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Weirdo Wednesday

Weirdo Wednesday

“Rabid was released by acclaimed director David Cronenberg in 1977 (Courtesy of New World Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff Starting every Wednesday night at 7:35 and going till 10, the Luna Theater hosts an event known as Weirdo Wednesday. Weirdo Wednesday is an event where you can come to the theater free of charge (not

‘Ghostbusters’ trailer is worse than expected

When the new “Ghostbusters” was announced back in 2014, there was a lot of outrage about it. One of the main groups of outraged people was upset because they felt the new movie would be awful. The other main group was upset because they felt the animosity towards the movie was due to sexism because

‘Whiskey Tango Foxtrot’ combines humor and war

Michaela Hyde and Alexa Hyde Connector Staff “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot” hit theaters on Thursday to a generally warm response from critics. The Glenn Ficarra and John Requa directed film is based on the 2011 memoir “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” by wartime journalist Kim Barker. Produced by Lorne Michaels, known predominantly

Why ‘Spotlight’ deserved the win

Owen Johnson Connector Staff The 88th Academy Awards, which aired on Sunday, February 28th, had a number of pleasant surprises when it came to the winners. Mark Rylance won for best supporting actor. “Mad Max: Fury Road” took six awards. Leonardo DiCaprio finally got the award that many feel he was entitled to. The biggest

‘Race’ just barely touches on racial issues

Stephan James portrays Olympic athlete Jesse Owns in the 2016 film “Race” (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) Alexa Hyde Connector Staff “Race” follows the career and achievements of track and field star Jesse Owens (Stephan James) from 1934 to 1936, during which he competed, and medaled, in the Berlin Olympics. The Stephen Hopkins directed film

Wishes and Predictions: The 88th Academy Awards

Best Animated Film: I do not have a personal preference for what wins in this category because I have either not seen the nominated movies or was not impressed by them. My prediction is that “Inside Out” will win simply because it is Pixar, which is a recognized name. It is the same reason the

Marvel coasts between big movies

It is surprising to know that “Deadpool” was made by 20th Century Fox rather than Marvel Studios. Marvel Studios rose to fame because of its cinematic universe idea. They make a bunch of movies that are part of the same universe, which expands the world and allows for crossover movies like “The Avengers” and the

‘Deadpool’ doesn’t quite stick the landing

“Deadpool” is the first Marvel superhero movie rated R. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Staff “Deadpool” is the eighth movie in the “X-Men” film franchise from 20th Century Fox and the first in at least two movie franchise for “Deadpool.” In an effort to combat his terminal cancer, former Special Forces

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