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Sean Koepfinger

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Manager

Sean is a Senior Digital Cinema and Television Production major at RMU.  He is currently the Assistant Arts and Entertainment Manager for RMU Sentry Media.  

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Thor: Ragnarok - Is Marvel out of ideas?

Thor: Ragnarok – Is Marvel out of ideas?

Sean Koepfinger November 3, 2017
Is "Thor: Ragnarok" giving us something new, or has Marvel just found a new formula?
Mindhunter: Netflixs mind trip

Mindhunter: Netflix’s mind trip

Sean Koepfinger October 27, 2017

October has been a busy month for Netflix. With "Stranger Things" season 2 premiering and a slew of original horror films, the streaming mogul has flooded their site with plenty of appetizing selections. But one gem stands out among the rest: "Mindhunter." The...

Greasepaint and gore: Clowns in cinema

Greasepaint and gore: Clowns in cinema

Sean Koepfinger October 2, 2017
Six more movies with creepy clowns to satisfy your sinister desires.
Kingsman: The golden sequel

Kingsman: The golden sequel

Sean Koepfinger September 25, 2017

Comedy sequels are rarely as good as the original, and far fewer can tell an original story. But, "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" does a fantastic job of following in the footsteps of its predecessor. With all the same spy-movie hijinx, over-the-top...

Little Evil: Big success

Little Evil: Big success

Sean Koepfinger September 22, 2017

For those in the haunt life, it is officially Halloween season. The haunted houses are open and horror movies are starting to trickle in. But, theaters aren't the only platform showing new fright fests. A few weeks ago, Netflix premiered their new original...

It: First scream of the season

It: First scream of the season

Sean Koepfinger September 9, 2017

The monster awakens every 27 years, and 27 years after the release of the 1990s miniseries "It," Pennywise the Dancing Clown returns to screens to terrorize another generation of youngsters. The 2017 remake of "It" is brilliant and horrifying. Over...

TWD: All out war

TWD: All out war

Sean Koepfinger April 3, 2017
The Walking Dead finally comes back from their season-long slump.
Iron Fist: Marvels first weak hitter

Iron Fist: Marvel’s first weak hitter

Sean Koepfinger March 22, 2017
"Iron Fist" fails to strike a blow
Logan: A fresh take on the superhero genre

Logan: A fresh take on the superhero genre

Sean Koepfinger March 3, 2017
"Logan," the latest entry in the long-running X-Men franchise, manages to stand out in an over-saturated genre and serves as a proper farewell to old faces.
Why you shouldnt celebrate Valentines Day

Why you shouldn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day

Sean Koepfinger February 14, 2017
The Hallmark holiday is ruining romance. This is why you should skip cupid this year.
A Series of Unfortunate Events: A fortunate first season

A Series of Unfortunate Events: A fortunate first season

Sean Koepfinger January 16, 2017
There's no bad beginnings here; Netflix nails their newest adaptation.
TWD: Plot still beating

TWD: Plot still beating

Sean Koepfinger December 12, 2016
"The Walking Dead's" mid-season finale shows improvement, but is it enough to save the show from falling ratings?
Whats coming to Netflix in 2017

What’s coming to Netflix in 2017

Sean Koepfinger December 6, 2016
The top 10 series streaming on Netflix next year.
Top 5 Pittsburgh urban legends

Top 5 Pittsburgh urban legends

Sean Koepfinger October 31, 2016
Everyone loves scary stories, and Pittsburgh is home to several urban legends of its own.
Storks: Animation that delivers

Storks: Animation that delivers

Sean Koepfinger September 22, 2016

"Storks," Warner Bros latest animated endeavor, takes the classic tale of storks delivering babies and crosses it with an epic fun-filled adventure story. Junior (Andy Samberg) is a stork and next in line to become boss of the retail giant, cornerstore.com....

Rocky Horror Remake: Its Astounding!

Rocky Horror Remake: It’s Astounding!

Sean Koepfinger September 8, 2016

A cloud of controversy has surrounded the "Rocky Horror" remake since Fox first announced it last year. Anytime a beloved cult classic is remade, there is substantial backlash from the community that loves it, and arguably, no cult film is loved more...

Deadpool: Justice for the Merc with a mouth

Deadpool: Justice for the Merc with a mouth

Sean Koepfinger, A&E Editor February 18, 2016

Last week Deadpool hit theaters and boy did it hit hard, shattering box office records for R-rated movies, X-Men movies, and February releases. But Deadpool didn't just achieve this from its killer marketing campaign. Let's breakdown just what made Deadpool...

5 Films to Take Your Date To

5 Films to Take Your Date To

Sean Koepfinger February 12, 2016

It's almost Valentine's Day, and nothing says "I love you" like the classic date: dinner and a movie. We already covered some fresh food joints to take your special someone to this weekend, but now let's get to the good stuff! Whether you end up watching...

Heroes Reborn: Super Underwhelming

Heroes Reborn: Super Underwhelming

Sean Koepfinger January 30, 2016

When NBC first announced that it was rebooting "Heroes," I was ecstatic. The original series was one of my favorite TV dramas--giving me high hopes and large expectations for "Heroes Reborn." After giving it a bit of time to sink in, I’m disappointed...

