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Movies Archives * Mace & Crown

Don’t answer the door to strangers

March 12, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Imagine. You’re in the safest place you can think of. You know you’re protected and nothing can hurt you. But right as you settle in, a knock comes at the door. “Is Tamara home?”

“The Strangers: … Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Death of Stalin’

March 11, 2018 |

Kyle Winfield | Contributing Writer

When one thinks of “comic-book” movies, usually the first thing to spring to mind would be men or women in tights, followed by punching and a few one-liners for good measure. However, not a lot of … Read More

Can the ‘Red Sparrow’ fly?

March 11, 2018 |

Erik Billings | Contributing Writer

Francis Lawrence’s newest spy thriller “Red Sparrow” takes flight with some turbulence and threatens to free fall into a head-on collision but saves itself at the last second. 

“Red Sparrow” is a generic storyline that leaves little … Read More

‘The Cloverfield Paradox’ changes the way we’ll view movies

February 9, 2018 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assitant A&E Editor

This article might contain spoilers from the Cloverfield franchise    


Back in January 2008, theaters all over the world finally got to see a movie that had been kept so secret, when the first promos and … Read More

Movie Review: ‘The Disaster Artist’

December 17, 2017 |

Kyle Winfield | Contributing Writer

Ever since its release in 2003, “The Room” has both baffled and amused audiences all over the world with its bizarre dialogue, laughable story and exceptionally poor acting. In doing so, the film has become a … Read More

Will ‘It’ float too?

October 11, 2017 |

George Plank | Staff Writer

September has given way to October, and with it certain changes begin. The embers from the last summer barbeque finally die out, the nights have a new chill in the breeze and there is a desire … Read More

Recap: Campus Movie Fest 2017

October 5, 2017 |

Dejonna Mayo | Contributing Writer

On Sept. 27, suits, ties, gowns and heels greeted students at the second annual Campus Movie Fest. Refreshments, decorations and chatter filled the entrance and created a warm ambiance. There was a red carpet where patrons … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: Fall Preview

October 1, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

“The Snowman”

Release Date: 10/20/17

Based on the Jo Nesbo novel, “The Snowman” is described as a Nordic noir mystery that centers on a serial killer who appears every snowfall. In the killer’s path, they leave the bodies … Read More

‘American Assassin’ delivers a James Bond and Jason Bourne mix

September 29, 2017 |

Brooke Nicholson | Assitant A&E Editor

“American Assassin” is an action-oriented, bad guys vs. good guys, R-rated spy movie that hit theaters on Sept. 15. It’s based on the 11th book in Vince Flynn’s “Mitch Rapp” series, “American” (assassin was tacked … Read More

‘mother!’ review: know what you’re walking into!

September 25, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge | Staff Writer

Since its release, the reactions for “mother!” have been deeply divided. Some critics have praised it, while others have dismissed it as pretentious or alienating. The audience reactions haven’t been quite warm either, and the box … Read More

Future Retroism: Stephen King’s ‘IT’ (1990)

September 16, 2017 |

George Plank | Staff Writer

“It” is one of those experiences that is so ingrained in popular culture that it seemed impossible someone decided it would be a good idea to remake it. Which they didn’t. Not exactly. The original from 1990 … Read More

‘Star Wars’ Episode IX Gets New Director

September 13, 2017 |

James Finney | Contributing Writer

J.J Abrams is officially back on board to direct the last entry in the current Star Wars trilogy, “Star Wars: Episode 9.” This news comes after a string of Star Wars directors, including Phil Lord, Christopher … Read More

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