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“Free Guy” is fun and heartfelt, but its themes fall flat

Joseph Nelson September 1, 2021

“Free Guy” depicts a massively multiplayer online game in which a nonplayable character suddenly develops self-awarenes.  The NPC begins interacting with his virtual domain in ways that reverberate...

Get educated, talk about serious topics

The Wichitan February 6, 2018

OUR VIEW: Getting tested for sexually transmitted infections and diseases should be second nature to sexually active people. We're all adults here. We talk politics, gender, race and sex, but mere...

Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher in Justice League (2017)

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...

Tom Hiddleston and Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

‘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...

Erika Collborn, attendee, Tara McKnight, attendee, and Ginger Cross, attendee view student made bowls during the Empty Bowls of Wichita Falls at Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU, Oct 10, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Empty Bowls event fills community through engagement

Cortney Wood October 10, 2017

From the nationally crafted art pieces that symbolize hunger to the more than 1,000 bowls donated by the Wichita Falls community and to raise awareness for food insecurity in the community, the sixth...

Taron Egerton in Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

Kingsman sequel misses the mark

Tyler Manning September 23, 2017

    "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...

Su-an Kim and Yoo Gong in Train to Busan (2016). Photo courtesy of IMDB

Train to Busan leads train to my heart

Tyler Manning August 25, 2017

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...

Brie Larson in Free Fire (2016). Photo courtesy of IMDB

‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

Tyler Manning April 25, 2017

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...

Keanu Reeves in John Wick: Chapter 2 Photo by Niko Tavernise

John Wick 2 exceeds expectations

Tyler Manning February 14, 2017

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...

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