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Movies Archives * Page 3 of 7 * Mace & Crown

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

Looking Through the Eyes of ‘Hardcore Henry’

May 3, 2016 | 1

Tyler Passarge Contributing Writer

Imagine what would happen if a movie studio gave a 13-year-old gamer a GoPro camera, $10 million and free reign to make whatever movie he wanted. “Hardcore Henry” is the hyperactive product.

The action flick centers on the … Read More

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