercials, and those include trailers for upcoming films. Costing millions of dollars per minute, the commercials featured several new trailers that premiered during the big game this year. Jason Bourne...

Ride Along 2: A Boring Ride

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Ride Along 2 is an action/comedy film with a few redeeming moments, but, as a total package, it is probably not worth your time in the movie theater. The film stars Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, reprising their roles from Ride Along, which was released in 2014. The first film received poor reviews, but just tw...

Ryan Reynolds in Superhero Tights: Take Three

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

We have all seen Ryan Reynolds charge headfirst into a couple superhero movies, sporting a pair of signature tights, only to become part of a flop. The last two times were of course when he played the titular character in Green Lantern, and, coincidentally, Deadpool in the 2009 atrocity, Wolve...

Nicholas Sparks’ The Choice

Samantha Higgins

February 17, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Anyone who has seen The Notebook has probably fallen in love with Nicholas Sparks. He is known for his unbelievable ability to capture our hearts as he portrays an amazing love story, usually always including some form of tragedy somewhere in there. As an avid Nicholas Sparks fan, I have read the book...

2016 Academy Awards Predictions

Ben Atwater

February 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Best Picture: Spotlight Spotlight will likely take the big prize this year, having just enough controversy to be considered artistic and impactful despite the blandness of its style. The plot is about a news team uncovering a scandal in the Catholic Church. The classic underdog tale has captured the hearts of critics...

Reynolds’ Deadpool: Take Two

Dylan Rupptrecht

February 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

It has been four years since Ryan Reynolds appeared on screen in tights to play a major comic book character; I am, of course, referring to when he played the Green Lantern of the featured film that tanked in the box office and was liked by virtually no one. Fans hoping to forget this time in Reynolds’...

Weekly Round Up

Ben Atwater

February 10, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Deadpool is set to premiere Friday, Feb. 12, and the excitement is at an all-time high for fans of the movie about the “mercenary with a mouth.” After a slew of inventive trailers and promotions, including a Snapchat filter released this past Sunday catering to Super Bowl fans, the success of the m...

Best of 2015

Ben Atwater

February 3, 2016


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

Film Editor Ben shares his Top 5 Movies of 2015   It has been a great year, as always, for film. As tradition, let’s wind down what in my opinion was the best films of 2015. 5. The Walk Robert Zemeckis, director of Forrest Gump, has delivered yet another great historic drama film. Set in the 1970s, The ...

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