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Shield staff movie picks to help you out of quarantine boredom

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Darrian Breedlove, Opinion Editor

April 22, 2020

COVID-19 is proving to be a difficult, crucial time for everyone, causing them to adjust their daily lives. Because of the boredom and anxiety many are feeling, here are some of the Shield staff’s movie recommendations for those who need to pass the time or take their minds off what’s happening. ...

‘The Dark Tower’ stands flaccid

'The Dark Tower' stands flaccid

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

August 15, 2017

As with most Stephen King movie adaptations, all I can say is there are better movies than these. The plot of ‘The Dark Tower’ is quite simple thanks to the movie over-simplifying everything and turning it into a half-assed kid-friendly story: A kid named Jake from New York City has visions of...

Doctor Strange: Just another Marvel movie.

Doctor Strange: Just another Marvel movie.

Gavin Gaddis, Staff Writer

November 7, 2016

Watching “Doctor Strange” felt like I was watching a two hour recording of a video game someone had quickly edited and uploaded to YouTube.

‘Dirty Grandpa’: Come for the sex, stay for the Greek

'Dirty Grandpa': Come for the sex, stay for the Greek

Gavin Gaddis

January 27, 2016

“Dirty Grandpa” could be a hilarious comedy, in an alternate dimension.

“A Most Wanted Man”

Jake Tapley

August 20, 2014

“A Most Wanted Man” is a movie you probably haven’t heard a lot about. It didn’t get a lot of promotion outside of in-theater previews and was substantially overshadowed by box office hits like “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Lucy.” To top it off, there is really nothing earth sha...

“Back in the Day”

Bobby Shipman

January 22, 2014

Newburgh, Ind. native Michael Rosenbaum’s directorial debut “Back in the Day” emulated his hometown’s image with strikingly generic cinematography, mild humor and lack of depth. The film stars Jim Owens, a Hollywood wannabe who travels back to his hometown of Newburgh, Ind. (how original)...

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