‘It Follows’ calls back to ’70s horror

Horror is one of the most creative film genres. There are plenty of themes to explore and with modern special effects, what can be filmed is absolutely limitless. That being said, however, horror movies today have become manufactured and lazy. The scares are cheap and unrewarding, the plots are thin … [Read more...]

The indie that started it all

In the spirit of Halloween, I would like to talk about one of the most influential horror films ever made: George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead." The film is single-handedly responsible for creating modern pop culture's biggest Hollywood monster: the zombie. Despite these hurtles, "Night of … [Read more...]

Blade Runner 2049: a modern masterpiece

"Blade Runner 2049" is a film that I have wanted to see ever since its announcement. With brilliant auteur Denis Villeneuve at the helm and one of my favorite modern actors, Ryan Gosling, set to star in the movie, I could not help but get excited. With so much anticipation for this film, there was a … [Read more...]

Mentalist reads minds and brings laughs

As a part of Family Weekend, administration in the Office of Student Development hosted a performance by Sean Bott, the Mentalist, in Akin Auditorium on Sept. 30. The performance garnered about 375 people, including parents, children and students. To clarify what a mentalist is, Bott said, "A … [Read more...]

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

    "Kingsman: The Secret Service" was a breath of fresh air for the spy genre. Matthew Vaughn's style and visual flair blended with a conventional coming-of-age story made for a refreshing spy movie. The film parodied conventional spy flicks and overall made a mockery of the … [Read more...]

Selena movie for Hispanic Heritage Month

The Hispanic Heritage committee chose “Selena” to show on Sept. 20 at 6 p.m. in the Market Street Learning Commons Multipurpose room as part of Hispanic Heritage Month events. “They felt that this particular idol is a great representative,” Ruby Arriaga, coordinator of student activities and … [Read more...]

‘Good Time’: layered character writing

A good sense of direction. Great acting. Beautiful cinematography. They all enhance a movie. However, none are as crucial to holding a movie together as character. Character is the avenue by which the writer gets the film's message across. A good character can tell us a lot about life. We, as an … [Read more...]

IT remake: a safe yet good film

I will be the first to admit that I was not rooting for "It." After hearing about the original director (Cary Fukunaga) leaving the project due to creative differences with the studio, I had doubts about the direction of the project. Fukunaga is responsible for directing the beautiful film, "Beasts … [Read more...]

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Fall is almost upon us, which means we're getting closer and closer to one of my favorite holidays: Halloween. I feel that in preparation it is only appropriate to discuss one of my favorite recent horror movies — Train to Busan. Train to Busan is a South Korean horror movie about a father and … [Read more...]

Theaters, summer hits, and movies to come

Welcome, new students, to MSU and to Wichita Falls (if you're not local to the area). Now, if you're like me and you came from a bigger city filled with more to do, then you might come to be a little bored within the next four years. Don't worry. You have me, Tyler Manning. I am here to inform you, … [Read more...]