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Spectre Shakes Up the Bond Franchise

Tom Mayr

November 18, 2015


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Shooting his way back onto the big screen is Daniel Craig in the fourth installment of the rebooted James Bond series, Spectre. Craig has reprised his role as everyone’s favorite spy for MI6, with nothing stopping him from his task at hand, which, in this case, is vengeance. In this film, 007 gets...

Small Screen Supers

The Charger Bulletin

November 18, 2015


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By SCOTT IWANIEC & STEVE CIAMPA CONTRIBUTING WRITERS chargerbulletin@newhaven.edu With the cable superhero shows three to five episodes in, this is usually the “jumping off” or “staying on” point for its viewers. Here’s what we think of these points, with a slight preview for the Netflix...

The 33: A Tale of Hope

Ben Atwater

November 18, 2015


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 Deep Down Dark, a novel by Hector Tobar, tells the story of the 2010 San Jose mining accident, in which a mine in the Atacama Desert of Chile collapsed, leaving thirty- three miners trapped for sixty-nine days in the caverns 700 meters below the earth. The story swept the world in 2010, gaining internat...

The Peanuts Movie Cracks the Shell of Classic Characters

Ben Atwater

November 18, 2015


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Charles Schulz’ Peanuts characters are some of the most beloved characters ever created. Starting out as a one-line comic strip in 1950, Peanuts has brought to life many characters that have stood the test of time, most famously, the depressed and self-analytical Charlie Brown. Along with his dog ...

Crimson Eek!

Francesca Fontanez

November 11, 2015


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Crimson gushes from both walls, and people in Guillermo del Toro’s mystery/thriller Crimson Peak. Del Toro’s latest piece is puzzling, yet satisfying, predictable, yet shocking. Crimson Peak is jam-packed full of contradictions, and hair-raising action that will keep you (cowering) on the edge of...

Weekly Round Up

Ben Atwater

November 11, 2015


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In an age where progressiveness seems to define critical acclaim, the latest news regarding the upcoming X-Men spinoff Deadpool details the titular antihero’s sexuality. Director Tim Miller said in an interview with Collider last week that Deadpool will in fact be pansexual. Ryan Reynolds, who is ...

Trailers: An Art in of Themselves

Ben Atwater

October 28, 2015


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Throughout the past seventy years of mainstream cinema, trailers have always been the predominant form of marketing for film. Even 76 years ago, Gone with the Wind and The Wizard of Oz were promoted through radio ads, trailers in a sense. Now, whenever a new trailer is produced for an upcoming film,...

Steven Spielberg Delivers with Bridge of Spies

Tara Dombrowski

October 28, 2015


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Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg are back in the Cold War drama Bridge of Spies. Based on true events, Bridge of Spies follows lawyer James Donovan (Tom Hanks) as he struggles to bring justice to Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance), a convicted Soviet spy. When the Soviets capture Francis Gary Powers (Austin St...

Just Watch The Anime Instead

Hector Ramirez II

October 28, 2015


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The idea of humans having to face impossible odds is a fascinating genre. It’s a fantasy element that challenges who we are and what we stand for. Thankfully, a lot of creative works have come from this idea and are a breakthrough success. The anime show Attack on Titan is one of them, being dubbed a...

Action Packed Superhero Flicks to Look Forward To

Ben Atwater

October 14, 2015


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One of this year’s tent pole films, Ant-Man, has officially been greenlit for a sequel. Ant-Man marked the end of phase two of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pulling in over $400 million dollars worldwide, Ant-Man was very profitable, even if only a fraction of the 1.3 billion dollars that the previous ...

Weekly Roundup

Ben Atwater

October 14, 2015


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After many rumors, it is now official that Pacific Rim 2 has been put on hold indefinitely. Universal put out the following statement last week. “Legendary’s ‘Pacific Rim 2,’ originally scheduled for release on August 4, 2017, will be re-dated at a later time. The filmmakers, Legendary and Uni...

Sicario Thrills From Start to Finish

Dylan Rupptrecht

October 14, 2015


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Denis Villeneuve’s Sicario puts into perspective the war against drugs via intense, pulsating action. Not a moment is wasted as the film abruptly starts with Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) leading her FBI kidnapping unit through a suspected cartel household that is discovered to have over 30 corpses plastere...

A Balanced Spectacle

Ben Atwater

October 14, 2015


Filed under Entertainment, Movies

IMAX and 3D are often a subject of controversy in the film industry. From a consumer perspective, movie tickets cost upwards of seven dollars more for often sloppily converted 3D. Yet sometimes, the format transcends an expensive gimmick and makes a piece of art all the more engaging. Such is the case...

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