‘Beauty and Beast’ remake fails to give reason for existing

I go into different movies with different expectations. With John Wick Chapter 2, I went into it hoping that we would get more of what made the first movie great. I went into Fifty Shades Darker hoping to feel an emotional connection between its two lover. For Beauty and The Beast,  I wanted this … [Read more...]

‘Burden of Dreams’ shows conflict of two cultures working together

The filming business has always been tough, but when a filmmaker has to work with an entirely different culture in an environment where his culture is not used to, the business definitely gets tougher. That's what is shown in director Les Blank's documentary, Burden of Dreams. The movie shows a … [Read more...]

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

I was greatly impressed with Fox Studio's release of Deadpool, last year. It was refreshing to see a modern comic book movie take such a bold risk in service of adapting its character faithfully. This is the same feeling I had when leaving Logan. Logan takes place in a near future where mutants … [Read more...]

Talent show to be held on March 25

The Sri Lankan Students' organization (SSO) is hosting a talent show on March 25. Starting at 6 p.m. at Akin Auditorium there will be numerous acts including a martial arts routine, a tribal dance and a Sri Lankan native dance. "We really want to display the diversity that MSU has to offer. We … [Read more...]

Racial issues ascend from “Get Out”

Ever since the movie was released Feb. 24, people have been giving their opinion about the racial anxiety given that African-Americans are being portrayed as "slaves" and Caucasians as "having it easy." Making the movie "Get Out" more controversial than other horror films. “It depends on the … [Read more...]

Fifty Shades Darker gives love a bad name

I want to preface before I go into my thoughts on Fifty Shades Darker that I am a huge sucker for a good love story. I love it when a movie can convince me that the two leads have a genuine connection with one another, get me invested in a relationship and play with my emotions as I watch the lovers … [Read more...]

John Wick 2 exceeds expectations

John Wick Chapter 2 follows the story of an ex hit-man, John Wick, who gets pulled back into his old line of work through a past deal. After holding up his end of the bargain, he is betrayed and seeks to get revenge on the man who wronged him. The film stars Keanu Reeves, Lawrence Fishburne, Ruby … [Read more...]

Best Picture ‘Moonlight’ presents character study, inclusion

After a moment of controversy, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences named the film Moonlight as best picture during the 89th Academy Awards. Moonlight is a film directed by Barry Jenkins and stars Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe, and Trevante Rhodes. The movie tells the … [Read more...]

Camp Chaparral: A hidden gem

Substantial entertainment is a rarity in Wichita Falls, particularly for international students that come from festive, fun-filled milieus'. For those looking to amp up the adrenaline in their life, there is a silver lining. Nestled between Iowa Park and Wichita Falls on 130 acres of semi-wooded, … [Read more...]

Student-produced one-act plays end spring semester

Seven theater seniors wrapped up their spring semester with student-produced one-act plays on April 15-16 and 22-23 as part of their graduation requirements. In the Bea Wood Studio Theatre, directors presented their plays to 400 attendees, raising $2,000.All profits made from the plays went back to … [Read more...]