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Monarch Movie Minute: ‘World of Tomorrow,’ ‘Chloe and Theo’ and ‘Slow Learners’
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Monarch Movie Minute: ‘World of Tomorrow,’ ‘Chloe and Theo’ and ‘Slow Learners’

Megan Snyder Staff Writer‘World of Tomorrow’ (2015) | Unrated | 17 min. | 🎬🎬🎬🎬🎬Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and winner of 25 other awards worldwide, “World of Tomorrow” is the touching and cerebral story of Emily, a curious little girl who is visited from the […]

Straight Outta Compton: The Reflection of a Reality
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Straight Outta Compton: The Reflection of a Reality

Anika Williams Contributing WriterThe highly anticipated “Straight Outta Compton,” directed by F. Gary Grey and premiered in August 2015 has received praises and even hints at being one of the greatest biopics ever. This two-hour, 27-minute movie is captivating in production, writing, acting and of course, the music, which has everyone unconsciously bobbing […]

Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Turbo Kid,’ ‘See You in Valhalla’ and ‘Uncanny’
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Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Turbo Kid,’ ‘See You in Valhalla’ and ‘Uncanny’

Megan Snyder Contributing Writer‘Turbo Kid’ (2015) | Unrated | 93 min. | 🎬🎬🎬It’s 1997, and acid rain contaminates much of Earth’s water supply. All life struggles to exist. An orphaned teenage comic enthusiast forages for supplies. His only means of transportation? The humble bicycle. Welcome to the Wasteland.The “Kid” reluctantly […]

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Monarch Movie Minute: ‘Frank,’ ‘Fruitvale Station’ and ‘The Skeleton Twins’

Megan Snyder Contributing Writer ‘Frank’ (2014) 🎬🎬🎬🎬 Meet Frank. Frank’s not okay. Starring Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal, this quirky dark comedy chronicles the experimental rock band Soronprfbs’ moderate rise and tragic fall from Internet fame, fronted by the title character (Fassbender) who wears a giant, wide-eyed papier-mâché head. When […]

A Rough Ride into Familiar Territory: Mad Max
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A Rough Ride into Familiar Territory: Mad Max

By David Thornton Copy Editor Widespread vehicular mayhem and carnage. Scavenging through a sprawling wasteland populated by violent tribal lunatics. Brutal fist-to-fist combat. Shotguns. Successful video game franchises have been built around each of these concepts. Sadly, in combining them, “Mad Max” comes up short. The story picks up immediately […]