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Basketball movies: The good, the bad and the horrible

Basketball movies: The good, the bad and the horrible

Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures Owen Johnson Connector Contributor For the good, we have the 2005 film “Coach Carter,” starring Samuel L. Jackson in the lead role. “Coach Carter” is about a controversial real life high school basketball coach named Ken Carter who believed that academics, not just basketball, were also important to his player’s success

‘The Last Witch Hunter’? We can only hope so

Courtesy of Summit Entertainment Joe Antognoni Connector Contributor After taking in “The Last Witch Hunter,” one very important question was left unanswered. Why, Michael Caine? Why? Did this involve blackmail? Please, Caine, let us help you. This was about the only question raised by the film that did not have a disappointingly predictable answer. Vin

There is nothing too special about ‘Spectre’

Photo Courtesy of Columbia Pictures Owen Johnson Connector Contributor “Spectre” is the twenty-fourth James Bond movie by Eon Productions, the fourth of which to star Daniel Craig as the lead role. As someone who likes but is not a big fan of Craig’s Bond movies, I went into the theater without any expectations other than

‘Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension’ review

Courtesy of Paramount Films Owen Johnson Connector Contributor When I saw “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension,” I picked what seemed like the most appropriate time to see it: a 10 p.m. showing that would get out close to midnight. What speaks volumes about this movie is that when the movie was over, I was able

Five movies to get you ready for puck drop

Courtesy Photo Bill Hart Connector Contributor Gary Newman plays struggling player-coach, Reggie Dunlop, in the 1977 cult classic, “Slap Shot.” The film follows the Charlestown Chiefs, a low-level minor league hockey franchise from an imaginary city in the rust belt. When it is announced that the mill that employs 10,000 people in the city is

Horror flick ‘It Follows’ graces theater screens

Zachary Zuber Connector Contributor If there is one film fans of the horror genre or movies in general should see this year, it is “It Follows,” directed by up-and-comer David Robert Mitchell. A critical darling with a 95 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the film debuted last year at the Cannes Film Festival and was

‘The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Swedish, American movie comparison

Melanie Case Connector Contributor Hollywood has been remaking films for years, rehashing franchises repeatedly. From the innumerable Dracula films to the repeated revival of classic comic books: Batman, Superman, Star Trek and the like. This extends from major motion films to television shows. Another common hobby of Hollywood is to rewrite foreign films, many being

‘If it’s in a word, or it’s in a look, you can’t get rid of the Babadook…’

Amaris Torres Connector Staff In 2014, screens across the world were graced with a phenomenal horror film titled “The Babadook.” Produced and filmed in Australia and shown at the Sundance Film Festival, this film has received critical acclaim and has been nominated for a number of awards since its release. It has received an outstanding

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