Articles tagged: Movies


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A Case for the Classics: 2000’s rom-coms

Here’s a take you probably haven’t heard in a while: 2000’s era romantic comedies are the best era of movies. Sure, you have your 80’s John Hughes films, your sci-fi... Read more

Movies

Tenet is hard to see, and even harder to review

Movies are back! Well, they are according to this instantly iconic clip of Tom Cruise going to the theater to see Christopher Nolan’s newest film, Tenet (2020). The bizarre video... Read more

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Trailer Takes: Enola Holmes, She’s in Portland, Alone

Trailer 1 — She’s In Portland (2020) Sophie: This movie feels so familiar and ordinary that it could have come from any script at a random Starbucks in Los Angeles.... Read more

Movies

Chemical Hearts trivializes mental illness with its doomed love story

Chemical Hearts (2020) may be a romance, but it was never supposed to be a love story. Based on Kyrstal Sutherland’s novel Our Chemical Hearts, the film follows the doomed... Read more

Podcasts

Busted Stuff: Episode 1 – Mickey Mouse, the Winter Soldier

Tommy and John talk cryonics, needles, and Captain America. Contact the show at bustedstuffpod@gmail.com for any comments or questions. Listen to Busted Stuff on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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Ranking Every Nicolas Cage Movie on Netflix

Look, you’re in quarantine and there’s only so many episodes of Tiger King out there. Eventually, you’re going to get bored enough to watch a film starring the man, the... Read more

Movies

The Hunt Doesn’t Live Up to the Controversy

Back in July of 2019 the first trailer for The Hunt (2020) dropped online, showing a group of rich, snobby (liberal) elites hunting a bunch of regular (conservative) people, and... Read more

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Trailer Takes: The French Dispatch, The Green Knight, Stranger Things 4

Trailer 1 — The French Dispatch (2020) Roman: One of my favorite directors of all time (Wes Anderson) making a movie about one of my greatest passions (journalism)? I can... Read more

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To All the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before Movies, I Still Love You; but I Know You Can Do Better

Like most sequels, the biggest hurdle To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You (2020) faces is measuring up to the hype of its predecessor, the extremely successful To... Read more

Movies

Birds of Prey is Pretty Freakin’ Fantabulous

Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie) needs a fresh start. When we are reintroduced to the Suicide Squad antiheroine, she has just been dumped by her “puddin,” the Joker. Cocktail-drunk and heartbroken,... Read more

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Quiz: How Will Your Oscars Opinions Predict Your Spring Semester?

Oscar nominations came out Monday morning and there were, unfortunately, not too many surprises. However, just because the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences follows the same patterns year... Read more

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The Aeronauts Fails to Reach New Heights

In the final 10 minutes of The Aeronauts (2019), while James Glaisher (Eddie Redmayne) and Amelia Wren (Felicity Jones) are struggling to defy nature and land their hot air balloon,... Read more

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A Brief List of Things Michael Bay Clearly Didn’t Understand While Making 6 Underground

Imagine you’re talking to a 12-year-old boy working on his science fair project and he, having binged an age-inappropriate diet of Red Bull, pixie sticks, and action movies, decided to... Read more

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Let It Snow: A Christmas Twist On Classic Romantic Comedy Tropes

Let it Snow (2019) is the perfect movie to watch on a cozy Friday night after a long, stressful week—or a cozy, drunken Tuesday night after a long, stressful beginning... Read more

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Coraline: The Kids Movie That Made Me Afraid of My Mom

Coraline (2009) isn’t exactly a “Halloween movie”. In fact, there’s no mention of Halloween at all. Despite this, Coraline’s resemblance to a lot of children’s Halloween movies has solidified its... Read more

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The Goldfinch is a Poor Reproduction of a Work of Art

In a rustic West Village workshop, two ostensibly twin claw-foot chairs are set in front of a young Theodore Decker (Oakes Fegley): one an authentic piece of period furniture, the... Read more

Leisure

A Leisurely Stroll Down Memory Lane

For our 50th anniversary issue, we’ve selected a series of quotes from our leisure section in the last decade, some showing the significance of certain cultural moments, others displaying the... Read more

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The Weekly List: Music Perfect for the Movies

I don’t know if it’s just me, but there are songs that I listen to and immediately think would be perfect in a film. Whether it’s a coming-of-age comedy or... Read more

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Tense and Intimate, First Man Takes You to the Moon and Back

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is by all means an American hero. He was a family man whose ordinary life was turned upside down when... Read more

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Smallfoot Leaves A Big Imprint

At a time when it seems that most kids’ movies are either remakes of the classics or sequels, Smallfoot brings something new to the table. Directed by Karey Kirkpatrick and Jason... Read more