The Hoard is Here: The Walking Dead Season Premiere

The Hoard is Here: The Walking Dead Season Premiere

Sean Koepfinger October 14, 2015

It may have taken them five season to do it, but it seems The Walking Dead has finally started to figure out what their audience wants, and it's the obvious: we want zombies! Sunday night's season premiere gave us more zombies than we've ever seen...

American Horror Story: Hotel

AHS: Hotel – A bloody good premiere

Sean Koepfinger October 9, 2015

Sex, drugs, and bloody murder. The premiere episode of American Horror Story: Hotel hit all the marks. But will the season continue to burn hot or simply sizzle out? Although AHS has faltered in recent seasons, they kicked off Hotel with a fantastic...

American Horror Story Hotel: Lady Gaga Poster

AHS: Hotel – Making Reservations

Sean Koepfinger October 7, 2015

Pack your bags and make your reservations, because tonight American Horror Story returns and we’ll be checking into the Hotel. Just like last year, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of this beloved show and have been eating up every teaser. For...

Turbo Kid: An instant cult classic

Turbo Kid: An instant cult classic

Sean Koepfinger September 4, 2015

Its not often I see indie films during their initial release but I recently had the pleasure of seeing Turbo Kid, and it was absolutely amazing.Turbo Kid, in a nutshell, is basically a gigantic nod to the 80s and cult films from that decade. Most notably...

Wes Craven, Master of Horror 1939 - 2015

Wes Craven, Master of Horror 1939 – 2015

Sean Koepfinger August 31, 2015

Last night it was revealed the legendary horror writer and director, Wes Craven, had died after losing his battle with brain cancer at the age of 76.Craven had been best known for creating the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise and the iconic slasher villain,...

Fear the Walking Dead: Zombies are Fresh Again

Fear the Walking Dead: Zombies are Fresh Again

Sean Koepfinger August 26, 2015

Last weekend, AMC premiered their new Walking Dead spin off series, Fear the Walking Dead, and as a die hard zombie fan I couldn’t be happier. If you’ve read any of my reviews for The Walking Dead, you’ll know that my biggest issue...

Netflixs Daredevil: A Darker Defender

Netflix’s Daredevil: A Darker Defender

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant Arts and Entertainment Editor April 20, 2015

Last week, Netflix and Marvel released Daredevil, the first installment in their Defenders series, and it was amazing. The first reason this show was so great was because they went for a grittier, darker superhero story and accepted a TV-MA rating....

Wolves not far: Walking Dead Season 5 in review

Wolves not far: Walking Dead Season 5 in review

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor March 30, 2015

Historically, The Walking Dead has suffered from slow seasons that tend to drag on. Season five, however, has made some great steps to break that unfortunate pattern. The second half of season five, in particular, has been a steady uphill climb. While...

iZombie: Warm Bodies meets Psych

iZombie: Warm Bodies meets Psych

Sean Koepfinger March 17, 2015

The CW is currently dominating tv adaptations of comic books with titles like Arrow and The Flash. The newest addition to their lineup strays from the superhero stories and gives us something with a little more horrorshow flare. iZombie tells the...

Musical Study Buddies

Musical Study Buddies

Sean Koepfinger March 4, 2015

With midterms in full swing and spring break on the horizon, you may find yourself struggling to focus. I find that listening to music while working helps to block out distractions and keep my attention on my work. But what kind of music should you listen...

Left to Right:  Michael Goffus as Adele Dazeem, Aaron Cook as Anita Dickerson, Robert Kowaleski as Mia Diction, Patrick Hanolon as Lexi Disa, Ryan Wagner, Tanner Sebastian as Hernia Swanson, Spencer Thurman as Camille Towe, and Clay Glenny as Ophelia Bottoms

Love is a Drag: Colonial Theater Boys Serve It!

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor March 1, 2015

You might be avoiding meat today, but the Colonial Theater certainly wasn’t serving fish last night (drag queens that look like real women).  Seven boys including two RMU ulums pulled out stilettos and falsettos for their performance of “Love is...

Whats the deal with Spider-Man?

What’s the deal with Spider-Man?

Sean Koepfinger February 24, 2015
The pros and cons of the Marvel/Sony deal.
Chilling Movies for Chilly Days

Chilling Movies for Chilly Days

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor February 18, 2015

Winter is the worst. It's cold, unforgiving and depressing. But that makes the perfect setting for a horror movie. While we hopefully only have a few more weeks of winter, you can spend the remainder of it curled up inside watching some of these winter-themed...

Don’t be silly, wrap your willy: It’s National Condom Day

Don’t be silly, wrap your willy: It’s National Condom Day

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor February 13, 2015

With Valentine’s Day tomorrow, couples and singles alike are probably preparing for a weekend of passion.  But don’t forget to wrap it before you tap it.  Feb. 13 is International Condom Day, so we’ve collected some super safe-sex fun facts for...

Best Valentine’s movies according to men

Eddie Sheehy and Sean Koepfinger February 11, 2015

When it comes to Valentine's Day there are few activities more popular and more acceptable than watching a good movie. Naturally you’re girlfriend is going to want to watch something sappy and romantic, but we say enough with that. So here's a list,...

