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AMC: A glistening shrine to movies

AMC: A glistening shrine to movies

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer
September 1, 2016
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The AMC movie theater location on Pearl Drive spent most of the summer at limited capacity during a major remodel.   Now that the AMC is firing on all cylinders I felt obliged to review the new additions, as now one can essentially get the experience of Showplace Cinema’s Royal Suite for a fr...

Watsky wows with ‘x Infinity’

Watsky wows with ‘x Infinity’

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
August 23, 2016
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Usually, I can’t stand listening to the same album more than a couple of times in a given week. George Watsky’s new album “x Infinity” has been out for a week and I’m up to 11 full listens. 12 by the time I’m finished writing this review. While I’m not the most learned man when it ...

Sausage Party, painfully un-funny

Sausage Party, painfully un-funny

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer
August 17, 2016
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"Sausage Party" is the film equivalent of jangling keys in front of a baby’s face for entertainment, or to put that in modern terms: an Adam Sandler movie. The first widely-released computer-generated cartoon with an R rating, "Sausage Party" pitches itself as a debaucherous sex comedy about ant...

‘Jungle Book’ oddly casted

‘Jungle Book’ oddly casted

Gavin Gaddis, Staff writer
April 20, 2016
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“The Jungle Book” tells a good story with gorgeous visuals and great acting. A child will love this film; an adult who’s seen multiple movies by the big-name actors won’t be able to separate the voice from the person. This isn’t helped by the film’s irritating habit to re-write characters to...

‘Hardcore Henry’ delivers flaccid action, pacing

‘Hardcore Henry’ delivers flaccid action, pacing

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
April 13, 2016
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As a gamer, I bought into the idea that an entirely first-person action film could be good. I still do, but “Hardcore Henry” takes this interesting idea and delivers a mediocre action comedy experience. For all of its flaws, the film’s supporting cast is sublime. Sharlto Copley (“District 9”...

‘Meet the Blacks’: I walked out

‘Meet the Blacks’: I walked out

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
April 6, 2016
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“Meet the Blacks” is the first film I’ve ever walked out of. Read on to find out why.

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‘Superman Vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice’: Three movies crammed in one

‘Superman Vs. Batman: Dawn of Justice’: Three movies crammed in one

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor
March 29, 2016
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Somewhere in this bloated hulk of a film are two interesting superhero stories and a cool origin movie.

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‘Peanuts’ perfection

Abigail, Suddarth
March 23, 2016
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After laughing until their sides hurt, audiences left “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead” grief-stricken and in tears.

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‘Allegiant’: an ugly, lazy film.

‘Allegiant’: an ugly, lazy film.

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
March 23, 2016
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“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” is probably the best comedy of 2016. It’s a pity the cast and crew attempted an action film out of it. I almost felt bad laughing out loud during multiple scenes.

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’10 Cloverfield Lane’: Go for the Goodman

’10 Cloverfield Lane’: Go for the Goodman

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer
March 18, 2016
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My feelings on “10 Cloverfield Lane” are, in a word, complicated. The film tells the story of Michelle, a woman who wakes chained to a pipe after a car crash. A suspicious figure named Howard (John Goodman), tells her there has been “an attack” and he saved her from the wreck. The name implie...

“Gods of Egypt’: heretical cinema

“Gods of Egypt’: heretical cinema

Gavin Gaddis, Opinion Editor
March 2, 2016
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Who knew movies this bad could exist without adapting a book?

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‘The Witch’: A frightening February flick

Bobby Shipman, Staff Writer
February 24, 2016
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It’s been a hot minute since a truly chilling horror movie has come along. Robert Eggers’ Puritan pandemonium flick about a rascally forest dweller tormenting a family of 1630s Christians is not that movie. The unnerving subject matter in “The Witch” sears so deep into one’s skin that it ...

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