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‘Free Fire’ delivers laughs through violence

‘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 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

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

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...

‘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

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...

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

Logan gives Hugh Jackman proper Wolverine sendoff

Tyler Manning

March 7, 2017

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...

Fifty Shades Darker gives love a bad name

Fifty Shades Darker gives love a bad name

Tyler Manning

February 21, 2017

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 ...

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