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‘Love the Coopers’ strives for mediocrity

By Jacob Pierce, @JacobPierce1_DE

November 16, 2015

No matter what this film does, it's too hard to love the Coopers. "Love the Coopers," directed by Jessie Nelson and starring John Goodman and Diane Keaton, ruins all goodwill it has with a generic ending and an uneven tone.It ...

‘Our Brand is Crisis’ is a calamity

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 12, 2015

No one would vote for this film."Our Brand is Crisis," directed by David Gordon Green and starring Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton, is another self-important and arrogant Bullock movie. Bullock is a hard actress to pinpoin...

New Faces introduces recent additions to Theater department

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 11, 2015

Sometimes, the best way to learn is to be thrown head first into a situation. The SIU theater department is using this idea for a show.The Department of Theater will present "New Faces," a show running at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the th...

‘The Peanuts Movie’ does Charles Schultz proud

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 10, 2015

After 35 years of being absent, the Peanuts gang is in theaters once again."The Peanuts Movie," directed by Steve Martino and staring Noah Schnapp and Venus Omega Schultheis, gives a decent version of Peanuts for a newer audie...

‘Spectre’ makes Bond unoriginal again

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 8, 2015

Some diamonds are not forever."Spectre," directed by Sam Mendes and starring Daniel Craig and Christoph Waltz, is the worst film of Craig's run as Bond.James Bond is back again, and this time a dark secret from his past has co...

‘Scouts’ barely earns its badge

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 5, 2015

Scouts honor, this film is not as bad as its trailers made it look."Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse," directed by Christopher Landon and starring Tye Sheridan and Logan Miller, makes up for its immaturity and idiotic qua...

‘Burnt’ ends up being surprisingly tasty

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 4, 2015

While this is no gourmet treat, this movie will satisfy anyone's hunger. "Burnt," directed by John Wells and starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller, is a serviceable character study.Adam Jones was once one of the most highl...

‘The Last Witch Hunter’ slays its good qualities

By Jacob Pierce |@JacobPierce1_DE |Daily Egyptian

November 2, 2015

A Vin Diesel movie is bound to fail if no one is being fast or furious and this film is no exception."The Last Witch Hunter," directed by Breck Eisner and starring Diesel and Rose Leslie, comes off as the worst Dungeons and Dragon...

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