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‘The Last Jedi:’ Funny, it was not

‘The Last Jedi:’ Funny, it was not

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is nominated for four Academy Awards, including best original score. (Photo courtesy of Disney) Patrick Connell Connector Staff A couple of years ago, the world was excited for the new release of a “Star Wars” film for the first time in a decade. This was said to be a continuation

‘The Post’ could have used more copy editing

“The Post” is nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Photo courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor For a historical drama, “The Post” had a lot going in its favor. Steven Spielberg has directed a number of quality historical dramas in the past, from “Schindler’s List” to “Lincoln.” Meryl Streep and Tom

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri:’ The Dark Comedy Everyone Should See

The film is nominated for 11 awards at Britain’s Independent Film Awards this week. (Photo courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eric Smith Connector Staff Writer and director Martin McDonagh had already grasped the art of dark comedy with his debut film “In Bruges.” In his third and most brilliant film, Frances McDormand plays Mildred Hayes,

‘Justice League’ movie does not do the league justice

Director Zach Snyder stepped away from the movie in May 2017, following the death of his daughter. Joss Whedon took over to finish the film. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What do Joel Schumacher’s “Batman & Robin” and Halle Berry’s “Catwoman” have in common? There are two answers to this. One:

‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is mysteriously good

“Murder on the Orient Express” is based on the 1934 Agatha Christie novel of the same name. (Courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor In a surprising turn of events, a movie that is a remake and was relying on its big-name stars to get people into the theaters was better than it

‘Jigsaw’ is a puzzle not worth solving

As of Nov. 12, “Jigsaw” has made $64 million worldwide against a budget of $10 million. (Courtesy of Lionsgate) Eric Smith Connector Contributor After “Saw 3D: The Final Chapter,” the production companies Twisted Pictures and Lionsgate decided to bring back the franchise despite the last film being titled “The Final Chapter.” Like every other “Saw”

The problem in ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is not Ragnarok

“Thor: Ragnarok” was originally planned to be released on July 27, 2017. (Courtesy of Disney) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Thor: Ragnarok” is the seventeenth movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and it is easily the most middle of the road and generic Marvel film of them all. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) finds himself stranded on an

‘Geostorm:’ Disaster of a disaster flick

(Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor What is the bigger disaster? The geostorm in the movie, or the movie itself? Considering the geostorm in the movie only decimated CGI buildings whereas “Geostorm” wasted 100 minutes of actual peoples’ lives, the movie is the proper answer. In the wake of massive destruction caused

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