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What Makes a Bad Movie Bad?

What Makes a Bad Movie Bad?
November 2, 2020

Have you ever watched a movie that you were really excited about and it just wasn’t what you expected? Are there too many confusing plot points and not enough relatable characters? Is the acting comparable...

Life in comparison to Alien

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...

Ghost in the Shell

Ghost in the Shell
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...

“Get Out” makes you want to stay

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...

Fifty Shades of awful

Fifty Shades of awful
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...

“Patriot’s Day” dazzles

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...

Our best friends come to screen again

Our best friends come to screen again
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...

Split… et cetera

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...

“La La Land”; the glitz and the glam

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...

“Arrival” is out of this world

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...

“Trolls” hits your heart strings

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...

The Accountant kills by numbers

The Accountant kills by numbers
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...

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