Warning: this article contains spoilers. In 2000, a relative unknown named Hugh Jackman stole the show playing Wolverine in X-Men. Though his casting didn’t garner much enthusiasm from fans at the time, over the course of 17 years, Jackman has become synonymous with the character, much like Robert Downey Jr. and his portrayal of Iron […]
Daria premiered on MTV 20 years ago in March 1997. What started out as a Beavis & Butthead spinoff quickly became a hit in its own right. The cartoon about a jaded, antisocial high schooler and her family and people in her life struck a chord with many. The series lasted five seasons and spawned two […]
If you’re reading this, you probably didn’t heed the warning given to viewers in the theme song to Netflix’s “A Series of Unfortunate Events” (ASOUE) which told viewers to look away. The series, an adaptation of author Lemony Snicket’s book series of the same name, sought to bring the gloomy story of the three Baudelaire […]
There is no magic formula for what makes a successful television show. Good writing and a good cast helps, but sometimes it’s all about timing and luck. There’s a certain kind of magic involved in captivating an entire audience week after week with stories about fictional characters, but that’s what Gilmore Girls did and is still […]
For years, HBO has been one of the more distinguished networks helping blur the lines of rich, engaged storytelling seen in film with short-form charm found on television. With immaculate narratives and performances seen in its acclaimed body of programming, the network’s latest dramatic series breathes life into the summer boob tube as the show […]
After a nine-year wait and briefly handing the franchise over to Jeremy Renner in 2012 with a box office dud that disappointed fans, Matt Damon returns to the silver screen as the titular rogue CIA-agent, Jason Bourne in the fourth installment of famed author, Robert Ludlum’s popular spy series. As reported by Variety earlier this […]
It’s hard to find a negative thing to say about Captain America: Civil War. It’s also hard to determine the best parts of the movie because everything was so good. Though it easily could have been a train wreck with a mix of so many different characters and competing storylines, directors Joe and Anthony Russo expertly juggled the cast and story and turned it into one of Marvel’s best films to date.
After an on-going controversy stemming from its initial production and casting, the highly anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice finally opened up last Friday. Although the gladiator matchup of the ages left critics with a bad taste in their mouth and less than kind reviews, the film racked up a little more than an […]
The Marvel Cinematic Universe has built its reputation on well-written, well-acted blockbuster films that are both entertaining and serious, while elevating the “comic book superhero movie” to something just a little more. With Deadpool, Marvel deviates from that formula with a film about a decidedly not heroic mercenary with a foul mouth, a love of […]
It’s hard to know where to begin when reviewing Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens. Possibly one of the most anticipated movies of all time, The Force Awakens had a lot to live up to, and it delivered and then some. Probably one of the strongest outings from the Star Wars franchise, and definitely surpassing the prequels, the movie was a nice mix of new characters and plot lines along with a healthy dose of nostalgia.
In October 2013, Marvel Studios announced the preparation of four drama series and a miniseries totaling sixty episodes for release through Netflix. Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist were announced as the properties to find life on the small screen. Marvel’s Daredevil released this past April to popular acclaim, centering around the dark and detailed […]
Haunted houses are one of Halloween’s biggest attractions. Creepy creatures hide around each corner waiting to jump–scare the unsuspecting visitor half out of their shoes. When all is said and done, everyone laughs at the diversion and goes home happy. A few of us even hide under the blankets just in case there really is […]
Many people dream of climbing mountains, but few people ever experience the rush. It’s about more than finding a trail and following it to the top. Professional climbers, and those that guide them, must school themselves in a number of safety precautions for years before making the attempt. Add to this the excellent physical shape […]
Last year, in keeping with the YA books-turned-movies theme that has become so popular in the past decade, we saw James Dashner’s The Maze Runner brought to life on the big screen. I reviewed the film back in September, and found it enjoyable and entertaining, with a solid cast to make up for the sometimes-confusing story. This […]
That nip in the air means only one thing—it’s that time of year again! The best season in sports is finally upon us with all its demonstrative glory and pride. As college football returns around the nation, one television network is granting unparalleled access to fans and audiences to one of the country’s best teams.