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The truth is ‘Truth or Dare’ is awful

The truth is ‘Truth or Dare’ is awful

Director Jeff Wadlow was hired after he came up with an idea for the movie’s opening scene. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Horror movies that are based around games, such as “Ouija,” and horror movies that have dumb titles, such as “The Bye Bye Man,” tend to be awful. “Truth or

‘Chappaquiddick’ is underdeveloped but passable

“Chappaquiddick” originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Chappaquiddick” had the potential to be a great, if not superb, historical drama, but it fails to transcend averageness due to a feeling of underdevelopment. Based on the true story of

Ten Marvel movies to catch up for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Anthony and Joe Russo, who directed “The Winter Soldier” and “Civil War,” directed “Avengers: Infinity War” and will direct its sequel. (Photo courtesy of  Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) Shane Foley Connector Staff This April’s “Avengers: Infinity War” has Marvel fans excited as it promises to intertwine every subplot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The

‘Rampage’ is nothing short of monkey business

Filmmaker Uwe Boll threatened to sue if Warner Bros. if they did not change the name of the movie, as he also had a video game based film on the same name. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor At its worst, “Rampage” should have been just another silly yet generic action

‘A Quiet Place’ makes very little noise

“A Quiet Place” has grossed $103 million as of April 15. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “A Quiet Place” is not a bad movie, but it is a disappointing one. Strange creatures that hunt by sound have overrun the planet. In the post-creature wasteland that has been left in their wake,

‘Troy: Fall of a City’ falls short of potential

The show was filmed in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo courtesy of Endemol Shine Group) Josh Plunkett Connector Contributor This month, Netflix added the BBC’s new adaptation of the Trojan War for American audiences. This new interpretation of the war’s events includes a few compelling story elements, moments and characters never before delved into in

One should watch and love ‘Love, Simon,’ too

It is the first major studio release to focus on a homosexual teenage relationship. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor One of the things that has ruined the genre of teenage coming-of-age stories is that they display overly romanticized ideas of that age and time period in a person’s life. “Love,

‘Ready Player One’ makes the audience ready to be done

“Ready Player One” is based on the 2011 novel of the same name, which was written by Ernest Cline. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Spielberg has done it again!” several critics have raved about “Ready Player One.” If by this they mean he made another mediocre film that is below

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