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Becoming A Binge-Watching Recluse

Maxywell Carlton, Staff Writer

January 17, 2017

In the past five years, streaming video content has become the popular way to enjoy television and movies. Being able to retrieve your favorite show or watch a memorable movie at the tap of a finger is the reality we all live in. Companies like Netflix and Hulu are the two, main streaming video...

“The Transporter Refueled” running on half tank

Gavin Gaddis

September 9, 2015

“The Transporter Refueled” is a movie set in 2010  about a guy driving a car that wasn’t put into production until 2013. This discrepancy perfectly highlights what makes this addition to the “Transporter” franchise simultaneously intriguing and frustrating as hell. The film is frustrati...

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Bobby Shipman

December 5, 2013

The second installment of “The Hunger Games” trilogy improved upon its predecessor in a few pivotal ways. “Catching Fire” begins with 74th annual Hunger Games victors Katniss Everdeen and Peeta Mellark adjusting to life after unknowingly sparking rebellion in Panem with their controversial victory. ...


Bobby Shipman

November 20, 2013

“Lovelace” is shocking, well-cast and heart-wrenching, but fails to fully develop its star. In 1972, Linda Boreman, played by Amanda Seyfried, shot to fame in the film “Deep Throat,” a porn film about a girl with an unusual birth defect: her clitoris resides deep within her throat. Borem...

“Don Jon”

USI Shield Staff

September 30, 2013

Joseph Gordon-Levitt starred and directed, “Don Jon,” which appeared in theaters Friday. The film follows Jon, an attractive guy who gets whatever he wants, through his daily rituals of getting girls, working out and his big secret. Jon is the perfect catch, so of course there’s a secret. He’s ad...


Jake Tapley

September 25, 2013

Boasting an intricately woven plot, two hours of nonstop suspense, and superb acting, “Prisoners” might just be the year’s must-see-thriller. The movie follows the kidnapping of two young girls in their neighborhood and the subsequent actions of the characters surrounding the incident. The...

The World’s End

The World's End

Jake Tapley

September 19, 2013

Edgar Wright’s new film, “The World’s End” is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, or more appropriately, a wolf wearing clown shoes. But I guess I should have expected no more or less of the man responsible for “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” For roughly the first half of the movie,...

Insidious: Chapter 2

Insidious: Chapter 2

Roberto Campos

September 19, 2013

Low-budget horror films have been all the rage since ‘Paranormal Activity’ proved that the low-budget formula could produce big bucks.James Wan’s ‘Insidious: Chapter 2’ continued the trend of low-budget horror film success after it topped the box office this weekend, scaring its way to No....

Spanish film fest brings diversity in campus events

Bobby Shipman

September 11, 2013

USI’s Spanish Film Festival kicked off Sept. 6, with minimal attendance. Merely 30-40 attendees were present for Friday’s screening of Spanish film “Wilaya,” the first in a series of five Spanish movies that will be presented in Forum I. “We have to probably promote more across campus...

Film projector goes digital

Roberto Campos

February 21, 2013

As the lights dim, everyone settles into their seats with popcorn and drinks in hand, waiting for the movie to begin. It’s an experience that’s familiar to many people, and one that’s started to change as more and more movie theaters gravitate towards presenting movies in a digital format. ...

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