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When are American film productions going to learn to leave Japanese horror films alone? Nobody asks for a remake. Nobody wants a remake. They are terrifying just the way they are.

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I was thumbing through the endless selections of film on Hulu the other day and came across a hidden gem called Hearts Beat Loud. The 2018 film features the loveable Nick Offerman, so it caught my attention. 

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The coronavirus has hit the world hard. Restaurants, bars and schools are closing all over the country. Businesses are getting the short end of the stick as well.  

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Although the National Sexual Violence Resource Center reports 91% of victims of rape and sexual assault are female and nine percent are male, the study conducted by the United States Department of Justice in 2006 claimed there were 2,205 male inmate-on-inmate non-consensual sex acts reported…

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The internet took storm on Feb. 13 when director, Matt Reeves, shared a short test footage clip of Robert Pattinson in full costume for the upcoming film, ‘The Batman’. The responses have been mixed; however, this is nothing new when it comes to comic book movies.

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I am a huge lover of the cheesy action films from the 90s. The bad script, big named actors and explosive action makes for a great time to pop some popcorn and watch a film for pure enjoyment. That is exactly what ‘Gemini Man’ is – pure fun.

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Adam Sandler gives the performance of a lifetime in ‘Uncut Gems’, directed by the Safdie brothers. Sandler turns his back to comedy to play a totally different role than most people are used to.

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Mike Flanagan had big shoes to fill when he signed onto this project. He had to win over fans from Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ while also delivering a fresh sequel. Not disappointing the great Stephen King was also on the “don’ts” list, who was very open on how much he disapproved of ‘Th…

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Good Boys delivers the raunchy comedy of Superbad while having a dash of innocence in the young protagonists. An unoriginal plot that has been rehashed repeatedly shines through with its characters and heartfelt story.

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‘Spider-man: Far From Home’ is a fresh addition to an already iconic character. What starts out as a romantic, coming of age comedy turns into the summer blockbuster we have come to expect from a Marvel Cinematic Universe film.

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After viewing the remake to the 1994 classic, The Lion King, I couldn’t help but wonder what everybody’s problem was with this film. I understand the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” type of mindset, but I didn’t see a problem with this film. I actually quite enjoyed what the filmmakers acc…

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In April of 2018, Holly and Bradley Crane opened Joplin’s only independent movie theater. The property was founded on Historic Route 66 in East Town and the couple could not turn their heads away from the opportunity.

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‘Toy Story 4’ is the fourth addition to an already perfect trilogy. This film is full of hilarious characters and heartfelt moments that it does not overstay it’s welcome.

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Officials with the Missouri Southern’s Harrison and June Kash International Film Society and Joplin’s Bookhouse Cinema recently joined together to create a film festival of “on the road” movies.

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Suicide Squad is the newest film in the new DC comic book cannon. It follows a group of super criminals that are released from prison to create a black ops team designed to combat a scenario of a rogue superhero.

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I’m at a loss as to how a film can be less than the sum of its parts. I know that The 5th Wave had the opportunity to be good, as I’ve seen practically every scene, plot point, and visual effect in other Young Adult adaptations.

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This Tuesday Missouri Southern will be showing “Tales of the Night” as the last film of the Tournées French film festival. This culmination of the festival is an animated extravaganza that is an enjoyable film for all ages. 

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A world renowned film critic is chairing a film symposium on Missouri Southern’s campus this Tuesday at Cornell Auditorium in Plaster Hall. 

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Students have access to a unique opportunity this semester because of a ten-year-old postcard. Dr. Michael Howarth, associate prof of English and director of the Honors Program, was a doctoral student when he received a postcard about the Tournées Festival, which started a chain of events th…

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Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg have reunited, hanging up their detective badges from “The Other Guys” to compete as opposing father figures battling prove their own superiority. 

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Having never heard of the movie Gimme Shelter, I didn’t know what to expect going in. It wasn’t until I popped it open on Amazon Prime I had a vague idea.

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The recently released film Suffragette excels at its aim to give viewers a personal and deeply moving perspective of the women’s movement in early 20th century Britain.

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It was called groundbreaking for a reason. When it was put theaters in 1999, the horror genre desperately needed something fresh. Blair Witch Project delivered that. The starting concept is simple. Film students go out to investigate a local legend and discover something far more sinister. S…

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Most of us over the age of 30 remember Sept. 11, 2001. We remember where we were and what we were doing. Some of the sights and sounds will never leave.

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Into the Woods, a film based on the Broadway original musical, will be the next movie to be shown on campus as part of the Missouri Southern wellness department’s ongoing MOSO Movie series. Being screened March 12 at 6:30 p.m., the musical features four fairy tales by the Grimm Brothers, who…

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1, the first of another needless Hollywood two-parter final chapter, will be the next film to be featured in the Campus Activities Board’s ongoing series of movie nights on campus. Rated PG-13, the film will be shown in the Phelps Theatre March 5 and 6.

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Too often, Hollywood romantic dramas fall flat and have few to no redeeming traits. The stories are fluffed, not relatable, feature sub-par acting by pretty faces and almost always feature predictable endings. Every so often, however, a movie comes along within the genre that feels real — th…

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Dumb and Dumber To, the mildly disappointing follow-up to the 1994 comedy classic starring Jim Carey and Jeff Daniels, will be the next film featured in the Campus Activities Board’s ongoing series of movie nights.

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Tammy, starring Melissa McCarthy, is a heartfelt comedy about an eccentric granddaughter and her drunk, diabetic grandmother who go on a cross country journey to Niagara Falls.

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the charming story of a negative assets manager at Life Magazine, will be the next film to be featured in the Campus Activities Board’s ongoing series of movie nights on campus. Inspired by James Thurber’s 1939 short story, the film will be shown in the Phelp…

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