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Mace & Crown | April 29, 2017

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The Jungle Book: A Stunning Adaptation of a Disney Classic

May 2, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer

For lovers of the original 1967 Disney film and children of this generation, director Jon Favreau’s adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s “The Jungle Book” is phenomenal. Using hyper realistic animation, Favreau never strays from the old fashioned way … Read More

‘Room’ Reveals Two Frightening Worlds

April 23, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Contributing Writer

Last year was a unique year for film. The new Star Wars movie which was a monster success, news spread of the trials Leonardo DiCaprio went through for “The Revenant,” and the explosive blockbuster “Mad Max: Fury Road” … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Ten Thousand Saints,’ ‘Hell and Back’ and ‘Ayanda and the Mechanic’

April 19, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Ten Thousand Saints’ (2015) | R | 113 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Based on Eleanor Henderson’s 2011 novel, “Ten Thousand Saints” transports viewers back to 1980s New England where a young Jude Keffy-Horn (Asa Butterfield) learns from his matter-of-fact, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Lila & Eve,’ ‘Brotherly Love’ and ‘Safelight’

April 15, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Lila & Eve’ (2015) | R | 84 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

Her teenage son tragically died in the crossfire of a drive-by shooting. The police have no leads and don’t even recognize her face. With the help … Read More

DC Comics Prequel: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

April 10, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Contributing Writer

The blockbuster movie season kicked off early this year with the release of the eagerly anticipated “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.” The title alone promises an epic superhero showdown for the ages, but instead, audiences are … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘A Ballerina’s Tale,’ ‘Meet My Valentine’ and ‘Two Wrongs’

April 9, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘A Ballerina’s Tale’ (2015) | Not rated | 83 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

In 2015, at the age of 32, child prodigy and world-renowned dancer Misty Copeland became the first African-American principle performer in the American Ballet Theater. Copeland … Read More

Funny, Sexy, Immature and Brilliant: Deadpool Rocks the Hero Genre

April 8, 2016 |

Terrod Dillard Contributing Writer

Take everything you love about superheroes in their spandex galore and load it with sassiness, debauchery, snark and a lovable protagonist. What you get is the enchanting hero, Deadpool. And with a market saturated with superhero movies, … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: Out of My Hand, Man Up and PlantPure Nation

April 2, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘Out of My Hand’ (2015) | Unrated | 87 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

Cisco’s (Bishop Blay) work on a latex plantation in Liberia is simple but hard. Every morning before the sun rises, he walks several miles to a … Read More

‘London Has Fallen’ Tests National Security Across the Atlantic

April 2, 2016 |

Becca Barnett Contributing Writer

Explosions, gun fights, car chases, double agents, spies, terrorists and a lot of strong language. London Has Fallen has it all.

The film starts with all the leaders of the Western World attending the British Prime Minister’s funeral in London. … Read More

10 Cloverfield Lane: Conspiracies and Confinement

April 2, 2016 |

Alyssa Branch Contributing Writer

“10 Cloverfield Lane” is a compelling thriller with endless possibilities, despite the fact the characters are enclosed in a bunker. Tensions grow as new information and secrets about the characters are revealed. The originally-intended independent movie, directed by Dan … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: This Isn’t Funny, Dope and Piku

March 25, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘This Isn’t Funny’ (2015) | Unrated | 86 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

They met by accident—no, literally. When Jamie Thompson (Paul Ashton) crashed his bike into Eliot Anderson’s (Katie Page) car, it wasn’t exactly love at first … Read More

The ‘World’s Finest’ Team Up Before ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’

March 24, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

There are some things that go perfectly together. Peanut butter and jelly, peanut butter and chocolate, peanut butter and bananas and for those that have a peanut allergy, Batman and Superman. The pair has appeared … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘People Places Things,’ ‘Kung Fury’ and ‘Uncle John’

February 27, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘People Places Things’ (2015) | R | 85 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

When Will Henry, struggling artist and all-around nice guy, walks in on the mother of his twin girls undressing another man, the realization that their once blissful … Read More

Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight Earns Oscar Nod for Best Score

February 26, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

Quentin Tarantino’s eighth film “The Hateful Eight” is nominated for three Oscars at the 2016 Academy Awards, including Best Original Score by composer Ennio Morricone.

Set in post-Civil War Wyoming, the film opens with a horse-drawn carriage thundering … Read More

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Dramatics: A Comedy,’ ‘Unexpected’ and ‘Zipper’

February 26, 2016 |

Megan Snyder Staff Writer

‘The Dramatics: A Comedy’ (2015) | Unrated | 89 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

Aspiring actress Katie (Kat Foster) has just landed the role of her dreams alongside the Oscar-winning eccentric Bryan Macy (“Orange is the New Black’s” Pablo Schreiber). … Read More

ABC’s ‘Madoff’ is Trying to Steal Your Time

February 25, 2016 |

George Plank Staff Writer

On Feb. 3, ABC premiered their newest 4-episode miniseries, “Madoff.” The show is based on the real life actions of Bernie Madoff– investment broker, NASDAQ Chairman and Ponzi scheme architect.

The show tells about the events from the … Read More