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Winter break was the perfect time to catch up on movies and shows from my watchlist. Theres plenty I dont regret streaming - and some I wish Id skipped.

Skip it or stream it: Break Binge edition

Sydney Lawson, Lifestyle Editor January 13, 2022

After a long and mentally taxing fall semester, I was more than ready to go home to my family and relax. For me, this meant indulging in hobbies I had no time for during the semester and catching up on...

In this skip it or stream it, staff writer Abby Sink shares which holiday movies she would skip and which ones she would stream.

Skip it or stream it: Holiday edition

Abby Sink, Staff Writer December 20, 2021

In my family, I’m the one who starts celebrating the holiday season as soon as November 1st hits. There’s something so magical about this time of year. The spirit that seems to exist within everyone...

Tegan Ruhl, staff writer, lists her favorite movies released in 2021.

Best of 2021 Movies

Tegan Ruhl, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

I would almost consider 2021 to be the year movies made a comeback. With the widespread closure of movie theaters due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, it seems movies decided to come back strong this...

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...

“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”...

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...


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...

“Don Jon”

USI Shield Staff September 29, 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,...


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...

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...

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...

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...

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