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Movies Archives * Mace & Crown

Movie Review: ‘Wonder Woman’

June 23, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

After the release of “Batman v. Superman,” fans have been ecstatic for Wonder Woman to have her own solo movie, bringing her character to the light. Released on June 2, WW has taken the world by … Read More

Monarch Summer Movie Guide

April 21, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

With the semester coming to an end and the month of May slowly creeping up on us all, we are reminded that the summer movie season is about to begin. Starting off the crowded season are … Read More


April 15, 2017 |

T.J. Thompson | Staff Writer

Check out these documentaries for in-depth views and reporting on marijuana.

 ‘The Culture High’ (2015)

Director Brett Harvey reaches into the history of marijuana and why it is illegal. Diving into this topic with cultural icons such as Joe … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Chi-Raq,’ ‘Everybody Wants Some!!’ and ‘Come and Find Me’

March 30, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Chi-Raq’ (2015) | R | 127 min.🎬🎬🎬🎬

The city of Chicago, in media, has been given the nickname of “Chi-Raq” due to the fact that it’s violence and gun related deaths outmatch the ones in war zones. To … Read More

No Go, ‘Power Rangers’

March 24, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

There’s a scene in “Power Rangers” where the original theme song from the ‘90s television show played, and I momentarily got into the movie. The moment lasted barely ten seconds before the classic theme faded out, … Read More

‘Beauty and the Beast’ Lives up to Every Expectation

March 24, 2017 |

Fatima Rivera | Contributing Writer

Disney continues to recreate beloved classics into live action movies, ranging from “Cinderella” to “Maleficent.” “Beauty and the Beast” is the most recent to join the category, which took many movie-goers on a nostalgic trip.

The movie … Read More

Marvel Unleashed: ‘Logan’

March 17, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart | Technology Editor

There is room in my heart for many different kinds of stories, told in many different kinds of ways. The supposed final Wolverine movie, “Logan,” just so happens to take the form of one of those favorites. … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Tickled,’ ‘Girl Asleep’ and ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

March 17, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Tickled’ (2016) | R | 92 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

New Zealand journalist David Ferrier begins the film by characterizing himself as someone who is obsessed with the weird and bizarre side of human life. His hunt for colorful topics … Read More

‘The Great Wall’ Isn’t So Great

February 17, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart

Technology Editor

It’s no secret that China is an up-and-coming global superpower (if not one already), and in the world of movies its presence is just as tangible. No studio working today would dare make a mega blockbuster without China’s … Read More

Weekend Double Feature: ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’

February 10, 2017 |

Deck: A Beautiful Ballet of Violence and Action Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

In a world where shaky-cam and rapid editing techniques have come to define most big name action movies, “John Wick: Chapter 2” is a bold renaissance that reminds us … Read More

Weekend Double Feature: ‘The LEGO Batman Movie’

February 10, 2017 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

“The LEGO Batman Movie” has the unenviable, and yet inevitable, task of living up to the precedent set by the original “LEGO Movie.” A genuinely great film that was both riotously funny and incredibly clever, “LEGO Movie” … Read More

‘Split’ Marks M. Night Shyamalan’s Return

February 3, 2017 |

Briel Felton Contributing Writer

“The broken are the more evolved,” McAvoy’s final personality, The Beast, says in M. Night Shyamalan’s newest film “Split.” The line provides a full-circle understanding of why each scene was critically placed in their particular order.

Shyamalan’s insolent … Read More

Let’s Get Weird: Unconventional Christmas Movie Takeover

December 15, 2016 |

Robert Younger Contributing Writer

With the semester almost over and the holidays almost upon us, it’s a good time to start getting into the holiday mood with some good old-fashioned movies. Since we all know the classics, here are five of … Read More

Disney’s ‘Moana’ Warms Up the Winter Box Office

December 10, 2016 |

Robert Younger Contributing Writer

It’s safe to say by this point that the Disney Princess machine is back in full force. “Moana,” the latest of the new lineup of Disney animated films, hit the box office this fall. While it treads … Read More

Schlock-ing Around the Christmas Tree: ‘Santa Claus vs. the Devil’

December 10, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. A time for peace and togetherness. A time to put aside all of our differences in the name of brotherly love. It’s also the time of year when studios … Read More

Sci-Fi’s New Classic: ‘Arrival’

November 20, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

“Arrival” is a science fiction drama based on a short story by Ted Chiang called “Story of Your Life.” Directed by Denis Villeneuve and written by Eric Heisserer, the film stars Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner and Forest … Read More