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Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Tyler Manning

August 25, 2017


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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...

Comedian Orlando Baxter keeps the crowd laughing

Comedian Orlando Baxter keeps the crowd laughing

Sarah Graves

August 23, 2017


Filed under Campus, Entertainment Spotlight, News

Students packed into the lower level seating at D.L. Ligon Coliseum to see comedian Orlando Baxter on Aug. 22. The Office of Student Development and Orientation hosted the comedy event as part of the Mustang Roundup festivities for incoming freshman. Ruby Arriaga, student development and ori...

Theaters, summer hits, movies to come

Theaters, summer hits, movies to come

Tyler Manning, Film Critic

August 17, 2017


Filed under A&E

Popcorn, snacks, comfy seats, big screens and low-lit rooms. Movie theaters are a popular form of entertainment with students. For a new student, unfamiliar with the area, the question pertaining to theaters is which of the two in Wichita Falls — Cinemark or AMC Classic Sikes Center — will give...

The search for the best in town: Barbecue edition

The search for the best in town: Barbecue edition

Taylor Morrison

May 2, 2017


Filed under Op-Ed, Restaurant reviews

There was a time when students of MSU argued which local burger shack had the best burgers. When the answer came to light, they needed something else to argue about. Politics, environmental issues, racism and sexism were all played out. The dawn of a new argument began, an issue that struck the core of every ...

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

‘La La Land’ sings and dances its way into hearts

Tyler Manning

May 2, 2017


Filed under A&E

In honor of it finally coming out on Blu-Ray, I feel like it is finally time to express my thoughts on La La Land in writing. I have seen this movie three times in theaters and vehemently recommend it to everyone I know, it is safe to say that I love this movie. It encapsulates everything I love...

‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

Tyler Manning

April 26, 2017


Filed under A&E

I love going to the movie theater. I know that it is incredibly expensive, people are loud, it can be kinda gross, etc. These are all valid criticisms, but I feel like they often turn our attention from the real point of the theater. To me, the theater is an experience. You never have the same mov...

Reasons why I love ’13 Reasons Why’

Reasons why I love ’13 Reasons Why’

Tyler Manning

April 18, 2017


Filed under A&E

Over the holiday break, I decided to binge watch Netflix's newest craze: 13 Reasons Why. I honestly can see what all of the hype is about. This is a bandwagon that I do not mind shamelessly hopping on. I'm sorry that I have not read the book or that I just only found out what it was a week ago,...

Short Term 12: a Netflix gem

Short Term 12: a Netflix gem

Tyler Manning

April 5, 2017


Filed under A&E

I always wince when I hear the phrase: "Netflix doesn't have any good movies." One reason that I think many people come to this conclusion is because they overlook a major film genre that is incredibly important: the independent film. You see, I can agree that Netflix did not provide many well known prop...

The Belko Experiment hinders interesting premise

The Belko Experiment hinders interesting premise

Tyler Manning

March 28, 2017


Filed under A&E

I am a massive fan of James Gunn's films. He has a distinct writing style and vision that I am really fond of. Even when tackling a pre-established project (such as Guardians of the Galaxy), he brings his own ideas into the work that enhances the project overall. With that in mind, when I saw the t...

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

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

Tyler Manning

March 21, 2017


Filed under A&E

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 mov...

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

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

Samuel Sutton

March 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Feature

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 director (Werner...

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

Tyler Manning

March 7, 2017


Filed under A&E, Op-Ed

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 muta...

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