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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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Anomalisia,’ ‘I Am Not a Serial Killer’ and ‘Yoga Hosers’

January 20, 2017 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff Writer

‘Anomalisia’ (2015) | R | 90 min | 🎬🎬🎬🎬

When watching a movie from Charlie Kaufman, viewers are submerged in a surrealist world of crisis and doubt in the self. In movies such as “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless … 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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Sing Street,’ ‘I Am Your Father’ and ‘Green Room’

November 28, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘Sing Street’ (2016) | PG-13 | 106 min. 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

Art, whether it be music, painting or writing, is something that can bring out the best in us. Art is something that gives artists a reason to keep looking … 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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Neon Demon,’ ‘4th Man Out’ and ‘Knock Knock’

November 12, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘The Neon Demon’ (2016) | R | 118 min. 🎬🎬 Anyone familiar with the work of writer and director Nicholas Winding Refn knows that his films tend to divide audiences. While the look of his films are … 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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Fits,’ ‘The Automatic Hate’ and ‘Amy’

October 28, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

‘The Fits’ (2015) | NR | 72 min. In the eyes of a child, the idea of growing up can be a scary, uncontrollable and  nightmarish experience. This experience is brilliantly embodied by newcomer Royalty Hightower in … 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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘The Nightmare ‘Dark’ and ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse’

October 22, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

 

‘The Nightmare’ (2015) | NR | 90 mins | 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

In the 2015 documentary “The Nightmare,” documentarian Rodney Ascher explores the subject of sleep paralysis, a disorder that leaves the sufferer unable to move as they are asleep … 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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Holidays,’ ‘Hush’ and ‘They Look Like People’

October 14, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge

Staff Writer

 

‘Holidays’ (2016) | NR | 106 min. | 🎬🎬🎬

A young girl gives her swimming coach a bloody Valentine’s Day gift, three girls get a little Halloween themed revenge and a New Years Eve date takes a surprising and … 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

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made,’ ‘Slow West’ and ‘While We’re Young’

October 1, 2016 |

Tyler Passarge Staff Writer

 

‘Raiders! The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made’ (2015) | NR | 106 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬

After seeing the 1981 classic “Raider of the Lost Ark,” three young boys set out on a passionate journey to … Read More