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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

Uncontainable: Lil Peep’s Tribute & Aftermath

Lil Peep passed away tragically while on tour in Arizona. (Photo courtesy of Pitchfork) Kelly Skelton Connector Editor Gustav Ahr, better known by his stage name, Lil Peep, was unlike any other artist to come before him. Unable to categorize from the start, Peep was a brilliant mixture of rap, punk, rock and hip-hop. Unfortunately,

‘Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon:’ Not quite super

“Pokemon: Ultra Sun and Moon” are the last entries in the series planned to release on Nintendo 3ds. (Photo courtesy of Nintendo) Vernon Gibbs Connector Staff Nintendo and Game Freak have a bad habit of creating expansion packs for their Pokémon games and selling them as separate games a couple years later for some easy

‘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,

‘The Punisher’ is brutally well done and criminally underrated

The Punisher has been adapted into three feature films since the character’s debut in 1974. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Andrew Sciascia Connector Editor Marvel’s brooding, skull-ornamented vigilante is back for his fourth chance at a proper screen adaptation in Marvel’s Netflix exclusive series “The Punisher.” And this 13 episode master class is just about as

‘Super Mario 64’ is still a shining star

“Super Mario 64” was first released in the US on Sept. 29, 1996. (Courtesy of Nintendo) Shane Foley Connector Staff If a person were to search “Super Mario Speedrun” on their YouTube browser, the first result will be a 120 star speedrun by gamer Siglemic. The second result is an any-percentage speedrun done in close

‘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:

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