‘Foxcatcher’ wrestles way beyond weightclass

Anyone expecting a feel good sports drama out of “Foxcatcher,” did not see the trailer and will be sorely disappointed. The movie is not “Remember the Titians” or even “Warrior.” It is more of a soul crushing character study, like “Raging ... Continue Reading →

Oscar review part two

Common moviegoers who typically do not understand the process of sound or film editing constantly overlook the mechanics of a film. Many barely understand the duties of a director. Though not as well known, films would not be the same without excellent ... Continue Reading →

Oscar review part one

The Oscars are finally here. While the award show represents what many in the industry consider top tier filmmaking, people always criticize every pick the academy makes. The award show is known for being both a high mark in the industry and for being ... Continue Reading →

‘Annie’ surprises, but ultimately fails

“Tomorrow” has come once again for little orphan Annie. This time around, Annie falls victim to the “Hard Knock Life” of Hollywood remakes. “Annie,” (PG; 118 min) is a musical adaptation directed by Will Gluck and stars Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, ... Continue Reading →

10 worst movies of 2014

“Gone Girl,” “Boyhood” and “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” are just some of this year’s films that will permeate greatness through the decades. While those films were brilliant, this was also a disappointing year. The franchising ... Continue Reading →

Retro Review: “Philadelphia”

The Daily Egyptian’s Tony McDaniel and Jack Robinson watched the film “Philadelphia”, which was given three and a half out four when it was released, to see if it stands up to the test of time. The 1993 film, “Philadelphia” (PG-13; 125 ... Continue Reading →

‘Penguins of Madagascar’ migrates the right way

The original “Madagascar” film hit theaters in May of 2005. Comprised of an all-star cast including Ben Stiller and Chris Rock, it ascended to the top of the box office and has direct sequels to its name. Movie-goers easily forget plots, especially ... Continue Reading →

Best Films of 2014

2014 was an odd year for film. While certain movies seemed like guaranteed wins, others showed Hollywood continuing to make the same mistakes. It was a year for the underdogs. It was the year of the surprise hits. The movies below are some of the best. 10. ... Continue Reading →

‘Horrible Bosses 2’ is identical to predecessor

Hollywood spews sequels. If a film makes anything close to a successful gross, a sequel is basically guaranteed. It does not matter how unnecessary it might be, it is a golden cash cow in the eyes of studio executives. While comedy sequels tend to be ... Continue Reading →

Love, despair and hope make up ‘The Theory of Everything’

Stephen Hawking is a compelling human being and one of the most intelligent men on earth. His story is one of hope, despair, love and many other emotions rolled into one. “The Theory of Everything” (Rated R; 123 min) is a biopic drama directed by ... Continue Reading →

‘Beyond The Lights’ moves past melodrama

  Celebrity culture is always a hot topic. People are fascinated by watching the roller coaster ride that is celebrity lifestyle. It is like watching a car wreck. Sometimes it is difficult to look away. “Beyond the Lights” (Rated PG-13; 116 min) ... Continue Reading →

Newest installment of ‘Hunger Games’ fails to impress

The original installment in “The Hunger Games” film series was released in 2012. It jump-started both the career of Jennifer Lawrence and the trend of young adult dystopian novel adaptations. The silver screen became littered with movies like “Divergent,” ... Continue Reading →

‘Birdman: Or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance’ is a bizarre tour de force

The end of the year is upon us and with that movies of the year lists will come. It was a weird year for cinema. If a film was not unanimously praised, it got mixed reviews and seemed to fall of the face of the earth. While there were not many brilliant ... Continue Reading →

‘Saving Christmas’ gives reason to scrooges

Religious dramas seem to be on the rise. This year alone “God’s Not Dead” and “Mom’s Night Out” have found moderate success. While most of these films can be criticized for being religious propaganda, none are as bad as Kirk Cameron’s latest ... Continue Reading →

‘Dumb and Dumber To’ disappoints after 20-year wait

“Dumb and Dumber” is a popular culture phenomenon. While doing wonderful at the box office, it did very poorly when it came to critical reviews. Yet, since its release in 1994 it has become a cult classic. Age does not matter. Everyone knows the lines. ... Continue Reading →
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