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‘Wonder Woman 1984’ is a colorful joyride with a couple of bumps

Brian Lang, Film Critic January 18, 2021

The supers have returned. After a year-long hiatus from the silver screen, DC and HBO Max have brought superheroes back with “Wonder Woman 1984,” and while Wonder Woman isn’t saving the day on the...

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Our Silent Superheroes

Khirstia Sheffield, Feature Editor December 28, 2020

As the virus swept across the nation nearly nine months ago, leaving more than 300,000 Americans alone as they spent their last waking moments without physical connection from their families, our nation...

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker (2019)

‘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...

Zachary Levi and Jack Dylan Grazer in Shazam! (2019)

‘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...

Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Janeshia Adams-Ginyard in Black Panther (2018)

‘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...

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...

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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...

Hugh Jackman and Stephen Merchant in Logan (2017). Photo by Ben Rothstein, Marvel.

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....

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