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Movies Archives * Page 2 of 6 * Mace & Crown

Science Fiction’s Latest Classic: ‘Arrival’

November 11, 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

‘Doctor Strange’: A Magical and Familiar Trip

November 4, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

Marvel Studios continues to reign supreme in the world of superhero cinema with its newest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Doctor Strange.” Boasting trippy visuals and a dedication to both its weird magical origins, as well … Read More

The ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show:’ a Staple of the Naro

November 3, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

On Oct. 28, a large crowd gathered outside of the Naro Expanded Cinema for the “Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Although people went in time for Halloween weekend, the “Rocky Horror Show” is a tradition that has been … Read More

Delve Into the Dark with ‘Begotten’

October 22, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch

Contributing Writer


“Begotten” is a truly disturbing yet artistic depiction of the cycle of life. The black and white film is an experimental dark horror fantasy, based on the nihilistic philosophy that life has no meaning.

“In Begotten, a time … Read More

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Falls Short

October 14, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer


“Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” is based on the novel by Ransom Riggs and introduces all sorts of intriguing characters, a beautiful home and monstrous,  Slenderman-like creatures. This promising story wavers through excitement and confusion.

After his grandfather’s … Read More

Students Turned Filmmakers: Campus Moviefest Takes ODU

October 14, 2016 |

Robert Younger

Contributing Writer


On Sept. 29, Campus Moviefest announced the winners of its filmmaking contest at the University Theatre. Out of well over 90 different teams, 16 of their films were presented to a mass audience. Of those 16, only … Read More

Horror Movie Review: ‘The Witch’

October 1, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer

In this terrific New England folktale, a banished devote Christian family now resides on the edge of a daunting forest. The family slowly turns on one another, displaying their overwhelming fear of the devil. Thomasin watches her … Read More

The Witch is Back!

September 24, 2016 |

<h5>Julia Creamer

Contributing Writer</h5>

In 1994, three film students took a trip into the Black Hills Forest in Burkittsville, Maryland to film a documentary about the legendary Blair Witch. The three students never returned. Their cameras, sound equipment and part of their … Read More

Horror Movie Review: ‘The Conjuring 2’

September 17, 2016 |

‘The Conjuring 2’

Alyssa Branch

Contributing Writer


When a family in Enfield, England begins to experience strange happenings linked to the paranormal, investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren come to help. The possession of Janet Hodgson has the whole family shook. The apparent … Read More

Why ‘Don’t Breathe’ Is A Breath of Fresh Air

September 15, 2016 |

Robert Younger

Contributing Writer

Sad as it may be, the summer of 2016 was not a particularly good time for movies. From lackluster films to outright critical and financial bombs, summer ’16 has quickly become what some have started to call one of the … Read More

Horror Movie Review: The Forest

September 10, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch

Contributing Writer

The January 2016 movie “The Forest” is about the allegorical Aokigahara Forest, which has become the location for about 100 suicides per year in recent decades. According to Japanese mythology, the forest is said to be haunted by … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Bad Roomies,’ ‘Of Mind and Music’ and ‘Band of Robbers’

June 20, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

Bad Roomies (2015) | Unrated | 93 min. | 🎬


When best friends and long-time roommates Bobby (“The Sandlot’s” Patrick Renna) and Raymond (Tommy Savas) suddenly find themselves down a roomie, the fowl-mouthed pair begin their search for … Read More

Captain America: Civil War – A Perfect Union of Action and Story

May 19, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

In 2012, Marvel’s “The Avengers” proved a shared cinematic universe, akin to the kind found in its source comic books, could work in terms of tying several films together and that it could generate untold amounts of … Read More

Netflix and Chill? Summer 2016 Edition

May 16, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Arts & Entertainment Editor

Exams are over and the semester has officially ended. Between soaking up the sun this summer and filling your days with fun activities, unwind with these five must-sees streaming on Netflix now.

‘Chelsea Does’

After leaving her … Read More

‘Keanu’: Key and Peele’s First Feature Film

May 9, 2016 |

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

With a movie poster tagline saying, “From the visionary minds of ‘Key and Peele,’” “Keanu” certainly feels like an extended skit from the oft-hilarious sketch show. Allowing Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele to star in their first … Read More

‘World of Warcraft’ Attempts Successful Game to Film Crossover

May 6, 2016 | 2

Ross Reelachart Technology Editor

The “World of Warcraft” movie, “Warcraft,” is set to premiere this June, and by all accounts, the film looks promising as the fabled “good” video game movie. Despite looking like another CGI monstrosity, more than its contemporaries, the … Read More