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Movies Archives * Mace & Crown

Grab your popcorn: Project Almanac

February 28, 2015 |

By Chris Circeo Contributing Writer With “Project Almanac,” MTV Films tries to boldly go where it has never gone before, deep into the realm of the found footage genre only to realize it didn’t have much to say when it got there. Dean Israelite’s first turn at directing a feature length film starts with tech-savvy […]Read More

Writer/Director Discusses “Dear White People” With ODU Students

February 8, 2015 |

By: Julius Ayo Staff Writer This satirical take on race and coming-of-age made a splash in the film industry that rippled all the way to ODU. On Thursday, students were treated to a special screening of “Dear White People” and a Q&A with the director himself, Justin Simien. The indie film, set in a fictional Ivy League […]Read More

ODU Goes “Back to the Future”

February 6, 2015 |

By: George Plank Staff Writer In 1985, filmmakers Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis set out to make a light-hearted, time travel comedy. They succeeded in creating a film that was both critically acclaimed and a testament to the 80’s culture. Now, thirty years later, “Back to the Future” continues to dazzle and amaze audiences and […]Read More

Queer Life through the Cinema Lens: Top 10 Movies Any Queer Person Should Know

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By: Connor Norton                                                                                                         […]Read More

Grab your popcorn: “Whiplash”

December 26, 2014 |

If you wanted to be the best at one thing, would you do whatever it takes? Would you lose yourself as a person to be molded into the perfect subject? This was the dilemma for Miles Teller’s character in the film, “Whiplash,” co-starring J.K. Simmons. “Whiplash” begins with Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller), an aspiring 19-year-old […]Read More

Grab your popcorn: “Birdman”

December 10, 2014 |

Michael Keaton, known mostly for his role as the legendary superhero Batman, resurrected his career as a new type of superhero in the dark comedy, “Birdman.” Keaton stars as Riggan Thomson, a washed-up actor best known for playing Birdman, a superhero in films, but is adapting Raymond Carver’s short story “What We Talk About When […]Read More

Grab your popcorn: “Interstellar”

November 19, 2014 |

A story about love, survival and instantaneous travel from one universe to the next, “Interstellar” immerses the audience in a mysterious voyage through outer space. British-American director Christopher Nolan amazes crowds again with his creative and thought-provoking concepts in the science fiction film starring Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway. Nolan is able to take an […]Read More

Grab your popcorn: “Nightcrawler”

November 12, 2014 |

“Nightcrawler” opens with a peaceful overcast Los Angeles. It could be interpreted as the calm before the storm because it will be the only peaceful scene the film will have. “Nightcrawler” is the story of Lou Bloom, a sociopathic, self-taught videographer who slithers his way up the ladder of crime journalism. Although the film does […]Read More

Avengers: Age of Ultron discussion

November 12, 2014 |

Come May 2015, “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be a game-changer in the superhero universe. A teaser trailer for the film leaked online before the trailer officially premiered during one of the episodes of “Marvel: Agents of S.H.I.EL.D.” The plot, according to, sees Tony Stark trying to jumpstart a latent peacekeeping program, but problems […]Read More


November 12, 2014 |

In the film, “Wonderwomen: The Untold Story of American Super Heroines,” gender and heroism were examined through one of America’s most famous female super heroes, Wonder Woman. The film followed the history of Wonder Woman from her inception to present day, and how she changed the way women had been portrayed in the media. Wonder Woman […]Read More

Grab your popcorn: “John Wick”

November 5, 2014 |

“John Wick” is a retired assassin forced to return to killing after he crosses path with members of a Russian mob. Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, is a tactical, merciless killer who is out to punish those who have wronged him. The movie was directed by former professional stunt coordinators David Leitch and Chad Stahelski. […]Read More

Grab your popcorn: “Fury”

October 29, 2014 |

By Julius Ayo Contributing Writer “Fury,” an aptly named film from director David Ayer, is a gritty, heart-pounding action and psychological drama that fell for the typical tropes and clichés of Hollywood war flicks. The title, “Fury,” describes the energy of the whole film and cast. The film handled the psychological effects war can inflict […]Read More

Sci-Fi Movies

October 22, 2014 |

The genre of science fiction films has been around for many years. From the widely believed first sci-fi film of 1902, “A Trip to the Moon,” to now, this is a genre that is here to stay. These films make the impossible, possible. They can show a future that closely resembles the one we will […]Read More

Dark and disturbing films

October 15, 2014 |

Whether or not we want to admit it, most people are entertained by the dark and disturbing. When it comes to cinema, these films evoke taboos and screenwriters and directors don’t have to follow certain guidelines with this genre – the more blood and terror their imagination brings, keeps us coming back for more. “May” […]Read More