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‘Hot Pursuit’ is hot garbage

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 11, 2015

The most awkward moviegoing experience has to be watching an unfunny comedy.What should be one of the happiest events, turns into an almost two hour nightmare spent looking at your phone, thinking about what you are going to do a...

Advanced Spotlight flaunts extraordinary talent

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

May 6, 2015

The end of the semester ignites reminiscing.The Advanced Spotlight will help the department of communication studies do a little remembering of its own at 8 p.m. on Saturday at The Marion Kleinau Theatre. The department is h...

‘Little Boy’ is overly emotional, sickening and offensive

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

May 5, 2015

There are movies where the moment you walk out of them, you feel gallons of disgust pour over you.  It is so offensive, so ignorant and terrible, you feel like you should call your grandmother and apologize for what just tran...

‘While We’re Young’ tells a grown up coming of age story

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 29, 2015

Ben Stiller is a polarizing figure. He has kid-friendly and sometimes unfunny films like "Madagascar" and "Night at the Museum" under his belt, along with great dramedies such as "Greenberg" and "The Royal Tenenbaums."“While We...

‘The Avengers’ has chinks in its armor, but holds up

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 27, 2015

With its sequel coming out on May 1, this seemed the perfect time to look back at “The Avengers” (Rated PG-13; 143 min) directed by Joss Whedon, a film that for the most part stands the test of time and the recent superher...

‘True Story’ aka Franco and Hill’s Oscarbait

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE, Daily Egyptian

April 26, 2015

Neither Jonah Hill nor James Franco are foreign to dramatic material. Both transcend the stereotype of comedic actors having an inability to do serious work and possess the skill to elevate any film they are in.  "True Story" (Rated...

‘The Longest Ride’ only stalls a couple times

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

April 22, 2015

Nothing is for certain as a film critic. Sometimes the movies you think are going to be classics, end up being duds.Other times the Nicholas Sparks flick you swear was going to be terrible, ends up being the best movie of the weeken...

‘Unfriended’ ends up being clickbait

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

April 20, 2015

It all started with cell phones. The moment they were invented, various movie plots had to be updated. From there technology boomed and everyday society was give new forms of innovation, breakthroughs that also changed how movi...

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