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“IT” was good

“IT” was good

“IT” had been stuck in development since 2009. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “IT” has so much riding against it. It is a film adaptation of a popular novel written by Stephen King; in his novels, typically the main cast is comprised entirely of child actors. In short, it is unbelievable

‘Spider-Man:’ Coming home disappointed

“Spider-Man: Homecoming” will be the first of a trilogy of new “Spider-Man” films. (Courtesy of Sony Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Spider-Man, Spider-Man, this movie I really can’t stand. There is some stuff that is OK, but it fails in almost every way. Get ready, this one is pretty bad. After his tour of duty

Underrated Classics: ‘Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind’

While ‘Nausicaa’ is normally considered the first film produced by Studio Ghibli, the film was actually released a year before the studio was officially founded. (Photo courtesy of Toei Company) Jason Ounpraseuth Connector Staff Studio Ghibli has touched the lives of many film fans over the past 30 years with its breathtaking animation, wonderful characters,

My Emotion is Anger for ‘The Emoji Movie’

‘The Emoji Movie’ was written and directed by Tony Leondis, previously known for directing 2008’s ‘Igor’ as well as the direct-to-video sequels to ‘Lilo and Stitch’ and ‘Emperor’s New Groove’. (Photo Courtesy of Colombia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff There are a lot of bad movies out there, and “The Emoji Movie” is the worst

‘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

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