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‘Green Book’ should not have been Best Picture

‘Green Book’ should not have been Best Picture

“Green Book” also won Best Original Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor The Academy Awards is known for causing controversy not just for who gets snubbed during the nomination process, but also over who and what ends up winning. In 1999, “Shakespeare in Love” beat “Saving Private

The Azores: Nine Islands, Nine Photographs exhibit

Owen Johnson Connector Editor From March 6 until April 17, 2019, the Saab Center for Portuguese Studies will be presenting the art exhibit The Azores: Nine Islands, Nine Photographs. This will not only be the first time that this exhibit is shown in the United States, but the first time that it will be shown

‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ does not burn out

Original plans included the return of Drago Bludvist, the second film’s antagonist. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor With the completion of the franchise with “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” series can take its rightful place among other great film trilogies, such as

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ is too weird

There are currently discussions about a third “Happy Death Day” film. (Photo courtesy of Universal Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor “Happy Death Day 2U” has everything one would expect from a cynical cash-grab horror film: zero scary things, dumb character decisions, a girl dressing up as a blind French woman so there can be a

Underrated Classic: ‘Ghostbusters’ deserves the recognition

John Candy and Jim Belushi were both considered for roles in the film. (Photo courtesy of Columbia Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor For something as subjective as comedy, it can be hard for a film of that genre to not only stand out, but to survive the test of time. The original “Ghostbusters” from 1984

‘LEGO Movie 2:’ Not awesome, but still good

Daniel Radcliffe was originally considered to play a Harry Potter spoof character. (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures) Owen Johnson Connector Editor While a bit of a rehash of the first movie from 2014, “The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part” manages to recapture all of the elements that made the previous installation work while

Hulu’s ‘Fyre Fraud’ is a dumpster fire

“Fyre Fraud” was released four days before Netflix’s Fyre documentary. (Photo courtesy of Hulu) Owen Johnson Connector Editor If Billy McFarland can pretend that a bunch of FEMA tents and a bunch of musical acts that back out at the last minute constitutes a music festival, then I suppose it is fair for Hulu to

Netflix’s ‘Fyre’ is one dull party

Billy McFarland was sentenced to six years in prison on Oct. 11, 2018. (Photo courtesy of Netflix) Owen Johnson Connector Editor Netflix’ documentary “Fyre: The Greatest Party that Never Happened” is quite similar to the actual Fyre Festival in that both were receiving lots of positive attention and each turned out to be disappointments. “Fyre”

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