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Mace & Crown | December 16, 2017

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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

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