Mad Max: Fury Road (Film Review)

Mad Max: Fury Road (Film Review)

BY RYAN MILOWICKI Have you ever gone into a theater with practically zero expectations, and left with an irrepressible feeling of joy that can only stem from the most pleasant of surprises? Last week, I was fortunate enough to experience that at an advance screening of Mad Max: Fury Road. My skepticism at the “let’s reboot […]

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Film Review)

Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Film Review)

BY RYAN MILOWICKI How do you follow up one of the biggest blockbusters of all time? The Avengers was an unprecedented spectacle of ensemble, destruction, and even humor, but it wasn’t without its flaws. Fortunately, Joss Whedon and company appear to have taken copious notes from their previous endeavor, and the result is a polished, electric sequel […]

5 Most Anticipated Movies for Summer 2015

5 Most Anticipated Movies for Summer 2015

BY VARUN KUMAR With Furious 7 opening this month, the summer blockbuster season is about to start, if it hasn’t already started. While 2014 was mostly a dry year for summer blockbusters; this year is clearly different with a number of big films coming out. Whether it’s the next installment in the Mission: Impossible series […]

Focus (Film Review)

Focus (Film Review)

BY RYAN MILOWICKI You might not guess from my penchant for terrible comedies, but I do rather enjoy movies that make me think. There’s something unique to the medium of film which allows a story to veil important details while setting the table for climactic and game-changing revelations. Too many films use this concept to slink […]

Ryan’s Predictions for the 2015 Oscars

Ryan’s Predictions for the 2015 Oscars

BY RYAN MILOWICKI The Best Picture marathon was an absolute blast, and today we get the added benefit of having the Oscars! It’s now time for me to go to work and publicly lay my cards out on the table. I’m tempted to throw in a few more upset picks than I ultimately did, but […]

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Film Review)

Kingsman: The Secret Service (Film Review)

BY RYAN MILOWICKI Like bunting in baseball, the spoof has become one of modern cinema’s lost arts. Despite living in a world more self-aware than it’s ever been, we’ve really lost touch with a genre that has provided my childhood with some of its most memorable films. Matthew Vaughn has been known for pushing the […]

Black Sea (Film Review)

Black Sea (Film Review)

BY RYAN MILOWICKI One of the more oddly-specific genres in film history is the submarine thriller. Almost always playing on the themes of claustrophobia, trust, and the relentless pursuit of Germans, Soviets, or something belonging to them, it’s very hard to follow in the footsteps of Das Boot or The Hunt for Red October and not tread familiar ground. […]

American Sniper (Film Review)

American Sniper (Film Review)

BY RYAN MILOWICKI Far too often, movies like American Sniper get brushed aside as guns-a-blazing, violence-glorifying exercises in shooting. And while Clint Eastwood’s second film of 2014 certainly features moments which could inspire some good-natured patriotic revelry, the story of Chris Kyle, the United States’ deadliest sniper of all time, is anything but a happy one. Bursting […]

Was 2014 Really A Year For The Ladies?

Was 2014 Really A Year For The Ladies?

BY RYAN MILOWICKI Has 2014 been a banner year for female artists on the Billboard Hot 100? In several conspicuous ways, absolutely. But in many other ways, the world of popular music is still one ruled mostly by males, despite the convincing façade shown in recent months. Several statistics would seem to suggest a surge […]

Billboard Hot 100 Analysis: 11/20/2014

Billboard Hot 100 Analysis: 11/20/2014

BY RYAN MILOWICKI Welcome back for another analysis of the Billboard Hot 100! Here’s all you need to know about the chart released today. THIS WEEK’S TOP TEN Blank Space by Taylor Swift All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor Shake It Off by Taylor Swift Animals by Maroon 5 Habits (Stay High) by Tove Lo […]

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