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Kent State Student Center to appear in Netflix motion picture

December 6, 2022

Kent State University Student Center was used to film for the new "White Noise" motion picture. The upstairs of the Student Center was used to give the film a 70s-80s look. Matthew Mergen spoke with...

African Cinema Week concludes with a showing “Lumumba”

Joshua Bailey, Reporter April 20, 2022

“Lumumba” – a true film based on the rise to power and assassination of the former leader of the independent Congo, Patrice Lumumba, was shown during African Cinema Week on Friday. “The theme...

Kent State professor’s May 4 heroism featured in 46th annual Cleveland film festival

Baylee Sweitzer, Reporter March 23, 2022

“I don't care whether you've never listened to anyone before in your lives. I am begging you right now. If you don't disperse right now, they're going to move in, and it can only be a slaughter....

Jeté Laurence as Ellie in Pet Sematary.

REVIEW: ‘Pet Sematary’ remake is a frightening, mournful look at a family’s grief

Cameron Hoover April 10, 2019

The marketing team at Paramount tasked with promoting the studio’s new remake of “Pet Sematary” really left itself open for the ire of the internet with a simple, four-word tagline: “Sometimes...

Michael Keaton as V.A. Vandevere, an impresario who runs a menace-filled amusement park, in Dumbo.

REVIEW: ‘Dumbo’ disappoints with unnecessary, style-less remake

Cameron Hoover April 2, 2019

Another addition into a disturbingly long line of disappointing live-action “reimaginings” of Disney’s more magical years, “Dumbo” never gets off the ground long enough to leave a meaningful...

Jack Lowden and Florence Pugh in Fighting with My Family.

REVIEW: ‘Fighting with My Family’ is a surprisingly poignant love letter to pro wrestling

Cameron Hoover February 24, 2019

Professional wrestling, itself one of the most elaborate performances in live television, hasn’t really gotten its due in terms of scripted movies. Other than “Ready to Rumble” or “Nacho Libre”...

The replica of an Oscar, photographed during a press event of the film studios Babelsberg in Potsdam (Brandenburg) on ​​23.02.2015 in front of the logo of the studio. The Grand Budapest Hotel was awarded Four Academy Awards on Monday night in Hollywood for Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, Best Make-Up and Best Hairstyles, and Best Film Music.

OPINION: The Oscars will only work when they remember their roots

Cameron Hoover February 20, 2019

There isn’t much I can say that hasn’t already been said about this year’s Oscars ceremony. From the potential “Best Popular Film” category to Kevin Hart’s hiring and subsequent firing to trimming...

Rosa Salazar stars as Alita in Alita: Battle Angel.

REVIEW: Dazzling visuals carry ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ through average script

Cameron Hoover February 17, 2019

Even though its story beats are puzzlingly familiar, the technological advancements showcased in “Alita: Battle Angel” are enough to produce some of the best action of the last few years and easily...

Cold War

REVIEW: Oscar-nominated ‘Cold War’ delivers a painfully gorgeous love story

Cameron Hoover February 10, 2019

Real love stories don’t usually play out like they do in the movies. Watch enough cheesy Hallmark movies or films adapted from Nicholas Sparks novels, and it’s hard not to begin imagining a world where...

Gina Rodriguez stars in Miss Bala. 

REVIEW: Gina Rodriguez carries mediocre script in ‘Miss Bala’

Cameron Hoover February 6, 2019

“Miss Bala,” which opened last weekend’s box office with an unceremonious thud, is an exercise in lost potential, unfortunately squandering a breakout performance from Gina Rodriguez due to questionable...

Rene Russo and Jake Gyllenhaal in Velvet Buzzsaw.

REVIEW: ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ is a fun slasher, but its message doesn’t quite stick

Cameron Hoover February 3, 2019

Dan Gilroy’s “Velvet Buzzsaw” is an enjoyable, campy satirical thriller that works a lot better when you don’t consider how you’re watching it.“Velvet Buzzsaw” was highly anticipated heading...


OPINION: Criticism for Ted Bundy film misplaced

Alex Cala February 1, 2019

If you’ve been following the news at all recently, you’ve noticed Ted Bundy has suddenly become a trending topic.This is because “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile,” a film starring Zac...

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