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‘Black Panther’ changes the superhero genre

‘Black Panther’ changes the superhero genre

Brian Lang

February 19, 2018

It’s no secret that Marvel’s newest superhero flick “Black Panther” has roared into theaters. Although I was sure that it could not possibly live up to all of the hype, thankfully, I was badly mistaken. With its fresh feel and amazing cast, “Black Panther” is one of the best Marvel movies to ...

‘Call Me By Your Name’ examines young love

‘Call Me By Your Name’ examines young love

Brian Lang

February 13, 2018

One of the more controversial movies of this year’s Oscar picks is Luca Guadagnino’s “Call Me By Your Name.” Set in the Italian countryside in 1983, “Call Me By Your Name” tells the story of Elio, a Jewish, American-Italian 17-year-old (Timothée Chalamet) as he falls in love with his father...

‘Darkest Hour’, Gary Oldman’s ticket to an Oscar

‘Darkest Hour’, Gary Oldman’s ticket to an Oscar

Brian Lang

February 13, 2018

During the cold winter months, studios begin marching out huge dramas headlined with the names of Hollywood’s top drawer actors. This year’s “Darkest Hour” follows this tradition. Telling the story of Churchill’s rise as prime minister, “Darkest Hour” is filled with sentime...

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

‘Get Out’, a chilling look at racism

Brian Lang

February 5, 2018

Possibly the biggest breakout hit of 2017 was Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out,”a timely film that succeeds in the horror genre while starting a dialogue about racism in our country. Never before has an enjoyable horror film also conquered so many racial issues head-on. When the familiar story of a boyf...

‘Dunkirk’ a thrilling war flick, falls flat

‘Dunkirk’ a thrilling war flick, falls flat

Brian Lang

February 5, 2018

There comes a time in every serious director’s career to produce a war movie. Christopher Nolan’s 2017 film “Dunkirk” is an ode to the heroism and bravery of soldiers throughout some of the darkest days in Britain’s history. Starring Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hardy, and Harry Styles, “Dunkirk” is a tens...

‘Lady Bird’: a relatable look at a mother-daughter bond

‘Lady Bird’:  a relatable look at a mother-daughter bond

Brian Lang

January 29, 2018

For teenagers, getting along with their parents is a constant struggle. The same is true for Christine McPherson, who goes by the nickname Lady Bird. She is a senior at a Catholic high school outside of Sacramento, California. Greta Gerwig’s charming comedy “Lady Bird” examines the turbulent life...

‘The Shape of Water’ gives hope to those without a voice

‘The Shape of Water’ gives hope to those without a voice

Brian Lang

January 24, 2018

The Academy announced its nominations for the 90th Academy Awards last week and the front runner is Guillermo del Toro’s breathtaking film “The Shape of Water” with a staggering 13 nominations. Starring Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, and Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water” e...

‘The Post’ engages, inspires audiences

‘The Post’ engages, inspires audiences

Tyler Manning

January 15, 2018

The Academy Awards are approaching and that signals the release of movies slated to be nominated, including the film “The Post.” “The Post” tells the story of The Washington Post publishing top secret government information given to them by a third party regarding the government’s in...

Justice League: DC’s latest failure

Justice League: DC’s latest failure

Tyler Manning

November 27, 2017

It is apparent that Warner Bros. does not have a solid plan for its DC film universe. Every bit of news regarding the latest endeavor, "Justice League," has been about last-minute changes to the film, including the reshoots that took up an estimated 25-50 percent of the finished project. News about future movies in t...

Five people watch West Side Story at UPB movie night

Brittany Hill, Reporter

November 15, 2017

The University Programming Board hosted a movie night showing of West Side Story, Tuesday night, Nov. 14. The event was held in support of the local food bank with a collection of canned foods, but did not have a big turn-out with only five people attending and 20 cans collected. “It’s really disappoi...

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

Sam’s Southern Eatery new restaurant in Wichita Falls

Justin Marquart

November 15, 2017

After one Pioneer of Texas restaurant closes on Sept. 25 a new restaurant, Sam’s Southern Eatery, opens at that location, off of Southwest Pkwy on Oct. 25, serving sea food, po’boys, burgers, salads and chicken. The restaurant still had that Pioneer feel to it because they still had those woode...

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presents fun space adventure

‘Thor: Ragnarok’ presents fun space adventure

Tyler Manning

November 7, 2017

This year has been great for Marvel. "Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2" was a touching character-driven story about what it means to be a family. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" was a nice callback to John Hughes' films. Now there is "Thor: Ragnarok:" a funny, space adventure film. "Thor: Ragnarok" was a ...

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