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Underrated Classics: ‘True Lies’

Underrated Classics: ‘True Lies’

“True Lies” was originally written as a remake of the 1991 French film “La Totale!”. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In memory of Bill Paxton, 1955-2017. After returning home from an international spy mission, Agent Harry Tasker (Arnold Schwarzenegger) discovers that his neglected wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) has started having

‘Logan’ exits out the ‘X-Men’ series sublimely

Owen Johnson Connector Staff When it comes to the X-Men movies, the formula seems to be that of every trilogy they do, there is one good one and two not as good ones. In the first trilogy that movie was “X2,” in the prequel trilogy it was “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and with the

Underrated classics: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’

“How to Train Your Dragon” is the 10th highest grossing animated franchise in history. (Courtesy of Dreamworks Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “How to Train Your Dragon 2” is one of those rare films that manages to transcend its predecessor in almost every area. Taking place five years after “How to Train Your Dragon,” Hiccup

‘The Great Wall’ is a great fail

“The Great Wall” was hit by accusations of whitewashing for casting Matt Damon in a movie set in ancient China. (Courtesy of Universal Pictures and China Film Group) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In the opening scene of “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings,” there is one shot where all of the

89th Academy Awards: Wishes and predictions

La La Land is nominated for 14 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. (Courtesy of Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Best Animated Film: My wish for Best Animated Film is the stop motion animated “Kubo and the Two Strings,” though I highly doubt it will win. My prediction is that “Zootopia” will win in this

Underrated classics: ‘Kung-Fu Hustle’

“Kung Fu Hustle” was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2005 for “Best Foreign Language Film,” but lost to “Paradise Now.” (Courtesy of Columbia pictures) Connor Kennedy Connector Staff When it comes to action and comedy, in most movies the two are kept relatively separate. There may be a scene where some snappy dialogue happens

‘The Lego Batman Movie’ constructs its own success

“Lego Batman Movie” director Chris Mckay is best known for directing three seasons of the Adult Swim parody show “Robot Chicken.” (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Like “The LEGO Movie” from three years ago, “The LEGO Batman” movie is a celebration of the usage of LEGOs, in addition this time around

Underrated classics: ‘V for Vendetta’

“V for Vendetta” graphic novelist, Alan Moore, denounced the film upon its release for its radical changes to source material. (Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff In memory of John Hurt, 1940 – 2017. Set in dystopian England in the late 2020s, the Norsefire party has turned the United Kingdom into a

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