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‘BlacKkKlansmen’ is the summer’s best film

‘BlacKkKlansmen’ is the summer’s best film

The movie was released on Aug. 10, 2018 to coincide with the one year anniversary of the Charlottesville Unite the Right rally. (Photo courtesy of Focus Features) Owen Johnson Connector Editor As the summer months and subsequently the summer movie season comes to a close, it is without a doubt that “BlacKkKlansmen” should hold the

‘The Predator’ falls prey to its shortcomings

Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of the original “Predator” film, was considered for a cameo, but turned it down due to how small the role was. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor A movie that is part of a horror action film franchise made by a guy who is most known for writing

The truth is ‘Truth or Dare’ is awful

Director Jeff Wadlow was hired after he came up with an idea for the movie’s opening scene. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Horror movies that are based around games, such as “Ouija,” and horror movies that have dumb titles, such as “The Bye Bye Man,” tend to be awful. “Truth or

‘Chappaquiddick’ is underdeveloped but passable

“Chappaquiddick” originally premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 10, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Chappaquiddick” had the potential to be a great, if not superb, historical drama, but it fails to transcend averageness due to a feeling of underdevelopment. Based on the true story of

‘A Quiet Place’ makes very little noise

“A Quiet Place” has grossed $103 million as of April 15. (Photo courtesy of Paramount Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “A Quiet Place” is not a bad movie, but it is a disappointing one. Strange creatures that hunt by sound have overrun the planet. In the post-creature wasteland that has been left in their wake,

One should watch and love ‘Love, Simon,’ too

It is the first major studio release to focus on a homosexual teenage relationship. (Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox) Owen Johnson Connector Editor One of the things that has ruined the genre of teenage coming-of-age stories is that they display overly romanticized ideas of that age and time period in a person’s life. “Love,

‘Ready Player One’ makes the audience ready to be done

“Ready Player One” is based on the 2011 novel of the same name, which was written by Ernest Cline. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Spielberg has done it again!” several critics have raved about “Ready Player One.” If by this they mean he made another mediocre film that is below

‘Tomb Raider’ deserves to raid one’s free time

Adrian Askarieh has stated that there could potentially be a video game based cinematic universe including titles such as “Tomb Raider” and “Hitman” (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures). Owen Johnson Connector Editor It would have been impossible even a month ago to imagine that a movie based on video game would be one of

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