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‘King Arthur’ is not legendary

‘King Arthur’ is not legendary

Jai Courtney and Henry Cavill were both considered for the titular role of King Arthur, but lost it to Charlie Hunnam. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff It’s inexcusable, just plain inexcusable, that a modern day blockbuster with a budget of $175 million ends up looking like something thrown together for the

Fast and Furious 8: Definitely not fate

The film had the biggest global opening in history, making $500 million in two days. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff The plot line for “Fate of the Furious” is pretty straight forward: Dom (Vin Diesel) is forced to betray his team and work with a terrorist known as Cipher (Charlize Theron). There

Underrated classics: ‘Paterson’ deserves more attention

The film stars Adam Driver, best known for his performance in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” (Courtesy of Amazon Studios) Eric Smith Connector Contributor Jim Jarmusch’s “Paterson” follows the life of Paterson, an aspiring poet. Paterson (played by Adam Driver) lives with his wife Laura (Golshifteh Farahani) and his dog, Marvin. Paterson works as a

Finals procrastination via sports documentaries

Gary ‘Lazarus Lake’ Cantrell, the founder of The Barkley Marathons, named the race after his longtime neighbor Barry Barkley. (Courtesy of Brian Dalek) Alex Salucco Connector Editor Finals are right around the corner and everybody knows that the lack of motivation to study can result in procrastination, and if you are like me you pass the

Underrated classics: A ‘Room’ full of strange joy

“The Room” was filmed with a budget of $6 million. Director Tommy Wiseau insists that he funded the film entirely by importing and selling Korean leather jackets. (Courtesy of Wiseau Films) Amanda McCarthy Connector Contributor These days, it seems no discussion of “so bad it’s good” films is complete without mentioning 2003’s “The Room.” It

Underrated classics: ‘Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior’

“Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior” was the second film directed by George Miller. (Courtesy of Warner Bros Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Before “Mad Max: Fury Road” came out in the summer of 2015, the unequivocal best film in the film series was “Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior,” and it is still close

‘Life’ wastes people’s lives

‘Life’ has grossed over $22 million since it’s initial release. (Photo courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff On the International Space Station, a six-man crew receives a probe from Mars that contains a cell that belongs to extraterrestrial life. As the cell grows into a sophisticated alien creature, it manages to escape its

‘Iron Fist’ : Marvel’s first big failure

“Iron Fist” is the last Marvel/Netflix series before the crossover miniseries “The Defenders” (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff The Iron Fist is meant to be an expert in all form of martial arts, but instead “Iron Fist” brings bland, uninspiring fight choreography mixed in with a generic story and flat characters. “Iron

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