Return of The Walking Dead

Return of The Walking Dead

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor February 9, 2015

It’s been a few months since we last saw our zombie-fighting heroes in action.  At the end of the mid-season finale our group’s morale was shattered when Beth was killed, leaving us on a somber note.  “What happened, what’s going on?” picks...

The Hero Network: Why TV format is ideal for superhero adaptations

The Hero Network: Why TV format is ideal for superhero adaptations

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor February 4, 2015

“Same bat-time, same bat-channel.”  When comic book characters first broke out of their frames in the 50s and 60s, they found their way to the small screen.  Weekly episodes of our favorite tight-clad crime fighters wam-bam-powed their way into...

[Video] A&E with S&E: Jurassic World Trailer Reactions!

February 4, 2015

Sean and Eddie discuss their opinions on the new Jurassic World Trailer in this new episode of A&E with S&E.

[Video] A&E with S&E: American Horror Story

January 28, 2015

Arts and Entertainment Editors Sean and Eddie talk all things American Horror Story with special guest Ben Cole.

Why AHS Freakshow was awful

Why AHS Freakshow was awful

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor January 26, 2015

 American Horror Story: Freakshow was building up to be the best season yet.  Unfortunately, it was the worst.  Now before anyone gets upset, allow me to explain.  Freakshow as a standalone tv series was pretty good, but as a horror anthology it...

The Pale Emperor: Manson returns to his throne

The Pale Emperor: Manson returns to his throne

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor January 22, 2015

Since 1994, shock rocker and Antichrist Superstar Marilyn Manson has tormented the industrial rock scene and attacked the hypocrisy of American media.  He took the shock rock title to heart and deliberately offended as many people as possible in order...

Forget the classics, a list of alternative Christmas Movies

Forget the classics, a list of alternative Christmas Movies

Sean Koepfinger, Assistant A&E Editor December 16, 2014

It’s that time of year again.  The Holidays are just around the corner meaning presents, food, and relatives are only a few days away.  Unfortunately, that also means we are forced to listen to the same five songs repeated on the radio endlessly and...

Trailer Double Feature: Star Wars VII and Jurassic World

Trailer Double Feature: Star Wars VII and Jurassic World

Sean Koepfinger, Staff Contributor December 3, 2014

While most of America was salivating over turkey and stuffing, many of us were drooling over a delicious helping of nostalgia and teaser-trailer-goodness. Last week was a big week for trailer releases, but two stood out above the others.  We got not...

George Watsky: Poet, Rapper, Idol

George Watsky: Poet, Rapper, Idol

Sean Koepfinger, Arts and Entertainment Contributor November 17, 2014

From classrooms to YouTube to the stage, poet-turned-rapper George Watsky has been an impressive force delivering lyrical acrobatics at lightning speeds. But being the world’s fastest rapper is not a goal he has set out to accomplish. For Wastky, rapping...

Fear the Hunters

Fear the Hunters

Sean Koepfinger, Lifestyles Contributor October 29, 2014

The Walking Dead has historically suffered from stale episodes between the premier, mid-season, and finale.  Thankfully, season five has yet to give us an uneventful episode. Last week's episode served mainly to build up for the third.  It introduced...

Freak Show: The Circus is in Town

Freak Show: The Circus is in Town

Sean Koepfinger, Lifestyles Reporter October 13, 2014

­­­ The latest installment in the “American Horror Story” anthology, “Freak Show,” made its premiere this Wednesday, and it sure was freaky. Right off the bat we’re introduced to long time AHS star Sarah Paulson’s new character, or characters...

The Strain season finale leaves us thirsty for more

The Strain season finale leaves us thirsty for more

Sean Koepfinger, Lifestyles Reporter October 13, 2014

We’ve tasted blood, and we want more. FX’s “The Strain” has shown us monsters, murder, and mayhem and the season finale gave us even more. Here’s a quick glance at the season, the finale, and what lies in store. Warning: Spoilers ahead. First...

Ladies and Gentlemen - Introducing… Freak Show!

Ladies and Gentlemen – Introducing… Freak Show!

Sean Koepfinger, Staff Reporter October 6, 2014

"American Horror Story" captured audiences in 2011 with its horrific blend of torture, drama, and loveable characters.  After the conclusion of the premiere season, writer Ryan Murphy revealed that each season would focus on a different group of characters...

Nu Music, Nu Masks, and Nu Metal

Sean Koepfinger, Staff Reporter September 24, 2014

“Step inside!” screams Corey Taylor over the sound of roaring guitars and thundering drums as he invites you into his latest single “The Devil in I.” The song, which made its music video premiere September 12, is the newest single for Slipknot’s...

Guillermo Del Toros The Strain re-invents vampires

Guillermo Del Toro’s “The Strain” re-invents vampires

Sean Koepfinger, Staff Reporter September 16, 2014

While vampires have been a movie and TV staple for a long time, the age of supernatural teen dramas may be coming to an end. FX’s new vampire thriller, “The Strain,” is reviving the undead creature’s horror roots in a series that can only be described...

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