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Mace & Crown | March 30, 2015

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Grab your popcorn: “Chappie”

March 29, 2015 |

In 2009, director Neill Blomkamp burst on to the main stage with “District 9,” an innovative science-fiction film boasting a fairly small budget and a practically unknown cast. Four Academy Award nominations later, he was heralded as “the next big … Read More

Grab your popcorn: Kingsman: The Secret Service

March 18, 2015 |

By: Chris Circeo

Contributing Writer

How long can we be shown the same useless bag of tricks before we grow restless and bored, and start to exclaim, “enough is enough”? With “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” Matthew Vaughn ruthlessly tries to … Read More

Bad Movies, Good Vibes

March 9, 2015 |

By David Thornton

News Editor

Paying good money to see a movie that turns out to be bad is always disappointing. But seeing a bad movie for free, in an environment where moviegoers are encouraged to interact and joke about … Read More

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 … 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 … 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. … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Read More

Wonderwomen

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, … 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 … Read More