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New York style love on screen

New York style love on screen

Apanda Anyuon, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

This month Luna Cinemas will be screening a much acclaimed and intriguing psychological mystery family drama called, The Only Living Boy in New York. Titled after the 1970 song by Simon & Garfunkel, The Only Living Boy in New York tells the tangled story of a young college graduate who engages...

Review: Angry Birds – just as bad as you might expect

Review: Angry Birds – just as bad as you might expect

Alex Warner, Staff Reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

While it's possible to adapt video games into amazing films, The Angry Birds Movie is not among them. Although there are some okay moments, and some of the cast deliver a few good vocal performances, it is a film I would not recommend. The film is directed by first time directors Fergal Reilly and Clay...

Review: Bad Neighbours 2 is not bad, just unnecessary

Review: Bad Neighbours 2 is not bad, just unnecessary

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

May 9, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Bad Neighbours 2 brings back parents Mac (Seth Rogen) and Kelly (Rose Byrne) who are set to sell their house, but it's in Escrow, meaning nothing can go wrong for 30 days or the deal is off. Just at that moment a sorority moves in, led by Chloe Grace Moretz and managed by Zac Efron’s fratboy characte...

Review: The Jungle Book delivers more than the bare necessities

Review: The Jungle Book delivers more than the bare necessities

Tillara Casey, Staff reporter

April 25, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The new Jungle Book film directed by Jon Favreau brings about nostalgia for all who watch it because Disney is the heart of most childhoods. If you are someone who whistles while they work and who believes in happy endings, you should definitely see this movie. The film was another instalment of Disney...

Movie Review: Gods of Egypt

Movie Review: Gods of Egypt

Cam Inglis, Staff writer

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Gods of Egypt, directed by Alex Proyas, is a fantasy tale where Egyptian Gods battle over the survival of mankind. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau stars as the protagonist Horus, who is pitted against his evil uncle Set (Gerard Butler) in order to protect mortals from falling into slavery. The gods appear as human,...

Review: How To Be Single

Review: How To Be Single

Lorraine Sindel, Staff Reporter

March 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

How To be Single is what I consider to be one of the best chick flick comedies of late. It has been way too long since a relatable and life lesson learning comedy has appeared on  the big screens, and the best part was not all the funny bits were spoiled by the trailer. Dakota Johnson, previously known for he...

Review: The VVitch is not for the faint of heart

Review: The VVitch is not for the faint of heart

Chris Spencer, Entertainment Editor

March 18, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

If one thing has been taught by the history of horror films, it’s that subtle can be so much scarier. This is the case with The VVitch. Operating on a $1 million budget, with minimal cast, one setting, and a debut writer-director in Robert Eggers, The VVitch is the kind of slow-burning, traditional body ...

Review: The Intern just doesn’t work out

Review: The Intern just doesn’t work out

Shannon Smith, Staff reporter

October 14, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Intern might be the newest comedy to hit cinemas, but it left me had me checking my watch countless times to see whether it was time to leave yet. The movie follows Ben Whittaker (Robert De Niro), a 70-year-old retired senior who interns for Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), the boss of a successful...

Review: The Martian

Review: The Martian

Claire Montgomery, Staff reporter

October 13, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Martian follows the experience of botanist Mark Watney (Matt Damon) after he is left on Mars (presumed dead by his crew) following an intense storm. For me, this movie was full of surprises and not at all what I expected from the trailer. I'll be the first to admit, I'm not a huge fan of movies...

Review: Everest aims high, almost gets there

Review: Everest aims high, almost gets there

Chris Spencer, Staff reporter

September 29, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The latest blockbuster to hit cinemas this month, Everest, is a true story about a 1996 disaster that occurred to two expedition teams scaling the steep slopes of the world's largest mountain.  As the film is based on true event, the audience is able to believe the more ridiculous things that ha...

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