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“Ready Player One” Plays to Its Strengths

From the best-selling novel of the same name, Ready Player One is a decent example of how to mix pop-culture references and futuristic technologies in an interesting, albeit uneven, film. Steven Spielberg does his best to create an absorbing homage to the past in what could have been an overstuffed nostalgia reference. Taking place in the year 2045, Wade Watts (Tye Sheridan) lives in
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Missed the Mark at The Oscars, But “I, Tonya” Sticks Its Landing

Now that the winter Olympics are done, it is interesting to look back at the controversies and scandals that have come from the age-old sporting event. “I, Tonya” tells one of these stories in a powerful, yet delicate manner without glorifying events to persuade the audience. Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) is an American girl who spent most of her life training in ice skating.
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“Molly’s Game” is Worth Playing

In a world full of fake, Hollywoodized true stories, director Aaron Sorkin keeps “Molly’s Game” entertainment value high while ensuring the facts stay true to the real story. Molly Bloom (Jessica Chastain) began ranked third in North America for women’s skiers with seemingly nothing in her way. When an accident happens on the slopes costs Molly her Olympic career, she takes some time off
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2018 Oscars Nominations: Time to Start Binge Watching

After this past week, movie buffs now know what films they have left to binge before March 3. With the Oscars fast approaching, the revealed nominations will result in an increased consumption of popcorn as well as the amount of pirated films streaming to SNHU. For those who may have missed the news, here are the nominations for Best Picture and snippets of our
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The Best Entertainment of 2017

As studious as we claim to be, even the best of us need to unwind every now and again. 2017 was a great year in media, and our Arts and Entertainment staff picked some of their favorite time wasters of the past year. Baby Driver - Emma Sheehan [caption id="attachment_3595" align="alignnone" width="1200"] (image credit: Sony Pictures)[/caption] One of my favorite films of 2017 is Baby Driver.
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These Billboards are Worth Reading: “Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri” Review

The rage and lust for justice spawned by murder and sexual assault are at the forefront of “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”. Director Martin McDonagh (“Seven Psychopaths” and “In Bruges”) shows his skill of combining tragedy and comedy without glorifying the subject matter. The story is centered around Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) months after her daughter, Angela (Kathryn Newton), was raped and murdered. Mildred,
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“Blade Runner 2049”: Real or Artificial

The sequel to the 1982 neo-noir classic, “Blade Runner 2049” is an intriguing, thought-provoking, sci-fi ride. It reels you in and takes hold with its stimulating ideas and captivating imagery. Director Denis Villeneuve breathed new life into an already established world with new characters and an intriguing story that doesn't feel like a retread of the past. In the future, the LAPD now uses