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Life in comparison to Alien

Breanna Roen, Staff Writer

April 11, 2017

A few weeks ago, I had recently gotten off of work and was invited to go see a movie with some friends. After careful consideration, we decided “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa. After finding out it was about a foreign life form from space, I was pretty excited. I love the Alien franchise (...

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

April 7, 2017

Released on March 31, 2017, “Ghost in the Shell,” directed by Rupert Sanders, is a live-action adaptation of a manga and anime franchise of the same name. It's a flashy sci-fi action drama that has plenty of unique, impressive visuals but a fairly predictable and shallow plot. A great lead performance...

“Get Out” makes you want to stay

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

March 10, 2017

Jordan Peele’s directorial debut combines social commentary with suspense, horror and mystery. “Get Out” hit theaters on Feb. 24 and made over $33 million in the box office as the number one movie on Oscars weekend. The film centers around Chris (Daniel Kaluuya) and Rose (Allison Williams)....

Fifty Shades of awful

Fifty Shades of awful

Jordan Hermes, Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Expect to be disappointed if "Fifty Shades Darker" is in your plans for date night. This movie was nothing more than a mediocre film.  The acting was amateur, the story felt slow and long and if you are comparing the movie to the book they are in different leagues. The term “darker” was questionable....

“Patriot’s Day” dazzles

Emily Gibbens

February 7, 2017

Last Friday was free movie night for UND students. All of the movies I wanted to see were exempt from the free movie ticket, so I opted to watch “Patriots Day” even though I didn’t really know what it was about. After over two hours, a bucket of popcorn and a lot of tears, I was certain it was...

Our best friends come to screen again

Our best friends come to screen again

Ben Godfrey, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Throughout the years, there have been many movies made about the relationship between humans and animals. Pets, specifically, have a special place in our hearts and are a popular focus in a lot of successful films. “Marley & Me,” “My Dog Skip” and “Homeward Bound” all come to mind. In...

Split… et cetera

Sheldon Hatlen, Staff Writer

January 31, 2017

4 and a half stars out of 5 A week after its release, M. Night Shyamalan’s newest thriller, “Split,” has garnered critical praise and is considered the director's return to form. Shyamalan started his directorial career in the early 90’s with a drama called, “Praying with Anger.” It wasn...

“La La Land”; the glitz and the glam

Stephanie Hollman, Staff Writer

January 13, 2017

Beginning in winter and continuing until next fall, the movie centers on the evolution of the romance between Mia (Emma Stone), who works part-time as a barista while pursuing whatever auditions arise in the hopes of making it on the big screen as an actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a jazz pianist...

“Arrival” is out of this world

Declan Hoffman, Staff Writer

December 2, 2016

Finally, a science-fiction based film covering the seemingly purposeless presence of an extraterrestrial species that offers more than stunning graphics of traditionally awe-inspired alien ships and sensationalized explosions aback the silhouette of him and her. Instead, what is painted atop a simple...

“Trolls” hits your heart strings

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer

November 18, 2016

"Trolls" is a heartwarming animated movie with an amusing plot and an even better soundtrack. "Trolls" was released on Nov. 4, 2016 and directed by Mike Mitchell and Walt Dohrn. It is based on the famous Troll dolls that were popular in the 1960s and the 1990s. The movie has many big name actors...

The Accountant kills by numbers

The Accountant kills by numbers

Emily Gibbens, Staff Writer

November 4, 2016

It is very common to see a movie plot driven by revenge, but what happens when the one seeking revenge is an intelligent math genius who has Asperger's Syndrom? The Accountant is an exceptional movie with an unusual plot that kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. This drama action film...

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