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Louie: A Satirical Take on Life as a Single Dad

Louie: A Satirical Take on Life as a Single Dad

Louis C.K. has performed stand-up since 1985 and has won 6 Primetime Emmys over the course of his career. (Courtesy of FX Productions) Mary Connell Connector Writer A fifth season of hit show “Louie” has been released and is now on Netflix after a two year wait. For those of you who haven’t heard of

Reviews for movies filmed in Lowell

“The Fighter” was nominate for 7 Academy Awards. (Courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Staff ‘The Fighter’ “The Fighter” chronicles the true events of Lowell-native professional boxer Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and his former-professional boxer brother, Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). Similar to my praise of “The Revenant,” “The Fighter” is a technically good movie

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

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