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‘Joker’ creates a compelling, dark origin story

‘Joker’ creates a compelling, dark origin story

Brian Lang, Film Critic

October 8, 2019

For 50 years, Batman has been a hit on the big screen. He’s faced countless enemies along the way, but his biggest foe has always been the Joker. Over the years, the Joker has been played by many talented actors, with Heath Ledger giving arguably the best performance. Now there’s a new Joker in to...

‘Shazam’ reinvents the superhero drama

‘Shazam’  reinvents the superhero drama

Brian Lang, Film Critic

April 23, 2019

Being 14 is not fun, especially when you’re like Billy Batson, a kid in the foster system who was seemingly misplaced by his mom when he was little. But sometimes the universe needs saving, and when superpowers have been hoisted upon you, you have to answer the call. Billy hasn’t always been ...

‘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 ...

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...

From student engineer to superhero

From student engineer to superhero

Tyler Manning, Reporter

September 26, 2017

To stress the importance of drive and technology in social media, mechanical engineering and physics senior Michael Olaya conducted the session "How Flying Robots Will Give You Superpowers" as part of Social Media Day, on Sept. 25 in the Legacy Hall Multipurpose Room. However, his 60-minute session,...

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...

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