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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Alex Lasher April 20, 2016

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is the seventh film in the beloved Star Wars saga and the first new film in the series since 2005’s “Revenge of the Sith.” While the original trilogy is universally...


Alex Lasher April 6, 2016

Taking Shakespeare’s famed literature and putting it in movie-friendly format is often a very tricky bridge to cross. The language is so iconic and well-known that it must be left largely unaltered,...

Batman v Superman—new era for DC Comics

Alex Lasher March 30, 2016

Ever since its announcement three years ago, it has become arguably the most discussed, dissected and hyped superhero movie of all time. “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is DC Comics’ attempt...

‘Legend’ fails to be legendary

Alex Lasher March 23, 2016

Films such as “Goodfellas,” “The Departed” and “Scarface” have set the blueprint for most of today’s gangster movies. “Legend” attempts to set itself apart with a unique premise, a set...

Sundance winner disappoints horror fans

Alex Lasher March 16, 2016

“The Witch” was released with an interesting marketing campaign. Trailers revealed very little about the film, but Stephen King, widely considered the “master of horror,” said it was one of the...

‘Spotlight’ was no ‘Best Picture’ fluke

Alex Lasher March 9, 2016

In the weeks leading up to the Oscars, “The Revenant” was talked about as many critics’ pick (this reviewer included) to win the coveted Oscar for Best Picture. However, in a bit of an upset, the...


Alex Lasher February 17, 2016

“Deadpool” takes everything you know about conventional superheroes and flips it on its head. The result is a much-needed breath of fresh air and one of the most entertaining superhero movies in years. Acting:...

Yet another Coen brothers ensemble

Alex Lasher February 10, 2016

“Hail, Caesar!” features an ensemble cast of A-list actors and portrays the golden age of cinema. Everything about this movie seems large and grand in scope, and yet, it isn’t. At the core of it...

Oscar awards predictions: DiCaprio finally takes the cake

Alex Lasher February 3, 2016

With no great new movies out in January and a loaded February docket, we are taking a break from typical reviews to take a look at next month’s Oscar awards. I will look at the major categories and break...

Tarantino does it again… sort of

Alex Lasher January 27, 2016

Throughout his career, filmmaker Quentin Tarantino has never been afraid to push the envelope with his films. From racism to slavery, with massive amounts of violence for violence’s sake, Tarantino always...


Alex Lasher January 20, 2016

Leonardo DiCaprio is widely considered one of the great actors of our generation. With utter devotion to his roles, DiCaprio never fails to be the bright spot of every film he stars in and happens to be...

Star Wars leaves off in 1983, picks up in 2015 | The Empire Strikes Back

Alex Lasher December 2, 2015

It is very rare to find a sequel film that not only lives up to its predecessor, but also surpasses its greatness. “The Empire Strikes Back” not only captures the magic of “A New Hope,” but expands...

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