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“Logan” is a hit in theaters

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Tom Cottingham Features Editor The superhero genre may seem to be a bit over saturated with the continued releases by Marvel and DC Comics. Plus with Netflix and The CW releasing superhero television shows, the genre may be played out and too cliché at this point. Logan, however, is an exception in the pack. Although…

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Peele’s powerful horror flick soars

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Jordan Peele’s Get Out is a masterpiece, timely revealed within a cultural context of poor race relations; the film takes a stab at an issue that’s plagued America for centuries: slavery. And, yes, it’s based in the modern-day, where forced expectations and norms become a form of slavery. The psychological thriller is situated upon a…

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Spotlight on journalism

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By Thomas Cottingham Staff Writer People tend to say that print journalism is a dying profession, but some don’t understand the importance and power that it actually holds. The Academy Award winning drama “Spotlight” demonstrates the significance of print journalism and its ability to cause change on a global scale. The film, which won the…

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Audiences fall for Gyllenhaal

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By Pat Tintle Sports Assistant Editor Over the past decade, Jake Gyllenhaal has been vigorously building his case to be named an Academy Award winner, and with his latest film, he may have finally found his winning role. “Nightcrawler,” the dark, highly anticipated award contender released last Friday, focuses on the struggles of Lou Bloom…

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Going, going, gone girl

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“Gone Girl,” based on the best-selling thriller by Gillian Flynn, recently hit theaters and has become one of the most talked about films this month. The psychological mystery focuses on themes of marriage, economy and media deception, which produce a smooth and suspenseful film. The movie stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike…

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‘21’ fills audiences to brim with hilarity

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By Heather Monahan Features Assignment Editor One of the most significant events in a young adult’s life is his or her 21st birthday. Whether or not people have hit this milestone age yet, they are sure to enjoy the antics the movie “21 and Over” has to offer. The movie follows two college students, Casey…

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‘Thief’ steals laughter

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By MacKenzie Linehan Staff Writer How could you resist an opportunity to have a good chuckle? They say that laughter is the best medicine, after all. “Identity Thief,”  starring the hilarious Academy Award nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) and Jason Bateman (“Horrible Bosses”),  takes you on a high-speed adventure that provides sub-par laughs and great entertainment.…

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Cooper delivers in ‘Playbook’

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By MacKenzie Linehan Staff Writer With the Oscars quickly approaching, moviegoers are anxiously waiting to find out which film will take home the highest cinematic honor. “Silver Linings Playbook” is one that stands out, and I believe that it has a great chance of winning the golden statue at this year’s Academy Awards. The 2012…

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‘Thirty’ thrills audiences

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By Elizabeth Grady Promotions Editor I remember where I was on May 1, 2011, the day Navy S.E.A.L. Team 6 captured Osama bin Laden. I wondered what exactly went into finding the world’s most notorious man. “Zero Dark Thirty” gives viewers those answers and places them with the CIA team in Islamabad. Written by Mark…

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Films can’t be blamed for real-life violence

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By Samantha Berkhead Managing Editor In the immediate aftermath of the horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School last month, Hollywood executives suspended the premieres of several releases containing violent content, including “Jack Reacher” and “Django Unchained.” Despite this, an argument prevails among many Americans about these types of films — that their violent content…

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