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Top 10 Christmas horror movies

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 2, 2015

Christmas is on the horizon. Time to put up the tree, wrap presents and make sure all those ridiculous lights still work.While some will watch holiday classics like "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" or "Christmas Vacation,"...

‘The Good Dinosaur’ is an above average Pixar romp

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

December 1, 2015

Even in lesser efforts, no animation company creates films like Pixar."The Good Dinosaur," directed by Peter Sohn and starring Jeffrey Wright and Raymond Ochoa brings the emotional depression and good storytelling of any class...

‘Creed’ is the best Rocky movie ever

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 30, 2015

 The Rocky series keeps fighting, even when many thought it was down for the count. "Creed," directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan and Sylvester Stallone shows the Rocky franchise still has the same hard-hitting...

‘The Night Before’ is a good sleigh ride

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 23, 2015

Seth Rogen, and more accurately his writing partner Evan Goldberg, do the same old shtick, and still produce a quality comedy flick."The Night Before," directed by Jonathan Levine and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Rogen, g...

‘Jessica Jones’ is a creepy, disturbing superhero tale

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 23, 2015

In this Netflix and Marvel Studios original, viewers comfort zones will be broken, and it is more than OK."Jessica Jones" starring Krysten Ritter and Rachael Taylor, tells a complex adult comic book tale full of genuine tensi...

The Hunger Games series ends on a high note

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 22, 2015

Ending a series can be hard — expectations are high and pleasing people isn’t easy. However, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2," directed by Francis Lawrence and starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, works o...

Cameras and Controllers Episode 3

By Grant Meyer l @GrantMeyerDe l Daily Egyptian

November 20, 2015

Join Grant Meyer, Austin Miller and Jacob Pierce as they discuss the biggest news in movies and video games. This week the crew chat about the biggest game of the year, "Fallout 4," as well as analyze the Writing's Guild of Amer...

‘Moliere than Thou’ contemporizes Moliere

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 18, 2015

Classical writing can be difficult to understand, but a former SIU student is trying to make one playwright more comprehendible.Timothy Mooney, a 1977 university alumnus, will present his one-man show "Moliere than Thou" at 7:30 p.m...

‘Woodlawn’ barely passes for generic

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 17, 2015

Sports films can be one of the best genres to tell a good story because of the personal tales already occurring in athletics. It can also be full of stereotypes, awkwardly placed themes and uncreative ideas."Woodlawn," direc...

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