No Escape: Intensely average

No Escape: Intensely average

Aj Cherup
August 25, 2015
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If I were asked to describe the movie No Escape in a single word, I would have to say what was going through my mind the entire film: Intense. Despite the slow and somewhat comedic start, this movie is not what I expected to see when I first saw the trailer. I thought it would be like many other act... Read more »

The best and worst of summer 2015

The best and worst of summer 2015

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 13, 2015
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The summer movie season doesn't officially end until Labor Day, but I don't see much on the movie horizon until then, so I decided to jump the gun and prematurely release a list of the best and worst summer blockbusters. I would have to say this year’s crop of blockbuster films proved more enjoy... Read more »

Fantastic Four: A fantastic flub

Fantastic Four: A fantastic flub

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
August 6, 2015
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After a fairly successful year with Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man, Marvel Entertainment finally did it. They finally made a bad movie. The not-so highly anticipated Fantastic Four opens up in theatres this weekend, with a select group of comic book fans hopeful that justice will finally be br... Read more »

Vacation: A reasonable enough getaway

Vacation: A reasonable enough getaway

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
July 28, 2015
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The original Vacation is a classic. The new Vacation is definitely not a classic, but it’s actually not bad either. Believe me; I’m as surprised as you are. Staring Ed Helms as grown up Rusty Griswold and Christina Applegate as his wife, Debbie, the new Vacation aims to recreate the family fun... Read more »

Pixels: Call it game over

Pixels: Call it game over

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
July 23, 2015
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I’ve used the word ridiculous to describe the last two movies I reviewed. For the sake of continuity, I’m making the word ridiculous the theme of this article as well. In Adam Sandler’s latest starring role, he play a nerd named Brenner, a former video-game prodigy turned washed up loser who... Read more »

Ant-Man: Good things do come in small packages

Ant-Man: Good things do come in small packages

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
July 16, 2015
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Last week I saw the Minions movie, and it was absolutely ridiculous. This week, I saw Ant-Man, and while this movie is ridiculous too, it is ridiculous in all the right ways. Based off the Marvel comic of the same name, Ant-Man plays out as the story of ex-con Scott Lang’s (Paul Rudd) journey to bec... Read more »

Minions: Bad, even for villainous henchmen

Minions: Bad, even for villainous henchmen

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
July 9, 2015
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If you were wondering, “Did they really make an entire movie out of the sidekicks from Despicable Me?” The answer is an unbelievable and unfortunate yes.   Minions is a movie all about those annoying little yellow creatures that, for some reason, people seem to be obsessed with. It explores the o... Read more »

Magic Mike XXL: Abs-olutelly appalling

Magic Mike XXL: Abs-olutelly appalling

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
June 29, 2015
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I recognize that I am not exactly the target audience for Magic Mike XXL. As a straight male, I’m probably the last person the producers want reviewing this movie. Nonetheless I did my duty as any good movie critic would and sat through two hours of men without shirts dancing, rubbing and showing ... Read more »

Ted 2: Bear-ly average

Ted 2: Bear-ly average

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
June 25, 2015
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When Ted came out in 2012, I went to see it in theatres twice. A practice I normally reserve for only the best movies I see, I felt as if I needed a second glimpse at Seth MacFarlane’s R-Rated teddy just to catch all the jokes jam-packed in the film. I would easily consider Ted to be one of the ... Read more »

Inside Out: Originality makes me happy

Inside Out: Originality makes me happy

Eddie Sheehy, Arts & Entertainment Editor
June 18, 2015
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What’s the best thing about Pixar’s newest flick Inside Out? Is it- A. Its original, imaginative story B. Its beautifully crafted animation that is on par with the studios best work C. The jokes aimed at kids and the jokes aimed at adults D. The voice cast behind the movie Trick question... Read more »