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Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Caden Merrill

December 14, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Movies/TV, Showcase

“That lightsaber was Luke's, and his father's before him, and now, it calls to you.” George Lucas’ filmmaking enterprise known as Lucasfilm was purchased for approximately four billion dollars by the Walt Disney Company in 2012. Although Lucas was very torn about the decision that he made, he...

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

Caden Merrill

December 12, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Movies/TV, Showcase

“You’ve failed your highness. I am a Jedi, like my father before me.” Once the end credits for “The Empire Strikes Back” rolled after a surprising cliffhanger in 1980, people were more than overjoyed with the outstanding movie that they just saw, but extremely disappointed that they would...

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back

Caden Merrill

December 12, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Movies/TV, Showcase

“The Force is with you, young Skywalker. But you are not a Jedi yet.” The 1980s was a decade that helped to revive science fiction in cinema. Whereas science fiction was only viewed as critical social commentary or something that appealed exclusively to “geeks” or “nerds,” Star Wars proved...

Episode IV: A New Hope

Episode IV: A New Hope

Caden Merrill

December 9, 2017


Filed under 2017-2018, A&E, Movies/TV, Showcase

“If you strike me down, I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.” It is an extremely true and valid statement that the Star Wars films have forever changed the landscape of the film industry. Before, movies were generally devoid of action, which could only be found in grand...

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

Caden Merrill

December 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, A&E Columns, Movies/TV, Showcase

“So this is how liberty dies. With thunderous applause.” According to George Lucas, the central story of Star Wars is the tragedy of Anakin Skywalker and his metamorphosis into Darth Vader. While the previous two entries in the prequel trilogy, “The Phantom Menace” and “Attack of the Clones,”...

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Caden Merrill

December 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, A&E Columns, Movies/TV, Showcase

“The shroud of the Dark Side has fallen. Begun the Clone War has.” Three years after the release of “The Phantom Menace,”  Star Wars fans’ feelings toward George Lucas’ new prequel trilogy were in limbo. Despite grossing over a billion dollars worldwide, the film only garnered a mixed...

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Caden Merrill, A&E Editor

December 4, 2017


Filed under A&E, A&E Columns, Movies/TV, Showcase

“The ability to speak does not make you intelligent.” When Lucasfilm first announced in the mid-1990s that a Star Wars prequel trilogy was in the works, the Force took fans by storm once again, just as it did with the original film’s release in 1977. Ever since the end credits rolled after “Return...

For the Love of Cinema: A Case for Short Films

Katie Jung, Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

For some, sitting for two hours straight on the same chair watching the same screen is almost unbearable, unless the movie shown is incredibly phenomenal. To avoid this monotonous activity, audiences can watch short films ranging from horror, comedy, animation, and drama as a great and concise source of ente...

Reality TV: Fake as Sweet N’ Low

Emma Carter, Re

May 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

Reality TV is a popular source of entertainment for people of all ages, but many individuals do not realize how much work is put into making these shows appear spontaneous. In fact, the plot of the majority of these shows is well-thought out beforehand. From the popular program “Keeping Up With the ...

#OscarsSoWhite

#OscarsSoWhite

Katie Jung, Reporter

March 9, 2017


Filed under A&E, Movies/TV

The TV is turned on and the opening soundtrack of the Oscars is blaring through the speakers. Nominee after nominee is announced and a noticeable change is easily observed. The dominant color of white is now speckled with other shades, a major contrast from the former blank canvas. The film industry...

Sports Films Convey a Different Message

Caden Merrill, Reporter

February 14, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, Issue #5, Movies/TV, Sports

Every so often a movie character comes along that changes how moviegoers perceive the world around them. For instance, Luke Skywalker proved that light always prevails over darkness, and Ferris Bueller wittingly acknowledged the fact that life moves pretty fast, and that you could miss it if you do not...

Movie Review: A Love Letter to La La Land

Movie Review: A Love Letter to La La Land

Genny Sanders, Head Opinions Editor

February 10, 2017


Filed under 2016-2017, A&E, Issue #5, Movies/TV

The latest cinematic masterpiece, “La La Land,” hits all the important qualities of an instant classic: it has received a number of awards, featured an incredible score and a captivating plot, and left a significant impact on its audience. After opening on Dec. 9, 2016 and slowly releasing across...

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