‘The Finest Hours’ proves to be a surprisingly entertaining movie

CHRISTI PEACE Senior Editor Although “The Finest Hours” is no “Star Wars,” “Avengers,” or beloved children’s movie, Disney’s latest film is a touching story about courage and teamwork in the face of overwhelming odds. When a nor’easter hits the...

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Review: ‘Mockingjay – Part 2’ is a dismal, but accurate, end to ‘Hunger Games’ series

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Editor-in-Chief I’ve read the entire “Hunger Games” trilogy only once in my life, and it was during my last year in high school. I blazed through the books in order to prepare for the first “Hunger Games”...

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‘Steve Jobs’ highlights Apple innovator’s rise to humanity

REBECCA RUSSELL Staff Writer Upon entering the antique Bowtie Cinema Theater here in Madison, I had not one clue as what to expect from the movie depiction of the personal life of Steve Jobs. The film, directed by Danny...

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Review: Damon is charming in Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Editor-in-Chief It has been slightly over a month since “The Martian” was first shown in theaters on Oct. 2, but for those of us just getting the chance to see the film, the movie is still giving...

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M. Night Shyamalan redeems himself with ‘The Visit’

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Editor-in-Chief Last week I went to the small theater in Madison to see “The Visit,” M. Night Shyamalan’s new horror movie. You know there is little expectation for a film when the attendance is below 10 people,...

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Review: New ‘Avengers’ film is overstuffed but entertaining

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor “Avengers: Age of Ultron” had the incredibly difficult task of creating a film that was worthy of standing alongside its 2012 predecessor, which currently sits as the third highest grossing movie of all time. With...

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Movie review: ‘Unfriended’ is ‘first genuine surprise of 2015’

JON SCOTT Entertainment Editor One of the best experiences to have watching a movie is going into the theater with the absolute lowest expectations you could possibly have for a film. I love the feeling of walking out of...

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Film review: ‘Horns’ is not your typical thriller

KRISTEN ORDONEZ Staff Writer The fall season typically prompts a few thriller or horror movies to be released in theaters that entice adrenaline seekers and scary-movie fans. Following the theme of thrilling, creepy films is the new movie “Horns,” directed...

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Film review: ‘Gone Girl’ translates well to screen

AMIR MUHAMMAD Contributor About halfway through David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” a policeman asks a question that seems more directed to the audience than it does to his partner: “You ever hear the expression ‘the simplest answer’s often the correct...

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Review: ‘Catching Fire’ lives up to expectations

JON SCOTT Film Critic After seeing “Thor: The Dark World” for a second time last weekend, my opinion on it had not changed, but I thought to myself, “what qualifies as a good sequel?” For me, personally, a good sequel qualifies...

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